Best Portable Grill for RV in 2019 : [ My Reviews with Comparisons ]

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IMAGEPRODUCT
 Weber 50060001 Q1000 Liquid Propane Grill1. Weber 50060001 Q1000 Liquid Propane Grill
  • Pre-assembled.
  • Push button ignition.
  • Porcelain-enameled.
  • Removable catch pan.
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 Cuisinart CGG-180T Petit Gourmet Portable Tabletop Gas Grill2. Cuisinart CGG-180T Petit Gourmet
  • Collapsible legs.
  • Pre-assembled.
  • Porcelain-enameled.
  • Removable catch pan.
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 Coleman RoadTrip LXE Portable Propane Grill3. Coleman RoadTrip LXE Portable Propane Grill
  • Pre-assembled.
  • Push button ignition.
  • Porcelain-enameled.
  • Removable catch pan.
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 Char-Griller 3001 Grillin' Pro Gas Grill4. Char-Griller 3001 Grillin' Pro Gas Grill
  • Electronic ignition.
  • Powder-coated finish.
  • Electronic igniter probe for each burner.
  • Comes with independent burners.
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 Cook-Air EP-3620BK Wood Fired Portable Grill5. Cook-Air EP-3620BK Wood Fired Portable Grill
  • Comes in three colors.
  • Includes a 12-volt car adapter.
  • Battery-operated.
  • Has a high BTU.
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OUR TOP 5 PICKS

#1 Weber 50060001 Q1000 Liquid Propane Grill

 Weber 50060001 Q1000 Liquid Propane Grill

Specifications

Type

Propane

Dimensions

27 by 14.5 by 16.5 inches

Burners

Stainless Steel

Grates

Cast Iron

Cooking Area Size

189 square inches

Warranty

5 years

Features

  • Pre-assembled.
  • Porcelain-enameled.
  • Infinite control burner valve.
  • Push button ignition.
  • Removable catch pan.
  • Compatible with Weber portable cart.

Weber presents the first of the five portable grills for RVs, and with a very reputable name in the grilling industry, we hope that this model does not disappoint.

The grill lights up with just a press of a button, and what ignites is one long steel burner. It produces 8500 BTU per hour, making it ideal for grilling meats and other foods thoroughly.

The catch pan is removable so you can clean it after each use. For those who aren’t aware, this pan is meant to catch grease and residue that could stain and burn the surface that the grill sits on.

With its stable legs, this grill can rest comfortably on a table, a bench, or on a special compartment outside the RV. A separate Weber cart can be bought so you can operate it safely wherever you want to grill. No modifications are necessary when setting up the grill.

This grill is lightweight, simple to carry and can be covered by a lift-up dome. They really try to make this as simple and easy to use as possible for RV owners.

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The warranty on this grill lasts for five years. Individual part warranties are also in effect, and their warranty durations vary from two to five years. Refer to the grill’s manual for more details.

It is a highly durable grill with porcelain enamel and a glass-reinforced nylon frame so that parts do not deteriorate from heat or fire. This is a grill that is designed to last a handful of years.

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#2 Cuisinart CGG-180T Petit Gourmet

 Cuisinart CGG-180T Petit Gourmet Portable Tabletop Gas Grill

Specifications

Type

Gas

Dimensions

16.5 by 13 by 16 inches.

Burners

Stainless Steel

Grates

Porcelain

Cooking Area Size

145 square inches

Warranty

3 Years

Features

  • Collapsible legs.
  • Porcelain-enameled.
  • Pre-assembled.
  • Removable catch pan.

Cuisinart is much more known for their kitchen appliances, but they too make household and portable grills. The Petit Gourmet grill is one that is easily affordable and looks more rugged than any of the others.

This grill heats with 5,500 BTU per hour. It isn’t the best at grilling, but you can still grill a ton of burgers and other meats thoroughly.

This grill is available in three colors: Red, black and silver. It’s good to know that there are options so that you aren’t stuck with just a jet black or cherry red model.

This grill comes with a set of short, stubby legs to make it stand up on a table or surface. These legs are folded out from underneath itself.

At just under 14 pounds, this is the lightest grill in this review, and it can be carried around like a small briefcase.

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This grill for RVs is backed by a solid three-year warranty, so you have enough time to try it and see if it suits your needs.

This is an affordable grill to buy, so if you are on a tight spending budget and need a grill to cook food on, you can heavily consider this model.

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#3 Coleman RoadTrip LXE Portable Propane Grill

 Coleman RoadTrip LXE Portable Propane Grill

Specifications

Type

Propane

Dimensions

33 by 13.5 by 19 inches

Burners

Yes

Grates

Cast Iron

Cooking Area Size

285 square inches

Warranty

Unknown

Features

  • Pre-assembled.
  • Porcelain-enameled.
  • Dual independent burners.
  • Push button ignition.
  • Removable catch pan.
  • Folds up like a luggage bag.

Coleman is a name that is synonymous with the great outdoors. Whether you are camping, fishing, or eating, there is not a product that they cannot make, which includes portable grills for the RV.

Start the grill with the push of a button. It produces 20,000 BTU of grilling power for around one hour of grilling, which can be extremely impactful.

As expected, this grill has its own removable tray, which can be a real life-saver. Collect the grease, let it cool, remove it, clean it and put it back.

This grill has two independent burners, so if you want to grill two different kinds of food that require two different levels of heat, you can easily do that here.

You can purchase this grill in one of seven colors: Red, blue, black, green, purple, orange and maroon.

There is a warranty, according to the grill’s manual, but we are not sure how long it lasts. You may need to contact Coleman’s customer service about this, which is indeed a turn-off for many customers.

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  • PROS/CONS OVERVIEW

Portability is the main appeal of this grill for RVs. It collapses like a luggage bag, and when you need it, it folds out and turns into a grill with its own stand. There is no table or surface required.

The space you can grill with is very large, even larger than Weber’s grill. You can use this to grill a lot of chicken, burgers, hot dogs and anything else at once.

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#4 Char-Griller 3001 Grillin' Pro Gas Grill

 Char-Griller 3001 Grillin' Pro Gas Grill

Specifications

Type

Gas

Dimensions

48 by 48 by 28 inches

Burners

Stainless Steel

Grates

Cast Iron

Cooking Area Size

438 square inches

Warranty

5 years

Features

  • Electronic ignition.
  • Electronic igniter probe for each burner.
  • Has a large space for grilling.
  • Powder-coated finish.
  • Has its own stand with wheels.
  • Comes with independent burners.

Char-Griller cooks us up this next portable grill for RVs. It’s got the size and quality of a home grill without that premium price that you typically expect.

This grill has a total of three stainless steel burners for grilling different types of food at varying levels of heat. If you want to grill chicken, patties and dogs at different temperatures, and at the same time, it is completely possible with this grill.

This is a grill with a powder-coated finish, making it more resistant to rust. The heavy steel construction makes it so that it is high-grade and is built to last a number of years.

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The cooking area is much more than the typical portable grill and is more what you would expect from a conventional model. You can use it to cook food for two or more families at a time.

This grill heats with 40,800 BTU per hour, which is a lot of heat for a grill that is considered a portable RV grill.

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#5 Cook-Air EP-3620BK Wood Fired Portable Grill

 Cook-Air EP-3620BK Wood Fired Portable Grill

Specifications

Type

Wood Fired

Dimensions

17 by 15 by 15 inches

Burners

None

Grates

Stainless Steel

Cooking Area Size

14 inches in diameter

Warranty

Unknown

Features

  • Comes in three colors.
  • Includes a 12-volt car adapter.
  • Has a high BTU.
  • Battery-operated.
  • Compatible with frying pans.
  • Lightweight.

Lastly, Cook-Air offers us a cylindrical 360-degree portable grill that resembles a miniature fire pit. This grill comes in red, black and gray.

This grill operated like a traditional fire pit with a fire that burns underneath the grate, A wad of paper and firewood will help you get a hot flame going. If possible, you can cook foods with a frying pan and make an omelet or pancakes with this grill.

This grill runs on a total of eight D batteries or your car’s power, so you certainly have options other than using gas or propane.

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This grill can reach 65,000 BTUs, and that is thanks to its dependency on firewood rather than gas or propane. It can grill foods in five minutes or less, which sounds very exciting.

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BUYER'S GUIDE

  1. How often will you use the barbecue over the course of a year?

You can grill as often as you would like, but truth be told, you shouldn’t. Portable grills do not have the same quality as your typical home grill, so their parts do not last long before they get burnt out by each and every use. To ensure the longest life of your portable grill, we suggest that you use the grill only when necessary. For instance, if you stay at a park that offers a grill, use that grill and spare your own.

  1. Will it need to fit in the storage compartment of your RV?

There are some portable grills that will fit inside your storage compartment, and others that take their own portability measures. Some grills that collapse and fold into a carriable form so that they can be stored anywhere you prefer. If you do not have a storage compartment to spare, or you prefer your grill to be stored in another location inside your RV, consider a foldable, transportable grill to purchase.

  1. How Much Surface Cooking Area Do I Need?

A decent starting point for traditional home grills is 450 square inches. However, with portable grills for RVs being much smaller in size, it will ultimately come down to how many people you will generally grill for.

Go by 100 sq. inches of cooking surface area per person. You should get a good idea of how much room you need in order to cook foods for all the people or family members that live with you in your RV.

  1. Do you need a unit that’s transportable for camping or tailgating?

You are not required to have a portable grill for RVs that is transportable, but if you want to grill from virtually anywhere, one that is transportable is highly encouraged. If your RV doesn’t have a surface in which to place your grill, you would have to find one from where you are settled, such as a picnic bench, table, or another flat surface that is accessible to grill users. We recommend a surface that is completely flat, so if you happen to come across a plastered stone ledge, for example, it might not be suitable if the grill can rock back and forth from not having all legs planted on the surface.

If your RV does not have a compatible grilling surface, and you cannot find a place to set up and use the grill, you will need to provide your own surface, such as a folding table. Store this surface inside the RV in the meantime, and when you would like to grill, pull it out of the RV for use.

It is important to know that some of the grills for RVs in this review come with portable carts that move when you push or pull them, making relocation of your grill easy and effortless, especially when it is already in operation.

CONCLUSION

The best portable grill for RVs is none other than the Weber 50060001 Q1000 Liquid Propane Grill.

We trust that the quality associated with Weber carries over to the more niche RV grill market, and that is exactly what they have done here. By no means is this a grill that is on par with their traditional home grills, but it is one that works as intended and is crafted beautifully, as well as one that is simple for any RV owner to use.

Think of it as a less powerful and portable version of their premium Weber grill. Even if you may not own an RV or have any experience using grills, this is a grill that Weber recommends as a “baby’s first grill” so owners can warm up to becoming a barbecue expert at some point.

One thing to keep in mind, though, is that you need to know what you are doing so that its inner parts don’t get worn out over time. Replacement and spare parts are not cheap by any means. But as long as you handle this grill with great care, it will be one that works to serve you for a very long time.

The Coleman RoadTrip LXE was easily our runner up, but the fact that it was cheaply made held it back from being a truly great product.

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