The Keyword is compatibility. That is the word that should guide every search you make for parts on your RV or trailer. The quick-connect hose and couplers should be compatible with the griddle model and all models are not the same.
The company makes a 15’ hose that has quick connect couplers on each end. The size is 9/16"-18UNF and only works for the tabletop model. It is not compatible with the models 1940 and 1967 or the tailgator griddles.
To learn more about this convenient part setup, just continue to read our article. It has the information you want to know about so you can get the right part for your Blackstone Griddle. There will be more than one quick connect system that should work
One of the first things you need to know is that the regulator that comes with this griddle model is not made for propane tanks. It is made for propane bottles. Those two fittings are not the same.
To use the quick connect system to fit your propane tank, follow the following steps:
1. Connect the adapter to your Blackstone propane hose
2. Connect the adapter to your griddle
3. Connect the other end of the hose to your propane tank.
4. move the lever to start the flow of propane
5. Check for leaks
6. Start your griddle
That is all there is to this process. Don’t through the regulator that came with the griddle out. You will need it if you decide to barbecue away from your trailer or RV.
If you lose that regulator, just contact the company and get a replacement. What it will cost is up to the company. If you do not get a large flame after connecting the griddle to your propane tank, check to see if you inserted the fitting correctly.
A loose fitting is often the cause of a low flame. Or you inserted the quick connect regulator into the regulator that came with your griddle. If so, you are regulating the flow of propane twice and you do not need to do that.
The company seems to only make one quick-connect adapter. It comes with a 15-foot hose and all the parts you will need to connect it to your propane tank and griddle. However, as we said above, this product is not compatible with their tailgator grill.
What you may have to do to use one of the off brand quick connect systems is to buy a special 3.8” female fitting and attach it to the 3/8” male fitting already on this model of the griddle.
Once that is done, you need to attach the MB Sturgis Quick Disconnect Propane Adapter Fitting Male Model 250 x 1/4" MPT then attach the female end to your tank and grill.
This is a little more work but the cost may be under $50 for the entire set-up. You can shop around to see what is available as the Sturgis hose seems to be only 4 feet long. The individual adapters are priced at under $15 and even under $10.
What this means is that you are going to have to create your own adaptor to make the quick connect hose you bought fit this model of Blackstone grills. You may have to do the same for the 1940 and 1967 models as well.
You can buy 1 at Blackstone’s online store at their website. It is 15 feet long which gives you a little flexibility in where you barbecue. However, as we stated earlier, it is only compatible with the griddle.
We have found that Amazon, e-trailer and other companies sell compatible quick connect hoses from other companies. Your cost will depend on their pricing but the hoses come in different lengths so you retain that cooking flexibility.
Once you get this product, just follow the instructions above to hook up your griddle to your propane tank. Even Walmart has this product on hand so you should be able to find what you need fairly easily.
You just have to decide on the length of hose you want and that is not a tough decision to make. Having a longer hose is always better as it provides you with more options. Even if the hose gets in the way in restricted campsites, it is still better to have a long hose on hand.
The most obvious tip that can be given is to make sure the adapter you buy is compatible with the griddle or other grills. This is something you have to make sure of before you leave your RV for a shopping trip.
Another tip would be to make sure you insert the male ends of the adapters correctly. Double-check before you turn on the propane as you do not want a low flame or a leak at the connection.
Finally, you do not need to use the regulator that comes with the griddle. The adapters should connect directly to the product and cut down on losing any fuel supply.
This is a simple system so there are not that many tips to pass on to you at this time. Just make sure to store the hose safely so that it does not get cut or broken.
Having a griddle along on your holidays helps keep mealtime interesting. However, not every griddle will be compatible with your RV propane tank. The good news is that there are a lot of adapters you can find and use. They also do not usually cost too much money either.
There is a lot of flexibility when it comes to fuel sources. When everything is compatible, then connection and use are simple and easy. Just make sure to do the adaption right.