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Old 05-26-2012, 12:15 PM   #1
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LP from my MH to my grill

I have a quick disconnect built into my mh designed to allow me to run my grill using LP from the coach. I have a Coleman road trip grill with a pressure regulator built into the line. Any ideas on how I can use this grill this way? The hook up on the coach is in the low pressure side of the tank.
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Old 05-26-2012, 12:34 PM   #2
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Check an rv supply store for an extension hose.
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Old 05-26-2012, 01:44 PM   #3
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I have a quick disconnect built into my mh designed to allow me to run my grill using LP from the coach. I have a Coleman road trip grill with a pressure regulator built into the line. Any ideas on how I can use this grill this way? The hook up on the coach is in the low pressure side of the tank.
We too have a Coleman Road Trip LXE, and eventually gave up trying to connect it to the coach. Our coach (2012 Discovery 36J) LP outlet is low pressure, the Coleman requires high pressure pressure because it too has a pressure regulator. The conversion hose/connection would run about $135 according to our local LP folks. We decided we could buy lots of canisters for that price.

There are several related discussions ongoing in IRV2 - here are two of them:

Fleetwood Propane Outlet to Disposable Bottle Hose

attaching a propane grille to the coach tank

After we purchased the Coleman Road Trip LXE, we found that there are two kinds of BBQ grills - high and low pressure. If you have the Coleman Road Trip LXE, it requires high pressure to the BBQ inlet where a screw-on canister is mounted, or low pressure if you remove the pressure regulator that is built into the Coleman.

The safer situation - in my opinion - is to have a low pressure hose connected to the Coleman BBQ (as it seems Fleetwood intended), rather than have high pressure hose with attendant potential safety hazards. And for that, you need a conversion connector that goes from a standard LP hose to the non-standard Coleman LP inlet once the Coleman pressure regulator has been removed.

Others will jump in, and hopefully will have an answer to your (and my) question that helps. And, if someone has a link to a simple conversion/connector for the Coleman Road Trip LXE that works for this situation, I'll buy one too!

Had we known, we would have purchased a different BBQ grill - but my DW loves the Coleman since it's RED, and we had to buy that first before checking on the connections. Frustrating situation.
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I'm in the same situation, my extension is low pressure (down stream form the coach's propane regulator). THe salesman at CW told me this was all but impossible, said he had never heard of a coach with the extension on the low pressure side, good to know I'm not alone.

I looked at having a Y or T installed in line before the coach's regulator but that puts the connection on the road side, unless I run a new line form the Y or T to the curb side where it really needs to be for convenience.

Also tried removing the regulator from a grill and replacing it with QD, never reached temperature. I don't know if flow was wrong or if it was the length of the run to the grill.

Still looking for a grill that will run from my low pressure connection. Would like to find a workable solution for the Coleman series.
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I just removed the regulator from my propane grill.
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I just removed the regulator from my propane grill.
If I may ask, what kind of grill is it, and how did you connect the hose to the grill once the regulator was removed? That's the problem we have with the Coleman Road Trip LXE.
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We have a 'Road Trip' as well. DW and I have talked about hooking into coach tank, but she brought up a point (she's the smart one )....... What happens if we want to take the grill further away from the coach or to the front or back depending on campsite? She wasn't keen on the idea of me and a 50' rubberized LP gas line in the same vicinity. We did buy the connecting hose to hook to a 25 lb cylinder if using it at S&B.
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Would I be correct in assuming you folks with only low pressure grill hoses can't use an Extend-A -Stay for some reason?
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Would I be correct in assuming you folks with only low pressure grill hoses can't use an Extend-A -Stay for some reason?
Yup - there is. The problem is that the propane connection on the Coleman grill looks like this:



When you remove the regulator (pictured above) from the grill, you need a comparable connection to the grill (the brass fitting at the bottom of the picture). Extend-A-Stay doesn't provide that, unfortunately. If anyone knows of a connector that will do that, we'd all love to know!

Could be a business opportunity for someone!
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Very weird. Seems funny Coleman would use a non-standard fitting on a camping grill, so you can't even use 1 lb bottles?
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Yup - there is. The problem is that the propane connection on the Coleman grill looks like this:



When you remove the regulator (pictured above) from the grill, you need a comparable connection to the grill (the brass fitting at the bottom of the picture). Extend-A-Stay doesn't provide that, unfortunately. If anyone knows of a connector that will do that, we'd all love to know!

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That shiny tube, where it screws into the regulator, most likely has standard pipe threads on it. All you need to do is unscrew it from the regulator, then use a quick disconnect that matches ones on either end of the rubber hose you're using.
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Very weird. Seems funny Coleman would use a non-standard fitting on a camping grill, so you can't even use 1 lb bottles?
The 1# bottle screws into the bottom of the regulator (top right in the picture). Confusilating....and that's why we Road Trip owners are a tad frustrated.
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That shiny tube, where it screws into the regulator, most likely has standard pipe threads on it. All you need to do is unscrew it from the regulator, then use a quick disconnect that matches ones on either end of the rubber hose you're using.
Excellent idea - but you have to have an adapter that goes from the shiny tube threads (probably a standard thread) to a standard LP quick disconnect. THAT is the part we'd all like to find.
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I think you can buy a connection that goes on before the regulator on your MH tank. My hose then connects from the tank to the regulator on the grill. I now have the Webber Q . This is the second grill I have used this way.
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