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Old 05-20-2015, 10:17 PM   #31
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I've used my grill numerous times on my Roo 19 over 3 seasons. No issues with smoke or grease.
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Old 05-23-2015, 11:55 PM   #32
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Used the outdoor grill that came with our old camper for the first time last weekend in our new 21DK. I've had the grill for 6 years and never used it. Wish I would have done so along time ago. I wouldn't worry too much about about grease on the awning unless you are fulltiming it. If you are we weekend camper a few times a year it can't be beat for ease of use. Ours is a little small, but I could cook about 6 large burgers, but it is very easy to cook under the awning when we had a little rain. I say do it.
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Old 05-24-2015, 04:55 AM   #33
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Count me as a fan of the included grill. Cooked the steaks great and very little heat behind it.


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Old 05-24-2015, 08:49 AM   #34
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Used ours several times now, even used it here at home. Works fine, the only problem I see is needing to have the widow closed to keep the smell out of the camper.
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Old 05-24-2015, 09:08 AM   #35
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On my past FW the grill started where the awning stopped. It was close but never had a problem. I love using the grill. It sure beats heating up the trailer! I don't see where grease on the awning will be a problem because the lid is down most of the time.

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Old 05-24-2015, 09:15 AM   #36
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Back when I purchased my Forest River Salem 30QBSS, the salesman actually talked my wife out of getting the outside grill, he said ( at least on this unit ) /the grill mounts to the side of the camper under the awning, in the summer you want the awning out for the shade and you want to use the grill. When you use the grill with the awning out all the heat and smoke tends to stay there. He also said he had one himself and will only use it with the awning rolled up.
Something to think about if your grill mounts under the awning.
I think your salesman was blowing smoke about the grill and awning. We always use the grill with the awning out and have for the last 7 years on 2 different trailers and had absolutely no ill effects.
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Old 05-24-2015, 10:29 AM   #37
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I think your salesman was blowing smoke about the grill and awning. We always use the grill with the awning out and have for the last 7 years on 2 different trailers and had absolutely no ill effects.
I agree, sounds like smoke was being blown and not on the awning. They probably didn't have a grill in stock.

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Old 05-24-2015, 12:09 PM   #38
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Bought a used ROO 21SS that came with an unused grill. It was a
Sidekick RV500 that hooks to the propane feed on the camper. I
did not like the little warming tray on the top part
of the grilling grate, so I cut it off with a dye grinder. It worked great.
So great, that I bought a second one off eBay for less than $100 to
use as a stand alone when needing more grilling. They come with the
stand to either mount on your camper or can be used as a stand alone.
I have seen them in Camping World.

We store the grill and stand in a plastic tub, along with the little mounting
table, grilling items, and what ever the wife can stuff in there. She
places cloth towels between the pieces. Putting the dirty grill in the tub
keeps any mess from getting on any thing else. We then store the tub
on the floor inside the camper when traveling or during storage.

Have been using outside grills under awnings since 1984. Never had a
problem with smoke or grease hurting the awnings. Only problem is
that grease spatters might build up on the camper side directly around
the grill. I use Dawn dish detergent to clean the side of the camper
before storage in the fall.
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I threw some ecofoil (reflectix) lightly taped to the window that draped down behind the grill. I figured it is like insurance and only takes me a sec.


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Old 05-24-2015, 03:55 PM   #40
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I bought the bumper mount & side kick grill for my 21SS roo. It swings out and to the side. but I was looking for a longer sidekick table? any thoughts? The side kick grill ( low pressure & longer quick disconnect hose 6 ft.), I bought from CW & Amazon came with extra side rail.
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