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Old 08-16-2016, 10:34 PM   #1
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Big Green Egg?

Does anyone travel with a Big Green Egg? I have a large BGE at home, and would like to get a Medium in a mobile cart/table for the TH. I am worried about bumps and vibrations cracking the egg. Just curious if anyone else is doing this and if you are do you have any tips or tricks?


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Does anyone travel with a Big Green Egg? I have a large BGE at home, and would like to get a Medium in a mobile cart/table for the TH. I am worried about bumps and vibrations cracking the egg. Just curious if anyone else is doing this and if you are do you have any tips or tricks?


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Mike,
I love my XLBGE but no way would I bring a med in the rv. To heavy, and the possibilities of breaking are huge. The mini is a possibility but its so small not worth it to me.

I just bought a Weber 18" Smokey Joe. Charcoal over gas any day. If you do it good luck.

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Old 08-17-2016, 05:19 AM   #3
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I bought a char- griller akorn kamando grill,looks and operates just like the bge ,it's made of insulated steel,weighs a lot less,bought mine at lowes for 300 dollars,I love this thing,check them out
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Old 08-17-2016, 09:12 AM   #4
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Does anyone travel with a Big Green Egg? I have a large BGE at home, and would like to get a Medium in a mobile cart/table for the TH. I am worried about bumps and vibrations cracking the egg. Just curious if anyone else is doing this and if you are do you have any tips or tricks?


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Mike....we carry a small ceramic grill in our TH. It is a different model...same principle. I believe it is Vision Mini Grill.....not sure. I keep it in the original packaging...weighs 40 lbs. I only use lump coal for grilling. Bought at camping world.....plenty or room to grill two 2" thick filet mignons No issues driving it over the "tank traps", AKA potholes, in NJ, NY, PA, VA, MD, or WV.
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Mike....we carry a small ceramic grill in our TH. It is a different model...same principle. I believe it is Vision Mini Grill.....not sure. I keep it in the original packaging...weighs 40 lbs. I only use lump coal for grilling. Bought at camping world.....plenty or room to grill two 2" thick filet mignons No issues driving it over the "tank traps", AKA potholes, in NJ, NY, PA, VA, MD, or WV.
Mike...DW just informed me our "egg" is the Vision Classic P series and weighs 45 lbs
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Mike...DW just informed me our "egg" is the Vision Classic P series and weighs 45 lbs
I have actually been leaning to the Akorn, very similar to the BGE, but double steel walls. I like the Vision a lot as well, but I think it would be too small for the four of us plus other additional family and friends.
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I use mine all the time,holds low temps for hours once adjusted properly or can ramp it up to 700 degrees for steaks and pizzas
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Been using ceramic cookers for years and been trying to figure out same thing as the op...how to transport one easily in the toy hauler? Medium would be absolutely the smallest size that would work for us. Have a weber 18" smoky joe and it is not a good grill at all. Not enough depth to it and poor airflow. An acorn might be a viable option as already mentioned
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We full time and travel with the mini max that came out about a year ago. Put it in the bay on its own legs just being careful about what is next to it. So far no problems and we have hit some pretty bad roads. Love it and hope to get many years out of it.
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We have a Mini Max BGE as well; it was one of the things my wife "had to have" when we decided to go RVIng and got our MH last year. While not full timers, we spend a lot of time on the road, and use it for almost every dinner (we eat in 95% of the time). Last night a pork roast, night before tri tip. Homemade pizzas are always a treat.

It does weigh 80#s, so it takes 2 of us to move it around. I put a piece of 3/4" plywood on the bay floor to support the weight of the egg as it rests on 4 small feet that distribute the weight on a very small area. The lump wood goes into a Rubbermaid bin.

I'll try to remember a picture when we pack it up today.....

It was a great investment!
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I have actually been leaning to the Akorn, very similar to the BGE, but double steel walls. I like the Vision a lot as well, but I think it would be too small for the four of us plus other additional family and friends.
Cane is correct. The Vision we use is only good for two people. Usually, that is all we are cooking for. When we have family/friends over I pull out the two notebook grills.
When we have pizza/stromboli I pull a propane tank and fire up the pizza craft pizza oven
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Does anyone travel with a Big Green Egg? I have a large BGE at home, and would like to get a Medium in a mobile cart/table for the TH. I am worried about bumps and vibrations cracking the egg. Just curious if anyone else is doing this and if you are do you have any tips or tricks?





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Mike,
We travel with the med BGE. I set it inside a large plastic tub and have never had any problems with it.
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Per my post above, here is our Mini Max BGE stashed in a basement bay. As noted, it is on a 3/4" piece of plywood to keep the legs from denting the aluminum bay floor, and it also makes it easier to keep the bay clean. The BGE hardwood charcoal is in the blue bin on the right.

From what I can tell, it has never moved while driving.

Also note that the Mini Max is the same diameter as the "regular" small BGE, with a grill diameter of about 12", it's just shorter.

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Have a large BGE at home but too heavy to camp with. Bought a Kamado Joe Jr. and love it for camping. I set it on a piece of carpet inside the FW door. No problems with travel. A bit heavy but manageable. Use the KJ at home for extra room when my BGE gets filled up.
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