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Old 02-19-2012, 06:51 PM   #1
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sidekick barbecues

Does anyone have a sidekick barbecue and the table that also be used on the same rail? Are they worth the extra money? I am thinking of getting one for the TT but also putting the table lower so that it can be used with the chairs. Does any one have an opinion on these items? Just another remodel of sorts for spring for the DH to do.
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ours came with it but i probably wouldn't order one as an extra option or pay a dealer for one.

too many better grill options out there and the side table isn't that big.
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:11 PM   #3
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I agree with Bikendan. We had a Sidekick on our 3065W and although I used it quite a bit, I wouldn't have ordered it. There are numerous gas and charcoal grills that do a better job of grilling than the Sidekick. The main benefit is that it runs off the trailers propane supply.
I currently have a Coleman Roadtrip and don't care for it at all. I'm thinking about replacing it with a Weber Q.
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:31 PM   #4
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My trailer came with one as well - I use it every outing I do cause it is very convienent for me since I dont have to carry extra propane or another grill.

If this one ever burns out I would most likely buy another one to replace it - whether the same one or not - not sure but it would be another mountable grill.
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if i wanted something similar to the Sidekick or RVQ, i'd buy this one from Camco:

Camco RV - Stainless Steel Mountable Grill - 57305 - Gas Grills - Camping World

you'd still have to install the side bracket, though.
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if i wanted something similar to the Sidekick or RVQ, i'd buy this one from Camco:

Camco RV - Stainless Steel Mountable Grill - 57305 - Gas Grills - Camping World

you'd still have to install the side bracket, though.
that would be a nice direct replacement for the Sidekick for sure cause it mounts the same along the rail and I bet the hose connection is the same.
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Thank you for all the input. Looks I'll rethink the sidekick and maybe consider other ones.
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Thank you for all the input. Looks I'll rethink the sidekick and maybe consider other ones.
who would you be buying the Sidekick from and how much do they want for it?
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Old 02-19-2012, 11:09 PM   #9
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My 2011 Flagstaff came with the grill and table. Use them, but wouldn't order one. Wayne
P. S. Don't know what they would cost.
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Ours came with them as well. The grill is somewhere in the basement still in the box but we do use the table for the coffee maker if and when we use it.
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:18 AM   #11
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We use ours every trip. It's convenient and works well. When it dies we'll get another one we can put in its place. We like the convenience of hanging it on the outside and not having to find table space for it, and also being able to hook it up to the propane supply.
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if i wanted something similar to the Sidekick or RVQ, i'd buy this one from Camco:

Camco RV - Stainless Steel Mountable Grill - 57305 - Gas Grills - Camping World

you'd still have to install the side bracket, though.

I have the sidekick (never heard it referred to as that though ) and I use it all the time. I am, however, planning to replace it with one of these from Camperworld. They had them on-sale last year in store for $130, I should have bought one then
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I have the sidekick (never heard it referred to as that though ) and I use it all the time. I am, however, planning to replace it with one of these from Camperworld. They had them on-sale last year in store for $130, I should have bought one then
the one Dan posted is on sale for $199 (internet only sale) which is a little more then you want to spend
I was told the store will honor the internet only prices as well or atleast my local store here does.

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i would think having a grill that close to the camper is asking for trouble, i also dont like having the smoke from the grill under the canopy unless i have to due to rain
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When mounted, it is far enough from the trailer so I don't notice any heat on the side of the trailer. Have always had my awning rolled up so far. Also with the supplied bracket, it can be rigged up to sit on the ground, don't remember right now how high it sits off the ground but seems like a couple of feet. Wayne
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i would think having a grill that close to the camper is asking for trouble, i also dont like having the smoke from the grill under the canopy unless i have to due to rain
just my 2 cents

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We've never had a problem with the heat and we cook with ours attached to the side of the TT with the awning out. I think FR would have addressed this before if it were an issue.
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I have the Sidekick and use it all the time.
I can't find a carrying case for it though. Anyone know where to get one?
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I have the Sidekick and use it all the time.
I can't find a carrying case for it though. Anyone know where to get one?
Outdoors Unlimited Sidekick BBQ Grill - Grills & Accessories - Outdoor Living - RV Lifestyle
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it looks like you have to get a Camco Bag to fit the grill -

Another option might be to go to Home Depot and buy a small grill cover that zips and possibly sew it together if you are handy with a sewing machine and want to take the time to make it a perfect fit - just a thought - I recently bought a Gas Grill cover and had to sew it to make it fit my Generator - came out looking good - even my girlfriend was amazed that I could sew
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Old 02-24-2012, 07:46 PM   #20
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we had a side kick with our flagstaff and I cannot say we used it all the time .
But we did use it especially to keep things warm or reheat .
I do a lot of cooking over the fire but there was times that we just needed to use the side kick.

My new camper has an outside kitchen with a 2 burner stove that I thought I wouldn't use but I can see we will use it more and more as we find things to use it .



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