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Old 05-19-2011, 06:00 AM   #21
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I need to make it clear.. I DO NOT use a charcoal grill under the awning .. but away... at least 10 feet.. even though mine has a lid and is probably better than one thats open ( in case of windy conditions ) ...And love using a Chimney starter for the coals ..( no fuel taste to the food )

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Old 05-19-2011, 07:04 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by Namthor View Post
I like to use our Coleman grill when an open fire is not an option. After 3 years we have not been disappointed.
Got the same Road Trip grill and love it as well.


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Old 05-19-2011, 10:42 AM   #23
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our Roo came with the Sidekick grill, not the RVQ.
and yes, we use it with the awning out.

after 5 years, no problems at all.
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Old 05-19-2011, 07:09 PM   #24
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Here's a pic of mine in use...under the awning.

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Old 07-16-2011, 06:57 AM   #25
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so glad there were some comments made about this... i was going to post a question, .. i just saw the warning about not using while awning is out, and got nervous, but we've been using it every time so far, and no problems, , other then the smoke alarm going off, and also, we clean it after every trip, and that is a messy job!!
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Old 07-16-2011, 08:09 AM   #26
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In the past I used the grill under my awning without any problems. When I purchased my current tt it came with the Sidekick RV-500 and I found this warning label in the paperwork.

Fortunately this trailer has the rear bumper swing away grill mount.


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Old 07-16-2011, 08:16 AM   #27
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Doesn't everyone know by now that if you use a grill under the awning that several things will happen;
Your grandkids will be born nekkid!
The sun will come out in the morning!
You will not see a 'New Moon'!
Your food will be wonderful!
You won't get wet cooking if it is raining!
You will not have to scrub the awning!
The side of the camper won't melt!
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Old 07-16-2011, 08:23 AM   #28
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We use our sidekick under the awning as well and never had a problem. However when we have doors and windows open it sets off the smoke alarm so we have opted to buy and use an alternate grill we can move away from the tt. Plus the sidekick is rather small in regards to cooking space. Happy camping and bbq'ing to you all!

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