Okay, so I know it’s not always good to go out and buy a lot of stuff for your RV until you actually own it and discover how you like to use it. Just not sure I agree to wait for some purchases, especially if you can use them immediately. Fortunately I also have time to do the research and wait for items to go on sale.
I kept some notes on a separate page to refer back to. Here’s the page if you are interested. Otherwise following is a quick summary.
Went with the Weber Q 1200. Karen and I saw them go on sale at Walmart last year around September at a huge discount. So we watched for a sale this year and picked one up for about 30% off. Living in our sticks and bricks does come with a side benefit of having time to wait and shopping local stores for deals.
I already had an extension for a propane line and an extra propane tank, although the grill can run off the small disposable bottles.
I like the fact this grill has a thermostat, built-in shelves on the sides and electronic ignition. So far we cooked steak, bratwurst and thick pork chops. Came out perfect with the food tasting better than I could have expected.
A runner up during the search was the Blackstone 17″ griddle. In the end I figured it would be hard to cook a whole chicken on it and we can add griddle plates to the Webber or just cook griddle type food on the stove in in the kitchen. Although watching my sister Mary cook breakfast in a frying pan on a conventional gas outdoor grill is a sight to behold.
The table is an all aluminum Coleman. Caught that on sale as well as I had time to wait. It rolls up into a small bag. I found out about them after I posted on the forums for advise. We may also be looking out for a 5′ folding table as our 4′ table is trashed. When we are setup in a campground for a couple days we like having a longer table under the awning without dragging a big wood picnic table under it.
Once we get our fifth wheel, and I’m still working fulltime, we plan to equip it before we hit the road fulltime. Maybe in a couple years I’ll look back and see how that worked out.