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Old 06-16-2019, 03:59 PM   #1
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Warning-Capital Grill Fire Hazard!

Used our new grill for the first time. It's the pullout grill with the nice Jayco bottle opener on it. Anyway, was cooking six burgers and had a major flare up. Was only cooking them on low and medium and the grease caught fire, even with the gas off. Luckily it burned itself out but the grill looks like it's 10 years old. I had to finish cooking the burgers on a pan on top of the grill and the grease kept flaring up. Won't use this grill again. Shame, a brand new fifth wheel has a piece of crap of a grill like that. I could've burnt the whole fifth wheel down. Be forewarned if you don't already know. Capital pullout grill.
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Old 06-16-2019, 06:01 PM   #2
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Could you post a picture?

This grill is not the one that came with my rig, although they both had something in common. Cheap junk.
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Old 06-16-2019, 06:06 PM   #3
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Could you post a picture?

This grill is not the one that came with my rig, although they both had something in common. Cheap junk.
I'll try to post it tomorrow. We're packing up leaving tomorrow for Nashville as as a stop-over for two nights so I'll have time then.

I was trying to decide if we needed a $29 Weber Smokey Joe, one of the best grills out there. Guess we're getting one.
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Old 06-17-2019, 03:54 AM   #4
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I can see that happening. Very inefficient grill and design is poor. We used ours for hot dogs once and took forever to cook.

Itís an expensive bottle opener. Iím thinking of replacing it with a drawer.
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Old 06-17-2019, 12:14 PM   #5
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Retrofit

I took out the Jayco grill and retrofitted with a homemade drawer (picture). Additionally I modified my Coleman portable grill to plug into the propane connector provided for the original jayco grill. Iím much happier.
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I used ours that is the same a you have a week ago for the first time. I did not have any issues with the flame but I definitely thought about the flame being a possible issue. The smoke did blow inside and fill up the compartment and if used much would you eventually stain up the entire compartment. I plan on a drawer conversion as well. A sink would have made more sense I think.
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Old 06-17-2019, 04:15 PM   #7
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Mine has the Capital Grill too but I’ve never used it. I had visions of exactly what happened to you. That and I couldn’t imagine stowing a greasy grill (no matter how well you clean it) to all intents and purposes, inside the RV. I’m either going to pull mine and drop in a two burner cooktop or just do the drawer mod.

Thanks for posting this.
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Old 06-18-2019, 06:45 AM   #8
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Junk!

That grill is absolute junk and it's also a major fire hazard. If anyone is looking for proof that the RVIA doesn't care about safety or reliabiity here you go.

I too made hot dogs recently on it. Took 3x longer than my gas grill... Smae with some sausages and kielbasa. About the only use I've found is to warm up hamburger and dinner rolls instead of using the oven.

Jayco should recall these and give us all drawer replacements instead.
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That grill is absolute junk and it's also a major fire hazard. If anyone is looking for proof that the RVIA doesn't care about safety or reliabiity here you go.

I too made hot dogs recently on it. Took 3x longer than my gas grill... Smae with some sausages and kielbasa. About the only use I've found is to warm up hamburger and dinner rolls instead of using the oven.

Jayco should recall these and give us all drawer replacements instead.
We're still on our trip and I haven't decided what to do with it yet. I finished cooking the burgers in a pan on the grill slowly. I'm done with it. Probably gonna remove it and look for something to do with that space.
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Old 06-18-2019, 08:37 AM   #10
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This was the main reason for us to purchase our COLEMAN ROADTRIP grill... It is standalone and runs from the 1LB canisters... Always have it setup at a right angle and away from the POPUP trailer... The ROADTRIP comes with different grills to use for different ways of cooking... Also has a water reservoir for easy cleanup...

The grill comes with a nice stand and a great tote... stows away in the back of my truck bed on trips...


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I always have my MR Buddy heater along for the trips so having a couple of units that uses the same 1lb canisters is great... Always four or so canisters around...

I use that area for my folding table holding my Cuisinart Grind and Brew Bean Coffee maker hehe...


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