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Camping with the XL BGE

TheLazyCTheLazyC Posts: 87
edited November -1 in EggHead Forum
I want to take my XL BGE with me camping. I saw some post on here with them, but was wondering how do you transport them. I can hardly move it around the house much less traveling.

I guess I should look for a smaller unit for the RV.
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  • Austin EggerAustin Egger Posts: 256
    You have a couple of options. 1. Buy a smaller egg. I have a large and travel with it a lot, but got tired of constantly lugging it around. I now have a mini for the smaller camping gatherings. 2. Use the XL. At 205 lbs. it is obviously very heavy. I would recommend buying a 2 man pot lifter and taking out all of the innards before you move it. I think after you do option number 2, you will opt for number 1. :laugh:
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  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511
    You can move them if you really WANT to, but an XL is aggresive, even to me. I'll be taking my lg and sm this weekend, so not that different in terms of labor. I almost always take the dome off and then empty all the guts and can manage. It should be done with some gloves on because you really need to grab hold of the lower vent hole with one hand and grab the rim of the egg with the other. Don't try and bearhug it, it don't work real well. :pinch: Just take it slow and if you need help then BY ALL MEANS get some. ;)

    Bottom line....get a small :P they really hold their own if you're creative enough.
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  • I bought a large last fall for the lake and moved it home once and back to the lake the folowing weekend. Ugh!!! :( The Mrs. Bought me a small that I can transport between the two.
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  • Gandy DancerGandy Dancer Posts: 272
    Get a small I don't go with out.
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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 7,564
    Hope you're not backpacking!!! :laugh:
    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

    "Avoid at all costs that vile spew you see rotting in oil in screwtop jars. Too lazy to peel fresh? You don't deserve to eat garlic." Bourdain
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  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,706
    I took my XL on the road to a BBQ comp. last summer. I backed my pickup to the egg table, lifted it off directly onto the back of the truck. Then slide it all the way to the back corner and bungeed it in. I put an oven mitt in the cover so it wouldn't bang together. I also took the guts out. Same procedure when I got there and then again for the way home. A pain but no problems.

    Not sure why the website says the XL weighs 205 lbs. It weighs more that that. Here are the numbers given to me by support at BGE last summer:

    Base = 125lb
    Lid = 56lb
    Fire Box = 37lb
    Fire Ring = 22lb
    Fire Grate = 15lb

    Total = 255 lbs.
    Packerland, Wisconsin

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  • field handfield hand Posts: 420
    We have an XL and a small. The small for traveling. There's no way I would try to take the XL anywhere. The small travels well and is fun when go get to your destination. We took the small to FL last winter for a month. Was well worth the effort.

    Barry
    Marthasville, MO
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  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 3,546
    I believe those numbers are weight of "each" item with packing. In other words "shipping weight" per piece.
    Thank you,
    Darian


    Galveston Texas
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