Coleman truly designed the Road Trip Grill LXE with tailgating and road trips in mind. This sleek design and easy to operate grill is just what a family needs to stop and enjoy the open air while traveling long distances or even in their own backyard.
The Coleman Road Trip Grill is completely collapsible 36 inch propane grill that can be used at home or on the road. With 285 square inches of cooking space this grill also has a porcelain-coated cast-iron grates allowing easy clean up and durability at the same time.
When you cook meats over the two 10,000 BTU straight burners you will require to purchase a 16.4 ounce disposable propane tank. Also, whereas most portable grills are extremely light weight this grill is 285 square inches of cooking space and about 60 pounds. However when fully collapsed the grill will measure 36x22x13 making it easy to fix into a trunk and bring with you for road trips or tail gates.
What I like:
After doing research many times people attempt to decide to purchase either the Weber Q or the Coleman Road Trip LXE. When you take a look at these two grills you will notice the Coleman does have most everything the Weber has. However, the Road Trip is much easier to set-up and take down, the BTU output is much higher and there is a dual burner set-up where most of the Weber Qs does not have any of them unless you purchase them separately. If you do choose to upgrade to the top of the line Weber Q you can get some of these benefits but it will cost you a bunch more money.
Coleman does make set up very easy. The grill is practically put together as soon as you open the box. With the attachment of the handles and wheels you are good to go and enjoy your grill. It should not take any longer than 15 minutes to completely assemble the grill. This is much better than some of the grills I have seen where it takes hours on end and 40 pages of instructions.
This grill does heat up extremely quickly and remains hot for a long while as well. Even with the solid grill surface not letting flames get through over the top of the burners you will get a good flavor to the meat. What the closed grate does allow is the grease to fall somewhere else instead of on the burners themselves. This will help to keep your burners looking and acting new for much longer and make clean up a synch.
What I don’t like:
This grill is nice and a bit cheaper than some of the Weber grills but I am not too excited about grilling without a lid. This means you will not be smoking your meat in any way. I suppose this gives you the true taste of the meat but many people, like me, do like that smoky taste. You are not going to get that on this grill.
Also, although this claims to be completely portable it is a bit large if you do not have a truck or SUV. Not to mention that 60 pounds of cast iron is not going to be able to be lifted in and out of a trunk all that easily by some people. I know my wife could never do it by herself. Between the weight and the length of the grill there is just no easy way to get out of a trunk of a sedan or compact car. Even when it is out of the vehicle it gets heavy really quick. My suggestion is to park close to where you are transporting the grill.