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Old 09-29-2016, 11:49 PM   #1
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Chaparral 390qsmb Coleman Grill Connection

We didn't get any type of hose to connect the Coleman grill that comes with our RV to the LP quick connect that's just under the grill. I've heard the connection wouldn't work anyway because the LP tank is regulated as well as the grill itself. Is this correct?
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Old 09-29-2016, 11:58 PM   #2
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I don't know of any FR brand that has a factory Coleman grill.
Mainly because their quick connect propane hose is low pressure and Coleman grills are high pressure.
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Old 09-30-2016, 06:30 AM   #3
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Mine has a Coleman grill that takes those small green propane bottles. I went to Lowes and bought one of these:

Shop Mr. Heater 12� Propane Hose Assembly at Lowes.com

and one of these:

Shop Mr. Heater Universal Buddy Fuel Filter at Lowes.com

I can use these 2 items and run my Coleman grill off of a full size propane tank. They will drop the pressure down to a usable level.
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Old 09-30-2016, 07:06 AM   #4
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I'm with Dan... I don't believe any FR models come with Coleman grills.
It must be something the dealer threw in.

Without knowing the exact model grill you have, we are all just guessing as to what you need to connect it to the low pressure port on your camper.

Why not go back to the dealer and ask how they expect you to connect it?
If your dealer is worth anything, they will make sure an accessory they provided is usable.
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Old 09-30-2016, 12:41 PM   #5
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Is this Coleman Grill of the "Road Tip" variety?
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Old 09-30-2016, 07:19 PM   #6
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I bought this T and this hose and it works just fine on my Weber 2200.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 09-30-2016, 08:03 PM   #7
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We have the same setup on our 390. Hasn't worked correctly since the day we bought our 5er. Had it back in to the dealer for some warranty work this spring. They tested it and thought it was a bad connection at the grill. Ordered a new one but same issue. It's either on (albeit low) or off. The knob will not adjust the flame as it should. Will not get hot enough. Between the regulator at the Coleman grill and the regulatory at the tanks, I don't expect it to work correctly. Can't have two regulators in the line and expect it to burn hot. It works fine when I hookup a standard 1 lb tank. I don't know what the fix is but it's going back in this fall for some additional warranty work and that'll be one of the listed items. We'll see what they say. Keep me posted on yours.
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My grill goes from low to high and it will hit 450 degrees easy. I cook all my meats at 400 degrees and then crank it up to burn it all off.

Not sure why you have an issue.
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I threw away all the green bottles and bought a one gallon refillable propane tank, a three foot propane hose and regulator. This set up works great with my Coleman grill and I have the option of placing it any where in camp I want.
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Here's a pic of the Coleman grill that came with my 390. It is definitely "factory" as the pull out rails have a bracket that fits the legs of the grill to keep it in place.

The issue with using the quick connect and an adapter for the grill's regulator is the trailer supply at the quick connect is regulated (low pressure) and the valve with the grill is for a high pressure 1 lb bottle.

I haven't found anything that will let me use the quick connect and screw it directly to the grill. The quick connect extension hose I have has a ball cock valve on the end. That will act like a valve, but I haven't found an adapt that will screw into the grill.

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Old 10-02-2016, 08:29 AM   #11
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Let me know when you figure it out. I've tried with no luck.
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VizJedi, yes, that's the same setup I have. It's a a factory Coleman grill and not a two burner cooktop.

It sounds like connecting to the RV propane line isn't possible since it and the Coleman connection are both regulated. I ended up just getting a couple of the small green Coleman canisters which worked fine.

This past weekend was our first trip. So far everything seems to be working properly.
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VizJedi, yes, that's the same setup I have. It's a a factory Coleman grill and not a two burner cooktop.

It sounds like connecting to the RV propane line isn't possible since it and the Coleman connection are both regulated. I ended up just getting a couple of the small green Coleman canisters which worked fine.

This past weekend was our first trip. So far everything seems to be working properly.
It can be connected to the RV's low pressure line with the proper gas connections.
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It can be connected to the RV's low pressure line with the proper gas connections.
We agree. Just having trouble finding the proper connections.

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We agree. Just having trouble finding the proper connections.

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If you post the model # of the grill I'm sure that one of us here can point you in the right direction.
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Camping World sales a regulator that threads on to my Coleman BBQ and the other end threads on to the hose running from my propane tank.
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Old 10-05-2016, 05:03 AM   #17
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I've been having the same problem it's ridiculous it didn't come with one my lacrosse has one before it came with to really wishing I kept one before trading it in. But I really thought it would come with one
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From what I gather with the pic posted earlier in this thread, these grills appear to be of the Coleman Perfect-Flow Series. Although you can adapt the grill connection with a series of brass fittings and 1/4" Male QD, the R430B565T Regulator that comes with this grill has the gas flow control built into it. If that is eliminated you will have no control over the grill flame. So you would have to plumb-in a flow control valve. For a $70 grill that wouldn't be cost effective. The regulator has to be removed as the RV gas QD is already regulated down to around 5 PSI. You can't have two regulators on the same line. Use expensive small cylinders, carry around an extra, small refillable propane cylinder? Decision is yours.
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From what I gather with the pic posted earlier in this thread, these grills appear to be of the Coleman Perfect-Flow Series. Although you can adapt the grill connection with a series of brass fittings and 1/4" Male QD, the R430B565T Regulator that comes with this grill has the gas flow control built into it. If that is eliminated you will have no control over the grill flame. So you would have to plumb-in a flow control valve. For a $70 grill that wouldn't be cost effective. The regulator has to be removed as the RV gas QD is already regulated down to around 5 PSI. You can't have two regulators on the same line. Use expensive small cylinders, carry around an extra, small refillable propane cylinder? Decision is yours.
Thanks, D W. I had a feeling this was the case. I purchased a couple of the small Coleman green tanks which worked fine for our first trip. I know I could use Ts and other methods to tap into the RV tanks, but the small green tanks are cheap and easy to use.
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We have never used it on our 312 BHDS but thanks for the information!
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