There is no reason why you cannot enjoy a good barbecue dinner when you are out with your RV. The trick is to not use up valuable storage space inside your trailer or RV. That is why so many people turn to a bumper mount option that swings.
The Fleming Sales 52321 Bumper Grill Arm Assembly only needs 4 inches of bumper space to mount properly. Then you can swing it out whenever you are in the mood for a nice barbecue. The only drawback to this option is you can’t adjust the height.
In order to learn more about different swing-out bumper mounts for barbecues, just continue reading our article. It has the information you need to know about in order to make the best selection for your RV and vacation lifestyle.
There seems to be at least one model of these types of grills for every class of RV you can imagine. When you are low on storage space they are handy to have. here are a few models, one for different classes of RVs to help you start your search for a good grill mount that swings out.
1. Travel trailer mount- see it here
The best aspect of this model is that it comes with different types of mounting options. You can get one that fits your travel trailer and makes sure your barbecue stays out of the way when not in use.
The negative aspect that stands out the most is that it is not made for just any barbecue. Its curved design eliminates many other barbecue styles.
2. Fifth Wheel Trailer Mount- see it here
With this model, you can use flat bottom barbecues and also take advantage of the different mounts. Your bumper should not be a hindrance to you enjoying some great barbecue meals while you are away from home.
The 32” swivel arm gives you plenty of room to maneuver when you are cooking. The biggest negative is that the mount may not hold very large grills. You may need to downsize to get yours to fit.
3. Motorhome Class "C" Mount- see it here
The best positive for this model is that it has the same 32-inch reach the other ones have as well as the multiple mounting options. You are not losing out on barbecue fun by owning a Class C RV. Plus, the finish on the mount has it lasting a long time no matter the weather you are enduring.
The biggest drawback will be the 3/8 inch snap pin that holds the mount to your bumper and you can only have a 4-inch bumper to use this mount. It also needs a trim adapter if your Class C has trim attached to it.
4. Pop-up Trailer Mount- see it here
Even a small pop-up camper can have a nice swing-out grill mount attached to it. The price is right as this model starts at $245 (as do all the others). The same positive features found in the other models exist here as do the same negative features. The only difference is that it fits on your pop-up camper.
5. Bumper Grill Arm Assembly - see it here
This model is from Fleming Sales and it has too little feet that can attach to the bottom of the mount to steady your swing out mount. Plus, you get 2 pivot points so you are not locked into one position when cooking. With a 40 inch reach, you can get closer to the picnic table to serve the food hotter and faster.
The biggest negative for this option would be shipping and quality control. It seems that the product is missing components and gets damaged during the shipping time. There is also a word, that the components used to make this mount are low quality.
The standard size mount seems to be 4 inches. if your bumper is larger or smaller than that measurement, then you may be out of luck. Also, you have to watch out for the quality of the mount as there are some complaints as to how good these mounts really are.
1. Fleming Sales 52321 Bumper Grill Arm Assembly - see it here
This mount has a unique design to it as it will swing out from your rear bumper by 25 inches. Not a lot of space but enough to keep grease away. Once in position, you simply slip the arms of the grill into their holders and begin grilling.
Unfortunately, there is no height adjustment so you are stuck if you are taller than average. Also, there may be some mounting issues as the U bolts may not work on all 4-inch bumpers due to space clearance requirements.
2. Removable Table Leg RV - see it here
This is a unique design for a swing-out barbecue grill assembly. It doesn't have to attach to your bumper but it can. Once in place, you have a movable table that lets you place the barbecue in the best position possible.
The good aspects are that you get a lot of height adjustment, swing movement, and the mount is made from aluminum so you are not adding a lot of weight to your vehicle. The biggest problem is that the instructions may not be in the box. This design does give you mounting options so you can choose the best place for it.
Also, you need to check the quality of the components as these rear mount barbecue arms do save you space but they are not always the strongest item you can buy. Plus, some people have complained about the inability to lock the pivots. This error makes it hard to attach your grill to it.
This seems to be the top or most popular company to go to when you are looking for this product. The first section of swing-out mounts has 4 out of the 5 options coming with 4 weber mount options each.
However, when we checked the Weber website, they did not list any swing-out mounts in their products section nor in accessories and so on. We did find other products that attach to your rear bumper and swing-out when you need to cook. They will fit a weber grill.
Those weber mounts are not made by the company it seems and are specially made to be a custom fit for the Weber grill Q series. That means you may have to get a custom-fit swing-out grill mount in order to use your Weber Q grill.
First, and foremost, there is not going to be a one-size-fits-all model. You will have to do some searching to see which one will fit your rear bumper and swing back and forth the way you want it to.
This applies to both grills and mounts. second, when shopping for a grill, make sure it will fit your RV. You only have so much space to work with and if you can’t mount it permanently to the swing-out grill mount, then you need to make sure it fits in your storage area without taking up a lot of room.
Swing- this is important when you are looking at grill mounts. You need to make sure that the swing-out portion gets far enough away from your trailer or other RV. Also, you need to check those pivot spots to see if the lock into place or not. This is a deal-breaker for many people.
Construction materials- the price may be right for your budget, but the quality of materials may not be up to what happens on your journeys. there are a lot of complaints about inferior components so check the quality of the materials used to create the swing-out mount.
Price- if the price looks too good to be true, it probably is. While it is important to save a few bucks on your purchases, buying too cheap means you are not getting the best materials possible. You end up paying more than you bargained for when you have to replace the mount sooner than you expected.
There are some good swing-out mounts for your RV out there. the trouble is that you may have to take some time to find them. One brand not mentioned above is Coleman. They know camping so it pays to see if they offer a good swing out mount for your RV.
Camco seems to be another option that may produce top-quality rear swing-out mounts. The key, of course, will be the size and shape of your RV’s bumper. measure it first before you go shopping.