Which Replacement stove to buy?

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  1. mpking

    mpking Well-Known Member

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    I have a RVQ external stove, that I'm assuming came with the camper originally. At 18 years old, it's showing its age. The flame disperser is rusted out, and I'm pretty sure the burner tube isn't too far behind it.

    I think in lieu of buying parts and fixing it, I just want to buy a new stove.

    I know I'm in the minority, but I want one that mounts on the side of the camper. Other than the existing unit rusting out on me, it's meeting our needs just fine.

    Googling the crap out of "Low Pressure grills" and "camper grills", I've narrowed it down to this short list:
    The Aussie Brand Grill ($137)
    https://www.etrailer.com/Grills-and-Fire-Pits/Aussie/277-000091.html
    Same grill, but in Stainless ($167)
    https://www.etrailer.com/Grills-and-Fire-Pits/Aussie/277-000092.html
    The Faulkner ($150)
    https://www.etrailer.com/Grills-and-Fire-Pits/Faulkner/FR51322.html
    The Faulkner in Stainless ($162)
    https://www.etrailer.com/Grills-and-Fire-Pits/Faulkner/FR51323.html
    The Olympian 5500 ($261)
    https://www.etrailer.com/p-CAM57305.html

    Prices are shown from Etrailer.com. Amazon prices either beat or reflect these prices.

    They all seem to be 12,000 BTU's (an upgrade from the 10k my current RVQ has).

    The Olympian has a cast iron plate to even out the temps, but does impact the startup time, and I'm not thrilled with how it appears to mount. All the others seem to have a normal number of positive and negative reviews.

    So what I'm looking for, anyone from here used any of these grills? Would you still buy it?
     
  2. Tronicus

    Tronicus New Member

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    I threw ine out and went full on external kitchen. Picked up a camp shelf dual burner stove, professional griddle for one side and a grill box for the other. Takes up a lot of space, but I like cooking on that better then home!
     
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    bheff Well-Known Member

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    Are the grill box and griddle an add on item?
     
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    I did the same...stand alone camp chef 90. 90,000 btu's 3 burners and added the griddle and BBQ box....LOVE my camp chef!
     
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    Another Camp Chef fan here... I have the Pro90 and 2 burner griddle (No grill box... yet). @bheff yes those are sold separately.
     
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    mpking Well-Known Member

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    You guys aren't helping.... [:P]
     
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    Camp Chef DOES sell hoses that (should) plug into your outside lp quick connect... just sayin' [CK]
     
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    They do indeed!
     
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    I have a camp chef weekender. I bought the rv hose and it works great on my quick connect.

    Can't help on options that attach to the side like the original though. My camp kitchen setup is pretty extensive so I went with tables and better stoves/grills.
     
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    I got the Faulkner stainless steel one ($162) came with the camper when we bought it. My opinion.
    Cons:
    Cooks way to hot, even on low it is still over 500 degrees. Top shelf is pretty much worthless when the lid is down. approx: 1 inch clearance. Cooking surface to small for our needs (good for 2-3 people).
    Pros:
    Can be used on side of camper.
    Can be used as stand alone with included 1 pound bottle quick connect regulator, 1 pound bottle last about 6 hours.

    If I was to buy a portable gas grill it would not be this one.
     

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