Recommend me a robust Travel BBQ?

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mrtonya
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Recommend me a robust Travel BBQ?

Unread post by mrtonya » October 10th, 2013, 6:54 pm

G'day
I've got a Weber Baby Q which is about 4 years old which has been OK.
I've taken everywhere with me and used it on average about 5 days a week.
The last trip was a bit much for the Q. I take it off road a bit and it didn't like the corrugated dirt roads.
The burner now flops around, it won't light with the push button and the grill is rusting from living near the ocean for 2 years.
Can anyone recommend a similar type of BBQ that would be a bit more robust?
I need one that works off gas.
Thanks

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Re: Recommend a robust Travel BBQ

Unread post by nilla60 » October 10th, 2013, 8:03 pm

The Weber is probably as robust as it gets. I have a number of friends who are fans. Just got back from a trip with a more traditional 3 burner portable BBQ and it was rubbish in comparison, plate was too thin to heat food evenly. Be keen to see what other options surface.

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Re: Recommend me a robust Travel BBQ?

Unread post by Timmo » October 10th, 2013, 8:51 pm

Dunno if it is any stronger than the Weber Q but I have been using one of these for the last few years.

http://www.gasmate.com.au/SCats.asp?SCa ... 56&CatID=4

Hasn't let me down yet. Packs up quite small and is pretty versatile. Only downside is that it takes a while to heat up initially.
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Re: Recommend me a robust Travel BBQ?

Unread post by nao » October 10th, 2013, 9:30 pm

four years over a pretty tough life = $100 a year.. id go another webber.

i lurrrrv mine though its the medium sized one. its now 4 years old and never missed a beat in reliability, cooking ability, economy never fallen apart and ive done a few rough tracks....canyt go past a roast in the middle of know-where maybe get another and consider how u pack it

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Re: Recommend me a robust Travel BBQ?

Unread post by TLC60S » October 10th, 2013, 11:44 pm

My camper has had a COOK ON PARTY MASTER pull out BBQ for last 13 years & finally after years of bouncing over corrugations on the last trip the heavy cast iron burners had worn half way through the brass taps that one of the burners wouldn't work properly cause it was half way through the jet . The other had only started on the jet . Replaced both taps now good for another 13 years.

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Re: Recommend me a robust Travel BBQ?

Unread post by Jer2000 » October 11th, 2013, 12:00 am

I travel with a pair of cheapo butane portable stoves with a bit of gear (couple of cartridges, frypan bases etc) in my 4wd. It's rough and ready, but it's reliable and does the trick! :lol:

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Re: Recommend me a robust Travel BBQ?

Unread post by GBC » October 11th, 2013, 8:59 pm

Once you've had a baby q I don't think you'll find a more robust or versatile BBQ, especially for the size.

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Re: Recommend me a robust Travel BBQ?

Unread post by buffer » October 11th, 2013, 10:42 pm

My old three legged round primus BBQ, had her 30+ years and still going strong. Replaced the o'rings a couple of times and that's it.
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Re: Recommend me a robust Travel BBQ?

Unread post by mrtonya » October 12th, 2013, 7:33 am

Thanks for the replies.

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Re: Recommend me a robust Travel BBQ?

Unread post by lab72 » October 27th, 2013, 6:51 am

The Cobb http://www.cobbq.com/ is a fantastic bit of kit .

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Re: Recommend me a robust Travel BBQ?

Unread post by stocktonpunt1 » February 4th, 2014, 7:21 pm

just joined the baby q family, love it, small, robust and cooks food great, I also have one of the beefeater sports grills (2 burner) while is a good bbq as well its bulky and takes up a lot of room in the trailer. cheers samo

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Re: Recommend me a robust Travel BBQ?

Unread post by WomblingFree » February 14th, 2014, 5:51 am

Coleman Roadtrip

Absolutely brilliant, hotplates or griddles plus has a separate stand.
No where as small as the silly little butane stoves but we take it everywhere when we stay for more than one night.
Only one night, we usually suffer the little butanes.

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Re: Recommend me a robust Travel BBQ?

Unread post by rat patrol » February 14th, 2014, 8:45 am

600x400x 10mm plate steel hard to bugger that up and fits anywhere :D :D
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Re: Recommend me a robust Travel BBQ?

Unread post by kerry460 » February 15th, 2014, 3:11 pm

G,,day no one has mentioned the coleman range of dual fuel .
single , twin and triple burners, and you only need to carry a small container of fuel to top up the tank.
either their own fuel, shellite or unleaded petrol.
very economical on fuel and no hassles trying to find lpg in remote areas,
and if you get a dual fuel lantern , best of both worlds.
you can use your choice of cooking plates, frying pans, billys, pots etc.
if you want to go flash , they even have a fold flat oven to fit on top.

i will never go back to lpg.
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Re: Recommend me a robust Travel BBQ?

Unread post by Robdeo » February 17th, 2014, 9:40 am

Coleman roadtrip is my choice now. A litle smaller would be good but it folds up like an ironing board. Two burners so I can cook lamb and veggies at the same time (I do a good roast on it now using just those alfoil containers too)

As a real bonus, at home I run it off a regular gas tank but on the road it takes those little mini ones which beats taking a full size one any day.

It's perfect for home, day trips and camping so it just follows me around now.

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