all good things must come to an end 4/11 2015

Yes indeed, all good things must come to an end. Nothing lasts forever so they say. We had so many great memories and traveled many a miles with it. It gave us laughs standing around it and most importantly, it gave us great food to enjoy. Yes, it was time… time to replace our barbecue. Many have seen our dear friend that is attached to a swing out bracket and mounted to the rear of our truck. Heck, some have had food cooked off of that grill. After many a meal it was breaking down. We can not really blame it, it hung out on its bracket all year long out in every element known to man. Eventually, I think everyone would break down. So today was the day to move it aside and bring in its replacement.

our old bbq that served us well

our old bbq that served us well

the swing our bracket that the bbq was attached to.

the swing our bracket that the bbq was attached to.

After removing the mounting bracket from the old barbecue I had to measure the new one so the bracket could be swapped over. I had to get some spacers from the hardware store and a couple gas fittings but other than that, no problem at all. For those that do not know, our barbecue is piped into our camper via a quick connect. So I take off the regulator that comes with the barbecue and then I pipe it in.  It is all pretty easy really.

the mounting bracket that attaches to the swing out arm.

the mounting bracket that attaches to the swing out arm.

After getting the propane hose connected and testing it for leaks, I drilled bolt holes in the new barbecue for the mounting bracket. I placed four bolts with spacers and snug it all down. Simple and quick. Well, it would have been quick if my cordless batteries were charged. After they charged up it was then, no problem.

oooohhhh the new shiny barbecue.

oooohhhh the new shiny barbecue.

I had Chef Joanne come out and try out the barbecue. It got her approval, good thing since she cooks for us.

joanne like it.

joanne like it.

The new barbecue swings out and back into its storage spot just like the old one. It really is convenient for us.

all stored away in its riding spot to new adventurers.

all stored away in its riding spot to new adventurers.

So yes, some things must come to an end. Could I have patched up the old one and made it last a bit longer? Maybe. Parts for that barbecue were hard to find since it is not made anymore. We also wanted to get a two burner and the old one had only one burner. We are pretty happy with it and we look forward to the next meal cooked on it.

 

all good things must come to an end 4/11 2015

 

3 thoughts on “all good things must come to an end 4/11 2015

  1. Lasted better than the little portable units I usually buy. Scared to open the one I took on my big trip back in 2012, can’t begin to imagine the condition of its insides after sitting in a bag in the garage uncleaned since then….

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