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Old 01-13-2019, 04:52 PM   #1
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Outdoor Kitchen Mod: 17" Blackstone

Purchasing our trailer, the outdoor kitchen with a mini fridge, metal cabinetry, plumbed drain sink and the Surveyor supplied Aussie grill was one of the biggest selling points that sealed the purchase.

Fast forward to two seasons later, we've used the trailer about 50 nights and the BBQ regularly gets used for burgers, hotdogs and chicken. We also often use a Lodge cast iron flat 16x9 griddle. While the BBQ works ok with the griddle, clean up (think bacon grease) is a cumbersome, time consuming process that requires nearly full breakdown of the BBQ.

For Christmas, Santa brought me a 17" Blacstone griddle and the modification bug bit me. So, today I got outside and got the trailer ready for this season.

In short, I removed the BBQ, drilled (4) 7/8" holes for the feet, removed some metal and now both the griddle and 2 burner campstove live on the slide.

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Old 01-13-2019, 05:11 PM   #2
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We bought a 17" Blackstone as well. Going to be trying it out on our next trip in a month.
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Old 01-13-2019, 05:54 PM   #3
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Nice mod clarkbre! Santa brought me a Blackstone 17" griddle for Christmas too. I can't wait for camping season to get here so that I can use it.
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Old 01-14-2019, 07:27 PM   #4
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Those griddles are great! We have one as well that gets used at least once daily. I canít tell from pics but was there propane from the old grill to tap into? Thatís my next mod is to put a quick connect on the side of the trailer for our griddle. Nice mod!
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Was thinking about putting in the mod for a quick disconnect. We carry a small 1 gallon propane tank to fuel our grill so we will use that same tank for the griddle.


Don't really want a 20 foot lp hose in the campsite when you can put that small tank right next to where you use it.
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....... I canít tell from pics but was there propane from the old grill to tap into? Thatís my next mod is to put a quick connect on the side of the trailer for our griddle. Nice mod!
Yes. The Aussie BBQ is a low pressure propane unit that connected to the propane quick connect under the trailer underneath the sink. The quick connect is mounted to the trailer frame itself.

In order to run the Blackstone off the quick connect on the trailer, I will have to purchase a $24.99 part from Propanegear.com My plan is to use the existing hose that came with the trailer and just purchase the L adapter.
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Was thinking about putting in the mod for a quick disconnect. We carry a small 1 gallon propane tank to fuel our grill so we will use that same tank for the griddle.


Don't really want a 20 foot lp hose in the campsite when you can put that small tank right next to where you use it.
Looking at the Blackstone Grill now.
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Was thinking about putting in the mod for a quick disconnect. We carry a small 1 gallon propane tank to fuel our grill so we will use that same tank for the griddle.

Don't really want a 20 foot lp hose in the campsite when you can put that small tank right next to where you use it.
Makes sense. We setup a table under our awning for the grill and other essentials like the coffee pot etc. The propane line is literally 3 feet from there so it makes sense for us.
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Old 01-15-2019, 06:45 PM   #9
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I purchase a Blackstone 17 inch griddle to use with our 5th wheel. After getting the cooking surface seasoned, I took the griddle into the house to just try it out, I liked it so much that it now sits on the kitchen counter top where I cook my breakfast. I will have to buy another for the camper.
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I purchase a Blackstone 17 inch griddle to use with our 5th wheel. After getting the cooking surface seasoned, I took the griddle into the house to just try it out, I liked it so much that it now sits on the kitchen counter top where I cook my breakfast. I will have to buy another for the camper.
Do you use the entire Blackstone indoors or just the upper metal griddle on a gas stovetop?

For your safety, tell me it's on a stove top.
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