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Old 01-14-2017, 10:51 PM   #1
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Some campgrounds do not allow you to build a fire on the ground but allow you to use a portable fire pit. Anyone have any experience with these or recommendations on which ones work well?

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I do not have one, might want to look at amazon and read reviews, Also probably can check what the weight would be. My guess most are made in china so the longevity could be a problem. Even a google search might help as well.
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Old 01-15-2017, 03:23 PM   #3
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I do not have one, might want to look at amazon and read reviews, Also probably can check what the weight would be. My guess most are made in china so the longevity could be a problem. Even a google search might help as well.
Thanks chily. I have searched Amazon and numerous other sites. Lots of options out there with good reviews with weights ranging from 7# to 50#. Was just curious if anyone had any personal experience with a particular one. My wife likes this one. Has pretty good reviews.
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Old 01-15-2017, 06:47 PM   #4
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Barry, I have a fire pit that we use when they don't have a Fire pit for logs, We have used it for over a year, you can get one from Camping world now on sale....The one we have is the Aurora Fire Bowl, we paid $169, but on sale for I think around $110, Its not the same as wood, but a lot of places we have been, is taking the fire pits out.....
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Barry, looks like the one I bought at Menard's for around $35. We have it in our back yard for around a year now. Kind of flimsy but good enough for the occasional fire.
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We use one of these. easy to use and no firewood smoke. Puts out plenty of heat. No mess
https://www.lowes.com/pd/Garden-Trea...e-Pit/50037272
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Thanks for the info everyone. I had not considered a gas unit.
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Thanks for the info everyone. I had not considered a gas unit.
We use the same gas unit. A little clumsy, and also have to take an extra propane tank in the back of the truck. However, setup takes only a minute, and "click" you've got flame! A nice, warm, yellow flame, not a hot blue cook-stove flame. Allowed when others are not, and no hunting for, or buying, firewood, starter, etc.
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Thanks for the info Marty...
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Barry, I have that fire pit I purchased it at camping world
It works great use it just about every time we go camping folds up and stows away in nylon zipper case of course once it's cooled off. Had about 4 years.


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Sounds like there are a lot of good options out there. Now to narrow it down to gas or traditional.
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I have noticed that these have a regulator at the end of the hose which could be removed and replaced with a quick disconnect just like my weber grille and not have to bring along another propane tank.
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I have noticed that these have a regulator at the end of the hose which could be removed and replaced with a quick disconnect just like my weber grille and not have to bring along another propane tank.
I thought about that too, but before I bought an extension hose, it occurred to me that I sometimes wanted the fire pit further away. Same with the propane stove. So I carry one tank for both. BTW, the fire pit does go through the gas pretty fast; it would be easy to drain the two trailer tanks.
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https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Well went an ordered the propane fire pit and separate propane tank. As mentioned this will give us more latitude to put the fire pit where we want it. We ordered the Outland fire bowl. More information once we use it this weekend.
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https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Well went an ordered the propane fire pit and separate propane tank. As mentioned this will give us more latitude to put the fire pit where we want it. We ordered the Outland fire bowl. More information once we use it this weekend.
I know you're going to enjoy it; it's the same as mine with a different knob. BTW, the instructions may not explain a strange big black metal ring with a thumbscrew. It is a stabilizer platform for the bottom of your propane tank, so it doesn't tip over. Let us know after the weekend!
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Thanks for the link.
Yaw lured me in.

Now when I brave the outdoor kitchen-coffee bar in the early morning chill, I won't have to go back indoors to enjoy drinking it.
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I ordered one of these for the tank. Got good reviews and made in USA https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Will also see how the ring that comes with it works as well. Tank will travel in the back of the pickup.
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I don't see any mention of a lid, like the Lowes model. Not really needed, but you might want to put something on top of the (cold) rocks when transporting to keep them secure. https://www.lowes.com/pd/Garden-Trea...e-Pit/50037272
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I plan to use a box for this. The carry bag is $25++ and takes over a month to ship. I did look at the lowes one but went with this one because of most of the reviews.
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Your RV neighbors will thank you for going the gas route. We have bad memories about a wood fire built next to our RV and the smoke came right in our bedroom. Wood fires are not for RV parks. We really like the Lowe's propane fire pit.
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