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Camco 57305 Olympian 5500 Grill Review

Last Updated: 30.09.22


Main advantage


The Camco 5500 series is specifically designed to be used with a trailer. It has a special adapter that allows it to use the extensible rails on the side of the vehicle for support and it can also be fed propane from the RVs low-pressure gas system.


Main disadvantage


While relatively light, the stainless steel on this has been found to be rather flimsy, which would be a trade-off one would expect. However, actual complaints about its reliability are rather few and far between.

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Top 3 features explained



Trailer compatibility

The Camco 57305 Olympian 5500 stainless steel portable grill contains a series of features aimed at increasing convenience when used with an RV. Most salient among these is the quick-connect hose and valve, which allows it to be fed from the RVs low-pressure gas system, making the purchasing of additional tanks unnecessary.

This doesn’t mean you can’t use it away from the trailer, with a separately purchased adapter that will allow it to connect to either 1 lb; 5 lb; and 20 lb propane tanks, but the Camco 57305 Olympian 5500 is primarily intended to be employed form near the camper, with the extensible rails this on the side of the vehicle serving as a base for support.

This is done via a pre-installed mounting bracket that allows it to be slid on the supports, where two thumb screws attached to the bottom will keep it in place. When employed on a countertop, it has two pairs of folding legs, so it doesn’t stand too close to the ground or picnic table.


The Camco Olympian RV 5500 stainless gas grill has a mostly metallic construction, and while there aren’t that many complaints regarding its durability, it is a little on the lighter side, which makes it easy to move around even by older people.

This does come with the downside of the unit being rather flimsy. Although it is important to note that the 5500 wasn’t found to be particularly unreliable by customers, it should be kept safe from impacts or any significant stress.


High performance

Performance-wise, it offers relatively good specs for its category. It has 180 square inches of a cooking area which places it in the upper ranges for a portable RV grill, large enough to handle cooking for more than five people in one single go.

You won’t have to wait that long for the food to get done, as this offers 12,000 BTU/h with the burners in the maximum setting. It also has adjustable temperature controls and a gauge that will let you know the temperature around the cooking area. Some Camco Olympian 5,500 reviews do take care to note that a low-pressure regulator might be required to properly control the flame.

For added convenience, it is outfitted with a Piezo starter that’s promised to work at least 20,000 times before failing, and it also has a drip tray, so it will be easier to clean, and the risk of flare-ups will be diminished.


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