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Old 03-22-2015, 11:07 AM   #11
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I have a 2003 Rockwood Pop up, and I love the grill! I never had to do anything to improve it. I would light with a lighter, a little tricky in high wind, I just wouldn't put the metal grate on to light. The grill is held far enough away from the camper to not get the camper wall hot. It's a little small for a crowd with burgers, but it's fine. In the beginning, I learned to not turn it up full blast for a long period of time, and distorted the temp dial. I'm pretty sure they have re-designed it since 2003. I just ordered one for my Roo, I hope the new one comes with the storage bag that also holds the side table. I just may have to sew one if it doesn't, it keeps everything clean and together, and the handles help me lift it out of the camper.


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Old 03-24-2015, 11:46 AM   #12
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My concern boils down to the heat, the grease, and the smell getting in the canvas. Have you used it, and did you experience anything like this?
We place a Coleman tent fan outside the Pup to blow the smoke away from the window.

The base is two-piece. The magnet goes on the inside, the fan hangs outside.
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Old 03-24-2015, 03:02 PM   #13
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That is awesome Wiscampsin. I love it. What a great idea to use that metal mesh. Sturdy and will not be bothered by the heat.

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Old 03-24-2015, 06:35 PM   #14
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That is awesome Wiscampsin. I love it. What a great idea to use that metal mesh. Sturdy and will not be bothered by the heat.

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Thanks Vin. I have to admit, it did work out pretty well.
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I loved ours on our popup, and used it so much it evenuatlly burnt/rusted out. Replaced it with the Olympus stainless steel model, and transferred it to our Rockwood Roo after selling the popup. They are convenient, fast, and can be used not only for grilling, but with turing down the heat can bake cookies, cakes, squash, etc. Have fun trying it out!
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Old 03-29-2015, 02:02 PM   #16
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They are convenient, fast, and can be used not only for grilling, but ... can bake cookies, cakes, squash, etc.
Good point! I added a grill thermometer to mine so I can hold an even 350 degrees. Put a heat deflector on the grill and, Voila! You have an oven. We bake biscuits in our RVQ all the time.
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Old 03-30-2015, 06:42 PM   #17
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Wow, I would love to do biscuits. What is the heat deflector? What do you use for a baking sheet?


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Old 03-31-2015, 03:57 PM   #18
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Hey Summer. My in-top grill thermometer I added is held at 350. This entails monitoring and adjusting the temp knob. I wind up a little lower than "low." We use biscuits from a tube, 5 count Hungry Jack, in a 9" cake pan. The front cooks slower so when they just start to brown in back, rotate the pan. Takes about 20 min., IIRCC.
Our heat diffuser is really high tech. Several layers of foil folded to about 4 thicknesses, sticking out from around the pan. Turn a wire cake trivet upside-down so the broad surface is on the foil and the feet stick up. This puts an air space under the pan and eliminates the hot spot the burner would create.
We've done just about any ready-to-bake product like this - cinnamon buns, crescent rolls, loaf bread.
My personal favorite is cooked breakfast sausage wrapped in a crescent roll then baked. A breakfast pig-in-a-blanket.

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My old Rockwood Popup grill doesn't have a thermometer, but it's a 2003. Do the new Roo grills have the thermometer?


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Old 04-02-2015, 10:17 AM   #20
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Mine didn't have a thermometer either. I went to the big box store and bought a grill thermo, drilled a hole in the grill's top and mounted it.
They come as spare parts on home grills.
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