Having a portable grill with you on your camping trip is a must. It will keep you from having to cook every single meal in your RV’s kitchen. This will ensure the inside of your RV doesn’t become a mess. When I camp, I cook as many of my meals outside as I can. Plus, it’s another way to take advantage of your surroundings and get the most out of living the RV lifestyle.
While cooking over a campfire is always a fun thing to do, it’s not always convenient. That’s why I suggest taking along a portable grill and cooking your breakfast, lunch, or dinner over a controlled flame. Here are several models, available at Camping World, that would be perfect for your next camping trip.
Olive BBQTek Portable Grill
At a price point that’s easy to digest is the Olive BBQTek Portable Grill. This small tabletop gas grill is a fantastic addition to anyone’s camping packing checklist. It’s small and easily portable and has a 234-square-inch cooking area. Pair that with its 12,000 BTU heat output and you should have more than enough heat to cook meals quickly and efficiently.
Char-Broil Grill2Go X200 Portable Gas Grill
Looking for something a little more high-tech that doesn’t break the bank? This Char-Broil Grill2go X200 Portable Gas Grill is a fantastic option. Although it has a slightly smaller 200-square-inch cooking area than the grill above, this grill’s ease-of-use make it worth the upgrade. The grill features a patented TRU-Infrared cooking system and a wider temp range for more evenly cooked meals.
Weber Q 1200 Portable Gas Grill
A list of grills wouldn’t be complete without having a good grill from Weber on it. While the Weber Q 1200 Portable Gas Grill is a little higher-end, the quality of the product is what sets it apart. You will have this grill for years to come. This grill has a porcelain finish, cast iron grates, fast electronic ignition, built-in thermometer, and is built to cook food evenly. Imagine your chef skills at work on its 189-square-inch cooking area.
Coleman RoadTrip X-Cursion Portable Propane Grill
Grilling on the go has never been easier thanks to the Coleman RoadTrip X-Cursion Portable Propane Grill. The easy-to-use two-burner system offers a 285-square-inch cooking surface while the rugged oversized off-road wheels make transporting over any terrain a breeze. A large side table holds your tools and ingredients for quick and easy access. This grill collapses down to store easily in an RV.
Razor Portable LP Gas Griddle
If you’re more of a flat-surface chef then you’ll love having the Razor Portable LP Gas Griddle at the campsite. A thick rolled-steel pre-seasoned griddle top heats up quickly with 20,000 BTU stainless steel burners thanks to the easy push and turn ignition. An integrated front access drain and cup make cleanup as simple as possible, so you can spend more time cooking and eating. It’s what we all want, right? Speaking of easy cleanup, check out this Blackstone 8-Piece Professional Griddle Cleaning Kit. It makes quick work of a deep clean after a weekend of barbecue.
Weber Traveler Propane Grill
Surprise! It’s another Weber, but we can’t talk grilling without mentioning one of the most recognizable names in grilling. The Weber Traveler Propane Grill offers a large grilling surface — a 320-square-inch cooking area — so your entire meal can cook and be ready to eat at the same time. It has a porcelain-enameled lid, cook box, and cast-iron cooking grates. Plus, there’s an automatic lid lock for safe cooking and transport.
Traeger Ranger Portable Pellet Grill
While propane grills tend to dominate the outdoor cooking space, don’t rule out the option of cooking with pellets. The Traeger Ranger Portable Pellet Grill has a 184-square-inch grilling area capable of holding a full rack of ribs, six burgers, or ten hot dogs. A cast-iron griddle is also included to sear steaks or cook eggs. Pack a wood-fired flavor punch into all of your campsite cuisines with this one.
Country Smokers Traveler Portable Wood Pellet Grill
If you know you love cooking with pellets, then take a closer look at the Country Smokers Traveler Portable Wood Pellet Grill. It’s sleek. It’s compact. It’s a lean, mean grilling machine. You can grill, sear, smoke, and much more whenever and wherever you want. Capable of holding up to 3.5 pounds of hardwood pellets, the 256-square-inch cooking surface has plenty of room to grill your favorite recipes.
Smoke Hollow Stainless Steel Tabletop Grill
Built specifically for the chef on the go, the Smoke Hollow Stainless Steel Tabletop Grill is perfect for the campsite, tailgating, the backyard, and everywhere in between. The compact design with a locking lid, folding legs, and large front handle makes transporting it super easy. With its stainless steel cooking grate, chrome-coated warming rack, and durable stainless steel firebox, this is a grill you’ll want to tag along for all of your adventures.
Grill and Table Bundle – BBQTek Portable Grill and Slim-Fold Outdoor Cook Station
Sometimes, when grilling, one of the biggest issues is not having enough working space. Whether you’re looking for prep space or somewhere to put your plates and tools down, a flat surface can quickly become your best friend. With this Grill and Table Bundle (made up of the BBQTek Portable Grill and the GCI Outdoor Slim-Fold Outdoor Cook Station), you’ll never have to worry about having enough space ever again. Each side table has a 30-pound capacity while the grate shelf underneath is perfect for holding condiments, dry goods, or a cooler. It’s the epitome of a win/win scenario.
There are many more portable grills out there from charcoal to electric, gas to pellet. These are simply some of my top picks. You certainly don’t have to purchase one of these, but your camping trip (and your meals) will show the difference if you take the time to find room in your RV to bring along a portable grill. Explore our RV Recipes and cooking tips to inspire your next meal. Keep in mind elevation can play a factor in your grill’s performance, so cooking times and temperatures may need adjusting the higher up you go.
Do you consider yourself or someone you know to be a camp chef? Check out our gear guide for camping cooking gear to stock up on all the campsite cooking essentials to make your next grilled meal your best grilled meal.
What portable grill do you have? Leave a comment below!
I just purchased the smoke hollow shown above. It presented good quality and great materials. I did not like how it cooked my steak. It took over 20 minutes to cook a 1.5″ thick strip steak to medium rare at full power. I learned I am not a big fan of infrared cooking. The burner heats up a SS baffle and it heats the food. I did some mods. I drilled 20 or so 3/8″ holes in the baffle but away from the burner. Night and day difference. I also have an alum hard coated grill grate from an older stove which is another addition that should make this even better. I am not giving up on it. It just needs a little engineering to make it a better grill.
I have a Hitchfire grill that is on an arm attached to the hitch of my rig. I put in a double hitch so I can still tow a vehicle. It run on the house propane tank, but also will run on a small portable tank.
Works great, and it stows outside. No hot grill or grease in the RV…
I have a side burner for vegetables or sauce. I use two cast iron pans on the grill for searing and cooking.
The guy who runs the company is super nice and will quickly help with any problem you may have…
I can’t recommend it enough. We probably cook 90 percent of our meals on its when we were traveling.
I don’t see why RV dealers don’t carry them…
I searched for a good grill for my RV for years. Had a Weber, it was fine but cleaning was a chore. I still jave a 4 burner Weber on my patio at home. Last year I purchased a 22″ Blackstone griddle and it was a game changer. So much so that I will be purchasing a 36″ for the back patio at home. Cleaning Is a cinch after every meal and it packs away nicely..
A griddle is the way to go as you can cook anything right on the surface, eggs, pancakes, steaks, anything!
Thanks for the comment, Brad! Camping World carries Hitch Fire grills and they’re adding more all the time. They’re great.