NFR: Weber Baby Q or Coleman Road Trip?

Discussion in 'Camping, Hiking, Cooking' started by Josh, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. Jeremy Floyd

    Jeremy Floyd fly fishing my way through life

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    That Coleman two burner (The one Decker linked) that uses the small canisters is what I use on the rivers for lunches.
     
  2. Robert Engleheart

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    I have the single burner version of the Coleman mentioned above by Jeremy. Good unit for about $60 at WalMart. Nice porcelain-coated cast iron grill surface. I cook with pots or a griddle on the grill, or use it as intended as a grille. The temperature control actually works, unlike some that are either full on or off, with little variance in the middle. I use it with an adapter to a 5'er, as it's in my RV. Keeps the bacon grease outdoors.
    Good unit for the $.
     
  3. Hillbilly Redneck

    Hillbilly Redneck wishin i was fishin

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  4. Buck

    Buck "Ride'n Dirty."

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    Josh I am putting a vote in for the baby Q. Weber is usually a bit more expensive but always worth it. Their R and D is for the long haul. Plus the Baby Q has the ability to get very hot which is great for Steaks.
    Good Luck.
    B.
     
  5. Itchy Dog

    Itchy Dog Some call me Kirk Werner

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    I have the Weber Go Anywhere gas grill. Had it for several years now and it's held up well.
    Very basic, but does the trick, and it costs around $50. Small, compact, good quality. Might not be quite what you're looking for, but just tossing it out there.
     
  6. Jason Decker

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    it works good so far. burgers, dogs, chicken....it's a grill.
    it also does good for boiling water for coffee, soup, chilli......

    not bad. buy it at a place that sells both kinds.....
    GI joes is a ripp off, they sell it at fredmeyer, about $30 cheaper.

    jason
     
  7. WT

    WT Active Member

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    I'm with Ive, get the propane go anywhere grill. I've had one for years and though it's taken a beating it still works great. Just make sure that you get the Weber and not a cheap knock off.
     
  8. Buck

    Buck "Ride'n Dirty."

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    Here is another option.
     
  9. jessejames

    jessejames Flyslinger

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    I have the coleman road trip. It has served me well for over three years now. It has the built in stand and is easily set up. I camp in many places that there isn't a table to set a more portable grill on, so the stand is handy. I cook with the lid closed all the time it works fine. The grates are steel and clean up fine. I turn the grill on high for about five minutes then use a wire grill brush. I coat the grill with vegetable oil turn the grill to med and put on the steaks.
    I would buy another one. The only complaint I had was the regulator was bad but coleman sent me a new one right out for no charge. Coleman has a new upgraded roadtrip it is stainless steel and is more heavy duty I may buy it next time if this one wears out.
    Blessings
    jesse clark
     
  10. jasmillo

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    I have a Weber grill (the model right above the Baby Q) for home use (only have a small balcony for grilling) and it has been great. Although I have not taken it camping (never wanted to leave it in camp or car while hiking or fishing) it would be very easy to do. You would not even need the portable stand. It would do just fine on top of a picnic table, etc.

    Overall, it grills great but there is not a ton of surface area. If you plan on grilling for more than 3-4 people or very large items, I would consider a different model.
     
  11. David Loy

    David Loy Senior Moment

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    Not familiar with the "Road Trip" but I'd also recommend the Weber gas "Go Anywhere". I use a variety of gear for cooking, depending on the trip and what I feel like cooking. But the Weber is dependable, easy, and does a good job.
     
  12. troutangler

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    Go with the Weber 'Go Anywhere Grill'. They are great.
    Fold up legs hold the hood on tight.
    The 'flavor tent' catches 90% of the greese and vaporizes it.
    You can cook two large steaks or a rack of ribs on them.
    Warm bread, rolls etc. in foil.
    Boil water for coffee....
     
  13. Be Jofus G

    Be Jofus G Banned or Parked

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    Another vote here for the Weber "Go Anywhere". There are a lot of clones of it out there. Make sure it says weber on the handle. They are bulletproof.
     
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    Be Jofus G Banned or Parked

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    Here's my 2 cents. No gas powered BBQ of this size/burner configuration is going to put out enough BTU's to properly cook a steak without a real lid. I would automatically eleminate any of the grills mentioned that do not have a real lid.

    I'm a big believer of weber grills. The Go Anywhere gas grill is my choice to travel with.