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Old 05-10-2013, 07:41 PM   #1
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Question Coleman grill, propane setup

I'm hoping that you all can make me look knowledgeable about this camping stuff to my hubby. :hihi:

We have the propane line with a quick disconnect on our 5th wheel running to the back of the camper, so a portable grill can be hooked up to the rv's master bottles.

I bought a Coleman Roadtrip LXE grill awhile back (the portable red one on wheels). I'd like to have it setup to that line and get away from using the little green bottles.

Does anyone know what kind of line and/or adapters that I would need to hook this grill up to the propane line?

I assume that the regulator is at the master bottles, so that the regulator that came on the grill shouldn't be used...?

Does anyone have this same grill and use it with this type of setup? Any ideas, suggestions, comments on what I can do? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 05-10-2013, 07:54 PM   #2
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I have the same grill. The pressure off the camper regulator is too low for the Colman to work properly. I used this adapter and 12' hose to get away from the 1lb tanks. It works well.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Jaybird designer, I'm afraid that you are out of luck. What pjsl01 says is true. You can use the hose he mentions to connect to the propane tanks at the front of your RV, but NOT to your quick connect. Coleman uses a proprietary connector to its grill, unlike weber or other gas grills. Once you remove the regulator, you can't find any hose to connect to your grill. And if you don't remove the regulator, then your gas pressure is too low after going through two regulators ( the one on your trailer and the one on your grill). There is a thread somewhere on this forum that shows how one guy actually did it, by using an air hose and some clamps...but doing that would be at your own risk.
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Sub'd because we have the same grill..
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Re: Coleman grill, propane setup

You need a grill with built in control knobs. It will still come with a pressure regulator, remove the "connect to the bbq fitting", buy a 10 foot hose, add a quick disconnect and you are good to go.
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You need a grill with built in control knobs. It will still come with a pressure regulator, remove the "connect to the bbq fitting", buy a 10 foot hose, add a quick disconnect and you are good to go.
Have any that you would recommend? Thanks.
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Have any that you would recommend? Thanks.
Any of the Weber grills can be converted. I haven't read any post by people who don't like them.
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Well that's a bummer. Thanks pjsl01 and dewey02...I'll seriously consider pjsl01's option. I really love the Coleman grill, so no plans to get a different one. I also thought about just getting one of those 10lb bottles, but the point was to get-away from lugging bottles around. Oh well, no biggie. Thanks for the help!
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Have any that you would recommend? Thanks.
I have a family of 4 that goes out. We bought a huge 3 burner from Costco, HUGE burners, "more power". Bought cast iron top from cabells. Pancakes and bacon in the a.m., anything for dinner
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Jaybird designer, I'm afraid that you are out of luck. What pjsl01 says is true. You can use the hose he mentions to connect to the propane tanks at the front of your RV, but NOT to your quick connect. Coleman uses a proprietary connector to its grill, unlike weber or other gas grills. Once you remove the regulator, you can't find any hose to connect to your grill. And if you don't remove the regulator, then your gas pressure is too low after going through two regulators ( the one on your trailer and the one on your grill). There is a thread somewhere on this forum that shows how one guy actually did it, by using an air hose and some clamps...but doing that would be at your own risk.
There is a way and I have mine plumbed with a quick connect hose that is always on the Coleman grill. You can still get it in the storage bag but it does stick off the back a little more than the wheels. I simply wrap it around and store it. What you need is a 10-12ft male threaded hose quick connect hose with the quick plug on the other end. The brass regulator pipe needs to be removed for the 1# cans. You then need a 1" wide minimum, 1/4" NPT brass nipple to connect the 2 male pipe ends. The key to the connection is the space between the two pipe connections. If you are too close like 3/4" wide the gas will not flow right and your BTU's will not be high enough. Use yellow Teflon tape on the connections too. Later this week I will post some shots when I pull my grill out of storage to better illustrate and confirm the connections. It's been 5 years since I have done this adaption.
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