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Old 03-24-2014, 05:07 PM   #1
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Did I miss something ?

On our last 5er we had an outside propane quick connect...

Did I forget to look for that when deciding on the 35gk so we could connect our bbq pit?
(Not that it was important to the wife the pantries trumped everything else !)

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Old 03-24-2014, 05:13 PM   #2
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You didn't miss it, there just isn't one. Have thought about adding one so I don't have to carry a spare tank for the BBQ, but not high on the list right now.
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Old 03-24-2014, 05:27 PM   #3
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The factory rep at the show we just went to and bought our 38RL told us that he was "pretty sure"outside gas outlets would be on the 2015's. I'll let you know in May if someone doesn't do so sooner! Doesn't help those who already have theirs but for what it's worth...
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Old 03-24-2014, 05:35 PM   #4
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Added T to my door side bottle with a hose, works great.
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Old 03-24-2014, 05:48 PM   #5
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Had a propane line made up and a tee added at the regulator so I could run off whatever tank I was on. Ran the hose over to the door side of the camper with a shut off and quick disconnect. Works great, no extra tank, and don't have to worry about running out of propane.
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Old 03-24-2014, 10:03 PM   #6
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Hmmm, I never thought I would use one because I would trip over the hose. I carry a 11lb pancake and just keep it under or near the grill, wherever that ends up.

I can tell you what, with double awnings, you can sure smoke out the inside of the Redwood in a hurry if its placed wrong - I know from experience, and yes the smoke detector works
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Old 03-24-2014, 10:27 PM   #7
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Added a 18'(12 & 6') hose & can put BBQ out from under awnings & haven't tripped yet. Installed a hook in propane compartment & unroll as much as needed.
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Old 03-25-2014, 01:10 AM   #8
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Ah, I like the idea of being able to store it in the LP compartment.
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Old 03-25-2014, 02:24 AM   #9
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Not for nothing but, real BBQ is done on a smoker
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Old 03-25-2014, 04:15 AM   #10
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Ah, the question is not "to smoke or not to smoke", I ask myself only "what to smoke today" or if I plan ahead, "what will I be smoking tomorrow".

Ok seriously I love my Traeger wood pellet grill at home. I use it as much as 5x/week during the summer. One of my first purchases will be an outside bbq/smoker and the Traeger PTG is a serious option. It only requires a 400W inverter to run so power with or without shore power won't be an issue.

Another option which I ran into at the Tampa show is the Davy Crockett from Green Mountain Grill. It has a better temp control, slightly better design (although has a bigger footprint in storage) and runs off either 110V or 12V (directly, no inverter).

Both require wood pellets, so that could be a problem, but having something like this is a must.

Any real world experience with a unit like this on the road? These aren't Green Egg style bbqs, they have an electronic ignition of wood pellets. Would like to hear what people are using.

I do know one of the best ways to meet your neighbor is to fire the smoker, drop in rack (or 2) of ribs, crack a beer and wait......
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Old 03-25-2014, 02:25 PM   #11
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I use the Davey Crockett GMG and love it. The legs remove very easily and i transport it on a cargo carrier on the back of the RV
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Ichabod,

That's great exactly what we are thinking of doing.

Another question though, what do you do about bears? Have you been into bear country with it?

We are planning on heading west and also up into Alaska. We will need to be really careful about leaving a smoker around the campsite.

Any thoughts on that?
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Oh WOW i hadn't thought of that and we are leaving for Fairbanks next week.

Could one spray the grill with something to mask the smell? I wonder if there is an agency that works with bears one could ask ?
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So far I've read through info on the American Bear Association website, but it is generally silent on the issue of bbq's. It also seems to be more geared towards permanent homes not RV/camping info.

I'm curious what the rangers @ any national parks you stay at will advise. I guess you could drop it into one of the bear proof storage lockers, but I'm not sure if it will fit.

One other question is where do you plan on getting the wood from? The closest dealer I see to Fairbanks is in Anchorage. Do they ship? Can I use the Traeger pellets? How many bags of pellets (if any) are you planning on setting out with?

Yes I LOVE my smoker, and I also LOVE to be prepared .

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I just emailed the Alaskan Department of Public Safety

Ill post their answer. I'm going to start a new thread so we can get some other advice. Look for the post there
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Good thinking....
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Old 03-26-2014, 12:24 AM   #17
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In BC they recommend storing the BBQ in the truck or RV. If leaving outside it must be cleaned of all food residue after use, and covered.
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