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Old 02-25-2011, 08:17 PM   #1
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Outside grille and awning

I have a 2010 ultralite that has an outside grille that mounts to the trailer. My question is, for those that have the grille and a power awning, do you cook with the awning out or rolled up? Will the heat from the grille cause the fabric to stretch? Just asking because I don't want to ruin it because of the heat. Let me know your thoughts and what I should be doing.
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Old 02-25-2011, 08:23 PM   #2
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I don't like the idea of a grill under the awning or hanging on the side of the camper so have never used our grill, it setting in the garage. We like to use the campfire for cooking, to me it is safer.
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Old 02-25-2011, 08:35 PM   #3
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Mine has a couple warning stickers not to use the grill when the awning is out. I have decided not to try it and I don't want a gressy mess on the bottom of the awning anyway. The frame for my grill will convert as a stand so I picked up an extension for the propane hose and use it out from under the awning on the picnic table.
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Old 02-25-2011, 08:37 PM   #4
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I also am concerned about the heat but not the awning as much as the gel coat on the trailer. However, I have grilled using the sidekick at least a dozen times (half with the awning out) and have not noticed any problems. I've also begun grilling with the grill detached from the camper and setting on a table.
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Old 02-25-2011, 09:17 PM   #5
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Never used our grill for the reasons mentioned. Thought about using it on the pontoon but I'll probably never do the deed. Those grills just sound good in theory but were used as a selling point for trailer.
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Old 02-25-2011, 09:20 PM   #6
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There are several threads on this. The concensus is that folks either have no qualms about it...then some of the 'Henny Pennies' swear the earth will burn down if you cook under the awning.
I use the Sidekick, my 5 year old camper still has GREAT looking side walls and the awning looks like new!
(Wish the graphics still looked good though!)
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Old 02-25-2011, 09:57 PM   #7
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I used mine once and was not impressed with the grill. was not concerned about the heat from it or having the awning out. I prefer to use my charcoal grill. best thing to do is give it a try and judge for yourself.
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Old 02-25-2011, 10:26 PM   #8
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I use ours all the time and many times under the awning, especially if it is raining. I did the same on our old camper and have never noticed any issues with the sides or awning. Leaves that get caught up in it when rolling up leave a bigger mess!
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Old 02-25-2011, 11:01 PM   #9
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I used the one on our Rockwood a few times and never had a problem. I never really felt comfortable doing it though.
The one that came with our new trailer had warning stickers not to use the grill under the awning, however this trailer has a swing away rear bumper mount so I don't have to worry about it.
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Old 02-25-2011, 11:21 PM   #10
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i've been using my Sidekick grill that came with my Roo, for over 5 years now and never had an issue and i don't worry at all about using it, awning or not.
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