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Need to tailgate with my BGE!!!

evan8818evan8818 Posts: 21
edited September 2012 in Root
Hello! I am trying to take my LRG BGE to a tailgate but I have a tahoe and was wondering if there was a tail-hitch application (that doesn't cost $1,200) please help!!!!!
- GO FROGS - 

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  • smokesniffersmokesniffer Posts: 1,629
    edited September 2012
    Why not buy something a little smaller and easier to move around? Say a small or 2 mini's. Then you would have 2-3 eggs at home as well.  :-c
    We take a small with us for tailgating and camping.
  • Evan, I take mine to all our tailgates (season tix) and I put it in the back of our SUV no problem. I use some straps to keep it from moving, but its easy enough.
  • friscoag said:

    Evan, I take mine to all our tailgates (season tix) and I put it in the back of our SUV no problem. I use some straps to keep it from moving, but its easy enough.

    What size is yours?
    - GO FROGS - 
  • Why not buy something a little smaller and easier to move around? Say a small or 2 mini's. Then you would have 2-3 eggs at home as well.  :-c
    We take a small with us for tailgating and camping.
    I bought a small for this purpose.  Now I have a small and a large!
    :-bd

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    Flint, Michigan.  Named the most dangerous city in America by the F.B.I. three years running.

  • My only question is storage during the game. How do you get a hot Egg back in your vehicle for the game? My large stays too hot to lift for 3+ hours after a cook. The mini, I understand. But, even a small, do you just put it back in your suv hot?
    Athens, GA
  • michigan_jasonmichigan_jason Posts: 1,298
    edited September 2012
    There are multiple topics on this. Use the search feature and you will see one I started way before the season was here. Lots of good info in there. As a Lions season ticket holder and an XL owner I ran the options over in my head. I ended up buying a large and it transports just fine. Getting a small is just too small for a tailgate. When I tailgate I throw down, so I need the grill space. The large with an adjustable rig is perfect. What you need to do is stop cooking at least an hour before you walk in, then REMOVE ALL LUMP from the egg. Leave the lid open and it certainly will be cool enough to put it in your vehicle within the time. I have cooled mine this way from 650 to barely warm to the touch within an hour. I have a navigator and it just goes right in the back. You have never removed the lump after a cook, I know this, you just close the vent and lid to snuff it out. This will stay hot for hours, remove the lump and lid open, your golden.

    Go lions!



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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 15,238

    On the forums you will find pic's of running water in them to cool down.

    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max 5th Salado EggFest is March 14, 2015 http://saladoeggheadgathering.blogspot.com

  • An your right about the closing it part!
    - GO FROGS - 
  • I have put my XL in my wife's Tahoe. Have to remove the back seats but it works.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • My dealer recently told me he needed to leave a demo, and ran a hose over his hot egg to cool it, not knowing exactly what would happen, but "thought it might work".

     It did....amazing material our eggs are made of!

     I commented a week or two ago, at the University of Oregon "Duck" games, they've now outlawed charcoal grills due to folks dumping out ash's everywhere in the parking lot.

     RicklesssssssS in Oregon

  • That is awesome! I thought the BGE would crack! To bad for the ban... TCU has been putting out steel drums in the lots just for charcoal... Hope they don't see what happened there.
    - GO FROGS - 
  • i've heard and seen videos of people running a hose thru the top vent to cool an egg after a competition. Personally, i wouldn't do it. get out my bbq bravo gloves, scoop out all the coal, take out the ring and the fire box, leave the dome open and it's cool within a couple hours. Usually between turn in time-awards it's room temperature.

  • Sgt93Sgt93 Posts: 704
    I have put my XL in my wife's Tahoe. Have to remove the back seats but it works.
    I moved my XL about 5-7 feet to a new deck extension and that was enough for me. I applaud you!  =D>
    XL BGE - Small BGE - A bunch of Webers - A bunch of accessories - Ceramic Grill Works 2-Tier 
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  • There are multiple topics on this. Use the search feature and you will see one I started way before the season was here. Lots of good info in there. As a Lions season ticket holder and an XL owner I ran the options over in my head. I ended up buying a large and it transports just fine. Getting a small is just too small for a tailgate. When I tailgate I throw down, so I need the grill space. The large with an adjustable rig is perfect. What you need to do is stop cooking at least an hour before you walk in, then REMOVE ALL LUMP from the egg. Leave the lid open and it certainly will be cool enough to put it in your vehicle within the time. I have cooled mine this way from 650 to barely warm to the touch within an hour. I have a navigator and it just goes right in the back. You have never removed the lump after a cook, I know this, you just close the vent and lid to snuff it out. This will stay hot for hours, remove the lump and lid open, your golden.

    Go lions!
    I use this method with my small and it works like a charm!  GO BLUE & GO LIONS!

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    Flint, Michigan.  Named the most dangerous city in America by the F.B.I. three years running.

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