Barbecue or not?

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  1. Jac Sprat

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    Wondering how often people use their barbecue ? We'll be travelling 9/12 months a year hopefully. Mainly in warm locations.
    Wondering whether to spend £250 on getting one fitted to The van's LPG plus cost of the barby itself.
    Any thoughts?
     
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    frankly, I think it's too much to spend on it.. and IMO a charcoal barbie is better.. and a lot cheaper..

    but if you must have gas.. why not use a Camping GAZ R907 bottle .. last for ages.. and refills available everywhere in Europe.. and N Africa
     
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    We have a little cadac ... it's fine but I'm considering (still) getting a Son of Hibachi ..
    Not really that bothered about using the vans gas
     
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    Thanks
    Anyone love theirs?
     
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    Wow, £250? Didn't cost anything like that for ours, more like £30.

    To my mind there's no finer way to eat burnt to a frazzle food or a better way to catch food poisoning from undercooked chicken that a Barby :p:LOL::LOL:
     
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    It's £150 to get the outlet fitted from the van's LPG cylinders then £80 odd for the barbecue
     
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    We have the Son of Hibachi and love it. Just get caught out when the site doesn't allow ground level BBQing.
     
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    Both our motorhomes came with external BBQ points. I use them a lot, especially when the weather is nice. We used to use a Weber Q gas BBQ - very good but a bit heavy to lift out of garage. Now use a much lighter smaller one I bought in the USA last time we visited our daughter. That is pretty good too, but not quite up the Weber. I may go back to using the Weber. Done all sorts on it successfully including a Pizza, a whole roast chicken and roast pork.

    Nothing more sociable than a BBQ with friends, even if you have only known them an hour or two! I always find it best to BBQ with a drink in one hand - always better for me anyway.
     
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    Wondering whether to just get a basic one and endless bags of charcoal now.
     
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    Basic, get some drift wood lake or sea set fire to it sit have a few beers, when flames have gone start cooking. Simples.
     
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    Yes I just remembered I wanted to buy a fire bowl. Maybe do that instead
     
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    The fitting is £39.29 from Gas It and my son and I installed it for pennies.
     
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    My Motorhome came with a hob so did the previous one and all my caravans all have done a perfectly good job of cooking food.
    Nothing more anti-social than a BBQ stinking every one out.:)
     
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    We have a hob.
    If the weathers nice and warm nothing better than a lovely barbecue. Much better than sitting inside in hot weather.
    Don't have any problems with the smell of barbecues. Of course no one wants excessive smoke.
    I find people moaning more anti social than most barbecues.
    :cheers:
     
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    We now use a Florabest BBQ from Lidl , uses a tiny amount of charcoal, about a mug full and heat is adjustable.
    We find far better than our Cadac which is a pain to keep clean.
     
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    We use a table outside with either a two ring hob and grill or a little BBQ when the weather is nice enough. Much nicer than cooking inside on a nice day.
     
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    Well said ,I've got a horn in my van but just because it's there I don't use it a lot !
    I'd rather be out in the warm weather seeing the sights getting the horn,oops did I really say that.


    Don't tell mrs Vlad she will batter me. :imoutahere:




    Vlad
     
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    We either use an electric grill plate set on a table outside or If entertaining I get the larger portable gas BBQ out, As we tend to use it only in warmer weather and don't have a fixed external gas supply point, we carry a 6 kg for the van and and a smaller 3kg bottle for BBQ or patio heater. Would never be without a BBQ, for me it's the only time I do any "cooking".
    Don't know what all the fuss is about over cooking......Just slap a bit of meat or fish on, turn it over a few times....job done...Even the salad and spuds seem to be done automatically!! :giggler:
     
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    Gas point on the side of the van and a Cadac Carri Chef.

    Nothing beats a warm evening, a cold beer and a couple of steaks on the BBQ. :D:D(y)

    Whole thing packs up into a bag and takes a couple of minutes to put together.

    Richard.
     
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    I don't think I'd spend £150 on a gas point! You can buy an awful lot of canisters / cylinders of gas for that!

    How often do you anticipate you'll actually use it and for how many people?
     
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