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Old 09-03-2020, 10:35 PM   #1
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Capital Grill is Fixed

I really wanted an RV with an outdoor kitchen and after doing our research my wife and I decided to purchases a Jayco 285RSTS this spring. I was a bit leery about the grill but when I saw it was a grill and a cooktop I thought it would work for me.
After the first use, trying to rewarm precooked bacon from Costco in a frying pan and not even being able to get it sizzling on a calm day with no wind I thought I better dig in a bit farther to see why the output was so poor. Well this forum quickly let me know that was the way they were.
My first attempt at a repair was to drill out the jet to get more gas moving but after upping it by a couple of sizes to the point where I had to have the air valve all the way open to get a reasonable flame I knew I had hit the maximum output of the grill. I did a test run with two pots of water, one with 2 cups of water in it and one with four cups of water in it. After twenty minutes of high heat the small pot was at 170 degrees and the big pot was at 160 degrees I decided it was time for more drastic action.
A bit of checking told me that the Flame King YSNHT600 should work for me so I ordered one from Amazon for $150 (Canadian)
I had to do a bit of a rework on the grill drawer to make it fit properly
First, I did a trim off the bottom edge to allow the drawer to sit lower and make room for the grill.
Then the hole was too big so I cut a sheet of 1/8" aluminum for a top cover and mounted it onto the top and then cut the new hole for the grill.
Finally I did a cut on the outside edge and had a lower tray fabbed up to allow a slide out tray and storage for utensils.
I had a couple of drawer slides that matched the Jayco ones and with a bit more fabbing and fitting I think I've accomplished what I want. I only tried the grill once to fire it up and haven't actually tested it by cooking anything but it has way more heat than the Capital grill did.
The clearances are really tight but I got it to fit with no rubbing (after some adjustings)









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Old 09-03-2020, 10:43 PM   #2
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Nice job! That looks like a professional installation.
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Old 09-03-2020, 10:54 PM   #3
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Only one thing left to do. Mod mine for me. Looks great.
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Wow! That looks sharp! With that extra tray, you have me thinking about what I can do with the pull out on our 24RBS. Maybe I can add some kind of drawer that comes out the front of ours. Jay
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Old 09-05-2020, 05:31 PM   #5
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Excellent! Very nice. And welcome to the site from SW Michigan!
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Extremely nice looking and functional mod.
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Old 09-15-2020, 07:42 PM   #7
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That looks really clean! Nice job.
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Old 09-16-2020, 06:02 PM   #8
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That is what i did to mine replaced it with a two burner stove makes more sense
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Old 06-16-2021, 06:27 PM   #9
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How’s the Flame King working?

Super B,

How do you like the Flame King? I just found your post after I bought the flame king and did the measurements for the exact project—ripped out the Capital Grill today and dropped in the FK — will figure out how to cut the bottom of the drawer. Then found your post. Ha! Nothing new under the sun.

Anyway, since I started looking around I’m seeing folks saying that they cannot adjust the FK burners down to simmer (too hot) and that the knobs melted and the sticker under the knobs was damaged by heat.

Is yours holding up?

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Old 06-16-2021, 09:05 PM   #10
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Super B,

How do you like the Flame King? I just found your post after I bought the flame king and did the measurements for the exact project—ripped out the Capital Grill today and dropped in the FK — will figure out how to cut the bottom of the drawer. Then found your post. Ha! Nothing new under the sun.

Anyway, since I started looking around I’m seeing folks saying that they cannot adjust the FK burners down to simmer (too hot) and that the knobs melted and the sticker under the knobs was damaged by heat.

Is yours holding up?

Cheers, DKaz
I've only used it a couple of times but it works great. Way better that 30 minutes to boil water on the Capital grill.
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Old 06-17-2021, 11:26 AM   #11
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I've only used it a couple of times but it works great. Way better that 30 minutes to boil water on the Capital grill.
Yeah, I’m not too worried about the need for low heat. I mostly need high heat out there anyway and that was the problem with the capital grill. One thing I’m going to try and will post up photos if I can, is to put a steel or aluminum baffle between the knob area and the burners. Should be pretty easy to make and should go with the decor of the grill with just a two screw tie down.
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Old 07-04-2021, 04:46 PM   #12
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Crap-ital Grille is history and Flame King rules. . . .

Super B, et. al.,

Finished the Flame King mod—not that hard but need to measure thrice to cut once! Did all cutting / polishing w/ an old 4” angle grinder and some discs from Home Depot.

Dropped in an aluminum cooktop cut to size at the Metal Mart (love me some diamond plate) and used the stove bottom as a template. Kept it left to give room for the propane connection and the lid opening on the right.

Took an inch off of the bottom of the drawer to make room for the wind-break and sprayed it from the bottom w black paint to avoid rust. (Tape to protect powder coat)

Built the baffles to protect the knobs out of angle aluminum from Home Depot. Screwed everything on w/ self-tappers. Pre-drilled only where tolerances were close.

Cool news—the propane connection on the Cap Grille screwed right onto the Flame King—plug and play w/ the hose from Jayco.

Works great!
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Old 05-12-2023, 06:01 PM   #14
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Hi! What tool did you use to cut down the bottom of the drawer to shorten it so that the Flame King grill would fit? Thanks!
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Old 05-12-2023, 06:03 PM   #15
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Also, how much do you cut off?
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Old 05-14-2023, 04:09 PM   #16
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Flame King

Easy day - used an angle grinder with a cutting wheel - the best way to figure out how much to cut off is to install the stove first with the plating on top. Then measure the gap and cut up from the bottom of the drawer enough to make it fit. Leave a little room. Then reinstall the slides-use self-tapping screws. You may need to reinforce the corners a little bit, but it’s easy to take pieces that you cut off and install as braces for inside the corners and put in a self-tapper on either side.
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Old 05-14-2023, 11:02 PM   #17
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Thank you! This info is very helpful. I’m going to be getting it done here shortly.
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Old 05-21-2023, 08:52 AM   #18
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I got it done yesterday and it turned out great. Thanks for the tips. Anyone need a new Capital grill?
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Old 05-21-2023, 05:11 PM   #19
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Extra Capital Grille

I know where mine went! 🚮😁
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