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Old 04-17-2021, 09:31 AM   #1
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Usind RV LP for gas grills

I have a Nexgrill #820-0033 2-Burner Portable Propane Gas Table Top Grill and was trying to hook it up to my RV LP quick disconnect bypassing the grill regulator. I have tested it and it seems to work just fine. Just wanted to make sure I was not in danger. If so can you explain how and why?
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Old 04-17-2021, 09:36 AM   #2
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Yup, you should be ok. I did that on my small weber and works fine. Since it's a small grill, I even put quick connects on the regulator to use 1lb bottle still too.
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Old 04-17-2021, 10:14 AM   #3
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I use the RV LP for our Blackstone griddle. Works great.
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Old 04-17-2021, 12:54 PM   #4
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I use the RV LP for our Blackstone griddle. Works great.
That's because it's a low pressure grill.
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Old 04-17-2021, 11:37 PM   #5
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I rigged my Colman grill up to it.


Now I have a camp chef pro90x hooked to it much simpler with the camp chef as it uses standard propane hose threads. I bought quick connect hoses and fittings from Lowe’s to make it all happen. Also made a regulator to hook up with the quick connect so I can use it away from the camper.

It’s big and Heavy but damn is it nice to cook on. Modular and powerful.
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I have a Nexgrill #820-0033 2-Burner Portable Propane Gas Table Top Grill and was trying to hook it up to my RV LP quick disconnect bypassing the grill regulator. I have tested it and it seems to work just fine. Just wanted to make sure I was not in danger. If so can you explain how and why?
Works fine for me with a grill and Blackstone Griddle as long as the QD Outlet is after the regulator.
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Old 04-18-2021, 01:52 PM   #7
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The problem that i have is my grill wasn't designed as far as I know for RV LP gas. The two grills you showed are designed to work with RV LP gas and even advertise such in the manual. I even thought about getting the Camco if i need to. But wanted to use what i have if possible.
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The problem that i have is my grill wasn't designed as far as I know for RV LP gas. The two grills you showed are designed to work with RV LP gas and even advertise such in the manual. I even thought about getting the Camco if i need to. But wanted to use what i have if possible.
If your Grill doesn't run on Propane then what does it use?
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Old 04-18-2021, 02:15 PM   #9
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The only issue is, most grills have a regulator on the connection hose. The quick connect on the RV is ALREADY regulated to low pressure. Two regulators are going to choke your LP off too much. You either need to remove the regulator on the grill (complicated on some that are made for 1 lb tanks, as the control knob is built into regulator), or tap in to RV propane supply before RV regulator. I have simplified the whole process by just bringing along a separate LP tank I connect to for my outdoor LP firepit, Coleman stove, and gas grill, and even propane lantern if I ever have need.
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Old 04-18-2021, 02:38 PM   #10
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Did the same for my mini napoleon. You are going to be fine.
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YouTube has videos on adapting high-pressure grills to use the LP connections on your RV. It involves fabricating a connector without the regulator found on the high-pressure grill's hose.

If you do that, take care to include the safety valve that prevents an open propane line when you connect to the trailer. The safety valve in the tank may stop flow but I wouldn't depends on it.
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If your Grill doesn't run on Propane then what does it use?
It runs off HP propane tank, i'm trying to see if i can convert it to RV LP propane.
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It runs off HP propane tank, i'm trying to see if i can convert it to RV LP propane.
Can we assume there's a regulator somewhere between the HP tank and the grill?
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My Camco extended stay is connected before my rv regulator so I can use my propane appliances as is. Can also connect a spare tank if I run out in the built-in tank.
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Can we assume there's a regulator somewhere between the HP tank and the grill?
The grill came with a hose and regulator. I have removed the regulator and connect to the RV LP line via a quick disconnect and 3/8 connection.
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The grill came with a hose and regulator. I have removed the regulator and connect to the RV LP line via a quick disconnect and 3/8 connection.
Removing the regulator made the grill RV ready.

To use the grill directly connected to a HP propane tank, you need a regulator. Because the RV propane lines are downstream of the RV's regulator, using a grill with a second regulator will result in gas pressure too low to maintain a sufficient flame to cook anything.

Bottom line, an "RV ready" grill does not have its own regulator.

Note that my Blackstone came with regulators (one setup to use 1 lb tanks and a setup for use with direct connected 20+lb tanks. I bought a house and connector from PropaneGear.com to make it usable on my RV.
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Old 04-18-2021, 07:08 PM   #17
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The grill came with a hose and regulator. I have removed the regulator and connect to the RV LP line via a quick disconnect and 3/8 connection.
If you did this then everyone is trying to tell you that your setup should work... all you have to do is remove the regulator that comes with your standard grill and hook via the correct Quick-Connect hookup to the trailer connection...
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