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Old 10-18-2015, 10:21 PM   #11
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Camp Chef makes a quick connect hose for this. Just have to remove the hose & regulator that comes with the stove & put on the quick connect pigtail hose. Saw a bunch of them at a dealer yesterday.
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Old 10-19-2015, 08:46 AM   #12
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Does anyone have a 2 way adapter to use grill and camp chef at the same time? I plan on cooking thanksgiving outside and would like to use both to cook the meal. Will need both burners and grill to keep other thing warm. Turkey will be in the electric turkey cooker.
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Old 10-21-2015, 12:58 PM   #13
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My dealer told me that the grill connection is high pressure, not low. He was going to run the line for me but I told him not to. My old grill had its own regulator.


I use a 20 pound bottle as in the photo. I also have a tree so I can run a lantern or my Colman 2 burner stove, or all 3 at once if I chose. I find this better for me. It is easy to get another 20 pound bottle saving my main bottles for indoor cooking, hot water or heat.


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Old 10-21-2015, 06:48 PM   #14
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We just bought that exact configuration, stove and extra hose. Took off the regulator that came with the stove and stored it away. Connected the quick connect hose to the connector on the trailer and fired up the stove. It works great. Very happy with this solution so far.
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Old 10-24-2015, 12:18 PM   #15
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They work great on a low pressure system, we have the 3 burner Explorer. The only issue, which is not really an issue is the burners are 30K BTU each, and the low pressure system has a limited amount of input BTU. When you light off the 2nd or 3rd burner the heat output of the other burner/burners your already using will drop. What that means is it takes some practice to get good at say keeping a griddle at a consistent temperature and your 2 gallon coffee pot may take 4 minutes to perc instead of 3. The only real issue I have found with the Campchef Explorer stove is "wind" related. They tend to blow out easy. Especially when setting them to low. The more expensive model, the Expedition, appears to have better wind screening in the design.
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I want to run my grill and stove at the same time but can't find a quick connect splitter.
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They work great on a low pressure system, we have the 3 burner Explorer. The only issue, which is not really an issue is the burners are 30K BTU each, and the low pressure system has a limited amount of input BTU. When you light off the 2nd or 3rd burner the heat output of the other burner/burners your already using will drop. What that means is it takes some practice to get good at say keeping a griddle at a consistent temperature and your 2 gallon coffee pot may take 4 minutes to perc instead of 3. The only real issue I have found with the Campchef Explorer stove is "wind" related. They tend to blow out easy. Especially when setting them to low. The more expensive model, the Expedition, appears to have better wind screening in the design.
It sounds like the regulator on the trailer can't handle the gas flow needed. This is why my mechanic said he would have run a high pressure line. Then you would just use the regulator designed to be on your stove.

There are some advantages to using a 20 pound bottle.

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It sounds like the regulator on the trailer can't handle the gas flow needed. This is why my mechanic said he would have run a high pressure line. Then you would just use the regulator designed to be on your stove.

There are some advantages to using a 20 pound bottle.

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Yes.............. but The 30K BTU burners are overkill to begin with. These things boil water in minutes even when starved for gas.
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Yes.............. but The 30K BTU burners are overkill to begin with. These things boil water in minutes even when starved for gas.
I believe that. I just mentioned it because some may not realize that there are limits. Using a tree on a 20 pound bottle I can run both 20000 btu burners on my Colman stove and a Colman 2 mantle lantern with no problems. If I turn the grill on everything dims. The regulator can't handle that much flow.

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Old 10-30-2015, 11:48 PM   #20
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I purchased the Camp Chef as shown in addition to an 8 foot quick connect hose without a regulator to attach the stove to my Roo quick connect gas line that comes out the side of the camper. It works like a champ with no issues. The gas regulator that is installed on the Roo's two propane tanks works perfectly to schedule the correct propane pressure to the stove. I highly recommend this setup for anyone who wants an outdoor burner stove that utilizes the existing propane line that runs out the side of the Roo.
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