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Old 05-18-2014, 01:40 PM   #1
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We have had our Shamrock for 1.5 years now. I have always been skeptical of the long cooking time my food seemed to need when using the Weber. I mentioned this to a fellow camper over the weekend, and he told me to bypass the factory installed line and run one directly from one of the twin tanks in front of the camper to the grill.

He told me that since the propane cylinders already had a regulator on them, cutting down the pressure, that the Weber's own regulator was cutting down that pressure even further hence the low cooking heat.

This seems to make sense to me, but then I thought wouldn't Forrest River KNOW that grills had their own regulators and plan around that?

Any advice appreciated.
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This is true. I have a Weber Q200. Our camper doesn't have a grill hookup, so we used one of the Stay-a-while T connectors at the tanks. Works great.

I think the built in connections are for the grills that come with the campers... Did your camper come with a Weber? It probably is meant to be run with one of these... And I think they don't have a built in regulator.
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Old 05-18-2014, 01:49 PM   #3
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We have had our Shamrock for 1.5 years now. I have always been skeptical of the long cooking time my food seemed to need when using the Weber. I mentioned this to a fellow camper over the weekend, and he told me to bypass the factory installed line and run one directly from one of the twin tanks in front of the camper to the grill.

He told me that since the propane cylinders already had a regulator on them, cutting down the pressure, that the Weber's own regulator was cutting down that pressure even further hence the low cooking heat.

This seems to make sense to me, but then I thought wouldn't Forrest River KNOW that grills had their own regulators and plan around that?

Any advice appreciated.






Nope.

And I agree with your camp buddy, your pressure is being double downed.

http://www.edisastersystems.com/stor...xL._AA300_.jpg

You can pick them up from lots of places.

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Old 05-18-2014, 02:16 PM   #4
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Bryce, nope it came with our last camper and I like it so much I switch it out for the grill that came with this camper. Guess I wasn't so smart, huh?

Ft. Idaho, thanks for the picture of the connector assembly. Heck, I can make one of those. Probably for under $20.

Going camping again next week, so I'll be able to try it out.

THANKS!!!! You guys.
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Old 05-19-2014, 12:27 AM   #5
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Do you really want a long hose carrying high-pressure propane running across from your rig to the picnic table?

On the other hand, I've heard of people taking the built-in regulator off the Weber and running it off the low side of the RV system and not being able to get the grill below about 600 degrees, because the RV's regulator is too high a flow rate to be able to "trickle' at the rate the grill burns.

I chickened out when we got a Weber for the RV. I didn't want to be humping a 20-pound tank around, so I bought a low-profile 10-pound LP tank that has the same base ring as the 20-pounders. I also got a CW base stbilizer ring, which I bolted to a stowbin floor. The "squatty" tank is so well restrained for travel, that I don't use the bungee-cord restrant I installed.

I keep the tank about half full, so it's not too difficult to lift in and out of the stow-bin. It works for me, and is about as safe and efficient as I can get. The grill works fine on that tank, too.
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