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Old 02-18-2015, 09:54 AM   #11
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Re: Swing Away BBQ

Thanks for the responses. I have attached a link to one trailer hitch BBQ to better express my thought. I guess I am looking for some confirmation from those with experience that this is a viable idea (I am a total newbie). I just do not see it discussed in the various forums. Again, I am thinking about having the propane take built-in which is a fairly big expense.

http://www.stowaway2.com/hitch-grill-station.aspx

This is one option. There may be others that I have not considered. On the Pro side, the odor/grease, etc. is not in the van and I will not have to carry propane bottles in the living area of the van. On the con side, it will not be level to cook on, it may rattle and it will have to be considered when parking.
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Old 02-18-2015, 10:45 AM   #12
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Well, it's not swing-away but if the OP is looking for ideas here's mine.
Hey Joe, could you post a pic of your solution for hanging your grill/stove? I've tinkered with this a bit but put it on hold. I want to gather some more ideas, I scrapped what I had.

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Old 02-18-2015, 12:10 PM   #13
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Thanks for the responses. I have attached a link to one trailer hitch BBQ to better express my thought. I guess I am looking for some confirmation from those with experience that this is a viable idea (I am a total newbie). I just do not see it discussed in the various forums. Again, I am thinking about having the propane take built-in which is a fairly big expense.

http://www.stowaway2.com/hitch-grill-station.aspx

This is one option. There may be others that I have not considered. On the Pro side, the odor/grease, etc. is not in the van and I will not have to carry propane bottles in the living area of the van. On the con side, it will not be level to cook on, it may rattle and it will have to be considered when parking.
Seems like a great choice for tailgating or in a lot of campground situations. Myself I prefer having the grill close to the fire and my camp chairs. YMMV
In bear country I like to keep an eye out for Marauders.
It is kind of a PITA setting up a table for the BBQ.
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Old 02-18-2015, 01:23 PM   #14
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Well, it's not swing-away but if the OP is looking for ideas here's mine.
Hey Joe, could you post a pic of your solution for hanging your grill/stove? I've tinkered with this a bit but put it on hold. I want to gather some more ideas, I scrapped what I had.

Thanks

I can't lay claim to the solution. Jason of Product Research gear had the clamp system fabricated by Four Treks and was offering them for sale at the Expo last year. The grill is a Solaire Everywhere which is stainless steel and has a nice flat lid so it is stackable. I stow it in my rear aluminess box but Jason also sells a net to hold it in place on top of the box as well.

He's got lots of great ideas for overlanding; http://productresearchgear.com/
Lots of cool solutions to mounting stuff here: http://www.fourtreks.com/
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Old 02-18-2015, 04:11 PM   #15
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SpectTater, sounds like you're having the propane system installed by SMB? If that's the case, you just need to make sure they add an extra connection at the tank.

I have a 2005 SMB with a propane tank installed that runs the furnace. But SMB added connection at the tank that I can hook up a 10 ft propane hose to. Then I can run my BBQ, my cooktop, as well as a propane oven. Outside of course, under the awning. I just attach the hose, toss it under The Van, and using splitters, can run all 3 appliances at once.

I think it was called the "extenda stay" option when I bought The Van.

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Holly crap Joe, those are the nicest compression clamps I've ever seen!
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Holly crap Joe, those are the nicest compression clamps I've ever seen!
Ha, yeah that 4treks stuff is nice. Not cheap but as they say you get what you pay for.
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Holly crap Joe, those are the nicest compression clamps I've ever seen!
Ha, yeah that 4treks stuff is nice. Not cheap but as they say you get what you pay for.
Yeah, that's Luke "Rockwalker" Clark's company. A fellow Early Bronco owner, but far more hardcore.


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Old 02-19-2015, 02:51 PM   #19
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Thanks to Joe H, I have totally rethought this. I will likely go with an aluminum carrier (with or w/o swing-away accessory) from Discount Ramp and a Solaire Anywhere BBQ. I am undecided about having the propane tank installed in the van if I do not use it for any thing else.
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