There are, and have been a few different models in the RoadTrip range from Coleman over the years. I am taking a closer look at the Coleman RoadTrip LXE Grill here because it is widely believed to be one of the best grills at its price point, shows improvements across all previous models, and has a load of noteworthy features.
Perfect for camping trips, RV camping, tailgate parties and picnics, feeding a small group of people is made easy with this grill.
With a fold-up, collapse-down design and wheels, it doesn’t get any more portable and easy to travel with then the RoadTrip LXE.
Setup and Design Features
The fold-up and easy-roll design is a great feature, it collapses down just as quick and as easy as it folds-up. You can spring into action in a moments notice, and with the matchless ignition and PerfectFlow control system you can start cooking right away.
You won’t be taking this one bicycle camping, but when room allows the RoadTrip will add that extra nice touch to the cooking experience.
The RoadTrip LXE comes equipped with two cast-iron, warp-resistant grill grates. They are porcelain coated for ease of cleaning and fit perfectly. The knobs are well built-in and feel secure, the control is accurate making it easy to hold a small flame. With two 10,000 BTU burners, the whole cooking experience is rounded off well, offering an efficient and even cook.
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The burners perform the same as another Coleman model I reviewed, the Coleman PerfectFlow InstaStart. This grill model also has an attached stove burner, so check this one out if you want the best of both worlds.
The RoadTrip doesn’t have the stove burners or power as some of the dedicated stove models. The Camp Chef Everest or Stansport Outfitter both pump out twice the BTU power. The 10,000 BTU’s that this grill pumps out will be sufficient to grill up any of the food items for your army.
Dimensions – The Coleman RoadTrip LXE Propane Grill is 46” H x 18” W x 35” L when folded, and 45” L when both side trays are open. It has a cooking space of 285 sq in. putting this grill in the medium size range. Prices range from $130 to $190.
- Matchless ignition
- Utensils and side tables included
- Easy to clean removable grease management tray
- Quick and easy to fold up into a portable unit on wheels
- Ready to go straight out of the box
- Manufacturer’s limited 5 year warranty
- Need to keep an eye on the food to ensure an even cook
- Not ideal for backpackers and hikers
- No built-in thermometer
As mentioned in the Coleman Camping PerfectFlow Stove/Grill review, if you want to make the job of cleaning up this grill easier, line the channel and tray with aluminium foil. You need to clean the RoadTrip LXE after every use and while the grease tray is convenient, lining it with foil avoids the need for a messy scrub up.
Another tip is to preheat the grill for 10 mins or so before using it. The space between the flame and food is very short on this model. You risk having an uneven cook if you just place some food on as soon as it’s lit. For this reason it requires a little more care than some other stoves, but this isn’t a big issue, you can cook to perfection on the Coleman RoadTrip just as you can on any other stove.
Coleman RoadTrip LXE Grill Summary
The RoadTrip LXE has changed slightly over the years, and this is the most complete and reliable it’s ever been. If you have heard or read of complaints surrounding the grease tray being too weak, or the handle and lid melting – this issues have been addressed on this model.
This is a great, portable, easy to set-up and use outdoor grill. Anyone familiar with Coleman products will know that build quality is reliable, and with a 5 year limited manufacturers warranty it’s not a huge risk.
With a lower price tag than some of its competitors, and offering more features than most of them, it’s hard to ignore the Coleman RoadTrip LXE Grill. I appreciate the slightly quirky look, design, and feel of the grill might leave the more rugged outdoors people feeling a little too pampered. But, if you think you’re in that category – maybe it’s time you put those thoughts to one side, and took a closer look at this grill.
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