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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 10:32 am 
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My Coleman Roadtrip XL has been good for me but after 10 or so years its about done. Pricing out the parts easily exceeds the cost of a new grill. Before I pull the trigger on a new outdoor cooking appliance, I'd like to know what has worked best for you over the years. My criteria, in no special order Is:

- I prefer the ease of propane
- I'm accustom to 2 burners
- The Roadtrip allowed for multiple cooking surfaces griddle, grate, pots
- Simple portability and storage. Small footprint is better right.
- Easy to clean up after a lb of bacon splatter
- Cost weighs in there someplace.

Did I miss something. Tell me, what's in your basement?

Once we get the cooking appliance taken care of, I'll be asking for your favorite, go-to, all time best receipe.

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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 12:24 pm 
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5 years ago, my brother gave me the $99 portable grill from Sams club. Has worked great for camping and tailgate events. https://m.samsclub.com/ip/portable-stai ... oor-living
Last year I got the Sizzle Q stainless grill insert for it and that is perfect for making a big farmhand breakfast! Both are simple to clean and stow. Only mod I made was to install a small Weber temp gauge on the hood. For No more than it costs, I am impressed with the cooking quality.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:48 pm 
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Saw this grill at CW. Looks like a smaller footprint than the Coleman Roadtrip I have and maybe 15 pound lighter. Anyone own one? Review?

Vector Gas Tabletop Grill with Smoke Tray

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Weber Q1200. I abandoned my Roadtrip for a Weber Q a couple a years ago.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:10 pm 
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I'm in the same boat. I have almost 15 years on my Coleman Roadtrip (the blue one). Just replaced the grill grates. I'm going to replace the grill with another Roadtrip. Its a no brainer for me... it's been large enough, versatile, and awesome enough for us for 15 years, they still make them, so why not? Nothing I've seen out there compares.

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Well, we always cooked over a campfire. Use one of those clamshell fish cooking grill. Cook steaks, chicken, sausage, some veggies. Works great for us.

At the SE rally in TN we decided to invest in a Q1200. Used it couple times. Wow, heats fast, grills well enough to eat. Now we have a flat grill plate thing. Haven't used it yet. Anxious to try tho. We will be out next week, for 5 nites. Msybe cook something on it. Will be at Cagle Rec Area, in Sam Houston Forest, off Lake Conroe. With first time ever, 3 lil grandkids. Gonna be interesting!

Note: was looking to get 2 of these flat grills, but instructions warn NOT to use 2 on the Q1200. I can see tight fit may snuff flames at burner.

Anyway, if We have campfire going, it's grill over fire. If lazy, no fire, it's the Q1200

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BCM wrote:
I'm in the same boat. I have almost 15 years on my Coleman Roadtrip (the blue one). Just replaced the grill grates. I'm going to replace the grill with another Roadtrip. Its a no brainer for me... it's been large enough, versatile, and awesome enough for us for 15 years, they still make them, so why not? Nothing I've seen out there compares.

Come on man 15 years is long enough, come on over to the dark side and try a Q1200 like myself and Cothamm.
You can experience real heat vs. lukewarm....LOL

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:lol:

Too small. I need two burners. 285 square inches on the Coleman vs 189 on yours, and 20,000 BTU burners on the Coleman vs your 8400. Only thing dark on your side is the sky waiting for the food to get ready. :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:28 pm 
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I had a Roadtrip for about 4 years. It worked pretty well and I really like the size, built in stand and accessories.
At some point the unit stopped getting hot and would not work well in cold to moderately cold weather.
Thinking back and doing some more recent reading I have learned that maybe I had a faulty regulator and that my unit may have been broken/repairable.
The grill worked OK in warm weather but cool mornings or colder evenings it struggled. I eventually got fed up with it and Craigslisted it.
I also found a new Q1200 in a box on Craigslist and made the swap.
I still lost in the deal because I had lots of Roadtrip accessories that I sold as a package deal at a considerable loss.
So now I have a Q1200 that heats very well in all conditions. BCM you are right it's small and requires some sort of stand or table. It also does not have all the accessories or space to cook breakfast on.
But all in all I like it.
In the end I like to use it and it cooks well but it is not as versatile or convenient as the Roadtrip.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:12 am 
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It was probably the regulator. One of mine went bad. Oddly, tapping it before applying gas pressure may or may not have fixed it for that session. I got two replacements off Amazon several years ago. Of course I still have both, one of which is built into my custom supply line from the RV.

The burners are really showing their age... expensive parts, which is why I was looking at new options, but for what I do, nothing really compares to the Roadtrip. And you can't beat the accessories.

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I also got the one from Sam's Club for $99, all stainless steel, the legs fold up for a more compact storage.

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