Don’t be a scaredy-camper when it comes to hooking up your grill to your RV propane connection. With these tips, you’ll be grilling up a feast and impressing all the woodland critters with your juicy steaks.
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Making the Connection from Your Gas Grill to Your RV Propane Tank
Your RV may already be equipped with an easy way to connect your gas grill to your RV propane tank. You can check your owner’s manual to see if you have a quick-disconnect that you can tap into. If you don’t, you can also tee into the propane system but you’ll need a T-fitting.
Pay Attention to the Regulators
Every RV owner knows the importance of checking the regulators on their propane tanks. What you might not think about right away is the regulator on the grill side of things. If you have two regulators trying to regulate the same thing, you’re not going to get much bang for your buck.
Well, you don’t want any bang, but you do want to be able to grill your meat of choice. And if you have two regulators working against your propane, it’s not going to get the proper flow.
If you notice that your propane grill doesn’t light, it could be for this very reason. Even if it does light, it might not have enough gas to properly cook the meat and none of us want a surprise like that when we bite into our delicious dinner.
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If your grill has a regulator, you can either bypass your RV’s regulator using a t-fitting that we talked about earlier to use it with high-pressure propane or you could choose to take the regulator off the grill and use the low-pressure propane from your RV’s hookup.
For those of you with grills that don’t have regulators, you can easily hook it directly to the quick-disconnect if you have it or install the t-fitting between your RV supply hose and your RV’s regulator.
The Benefits of Connecting Your Propane Grill to Your RV’s Propane
If you’re like me and you’ve been RVing for quite a while, you may have run into a situation where the propane in those little green tanks ran out. If you’re lucky, you’ve got some backups, but I have to tell you that wasn’t the case every time this happened to me.
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We didn’t know how to go about running a propane grill from your RV propane connection so we had to run to the nearest store that sold those little green bottles. Annoying to say the least.
The biggest benefit of this setup is being less likely to have to lag behind on a delicious RV meal. Some of the best RV camping spots are quite a long way from the propane you want so you could have some less-than-happy campers by the time you get back to fix the grub.
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Another benefit is that you don’t have to worry about remembering the little propane bottles. You’ve already got the propane on your RV and your grill is good to go with plenty of fuel.
And lastly, you don’t have to buy firewood, get a fire started, or wonder where your campfire cooking kit got packed away. Just set up and fire up the grill. Easy peasy.
Before you go, here’s how to stop your propane tanks from leaking.