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Old 06-04-2012, 09:13 PM   #21
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Another thanks autorot8 for the info. + pics. I think I am going to look at doing this too.

On a related note regarding the Coleman grills, does anyone have a problem with pressure when coming directly off the tanks (with adapter)? I noticed on this past weekend, with our Roadtrip grill, when I turn on the 2nd burner and turn it right up, the flame on the 1st burner goes down quite a bit. Not really sure why this would happen? Just had the tanks filled so it's not because the tanks are low.

Had that same problem the first time I tried an extension hose directly from the tank to the Coleman regulator. I found that the hose was defective. I bought a new hose and the grill has worked fine ever since.
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Old 08-29-2012, 04:45 PM   #22
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Thank you ver much for the info and pictures!!! I had a hose with a "T" made up so I could connect the Road Trip and the existing trailer grill at the same time. The quick connectors from the local LP store did not work with my trailer so I had to get the right ones from my RV dealer. Now I just have to get a second regulator assembly so I can dismantle one and convert it to work on my hose. You, my friend, are a saint!!!
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Old 08-29-2012, 06:01 PM   #23
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Just thought I would add a little food for thought...

We just had a gasfitter at our house and I thought I would ask him about the above mods to an RV. Turns out he is a long time RVer. He said as far as he was able to determine that the Coleman (and other) grilles use a slightly different pressure than the low pressure level inside an RV. He couldn't recall for certain (it'd been a while since he looked into it) if it was slightly more or slighty less but he thought it was slightly more.

So - it *might* be that the making an adapter to eliminate the one that Coleman provides on the grille may actually produce somewhat less heat at the burners. Anyone here have access to a gauge to read propane pressures??

Our Coleman regulator could be faulty or it may be the hose. I am going to screw on a small propane bottle directly to the regulator to see if that helps. If it does, it means that the hose is faulty. Need to find time to fiddle around with this thing.
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Old 09-01-2012, 09:07 AM   #24
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That regulator looks the same as the one I had, It has a valve in it to stop LP flow when unhooked. I did bypass my grill regulator in order to use the camper LP system, Pain in the butt to haul another LP bottle. Here is what I put in another post.
After some research I decided on the CampChef MVP sport grill. Haven't tried it yet but thought i would tell you about my mod. I ordered several model 250 propane quick connects that fit my Crusader, had the local propane place make me a 20ft hose with the quick connects on it. I then went to the hardware store and bought a 3/8 female flare to 3/8 female pipe thread adapter. this adapter threaded right onto the propane inlet on the grill! Worked great and only cost about $1.50 not including the longer hose, works fine with the short hose, too. The OEM connector had a needle that depressed a recessed Schrader valve on the regulator end allowing propane flow only when fully engaged. the flare adapter threaded right over the needle so no cutting or anything just a wrench and some thread tape.
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:49 PM   #25
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I fired off an email to Coleman explaining to them what I wanted to do. Here's their reply:

"Thank you for contacting Coleman.

Due to the volume of e-mail we have received, we have fallen behind in responding. We apologize for the delay in answering your e-mail and any inconvenience it may have caused.

Coleman appliances are not designed to be hooked to the low-pressure propane systems found on RVs. Coleman appliances require higher pressure than is put out by the RV systems.

Some RVs provide a high-pressure connection to allow the use of outside appliances. To use a Coleman appliance with a high-pressure RV connection, you will need:

First: At LEAST 15 PSI at the connection

Second: The proper hose to attach the appliance. The regulator that comes with the Coleman appliance MUST be used in line between the RV connection and the appliance

If the connection is the same as the top of a 16.4 oz cylinder, you can use the 2000005042 8’ High-pressure Extension Hose. If the connection is one like the standard POL valve on a 20# cylinder, you can use the 2000005062 5’ High-pressure Propane Hose and Adapter.


If you need further information, please visit us online at http://www.coleman.com.

Thank you,
Coleman Consumer Service"
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:49 AM   #26
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Coleman Roadtrip connected to RV

Yes, all that Coleman says is true, that is why you have to REMOVE the Coleman regulator to successfully connect the Roadtrip to an RV connector.

Then, of course you need to completely kill the regulator by removing the "Coleman connector" and adapt it to the end of your new hose.
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:59 AM   #27
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You can get the hose and quick disconnect too. Just unscrew the reg. and replace it with the control valve, I did it with my coleman and it it works great.
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Old 09-04-2012, 08:29 AM   #28
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Old 09-04-2012, 03:48 PM   #29
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Coleman Roadtrip Barbaque

Let's be clear about the type of barbaque and connections. DDC do you have a Coleman RoadTrip barbecue that has a regulator with a special brass check valve connector?
The original question was connecting a Coleman ROADTRIP Barbecue directly to a low pressure RV connector, not all Coleman barbecues.

The Coleman ROADTRIP has a regulator that has to be removed in order for the low pressure gas to function in the Roadtrip model. Then, the connection to the ROADTRIP is a special Coleman fitting with a built in check valve, this is not available at Camping World. If you have a Roadtrip model you must take the fitting off the Coleman regulator and adapt it to the quick disconnect hose that is available from Camping World. Then your Coleman Roadtrip barbecue is ready to go !!!
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:51 PM   #30
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I wish you had Pics showing the set up .
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