One of the primary reasons I branched out from my Big Green Green and picked up this 28″ Blackstone Griddles is because I was looking for something that was easily transportable for camping. In doing this, nobody wants to haul an extra 20 lb tank with them if you have two 30 lb tanks strapped to the front of your camper ready to go.
To solve this issue I recommend simply picking up a few fittings and adding 1/4 inch quick connects to both the Blackstone Grill and the propane tank. By putting the female end of the fitting on the propane tank this will allow you to easily disconnect the tank and leave it where ever you enjoy grilling at home. When you put the male on end on the Blackstone Griddle you are free to simply connect it to your campers female quick connect connection.
Before we get into the parts needed to do this there is one important thing that must be kept in mind and that is that all propane supply lines must have a regulator on them. Your camper should already have one on the propane tanks on the front in which you will not need a second one prior to connecting your Blackstone Grill. So in short, just make sure the regulator stays with the propane tank on your back deck (or where ever your favorite grilling location is).
Alright, now on to the parts that are needed to make connecting your Blackstone Griddle to your rv camper a breeze. I will reference parts to Amazon but the fittings can also easily be found at your local box store (Lowes, Home Depot, Menards…).
Parts Needed to Connect Blackstone Grill to RV Camper
- Qty 1 – 1/4″ RV Camper Quick Connect Adaptor
- Qty 1 – Yellow Gas Tape
- Qty 1 – 3/8″ Flare Swivel Union (3/8″ both sides)
- Qty 1 – 3/8″ Flare x 1/4″ FIP Adaptor
- Qty 1 – 3/8″ Flare x 1/4″ MIP Adaptor
- Qty 1 – Adjustable Wrench
- Qty 1 – Channel Lock Pliers
How to Connect Blackstone Grill to RV Camper
Now that you have all the parts the first step will be wrapping the threads with the yellow tape. You’ll want to simply go around the threads twice which will prevent any gas leaks after the fittings are tighten. You’ll need to do this at every fitting that has threads.
Start out with the 3/8″ x 3/8″ swivel union and connect it to the 3/8″ Flare x 1/4″ adapter after you have the yellow tape on the adapter. Take a crescent wrench and a pair of dogs and tighten the two fittings together.
Next, repeat this step and add the male end of the 1/4″ quick connection adapter to the 3/8″ x 1/4″ adapter. After this is taped and tightened you can put a little yellow tape on the Blackstone connection and tighten the fitting in which this end of the quick connection to the Blackstone is complete and ready to either be plugged into a propane tank on your back deck or the RV Camper.
At this point the Blackstone Grill is ready to be connected to the RV Camper, but you’ll want to adjust your tank line at home so you can easily grill here as well. To do this, wrap the 3/8″ Flare x 1/4″ adapter with the yellow gas tape and tighten the female end of the 1/4 quick connection and tighten it down. Finally, you can wrap the other end of the adapter with yellow tape and tighten it down to the hose.
Be sure that this hose has the propane tanks regulator on it. As a reminder, this step wasn’t needed above as the camper should already have this regulator on it. If you use two regulators you will probably have issues with receiving enough propane. So when you are connecting your Blackstone grill to either your propane tank on your back deck or your camper ensure you only have 1 regulator installed somewhere in the line.
That is it. You can now quickly connect and disconnect your propane on your back porch followed by quickly connecting or disconnecting the Blackstone Grill to your RV Camper.
Other things you may need when bringing the Blackstone Grill camping consist of the following items: