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Old 09-25-2016, 06:39 PM   #1
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Storing Exterior Grill

Hi All,

First time I've had an external grill. Other than the gas line they gave me being 10inches too short it worked fine. Now that its been used, there will always be some missed scent for the critters to sniff.

I'm poking around the internet thinking that a small lockable truck box secured to the rear bumper or on one of those rear bumper trays.

What does everyone do to store/transport the grill?

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Old 09-25-2016, 07:18 PM   #2
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You can get a longer gas hose for your grill off Amazon. I put my grill in a plastic tote and keep it in the front storage compartment or the back of my truck.
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Old 09-25-2016, 07:26 PM   #3
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Well for the first time in 18 years I purchased a Weber propane grill this year. Always used charcoal before but finally got tired of the bags of charcoal. So this is what I do. I use the grill while camping and the last day I remove the cast iron grates and place them in a small plastic tub of water and dawn to soak for a few hours. Then I clean them with SOS pads and also clean the inside of the grill with an SOS pad and wipe it down with a small water soaked rag making sure it's wiped/down to remove the left over residue from the SOS pad. Put the grates back in the grill and turn it back on for a few minutes to dry everything off. After its cooled off I put the grill in a heavy duty gym bag I purchased from Walmart and store it in the front storage of the 5er. Sounds like a lot but really besides the soaking of the grates I probably spend 30 minutes cleaning everything. Oh yea I also clean the drip pan, rinse and put back under grill. Then it's all clean for the next trip.
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Well for the first time in 18 years I purchased a Weber propane grill this year. Always used charcoal before but finally got tired of the bags of charcoal. So this is what I do. I use the grill while camping and the last day I remove the cast iron grates and place them in a small plastic tub of water and dawn to soak for a few hours. Then I clean them with SOS pads and also clean the inside of the grill with an SOS pad and wipe it down with a small water soaked rag making sure it's wiped/down to remove the left over residue from the SOS pad. Put the grates back in the grill and turn it back on for a few minutes to dry everything off. After its cooled off I put the grill in a heavy duty gym bag I purchased from Walmart and store it in the front storage of the 5er. Sounds like a lot but really besides the soaking of the grates I probably spend 30 minutes cleaning everything. Oh yea I also clean the drip pan, rinse and put back under grill. Then it's all clean for the next trip.
Wow, that's a lot of work! After trying propane, bottle fed, and tank fed, also electric, and a couple of charcoals, I've finally settled on the Weber Go Anywhere (rectangular) charcoal grill, with matching table. Our commissary sells these little Kingsford bags with charcoal inside, that you light the whole bag. They're about $2 or $3 each, depending where you buy them. I'll snuff the coals when done, and re-use them one more time. Then dump them when cold. I don't clean anything, until the next time I fire up the grill, and get it hot, then I wire-brush the grill. I use a charcoal chimney from Weber, I don't use starting fluid. At our last outing, I cooked Ribeyes for four, and they were terrific! BTW, the dusty grill rides in the back of the pickup!
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Old 09-26-2016, 06:18 AM   #5
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We have a retrofitted Weber for the back grill mount. Last use of a trip i let it get nice and hot, let it cool and use the grill brush to scrub it out. Clean\rinse the drip tray and put it back.
No smell, no issues from the front storage bin.
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It took us one trip using the grill that came with the trailer, and we quickly ditched it in favor of a Coleman road trip, and opted for the bag on wheels. We have a rear bath, so we thought we'd offset some of the added tongue weight by putting it in the shower. The thing fits like a glove like it was made to go there.
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Wow, that's a lot of work! After trying propane, bottle fed, and tank fed, also electric, and a couple of charcoals, I've finally settled on the Weber Go Anywhere (rectangular) charcoal grill, with matching table. Our commissary sells these little Kingsford bags with charcoal inside, that you light the whole bag. They're about $2 or $3 each, depending where you buy them. I'll snuff the coals when done, and re-use them one more time. Then dump them when cold. I don't clean anything, until the next time I fire up the grill, and get it hot, then I wire-brush the grill. I use a charcoal chimney from Weber, I don't use starting fluid. At our last outing, I cooked Ribeyes for four, and they were terrific! BTW, the dusty grill rides in the back of the pickup!
Not really that much work. More soaking than anything and I could leave it until next trip I fire it up and scrape everything down but I'm just like that.
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I store mine in an oversize canvas gym bag after heating and scraping the grill, then spraying with canola oil.
With the grill that cam with the camper I was able to store it on top of the stove in the outdoor kitchen. My Weber Q doesn't fit there, so I store it in the front pass through storage.
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I have used a Rubbermaid toter for my Holland Companion Grill for years. Put it inside the trailer while travelling then underneath when camping and not in use. Never had an issue with critters. Grill gets one good cleaning a year, otherwise it just gets burned off and the drip tray cleaned.
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I have used a Rubbermaid toter for my Holland Companion Grill for years. Put it inside the trailer while travelling then underneath when camping and not in use. Never had an issue with critters. Grill gets one good cleaning a year, otherwise it just gets burned off and the drip tray cleaned.
I think this is where I'm heading, in our ST270BH the outdoor kitchen is nice, just the long shelf above would be more bester with 1 more inch. I could fit my dutch oven table there.
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