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Old 05-16-2015, 02:50 PM   #1
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Portable Fire Pit

* Make that "Portable Fire Pit" * I can't seem to edit the title and must not know how to read.

We just took our TT out for it's first night. We went to the state park that is closest to us and that we have tent camped at many times. We found out, after we were there, that none of the rv sites have fire pits/rings (many of the tent sites do.) If we bring our own, it has to be off the ground.

Anyone use a portable pit? Suggestions? I don't want a huge investment and our 23 MB has limited storage space so it can't be too big or cumbersome. Also, if you do use one any tips on clean up/storage? I don't cook, extensively, over fire (baked potatoes, corn on the cob, hot dogs, and marshmallows are about the extent at this point) but I sure do like having a couple beers sitting by it at night.
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Old 05-16-2015, 03:09 PM   #2
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This is no doubt bigger than probably you want to deal with, however firewood comes in lengths and if you have to cut it, thats a hassle. I'm able to fit this under the rear bunk through with legs removed and have to route through the inside. It is pretty HD and thick metal, MUCH more so than the crap you find at the grocery store or Target or whatever. It has legs that come off, a very nice thick removeable cooking grill and both fire tools and a sort of cooking thing as well as a screen top so you can go to bed or leave the site for a while and be more relaxed about fire risk from sparks and embers - although leaving unattended fire is not good idea its done all the time. Even the vents have screening. I'm pretty impressed, but you may want a smaller version.

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Old 05-16-2015, 03:16 PM   #3
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Good call on not wanting to have to cut firewood down! Thanks for the link.
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Old 05-16-2015, 03:28 PM   #4
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I have this one and really like it - Camp Chef Portable Fire Pit
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Old 05-16-2015, 03:32 PM   #5
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That looks like a nice set up, but it's propane only, right? I would like to be able to cook in the coals of the wood so it will have to be wood burning.
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Old 05-16-2015, 04:01 PM   #6
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That looks like a nice set up, but it's propane only, right? I would like to be able to cook in the coals of the wood so it will have to be wood burning.
You should be able to pull the propane burner out and just use wood. I've been looking for the same thing (wood only) and all the ones I've looked at the propane burners can be removed. Lowes has one I'm thinking of getting and I might look at it today just to compare it to the ones shown in above posts.
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Old 05-16-2015, 06:44 PM   #7
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Washing machine drums make amazing fire pits. We have been using them on the beach around here for 20+ years, but I am still surprised how many folks stop by my camp to ask about it still. They are full of drain holes, so the allow the fire to breath extremely well. They are cheap, around here they are $20 on CL every day. I bolted pipe flanges to the bottom of mine so I can simply use any length threaded pipe I want as legs to get the hight I need. Most importantly they burn so hot with all the holes that there is very little ash and create a strong vortex that pushes any smoke well above your head.
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Old 05-17-2015, 12:11 AM   #8
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I have a propane fire pit and love it...last year we were on a week long trip and half way thru and park announced a campfire ban... Propane pits were allowed which we pulled out. It was the oddest feeling to be the only campers to have a camp fire. We invited campers across from us over. With the amount that the parks charge for firewood, it works out cheaper to use the propane fire pit.
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Old 05-17-2015, 11:37 PM   #9
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We picked up a propane pit from Costco this season for 80 bucks. In addition to being able to use it during fire bans we figure we'll smell a lot better in the morning as well! Although what's a weekend away without smelling like campfire.
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Have seen a propane pit that the guy spot welded 4 tabs inside just above the propane burner that he laid a grate on to hold his fire wood...........he had the best of both worlds without much effort and as he put it, easiest method in the world to start a wood fire. All stored in an easy to store canvas tote.
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