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Old 05-10-2008, 03:22 PM   #1
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Outdoor grille addition

we have Wildwood LE 29BHBS TT. We did not get an outside grille option

we got a grille at CW, "thermos grille to go", recently but havent tried it yet. We were considering adding a tee in the gas line to supply gas from the two 30 lb fixed bottle vs using the small propane bottles

Anyone done this mod and where do think the best place to add a connection would be.

where would be the best location: near the two 30 lb bottles outside of the canopy , or under the awning. I was trying to minimize the gas piping. It has a steel line that runs under the camper supplying stove, refrigerator, water heater, furnace, but doesnt have a spare connection for add on. would this be worth doing or a waste of time and money


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Old 05-10-2008, 06:57 PM   #2
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I know this may not answer your question, but I carry a 20# propane tank with me for occasional use. I have a "tree" I bought at Wally World that mounts on the tank and you can run three appliances with it at the same time. We have a propane campstove my DW loves to use and we have a propane campfire also. I like the portability of the 20# tank, plus I didn't have to do any plumbing. ( That in itself is a safety issue, with my knowledge of plumbing.)

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Old 05-10-2008, 07:27 PM   #3
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I am thinking along the same lines as you.

where can you store the tank, it probably lasts a long time, if use for cooking, or direct heat.

what appliances to you like to use it for and have been useful

i probably will go this way also but was sure how to safely handle the large LP tank , ie storage, xport. only place i have is either inside car or inside tt.

thanks for your response

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Old 05-10-2008, 07:58 PM   #4
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Not to be a wet blanket, but I think you might find that putting a T in the camper gas line will result in you having a low pressure (regulated) gas supply and that this will not work for your grill.
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Old 05-10-2008, 09:47 PM   #5
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My Keystone had an outdoor stove with a quick connect coupling. I loved the fold down stove, but the pressure was low. The wind would blow out the flame. (and it took forever to heat something.
Just a thought.
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Old 05-10-2008, 10:32 PM   #6
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i understand, i agree, connecting downstream from the tt tanks and regulator would result in low pressure, inadequate fuel supply

i think i will use a tank, with tree, or direct couple hose from tank to grille

what is a good tank size, 11, 20 lb sizes

do they make a 4.5 lb size cylinder, i saw something this size mentioned in a comment section of some propane appliances on the CW website, but I havent been able to find this size cylinder

where is best place to get a 11 or 20 lb cylinder. can both these be refilled

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Old 05-11-2008, 11:07 AM   #7
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Stove connection

If you have RVQ connection you can run any BBQ off it. Just remember to remove regulator if there is one on the BBQ. We run our Porta Chef BBQ or propane campfire with zero problems. I even added a 20'hose to use our fake camp fire
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Your best bet is a 20 lb. tank. They can be purchased from most big box stores that sell gas grills, on line, and from most convenience stores that sell "swap it for a full one" tanks. Therein lies the value of a 20 lb cylinder. You can pick up a full one almost anywhere. Not so with the other sizes - you have to have them refilled. You can then carry one or two 1 lb. cylinders to tide you over in case the 20 lb runs out.
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Old 05-12-2008, 09:42 PM   #9
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Where do you store your 20 lb tank, strap in trailer or TV for xport

also, for connection, you use a hose that connects directly from 20 lb cyl having no reg to a grille having a reg, correct. I would assume you need a reg at least one place.
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Transportation of a gas cylinder can be a problem for some. You have to decide what will work for you. Personally, I strap any tank that I am transporting to a front corner tie-down in the bed of my truck. I know it is extra work but I would rather to what I can to avoid having a loose 40+ pound potentially explosive projectile flopping around in the event of a wreck, sudden stops, acceleration, etc.

All required pressure/flow control devices are incorporated into your grill. This permits the use of screw-in disposable cylinders. Using a 20 lb. cylinder (or whatever size) involves nothing more than using a hose to connect the
stove to the larger cylinder.

You can buy a high pressure hose and an adapter straight from Coleman
http://www.coleman.com/coleman/colemancom/large.asp?productid=5470A7931T&prodname=5-ft%20(1.52-m)%20High-Pressure%20Propane%20Hose%20%20Adapter
or from Camping World
http://www.campingworld.com/search/i...earch&tcode=11

One further thought - that 20 lb cylinder can serve as a spare for your gas grill at home.

FWIW - I no longer use gas grills when on the road, only at my seasonal site where I have a full size grill and a place to store it. In my case, a good electric gill is more advantageous.
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