Are you familiar with the process of connecting a gas grill to an RV? If not, there's no need to worry because we've got you covered. In this informative article, we will guide you through various methods of connecting a gas grill to the on-board propane tank of your RV. We'll discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each method and conclude with a summary.
Rest assured, connecting a gas grill to your RV is not a complicated task. It simply requires a few modifications to your vehicle that will enable you to establish the connection. You don't have to be concerned about the high pressure of the propane tank, as propane regulators are available to adjust the pressure to suit your gas grill's requirements.
Grilling can be one of the most enjoyable aspects of your RV trip, and we want to ensure that your experience isn't spoiled by relying on disposable propane canisters to fuel your grill. When these small canisters run out of gas, it can put a damper on your cooking plans. By connecting directly to the propane tank, you can avoid this inconvenience. Not only will you eliminate the need to purchase those individual canisters, but you'll also save both money and storage space.
Now, let's get started, shall we?
METHODS of Connecting a gas grill to RV
This method is for the users that have an LP quick connect inside their RV. That will make it easy to fire up your gas grill without making so many modifications to your propane tank.
Things you need:
- LP hose
- LP quick connector
- A grill connector to accommodate the connection
- 1- First, you need to understand that there are two sides of the hose, one with the valve and the other is without the valve. The valve end will allow you to stop or start the supply of gas.
- 2- Now remove the dust cover from the valve of the LP quick connector and turn the valve off, as this will allow you to connect the hose with it and attach the side of the hose without the valve.
- 3- Attach the other side of the hose having the valve with the grill connector, in the same way you did with the LP connector.
- 4- You must choose the size of the hose according to the LP and grill connector. Otherwise, it may cause problems or leakage.
- 5- Once you connect both sides of the hose, turn them on, and start grilling food.
This method requires some modifications to your RV propane tank, as you need to add some equipment that will accommodate you in transferring gas to your grill.
Things you need:
- A tee adapter
- A hose
- A small regulator
NOTE: Buy the equipment according to the size you want.
Usually, the tank has a regulator that maintains the pressure and then transfer it to the appliances you are using inside the RV.
You need to add a tee adapter before the actual regulator, which will allow you to connect other appliances and also be able to give a direct connection using a hose to your gas grill.
Use a leak detector after applying the adapter to see if there is any leakage or not. Turn on the gas and see if any bubbles occur. If not, then it's all okay.
Next is you have to add the small regulator there (usually a 15 PSI regulator). That is because it will save your tank from creating an oily build up inside the hose or regulator and also to drop down the full high pressure up to the required one. It is important to regulate before the long run of the hose. If not, then it may cause problems and create an oily build up inside the regulator and will not work properly.
Now connect the other side of the hose with the grill by adding quick connectors.
You can turn off the valve and connect it to the grill fitting and then turn it on to get the propane to start grilling.
Pros & Cons of Connecting a gas grill with RV- Method- 2
It is a more convenient way than the disposable ones.
It would be best if you were extra cautious about safety.
They save your space and money.
They will add more comfort and joy to your RV experience.
No risk of running out of propane gas
Owning an RV with the convenience of connecting its propane tank to your grill is truly a blessing, as it saves you from numerous hassles and complications. We trust that the methods discussed above will assist you in successfully installing a direct connection to your gas grill. These steps remain the same, regardless of any variations in your system or grill. The only requirement is to acquire accessories that are compatible with your specific setup, ensuring a smooth and problem-free experience.