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Old 07-18-2018, 10:36 AM   #1
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What's this grill part?

On our last outing, the grill fell from the side of our popup as we were trying to light it. At first glance, it seemed ok, but then when we tried lighting it up again, we had a bit of a flame thrower going from the control valve. Luckily, no one was hurt, and we were able to shutoff the gas quickly enough that the only damage was the bit of the gas valve we found broken.

I'd like to repair the control valve, but I have no idea what to call the part I'm looking for. The part numbers on the control valve assembly are JDC081 and JAA021. So far though, I haven't been able to find anything online. In the attached photo, the arrow is pointing at the piece that I'm looking for.

Any suggestions on where I might be able to find one of these things, or at least what it's called? (I'll be trying to make a trip down to my dealer soon, but they're about 30 miles away, and I've got a suspicion that it'll be a lot cheaper if I can find one online.)
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Old 07-18-2018, 10:41 AM   #2
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1/8 inch brass nipple. It looks like it is broken off inside the valve.
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Old 07-18-2018, 10:41 AM   #3
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Looks to be the orifice. Without it you would have a flame thrower
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Old 07-18-2018, 10:54 AM   #4
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Go to Fleming outdoor.com u can replace the whole assembly for about $20
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Old 07-18-2018, 10:56 AM   #5
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AquaMan is correct. The nut part has a recess bored into it and is supposed to be where your arrow is pointing in the picture. You are going to have to replace the whole valve/orifice assembly. You cannot buy that piece by itself.
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Old 07-18-2018, 12:19 PM   #6
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This was helpful. Having a bit of a problem with flames jumping from the burner to the orifice area in the air-gap on my grill. About to take it apart to see what's going on. Hopefully just a partially plugged orifice or loose retaining nut, but this is instructive.

P.S. Rant coming. These grills are, in my opinion, shall we say, "junk." I may clean up my grill, make sure it's working as it should, and set it aside. I'm thinking of a Weber Q-series as a replacement along with a hose to adapt to a 20# propane tank (free-standing). The concept of the "camper grill" is good, but the execution leaves a lot to be desired.

I keep mine in a box on the floor inside my PUP. We boondock exclusively, and I've found mine rattled apart into pieces many times. The flame shield fell apart...the welds between the shield and the legs broke and I had to fix with screws. The handles rattled off...all three of them. The burner control retaining screws fell out. The burner itself literally disassembled itself in to parts.

Plus, the thing was a complete disappointment for cooking from the get-go. I love grilling, and as far as I'm concerned, this is one sorry excuse for a grill.

Since it's an expected part of the camper, I plan to restore mine and set it aside. I plan to upgrade to another type of camper in the near future, so I want this thing is good condition for the trade in. As for the new camper, if I buy from a dealer, this grill will be a "delete option." I won't ever buy another.

Here in Colorado, fire bans have become the norm. A good gas grill is no longer optional, because, during bans, even charcoal grills are not allowed. (I have a fabulous stainless steel folding charcoal grill I choose first if possible.)
I also have a propane fire pit. It works great and does not fall apart while driving down the road! So I always have at least one extra 20# propane tank "hanging around" to run the fire pit.

End of rant.
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Old 07-18-2018, 12:45 PM   #7
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If you are looking for a new grill take a look at the Blackstone Griddle. There are 2 different sizes for portable griddles, a 17" and a 22". I just bought a 17" since there is just 2 of us. I want to be able to fry bacon and eggs in the morning outside. Get the adapter hose for big propane tanks. There is another brand called Royal Gormet that makes a similar griddle so you may want to look at one of those also.
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Old 07-18-2018, 12:47 PM   #8
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You are going to have to replace the whole valve/orifice assembly. You cannot buy that piece by itself.
That's disappointing to hear - seems like a 75 part by itself.


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These grills are, in my opinion, shall we say, "junk." I may clean up my grill, make sure it's working as it should, and set it aside. I'm thinking of a Weber Q-series as a replacement along with a hose to adapt to a 20# propane tank (free-standing). The concept of the "camper grill" is good, but the execution leaves a lot to be desired.
I'm feeling pretty much the same way - I've only used this grill a few times, and it's yet to be an awesome experience. I'm also considering just picking up a Campchef with the RV hose adapter, and ditching this grill all together.
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Old 07-19-2018, 03:10 AM   #9
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I own a Rockwood Freedom Pop up . I will agree the grill is junk. Made of very thin medal. I don’t like the concept of a grill next to the sides of camper and under an awning. I use a grill from Sams Club . Even after a few years they tend to fall apart.
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Old 07-19-2018, 05:46 AM   #10
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Haven't had any issues with our "camper grill" yet. Used it a few times and does what we need.

Before we got our current rig, or when camping more than 2 or 3 days, we use our Weber Q2000 with portable stand and a griddle plate which replaces one of the grill plates. We've had this Q2000 for about 6 years and we're very happy with it. It is our normal house grill and sees use at least 4 days a week.
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