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The Coleman RoadTrip grill only required a little assembly in order to be ready for use: the wheels needed to be added to the legs, the handle needed to be attached, and the gas valve needed to be inserted into the grill.

All of the parts were either snap-ons or screw-ins (red arrows), so tools weren't really needed to complete the assembly.  Coleman supplied a hex wrench for tightening the bolts for the wheels.

The handle inserted with no problem.  The wheels went on just as easily.  Just make sure to put the metal washer on the outside.  The grey wheel cover snaps into the holes on the wheel.  The cover is not jut decorative...it also prevents the bolt from falling out if it ever somehow works itself loose.

Raising and lowering the grill is a simple one person operation.  Note that the pull handle of the RoadTrip doubles as a stablizer when the legs are in the extended position.

The RoadTrip is a dual burner grill.  Each grill is controlled independently from the front.  There is a push button (red) spark generator for igniting the gas.

The lid can be locked for transport.  Two handy trays are located under the grill and extend out to the side with just a pull.  The propane gas valve threads in from the rear.  There is a metal support for the gas canister which can be swung out of the way if not needed.

The bottom of the grill slopes toward the drain at the rear center.  Two removeable cast iron pieces completes the grilling surface.  These pieces are heavy and should hold up to years of service.

This Coleman RoadTrip grill is simple to assemble, looks great, and has plenty of grilling and work surfaces.  We are looking forward to using this all Summer to see how well it holds up to heavy use.


FirstGrill of The Season


By Wan Chi Lau

The RainyDayKitchen staff hosted the First Grill of the Season event on May 21st.  The guests got some first-hand exposure to some new and interesting Summer grilling gear.  We have grills from the following vendors:

  1. Coleman RoadTrip Grill LXE
  2. Thermos Grill2Go
  3. Weber OneTouch

These events are also a good chance to try out some new products such as the All-Clad Stainless Steel Wok, the Waterless Cooking System, and the Epicurean wine/champagne preserver.

Some may remember we got in a few fitness scales because we wanted to see if they would be useful in helping us get into Summer Shape.  Some of us have been weighing ourselves everyday.  Others have walked past the scales as if they were radioactive.

We put them out at the FirstGrill event, and surprisingly quite a few of our guests were willing to try them.

FirstGrill Summary :

1. FirstGrill Prep

2. Assembling the Coleman

3. Assembling the Thermos

4. FirstGrill Event

5. FirstGrill - The Movie


A freak thunderstorm zipped through with huge gusts of wind and even some hail.  Somebody noticed the tent outside had been pulled out of the ground by the wind and had started to take flight!  It all added an extra bit of thrill to the event...as if the food and the the grilling weren't exciting enough. 

We caught a little bit of the storm after we got the cover of the tent off the frame.

Photography by Wan Chi Lau
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