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Old 04-29-2012, 07:26 PM   #1
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Outside Gas Grill-Roo 19

We are awaiting the arrival of out 19 Roo but I have a question on the outside gas grill. Does it get grease on the outside of the camper when cooking? Also, I am wondering about the smoke going up onto the awning. If anyone who has the outside grill and uses it under the awning can give me any information I would appreciate it!
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Old 04-29-2012, 07:46 PM   #2
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We are awaiting the arrival of out 19 Roo but I have a question on the outside gas grill. Does it get grease on the outside of the camper when cooking? Also, I am wondering about the smoke going up onto the awning. If anyone who has the outside grill and uses it under the awning can give me any information I would appreciate it!
The exact same concerns I had with our outdoor grill. Common sense says 'YES' to both questions. You know how grease travels in your home kitchen, won't change how it travels on your camper grill. I just packed my grill away in the basement at home and don't use it. I have a portable grill I set up on the picnic table. I am more concerned about grease splatter on the trailer side than smoke on the bottom of the awning. Safety was also a consideration. Who wants an oil fire in a fry pan inches from your trailer side? There is a flimsy lid that gives some protection between the grill and trailer wall but not enough for my comfort level.
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:26 PM   #3
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Ask someone who has used theirs that way, like me.
I've been using our Sidekick grill for over 5 years now and have never had any problems. No grease on the side or awning.
The grill's mount holds it away from the trailer, so i have yet to find any splatters.
And unless you have it a foot above the grill, that shouldn't be an issue.
Remember these type of grills have been around for years. If they were dangerous or damaging, law suits would have banned them long ago.
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I've only used my RVQ a couple of times on my 233S, but on our previous popup, we used it during every outing. Never did I get grease or any other type of stain on the side of the camper, nor did I have issue with the grill being under the awning.

Because the RVQ has such a small cooking space, we recently upgraded to a Weber Q. The portability makes it much more practical, and it's a much better grill compared to the one we got with our Roo. If the RVQ was half as good as the Weber, we would have continued using it, and having it attached to the side of the camper would have been where it stayed (while using it, anyway).

I liked the ability to have the grill right outside the door, but we now place the Weber (along with a coleman stove) on a folding table, not far from where the RVQ would be hanging if it was being used.
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:31 PM   #5
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Ask someone who has used theirs that way, like me.
I've been using our Sidekick grill for over 5 years now and have never had any problems. No grease on the side or awning.
The grill's mount holds it away from the trailer, so i have yet to find any splatters.
And unless you have it a foot above the grill, that shouldn't be an issue.
Remember these type of grills have been around for years. If they were dangerous or damaging, law suits would have banned them long ago.
There Ya go, questions answered.
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:36 AM   #6
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Like the two biken's, I never had any issue with mine. I had one on our old TT and used it every campout for the 5 years I had the trailer. Never had an issue with grease, smoke, or otherwise. Well, sometimes the connection was a pain, but it worked great. I wish our new 5th wheel had one. I would still be using it.
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Going on our 3rd summer and we love ours. We use it all the time.

No issues with the proximity. Our trailer is still very clean.

Do note that it is NOT a high BTU unit and its size is rather small, so you cannot roast or cook anything big, if you wish to close the cover that is. Ideal for the smaller cuts of meat.

If we have some heavy duty cooking/roasting/frying to do, we'll use our other grill on a table, away from the awning and trailer.

All in all it's a great little unit. I highly recommend it.
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:19 PM   #8
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I use nothing but my grill on the camper. I have had no issues with grease on the camper or any problems with the smoke.
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Old 05-20-2012, 09:39 PM   #10
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Used mine all weekend no problems only grease is from my tongs hitting trailer. But barbecue needed lots of work from me to work properly.
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