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Old 05-23-2013, 04:16 PM   #1
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Using RV LP for portable grill?

Is there is an easy solution to using the RV LP supply for a portable grill?
I am very new at this, recently bought a FR Sunseeker 2500TS, our first motor home or RV.
Dealer I went to yesterday sold me a couple fittings to connect to the 2500TS LP supply to our Coleman roadtrip grill. I did not have the 2500TS with me, so took his word it would work. In looking at connections on the 2500TS, see no way it will work.
The fittings are a T fitting and a hose to the Coleman.
The fittings do not match up. Did I get the wrong fitting or is this not possible?
Any help is appreciated. Thank you
Emory in Maryland
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Old 05-23-2013, 04:21 PM   #2
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You'll get lots of help here-people a great about that. But yes it's possible we do it all the time but DH isn't here to give specifics.
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Old 05-23-2013, 04:35 PM   #3
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There is more than one way to do this. A simple kit can be put in line at the propane bottle to do this like this one:
Camco 59103 RV Propane Brass Tee with 3 Ports and 12' Hose : Amazon.com : Automotive

Or you can T the line at a more convenient place. You probably just need to take the unit into the dealer to find which fittings you need based upon where you want the line to go.
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Old 05-23-2013, 04:43 PM   #4
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The problem with the Coleman Roadtrip is that the propane connection has its own regulator. There are kits you can get that would allow you to hook up to a refillable propane tank. However, this will regulate the propane flow twice and you will likely not get enough flow.

I would suggest visiting a propane distributor who specialized in propane and propane accessories who may be able to appropriately adapt from the fitting on the back of your grill to a quick disconnect.

I am guessing something such as this, then remove the regulator which looks to be threaded onto the pipe
Coleman® Replacement Camp Stove Pressure Regulator, Pipe, and Valve | Bass Pro Shops
to something like this, that will allow you to attach to your quick detach system
Amazon.com: Mr. Heater F276821 Propane or Natural Gas Male Full Flow Plug: Everything Else

Good luck
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Old 05-23-2013, 04:55 PM   #5
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I carry a separate 10 lb tank. That I connect to my propane lantern, heater and grill, as necessary. And it's a backup for my other tanks. I did already have it so it was sitting around, no expense.

My current camper has both tanks on the drivers side and I didn't want to break into the iron pipe that runs on the curb side.
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Old 05-24-2013, 10:50 PM   #6
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After hearing a few stories that suggested that the MH propane regulator wasn't sensitive enough for the low flow rate of a Weber Q (one poster said he couldn't get the grill temp down below 600 degrees), I decided to go with a portable bottle. I got a "squatty" 10-pound bottle that has the same base ring dimensions as the 20-pounder. I got a "base stabiliser" ring from CW and bolted it down in a cargo bay. The smaller bottle snaps into that ring very securely and I'm comfortable travelling with it there.

At least, I don't have a 15' flex hose leading to the BBQ with full MH propane bottle pressure in it.
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Old 05-24-2013, 11:03 PM   #7
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I would suggest visiting a propane distributor who specialized in propane and propane accessories who may be able to appropriately adapt from the fitting on the back of your grill to a quick disconnect.
Like Hank Hill?
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Old 05-25-2013, 06:34 AM   #8
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I ordered the grill from the factory and therefore got a quick connection for the grill also. It works fine. No problems with regulating flow. Someone certified in propane repair should be able to easily provide a connection for a grill if you don't have one.
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Old 05-25-2013, 08:45 AM   #9
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You ordered a Coleman Roadtrip from the factory with a quick disconnect? Or are you talking about the BBQ that comes with the trailer?
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Aussie brand grill from the factory. An OK grill but not the best, however having the factory installed connection for it was worth it.
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