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Old 04-22-2016, 07:18 PM   #1
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Weber Q: Couple Questions

I have seriously considered replacing our Coleman RoadTrip grill (The Blue LX model- non scissor leg stand) with a Weber Q. But it seems the only dimensions I have found are with the tables out (if equipped) and with the lid open. Can someone please post the dimensions of the 1000 series and the 2000 series grills when they are "closed up".

I would probably go with the 2200 model for the larger cooking area over the 1200, but also the "extras" the 2200 has over the 2000.

I can't say I am unhappy with the RoadTrip, just wouldn't mind something a little more compact in regards to storage. IF I had to choose one downside it is the fact the RoadTrip is a little bit of a pain to clean. The one thing about buying the Q is that I would possibly need a table/cart for the Weber Q. Though we do have 2 aluminum roll top tables that the grill could probably sit on.

So has anyone replaced a RoadTrip with a Weber Q? How do the two compare in regards to cleaning? Is the Q a lot more compact in regards to storing?

Though I guess if it's not broke, maybe I shouldn't "fix it", right?

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Old 04-22-2016, 07:47 PM   #2
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The Weber Q is better than the Coleman Roadtrip is several ways. But one thing it isn't, is a whole lot more compact for storage, at least the 200/2000 series. I have a Q200, its in the trailer so I can't measure it, but what I will say is it is a much higher profile than the Roadtrip thus it takes a quite a bit of room in my pass through.
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Old 04-22-2016, 07:59 PM   #3
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Defiantly NOT more compact or easier to store but it out performs the Roadtrip grill for cooking. I sold my Roadtrip on Craigslist and bought a Weber.
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Old 04-22-2016, 08:15 PM   #4
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Three years ago I picked up one of the baby Weber Q's, I don't know which model number, but it has the thermometer and two folding wings. I erroneously thought I'd not use the two wings but now glad that I bought that version. I also purchased the available (collapsible) roll along stand; again I'm glad I did as I now can easily move the hot grill away from the grandkids, table and/or camper. Additionally I also purchased the adapter so I can use a larger propane tank; again a very worth while extra.

When traveling it rides in the truck bed. If you store anything inside the firebox make sure you bungie cord the lid down; I've now lost two metal grease pans because I failed to do this.

This grill was intended for camping use but I've found it more convenient than my full size weber house grill; now when returning from camp I return it to the house - only returning it to the camper when needed. It gets used 4-5 times per week, the big grill only once/twice a month.

Now to the point of your questioning: cleaning the cast iron cooking grate is the usual tough job, I often am scrapping it with a metal blade scrapper. Slowly it developes into the old frypan scale and then requires a more severe cleaning job. Or not - if you prefer that. I have found that you should keep most of the grate openings free, I assume so that needed air can reach the burner.

Inside, the firebox builds up with grease - but I've found it can easily be scraped off (into the grease catch pan) using a narrow plastic type putty knife. A bit dirty on the hands - fortunately soap and water takes care of the hands.

Every once in awhile I'll spray everything (inside AND outside) completely down with oven cleaner, let sit a few hours and then hose it down. It makes me feel better and generally makes it look better.

While shopping for this I was concerned with reports that many competing models didn't get hot enough. I routinely see 450 degrees (after heating maybe 15 min), providing plenty of beautiful grill marks on my steaks.

Overall its one of the best investments I've made for the camper. If this one gets stolen (or damaged) I will purchase another one.
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Old 05-07-2016, 11:59 AM   #5
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TY for the feedback!!!!

Never considered a plastic putty knife for cleaning, great idea!!!

It sounds like the Q is definitely worth the price. I just need to decide if we should continue to use the RT until it no longer works very well, or dump it and get the Q.

Side question on the RT for those who have had one: did you use water in the pan? I never have and wonder if that would help with the cleaning.....
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I always used water in pan. I didn't change it every time. Yes I think it helped with clean up because the grease couldn't burn on.
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I always used water in pan. I didn't change it every time. Yes I think it helped with clean up because the grease couldn't burn on.
TY Knauby!!!

It seems every time I use the RT, I don't think about adding the water, until it is time to clean!!! Lol

I will try it and decide from there....

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Old 06-03-2016, 10:57 PM   #8
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Thought I would post an update.

My wife and boys just gave me a Weber Q220 for my birthday a few days early!!! I happened to be surfing craigslist last w/e for any "awesome used deals" for a Weber Grill, and found a listing for a brand new Q220 on clearance for $150!!!

Mentioned the Q220 to my wife last night and she happened to be in that area today for work (store is about an hour from us) and stopped in and bought it!

Next trip is planned for Father's Day W/E, so will get a chance to try it then.

TY again for all the feedback and advice!
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Old 06-04-2016, 05:25 AM   #9
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If you dump the old one, there are some parts on it that can be used to convert the new Q to work with the low pressure tap on your trailer so don't junk it until those parts are salvaged.

BTW, Happy Fathers day. You will really like the grill.
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I'm sticking with our Coleman Road Trip. Works fine for us and easy to clean up using water in the tray. I like the different grill tops you can use and all fits in a nice roll around wheeled tote bag... The side trays on the roadtrip stand are great for working around the stove top when cooking...

I also like the idea of using the 1lb Propane Canisters... My back-up Mr Buddy heat source also uses those same canisters so this ensures I have ample supply on hand when camping...

I have this setup purchased in 2008...


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