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Old 01-11-2020, 10:19 AM   #1
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Cooking with Big Green Egg

We are going full time and often use a Big Green Egg. Does anyone also use one while traveling and what size and how do you transport it? Is this even doable? We have a 38’ DP.
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Old 01-11-2020, 11:34 AM   #2
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IF...it will fit inside a storge compartment standing upright then why not


We FTd for 7 yrs and used a Weber Smokey Joe Charcoal BBQ
Fill it with brickettes ---use it----place lid on/brickettes went out
At end of week stay would leave lid off and let brickettes burn to ashes.

Dump cold ashes in trash or fire pit
Into side compartment then set up at next destination


No reason not to enjoy it......provided it fits.
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We have a BGE Mini Max; we probably cook 70% of our dinners on it when we travel (about 5 months a year, not full timers).

It sits on a 3/4” piece of plywood in basement bay as shown below. Be cognizant that this one weighs 80#s, and it takes the both of us to move it in /out of the bay, or just around our site. The grill size of the Mini Max is 12”, same as a the basic regular size BGE.

If you have sliders in your basement it may make it easier to put in / out, but not sure if what you loose on vertical clearance.

They also have the BGE Mini, but the grill / grill area is much smaller, but it is also is much lighter.

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Those things are heavy even broken down into sections. After using a Large Egg for years I couldn't imagine dealing with it in the RV so I sold it and went with the Weber WSM with an Auber blower https://www.auberins.com/index.php?m...ex&cPath=14_27

The blower maintains temperature extremely well in the uninsulated metal cooker. It's not necessary but nice.
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We carry and use a small BGE. I built a rack that it sits in and makes it easy to move. The wife and I move it back and forth all the time. We have a dutch star and keep it in the passenger side. Would not be without my egg. The minimax is the same diameter as the small, just a little shorter. Had a large when I had a house, and a mini we took camping. The mini is to small in my opinion, can not get enough wood in it.
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We traveled with the small one for years. Nothing special done when storing it but I did the obvious of keeping hard items away from sides when moving locations. Worked well for the two of us. Our larger full time rig had no issues staying under weight. Enjoy it if you have the room



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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

I can't even imagine trying to take a Big Green Egg with us in an RV!

You might have to pull a utility trailer around to carry that thing!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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We are going full time and often use a Big Green Egg. Does anyone also use one while traveling and what size and how do you transport it? Is this even doable? We have a 38’ DP.
A little heavy for traveling don't you think?

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A little heavy for traveling don't you think?

Yup, they ain’t light at all. I love our large BGE and want to find a way to bring one with us. I looked at a clone to save a few bucks and to see how it traveled, here it is: https://www.wayfair.com/outdoor/pdp/...?piid=27165687
I’d hate dropping the coin for a Mini BGE then drop it while moving it.
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This is why so many of these threads are FULL of misinformation.
NO ONE is suggesting that someone carry around an extra large big green egg.
If you want to actually read the thread we are talking about a small that weighs 80 lbs. I get so sick of stuff like this.
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Oddly enough, I met a guy who was carrying his XL Egg, knocked down of course, in his toad behind his class C. A better man than I, I suppose.
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This is why so many of these threads are FULL of misinformation.
NO ONE is suggesting that someone carry around an extra large big green egg.
If you want to actually read the thread we are talking about a small that weighs 80 lbs. I get so sick of stuff like this.
Sorry I ruined your day. My mistake quoting the weight for the XL BGE. The OP didn't mention the size so I assumed (maybe incorrectly) he was writing about the standard BGE which is 162 lbs. which would still be more than I would want to deal with. JMHO.

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This is why so many of these threads are FULL of misinformation.
NO ONE is suggesting that someone carry around an extra large big green egg.
If you want to actually read the thread we are talking about a small that weighs 80 lbs. I get so sick of stuff like this.
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