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Old 01-30-2013, 01:01 PM   #21
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My grill mounts on the door side of the camper under the edge of the awning, and I have had no problem with smoke or heat going in door or grease on the awning. I do keep window above the grill[kitchen sink window] closed while cooking on grill as smoke will enter if open. As for quality and cooking quality of grill, I find this grill awesome, I have an weber at home, I took it the first few trips till I was used to FR grill, I leave Weber at home now, its not any better and a pain to setup on table at campsite.
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:03 PM   #22
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We have the FR grill on our mini-lite ETC-181. We keep the window above the grill closed while grilling. I like the grill but it is not wide enough to use the Coleman griddle for breakfast. Also same issue with top rack space. Overall at good but small grill.
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:09 PM   #23
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if smoke and fire were truly an issue with these grills, they wouldn't still be around, for the past 20 years.
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:35 PM   #24
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FYI, the manual that comes with it says not to use it with the awning extended over top of it. Having said that, I have used it with our awning extended and had no problems. If you have a breeze blowing outside, I doubt that heat would be a serious issue, since it would be dissipated, and the distance between the grill top and awning is sizeable. If you grilled something which gave off a lot of smoke, that could become a cleaning issue for the awning, I suppose, but I try to avoid using the grill with the awning out, and the few times I've violated it, it has not become a problem for me. Not that I recommend violating their manual's instructions, of course, but my personal experience to date has been that you can do this on occasion with the use of some common sense and live to tell about it. ;-)
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Wrt the original question on the Sidekick grill, we have one that came with our 2011 Flagstaff Ultralite 26RLSS and we've been very happy with it. I've cooked everything from hot dogs to steaks to grilled peppers to cedar planked salmon on it, and it works great, just a bit slower than my full size grill at home. Cleaning has been very simple, and it's small enough you can put the whole thing in a laundry sink for soaking/scrubbing. Just be sure to dry everything off immediately once you wash it off and it seems it will last well.

My only complaint is that the small top rack is so close to the lid when closed that very little will fit there without contact when you try to close the lid.

Enjoy!
Cut the top rack off - you'll be happier that way. We are....
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:10 PM   #26
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in some cases small is good !!

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As for quality and cooking quality of grill, I find this grill awesome

in agreement with that statement

we downsized to this small trailer
and this little grill fits in perfect
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cooks great

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Old 01-30-2013, 07:26 PM   #27
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in agreement with that statement


we downsized to this small trailer
and this little grill fits in perfect
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I must have a complete different grill supplied by FR with my Sierra, than everyone here on this thread. The grill that I have, is stamped from a piece of tin, has handles that feel as if they will pull the screws through the sides, and 2 cheaply chromed grates. Weber sells an equivalent model, with slightly better handles, for about $45, and I wouldn't even consider that as an acceptable grill. Maybe I'm just overly picky about my grills, but if what I have is the same as everyone else, I just don't get it.
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:30 PM   #28
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this is the one FR usually offers as an option:

Outdoors Unlimited Sidekick Grill

this place sells it for $146.
Forest River's MSRP for that grill on a new trailer is $145, but if you consider the discount on a new trailer, you probably end up paying around $115 on a new trailer.
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I've often wondered about these grills that hang on the door side of the camper. Is there ever an issue with them being under the awning? Like heat, smoke or grease? Perhaps there is enough distance for it not to be a problem. Just wondering.
we've never had a problem with ours in 8 years and two different campers.
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:56 PM   #30
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this is the one FR usually offers as an option:

Outdoors Unlimited Sidekick Grill

this place sells it for $146.
I didn't know that the grill was an option because my grill came with my 2006as standard equipment and now that my Rock Wood is in the junkyard from a falling tree I still have the grill and it has never been used and now I don't know what to do with it.
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