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5 Best Portable Gas Grills for RVs

5 Best Portable Gas Grills For RVs

Who doesn’t like some juicy mouth-watering BBQ ribs and grilled veggies while on a road trip to remind them of home?

Portable gas grills are perfect for the camping season, especially if you’re emerging from your winter cocoon.

To get those juices flowing, I thought that rather than write another “best of” article, I would create a “best of the best” list of portable gas grills for RVs.

Criteria

I rounded up 11 articles on the best portable propane. I consulted only lists created specifically for RV owners. I looked at freestanding and tabletop models. There was a surprising amount of variety, with a number of models receiving only one or two mentions.

But these five rose to the top as the best of the best.

1. Coleman RoadTrip LX Propane Grill

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Coleman RoadTrip LX Propane Grill

This was the hands-down winner. The Coleman RoadTrip LX is the only freestanding grill that made the cut, and it was mentioned on all but one of the 11 lists I consulted. Four ranked it number one.

Dimensions: 36 x 13 x 22 inches

Weight: 50 pounds

Total BTU: 20,000

Burners: 2

Cooking surface area: 285 sq. in.

Construction: Porcelain-coated cast-iron grates

Price: $249.99

What reviewers liked:

  • Low Price
  • Easy Assembly
  • Easy Transport
  • Instastart Ignition
  • Two Independently Adjustable Burners
  • Large Cooking Surface
  • Interchangeable Cooktops

What they didn’t like:

  • A Little On The Heavy Side
  • The Chrome Tends To Rust
  • Knobs Lock Up
  • Poor Customer Service

2. Weber Q-1000 Liquid Propane Grill

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Weber Q-1000 Liquid Propane Grill

The Weber Q-1000 Liquid Propane Grill unit received six #1 ratings in our roundup. The Q-1000 is a smaller version of the third-ranking Q-2000 and a restyling of the classic Q-100, or Baby Q.

Dimensions: 15.5 x 51.4 x 19.5 with tables out

Weight: 44 pounds

Total BTU: 8500

Burners: 1

Cooking surface area: 189 sq. in.

Construction: Stainless steel burner, porcelain-enameled cast-iron cooking grates and cast aluminum lid and body

Price: $179.00

What reviewers liked:

  • Easy To Assemble
  • Quality Build
  • Temperature Gauge
  • Easy To Clean
  • Compact And Lightweight
  • Even Heating

What they didn’t like:

  • Needs To Be Preheated For 10-15 Minutes
  • Only One Burner
  • No Temperature Gauge

3. Weber Q-2200 Liquid Propane Grill

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Weber Q-2200 Liquid Propane Grill

The Weber Q-2200 Liquid Propane Grill was only slightly behind its little brother with five #1 rankings. It is also a restyling, in this case of the Q-200.

Dimensions: 26 x 51.4 x 25.1 inches

Weight: 43.5 pounds

Total BTU: 12,000

Burners: 1

Cooking surface area: 280 sq. in.

Construction: Stainless steel burner, porcelain-enameled cast-iron cooking grates, and cast aluminum lid and body

Dimensions: 15.5 x 32.5 x 19.5 inches

Price: $269.00

This is the priciest grill in the roundup, but it has many loyal fans who believe it’s well worth the cost.

What reviewers liked:

  • Easy To Assemble
  • Quality Build
  • A Little Larger Than Most Portable Units
  • Stainless Steel Burner
  • Electronic Ignition
  • Temperature Gauge
  • Foods Cook Evenly
  • Temperatures Easy To Control
  • Even Heat Distribution
  • Folding Side Tables

What they didn’t like:

  • Expensive
  • Heavy
  • Heats Slowly
  • Some Felt That The Model It Replaced (The Q200) Was Sturdier

4. Smoke Hollow Model 205 Stainless Steel Tabletop Grill

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Smoke Hollow Model 205 Stainless Steel Tabletop Grill

The Smoke Hollow Model 205 Stainless Steel Tabletop Grill is the least expensive unit on the list.

Dimensions: 27 x 17 x 12 inches

Weight: 17.6

Total BTU: 10,000

Cooking surface area: 205 sq. in. plus 105 sq. in. warming rack
Burners: 1

Construction: Stainless steel

Dimensions: 15.8 x 26.9 x 11.8 inches

Price: $102.88

What reviewers liked:

  • Lightweight
  • Two Burners
  • Temperature Gauge
  • Ignition Button
  • Large Cooking Surface
  • Warming Rack
  • Stainless Steel Drip Tray
  • Locking Hood
  • Easy To Clean
  • Foldable Legs

What they didn’t like:

  • Assembly Required
  • Drip Pan
  • No Carrying Handles
  • Some Had Issues With The Piezo Igniter

5. Cuisinart Petite Gourmet Portable Gas Grill with VersaStand

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Cuisinart Petite Gourmet Portable Gas Grill with VersaStand

The Cuisinart Petite Gourmet Portable Gas Grill with VersaStand is by far the smallest and lightest weight of the models reviewed. It has a telescoping stand for use as a freestanding or tabletop unit. Some customers have complained of poor-quality build, but it remains highly rated.

Dimensions: 16 x 16.5 x 13 inches

Weight: 2.2 pounds

Total BTU: 5500

Cooking surface area: 145 sq. in.

Burners: 2

Construction: Steel with stainless steel burner and porcelain-enameled grate

Price: $149.99

What reviewers liked:

  • Telescoping Stand
  • Heats Quickly
  • More Spacious Than It Looks
  • Cooks Evenly
  • Cools Quickly
  • Grates Can Go In The Dishwasher
  • Folds Up For Storage

What they didn’t like:

  • No Temperature Gauge
  • Small Drip Pan
  • Knobs Tricky To Operate
  • Less-Than-Stellar Customer Service

Conclusion

So, there you have it, the top five best of the best for portable grills for RV’ing.

There’s no better experience than having a BBQ at your house where you’re surrounded by friends and family, all having a good time.

Why not create this same experience with the people you travel with?

You can with a portable gas grill for your RV.

Also, when it comes to products no matter how well-made they are, there’s always going to be some defects or lemons in the bunch. While consumer reviews are extremely valuable in helping you to make your buying decisions, you must take some of them with a grain of salt as some people cannot be satisfied no matter what.

Personally, when I’m in the market to purchase merchandise, I take the negative reviews into consideration, but if the overwhelming majority of consumers give the product high ratings, I’ll buy it anyway, because no product is perfect.

Wherever your travels take you, I wish you happy trails and bon appetit!

Barry Sizemore

Barry Sizemore

RVing brings with it all the joys of travel, exploration and adventure. It's both exciting and educational to go from camping area to camping area while travelling the country in total comfort. I started this website to help others create great memories with their loved ones by RVing that will last a life time. I'm looking forward to sharing more information with you about RVing. Ecstasy is an overwhelming feeling of great happiness or joyful excitement!

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