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Old 12-22-2010, 05:03 PM   #1
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I am looking for suggestions for a portable grille. I am scared to get the one that attached to the side of the trailer out of fear that I will some how catch the thing on fire.
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Old 12-22-2010, 05:16 PM   #2
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Go with the one it comes with nothing to worry about. If you have to use you fire extingiuser
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Old 12-22-2010, 05:36 PM   #3
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I too did not like a gas grill next to a fiberglass trailer. I ended uo with a baby Q by weber. Its work fine for our use on the road.
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Old 12-22-2010, 05:50 PM   #4
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Charcoal has a better taste anyway
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Old 12-22-2010, 05:55 PM   #5
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Did not buy the side mounted grill for many reasons:

1) I have gone through a dozen or so grills for various reasons. I like the idea of junking my old one when it gets too dirty to clean.

2) I don't like using our grill ON THE DECK let alone up against the side of the camper. I had a bug in the venturi of one of our burners and by the time I realized that burner was not putting out any heat, the rubber gas hose had melted and we had a heck of a fire that was hard to put out. We had to use a "hot hand" to turn off the valve. We had the old type tank that needed a wrench to remove the tank and of course trying to find a wrench that size in a panic was beyond us.
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Old 12-22-2010, 06:24 PM   #6
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I use a "Smokey Joe" by Weber. I prefer the charcoal flavor over a gas grill. I can cook a mean steak over charcoal but hit or miss with gas. Also when cooking a nice set of ribeyes over a real hot fire, I don't want the greasy smoke getting on the side of the trailer or on the awning. I have the gas grill for the side of the camper but still in it's box in storage. I hang my outside TV on the rail that the gas grill would set on.
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Old 12-22-2010, 06:31 PM   #7
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I forgot to mention I have a Weber Q100. Love it.
Easy to clean and built like a tank.
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Webber also makes a wonderful little grill for under 50 dollars, that is far more compact that the Q series grills.
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Old 12-22-2010, 07:01 PM   #9
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Yes, it IS heavy. Did I mention its heavy?
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Old 12-23-2010, 11:36 AM   #10
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How big of a portable grill are you looking for? The one I have may be too big for your satisfaction. I picked this one up below at Academy Sports for around $100 on sale. It collapses down easily, but still takes up some space. The upside is it works great and I can cook a bunch on it at one time.

I usually take it on our campout/geocaching events and can cook up many hot dogs and hamburgers at the same time, especially after I modified it to accept 2 grill-dog rotisseries. I've cooked 4 big steaks on it simultaneously with no problem.

I agree with Kirk though. Charcoal sure beats gas for taste.

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Here it is in action at our last cookout to give you an actual idea of scale

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