Great Grills and BBQs For Small Trailers

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May 15, 2014

78054277Up north all winter we’ve been gazing longingly at our RVs in the driveway, impatient for signs of spring, itching to hit the road. Spring camping has finally sprung in the Pacific Northwest, but that still means huddling inside our tiny, 16-foot Airstream out of the wretched weather, smelling wet dogs drying by the floor heater, and preparing meager, unobtrusive meals in the tiny galley.

Roll east of the Cascades though, where skies are clear, and the great outdoors becomes the dining room. The perfect place to grill and BBQ while RVing!

Owners of small RVs know: foldable grills and BBQs are your friend. Storage within a tiny trailer remains on a miniature scale, so we ‘stream with a “notebook” grill, available from several manufacturers. It’s lightweight, measures 18” x 21” (and less than 2 inches flat when folded), and quickly pops into position ready to receive whatever fire source you choose to dump inside. (Make it easy on yourself, get the instant light briquettes). If you’re not hosting a family reunion there’s plenty of space for mixed grill or burgers.

For those in larger RVs, the Coleman Road Trip Classic Grill has a larger footprint—a roomy cooking surface of nearly two square feet—but weighs only 41 pounds. The legs fold for storage and easy transportation, and runs on propane to be used as a grill, griddle, or stove. Other options like the Roadtrip Tabletop Charcoal Grill abound.

Mmm, I can smell that campout aroma already. I’m stuck in a porkchop and corn rut, though. What are your favorite recipes to make on grills and BBQs? Head over to the Good Sam Facebook page and start sharing your grill and BBQ recipes with your fellow RVers.

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