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Mike Brandl, Orlando, Florida
Grill Mount For A Weber Q1200
2014 Ford F-250
2019 Lance 855S
My theory is that things are more enjoyable to use if they require less work. I wanted a permanent mount for the grill that required no setup. I could not find anything to purchase for a truck camper that matched what I had in mind.
I came up with the idea to build the grill mount off the camper’s back left jack leg because it was a space that wasn’t being utilized for anything else. I did some searching and found wakeboard tower speaker clamps that matched the diameter of my camper’s jack’s legs. Off the clamps, I built a steel box tube frame.
I used a piece of starboard for the top and routed the edges to give a cleaner appearance. The grill is bolted down to the top to prevent theft and to keep it in place during travel.
When it’s stowed away, the camper’s door latch holds the grill from swinging out. When I’m ready to use it, I unhook the latch and swing the grill out.
As a bonus, I deleted the regulator on my Weber Q1200 and piped the onboard propane into the grill. That way I don’t have to worry about having the one-pound bottles available.
This is by far my favorite mod so far and it is exactly what I was looking for. With the gas line connected and no set up needed, I simply remove the cover and turn the grill on.
It took me four hours to complete with paint and some trial and error. This modification cost me $60. In my opinion, the skill level of this modification is hard only because you have to know how to weld.
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