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Old 01-03-2015, 09:01 PM   #1
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Rear bumper on Apex288

I am a happy new owner of a Apex288BHS. I want to get a
Rear bumper grill that attaches to a standatd 4" rear bumper and does NOT tie into traler propane line. Two questions. Is the bumper on my trailer standard size? Has anyone installed one and recommend it? Going this route since dealer quoted $1150 to install a FR grill and run propane line.
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Old 01-03-2015, 09:10 PM   #2
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most of those grills aren't anything but a tin can with a burner. Do yourself a favor and get a quality portable grill like a Weber Q
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Old 01-04-2015, 02:23 AM   #3
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Congrats on your Apex! We also just purchased that model and are really pleased with it.
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Old 01-04-2015, 06:43 AM   #4
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Congrats on your new trailer! Ck out some mods ive done in the potential new apex owner thread! I modded my weber q with a 10' hose and quick connect which i hooked up to my last campers propain, i like it this way. I just have to install the hose from the block on my apex. As far as the bumper goes its just a standard tt bumper. Im gonna make some kind of mount that slides on and off to hold my grill for cooking once im all set up. Those tt bumper grill mounts are expensive!
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Old 01-04-2015, 01:00 PM   #5
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A lot of camping spaces we've camped at aren't very suitable for rear grilling, such as having a slope, brush, trees, etc. Plus I like to sit under the awning watching the grill while enjoying a cool one and not having to get up every so often to check if it's not burning down the rear of our camper. Just my opinion!
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Old 01-04-2015, 01:29 PM   #6
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One can buy a 2" Receiver hitch for very cheap at like Harbor freight and attach that to the rear bumper for attaching a grill etc. Then just go to your local steel supplier and get some 2" steel and construct a table\mount for your grill that's quick and easy to use.
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Old 01-04-2015, 01:44 PM   #7
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In gonna make something that allows me to grill on the side not the back. Maybe an arm that swings out. Or ill just use a table back there! I def like hooking up to the campers propain just so i dont have to remember to grab a tank.
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I use one of these for my Weber Q. Perfect size and very stable. Ozark Trail 4' Fold-in-Half Grilling Camp Table - Walmart.com
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Old 01-04-2015, 05:56 PM   #9
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Congratulations on your purchase! One of the cheaper ways to go is get a portable standing grill and use one of you double tanks. That is what I did I got the Coleman free standing grill then when I get to my destination I easily pull off one tank so I can put the grill under the awning. Bought a tank boot from CW and an extension hose.Have the grill to use for tailgating or what ever you need it for. Wait on CW to put their grills on sale they had the best prices.
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Thanks for all the things to think about with the grill and mount. I have read about Cablemans mods and admire the innovation! I willbite off a few before camping season.
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