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Old 01-21-2012, 10:34 PM   #1
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What BBQ to Buy??

Well I've about emptied my bank account on getting the 5th stocked up on the needed equipment.

I think the only thing left is a bbq. I've been looking at the Coleman gas bbq but it got alot of bad reviews. I was thinking about getting the Assie charcoal bbq. Home Depot has them for $40

What do you guys think. Gas or charcoal. I cook at home on an XLG Egg so I'm used to charcoal.

Storage is my biggest problem. What ever I get it has to go inside the trailer while travelling.

Any thoughts???? Please post them up.

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Old 01-21-2012, 10:44 PM   #2
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I use the Weber Q-120 and really like it. It’s small and relatively light, but it can sure cook!
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Old 01-21-2012, 11:03 PM   #3
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Congrats on your 'new-to-you' 5th wheel & welcome to the forum -

No suggestions on the grill (sorry), but I will offer a thought:

If you plan to travel east, keep in mind that several western states have had periodic,
but strictly enforced, *fire bans* for the past couple of years... no charcoal grills -
gas grills only & they must have a 'lid'. Don't know if that's relevant to your decision.

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Old 01-22-2012, 07:58 AM   #4
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Well I've about emptied my bank account on getting the 5th stocked up on the needed equipment.

I think the only thing left is a bbq. I've been looking at the Coleman gas bbq but it got alot of bad reviews. I was thinking about getting the Assie charcoal bbq. Home Depot has them for $40

What do you guys think. Gas or charcoal. I cook at home on an XLG Egg so I'm used to charcoal.

Storage is my biggest problem. What ever I get it has to go inside the trailer while travelling.

Any thoughts???? Please post them up.

Thanks Jerry
Welcome. In my opinion stay away from the Coleman grill. I have one and hate it. It is very hard to clean and almost impossible to keep lit in the slightest breeze. I won't even sell it because I would feel guilty that I stuck the buyer with it. I use a Weber at home and I should not have tried to save a few pennies and went with the BabyQ in the first place. They also make a very good storage bag for the Weber. JM2, Hank
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Old 01-22-2012, 08:24 AM   #5
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Well I've about emptied my bank account on getting the 5th stocked up on the needed equipment.

I think the only thing left is a bbq. I've been looking at the Coleman gas bbq but it got alot of bad reviews. I was thinking about getting the Assie charcoal bbq. Home Depot has them for $40

What do you guys think. Gas or charcoal. I cook at home on an XLG Egg so I'm used to charcoal.

Storage is my biggest problem. What ever I get it has to go inside the trailer while travelling.

Any thoughts???? Please post them up.

Thanks Jerry
We have the coleman, really love it! We did spring for the griddle plate, use that for breakfast mainly. Also, since you went with the Boliy, will throw-in a couple of other pics, just the way we do it. The rack pic is from the web.
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Old 01-22-2012, 08:53 AM   #6
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I really like the Camp Chef that I have. Used it for years and handles anything from pancakes on the griddle plate to deep frying a turkey. Won't do a rotisserie though - only drawback. Walmart sells them for a $225 thru the website only. Picture on my page if you want to see.
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Old 01-22-2012, 09:04 AM   #7
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I would opt for a propane Weber. There are 2 or 3 smaller, portable models that are fairly easy to store, are very well built, and do an excellent job of BBQing. Check out the Weber website for a full description of each. If you really prefer charcoal, I think Weber also has 1 or 2 portable ones as well but they may take up a bit more space with also having to pack and store the charcoal briquettes. I don't think you will be disappointed if you buy one!
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Old 01-22-2012, 09:16 AM   #8
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I used the Weber Q-120 also a great little cooker. The reason we purchased this one was the great reviews on it and the ability to use the on board propane from the camper. Our camper came equipped with a quick connect to allow the use of propane from the camper. Therefore I do not need to buy and carry additional propane bottles. The additional propane hose does not need a regulator and are fairly inexpensive to buy.
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Old 01-22-2012, 09:17 AM   #9
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I would opt for a propane Weber. There are 2 or 3 smaller, portable models that are fairly easy to store, are very well built, and do an excellent job of BBQing. Check out the Weber website for a full description of each. I don't think you will be disappointed if you buy one!
Must admit, never went to the Weber website before.... Just did... that Weber Q320 is one cool looking grill! Kind of pricey... however has the most unique burner configuration I've ever seen.
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Old 01-22-2012, 10:15 AM   #10
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I too have heard the negative reviews on the Coleman.
In an ideal world, charcoal is hottest and is the best but, of course, the downside is the mess -- you have to set up, get the fire going before you cook and clean up the mess afterwards so, gas is probably the best compromise.

The Weber Q definitely seems to be the best of the lot, great reviews and looking at it it seems to be the best built, with a cast iron grate.. I am not too sure about those fancy stainless steel ones with the fancy price to match, they may be all show and no performance.

I have a sleazy little throw away tin can,but when I buy it will probably be the Weber.

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