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Old 12-06-2023, 04:44 PM   #1
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Anyone Using the "Griddle"?

My Jayflight 263RBS came with a portable griddle that hooks into the preinstalled propane port back near the outdoor kitchen.

Last trip, I finally got around to putting it together and hooking it up. I was not impressed with the quality of this unit. It connected and lit up just fine but, the grill is small and light weight. Definitely not cast iron.

I got the extension arm and the metal tray that the griddle sits on from under the bed and installed it to the bumper. The screws were missing so, it was loose.

The worst part is that the tray is warped about 2" corner to corner. The griddle will not come close to sitting flat on the tray. I could fix the tray by welding some stays to it to level it out but, I don't think it is worth it.

I think I will leave the little griddle and warped mounting hardware at home next trip and take my Camp Chef Pro 14 instead. It will fold up and store under the bed and give me many more options for outdoor cooking. Two burners, 30,000 BTU each. Sometimes on fishing trips, I just have to have some Zatarain's coated, fresh fish fillets deep fried in peanut oil. Better done outside.

What is everyone using for an outdoor stove?


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Just for the sake of an answer to your question, and having an 11 YO Jay Flight, our outside stove is a two burner from out old popup camper, that hangs on a side bracket that was there when we bought the trailer, along with the propane quick-connect underneath. Our grill is a West Marine kettle style made by Magma, connected to a separate 20lb cylinder.
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Just for the sake of an answer to your question, and having an 11 YO Jay Flight, our outside stove is a two burner from out old popup camper, that hangs on a side bracket that was there when we bought the trailer, along with the propane quick-connect underneath. Our grill is a West Marine kettle style made by Magma, connected to a separate 20lb cylinder.
I think two burners are the way to go. You are really limited with a small griddle.
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It works for the two of us quite well. I do all the cooking outside as the DW says she's on vacation! We never have used the stove or oven inside yet. Just the microwave occasionally. Our outside stove (from 2007) has long-since been discontinued, but one shows up on ebay from time to time. There are two and three burners still available, you just need to be creative with a box arrangement to attach it to.
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Here's a picture of the stove and table I made to sit next to it.

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/m...lbums1117.html
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Here's a picture of the stove and table I made to sit next to it.

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/m...lbums1117.html
Nice setup!
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We mostly use our 22" Blackstone griddle. Also have a 2 burner camp stove, and a Weber grill. I have never used the onboard propane connection. I have a 11 lbs tank and a manifold so we can connect multiple items to a single tank. Works nice for us.

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Thanks. The table was made from assorted scraps of wood, PCV pipe and a miniblind bracket. The only thing I had to get was the bracket pieces to attach it next to the stove.

The DW calls it junk. I call it future projects yet to be determined!
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Thanks. The table was made from assorted scraps of wood, PCV pipe and a miniblind bracket. The only thing I had to get was the bracket pieces to attach it next to the stove.

The DW calls it junk. I call it future projects yet to be determined!
Is 'junk' the actual term she used?
Just askin'....
Add some kind of detail, like maybe a sticker of a horse, or bird?
She will love it!
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My Jayflight 263RBS came with a portable griddle that hooks into the preinstalled propane port back near the outdoor kitchen.

Last trip, I finally got around to putting it together and hooking it up. I was not impressed with the quality of this unit. It connected and lit up just fine but, the grill is small and light weight. Definitely not cast iron.

I got the extension arm and the metal tray that the griddle sits on from under the bed and installed it to the bumper. The screws were missing so, it was loose.

The worst part is that the tray is warped about 2" corner to corner. The griddle will not come close to sitting flat on the tray. I could fix the tray by welding some stays to it to level it out but, I don't think it is worth it.

I think I will leave the little griddle and warped mounting hardware at home next trip and take my Camp Chef Pro 14 instead. It will fold up and store under the bed and give me many more options for outdoor cooking. Two burners, 30,000 BTU each. Sometimes on fishing trips, I just have to have some Zatarain's coated, fresh fish fillets deep fried in peanut oil. Better done outside.

What is everyone using for an outdoor stove?


Ours came with a 17” Blackstone griddle. The griddle itself is fine but I ended up mounting it to the rear bumper and using a separate propane cylinder due to low propane pressure at the rear of the camper. It just wouldn’t get hot enough. Adding the propane cylinder did help. However I agree with the larger 2 burner unit as long as storing it is possible. The 2 burner griddles get hotter. With my single burner Blackstone cooking bacon takes a while.
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Is 'junk' the actual term she used?
Just askin'....
Add some kind of detail, like maybe a sticker of a horse, or bird?
She will love it!
No, I should've said she called the collection of scrap wood 'junk', not the table after it was done. She likes it so much she puts the coffee maker out on it, so she doesn't have to keep going inside for a refill. That being said, I wish I could've been able to mount a longer one, but that's where the dinette seat brace stops inside.

You can never have too big of a truck, garage, or side table.
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We set up a small folding table next to our Jayco Pinnacle rear passenger electrical outlet and connect it to a Ninja Foodie 5 in 1 grill, air fry, oven, etc. Easy to clean and does not consume propane.
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Our trailer came with a bumper mounted barbecue that connects to the trailer propane with a quick connect. Seemed like a cool idea when we bought the trailer but we quickly realized the barbecue was stunningly cheap quality and the bumper mount put it low enough that it was a massive burn risk for everyone.

The set up we use now is a Coleman two burner propane stove and a table top barbecue hooked up to a 20lb propane tank with a manifold. we place the cooking hardware on a table. I am likely to replace the table top barbecue with a Blackstone griddle this season. we use the range inside just to boil water and make coffee.

So, yeah, leave that Jayco provided griddle thing at home. That seems to be what most people quickly come to do.
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I was not impressed with the quality of this unit. It connected and lit up just fine but, the grill is small and light weight. Definitely not cast iron.

What is everyone using for an outdoor stove?
The Blackstone griddles aren't cast iron either, they are rolled steel.

I use a 17" Blackstone for nearly all of our camp cooking. It works perfectly for us. I can whip up restaurant quality T-bones on the griddle as well as I ever could on our Weber gas grill. We cook most everything on the griddle and have pawned the grill off. I haven't missed it one bit.
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I have a Blackstone 22" with the hinged lid. Ditto what Riich said. Stir fry is super easy and a favorite. For Christmas, I got one of the Ninja Woodfire outdoor grills. It is electric and is a smoker, grill, oven, and an air fryer. Lots of cooking ideas for both on Youtube. I will no longer be taking a charcoal grill along.
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We use a Camp Chef, They set up easy, cook like a commercial gas stove and offer full size heavy duty griddle, grill and cookware that makes it easy to cook for a group of people.
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When we bought our last trailer optional accessories were a grill and/or a camp stove that connected to an external propane connection. They were expensive, bulky, and I was not impressed with the quality of either.

We were already the type of campers that cooked most meals over a campfire anyway. We had an aluminum griddle that was made for campfires, didn't cost a lot, and lasted us for years.
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My 2022 jay feather came with the Jay Port arm and little table that's supposed to hold the cheapie little griddle that came with the camper. I plan on selling off the little griddle; it's too small and from what I can tell will be lousy at heat distribution.

I bought a Weber Traveler this past month. I bought the RV version which doesn't have a regulator and is meant to be hooked to an RV regulated quick connect. I tried it out last week and can confirm, even in cold temperatures, it keeps the heat near 500 with the lid closed. It's super easy to lift and take down. I have an oblong cast iron griddle that sits atop the cooking grates, if I want to do breakfast without the use of pans. There is a griddle insert that replaces 1/2 of the open gill grates, but it's $100. No thanks. My $20 cast iron plate will do/and has done (tested it already) just fine.

Here's the thread with some photos and lots of talk about the Traveler Grill, options for quick connect vs. propane bottle etc etc. It was confusing at first because I thought I'd have to convert the Traveler grill, like many do with the Weber Q grills, removing the regulator, but turns out Weber makes an RV quick connect version only available via Weber. You won't find it on their website. You must call the directly to order it.

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I'm glad they off an RV friendly version of that Weber. It looks to be a great one, and if our West Marine (Magma) grill would ever consider giving up the ghost, I'll replace it with one but it's not looking like it'll be anytime soon.

When I saw the first post here, and checked it out, all the videos I watched were in Australia. At first I thought it might be scarce here in the US. And looking at the manual online wasn't encouraging to retrofit to an onboard QC. So happy it'll work out for everyone.
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My 2022 jay feather came with the Jay Port arm and little table that's supposed to hold the cheapie little griddle that came with the camper. I plan on selling off the little griddle; it's too small and from what I can tell will be lousy at heat distribution.

I bought a Weber Traveler this past month. I bought the RV version which doesn't have a regulator and is meant to be hooked to an RV regulated quick connect. I tried it out last week and can confirm, even in cold temperatures, it keeps the heat near 500 with the lid closed. It's super easy to lift and take down. I have an oblong cast iron griddle that sits atop the cooking grates, if I want to do breakfast without the use of pans. There is a griddle insert that replaces 1/2 of the open gill grates, but it's $100. No thanks. My $20 cast iron plate will do/and has done (tested it already) just fine.

Here's the thread with some photos and lots of talk about the Traveler Grill, options for quick connect vs. propane bottle etc etc. It was confusing at first because I thought I'd have to convert the Traveler grill, like many do with the Weber Q grills, removing the regulator, but turns out Weber makes an RV quick connect version only available via Weber. You won't find it on their website. You must call the directly to order it.

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f...on-105861.html
Glad you found an alternative! The only bad thing about my Camp Chef is that it is pretty heavy and bulky. The good thing is (like others have mentioned above) that it functions as good or better than a residential/commercial gas stove.

No problem with huge pots for fish fries or crawfish boils, etc. It also doubles as an emergency stove when the power goes out at home.

The cheesy griddle that came with the camper is not something I would try to sell. It's that bad.


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