What's In Your Sleeper?

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Paul J.'s Comment
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I'm thinking about things like 12v coffee pots, 12v crock pots, inverters for your laptops, that kind of thing.

Is there something you've come across that's a must have? Or perhaps something you bought at the Flying J was useless and didn't last until the next stop?

I'm working on setting up the back of my pickup truck and looking for ideas on how to use it for travelling and though "Who best to ask than someone who lives out of their trucks?"

LDRSHIP's Comment
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All the roadpro 12v appliances don't last long. The heating elements tend to go out. Most of mine lasted 1-3 months. For $30-50 (depending on item) it gets a bit expensive. I have an inverter now. The 120v versions work better and 1/2 to 1/4 the price. They tend to wear out a little slower, but a lot cheaper to replace.

I have a crockpot, coffee pot, hot plate, tv, and xbox. The tv and xbox are for those lovely unload times at food distribution centers. McLane, PFG, RFS, GFS, etc...


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Fatsquatch 's Comment
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All the roadpro 12v appliances don't last long. The heating elements tend to go out.

Funny, I was just using my Road Pro 12v 1 qt saucepan the other day, and marvelling at how, in spite of a couple of dents and some scuffing of the finish, it still works like new, even after more than 5 years. Are you washing yours out in a sink? You may be getting water into the wiring and causing corrosion. I've only ever washed mine by either wiping it out with unscented baby wipes, or boiling water in it and then wiping it out with a paper towel.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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I've only bought coffee pots and crockpots. Maybe just the luck of the draw, but heating elements kept going out. I just wet a paper towel with cleaner then another with clean water to wipe them out.

Steve L.'s Comment
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I’ve been using the 12v “lunchbox” oven for almost three years. Anything I cook in it goes in a foil pan first. That way there’s never any cleanup to worry about. I cover the pan with foil, use plastic utensils to eat with and throw the pan in the trash when done.

Greg H.'s Comment
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Cool, thanks for the info... I drove OTR for a year in 93-1994, and I can't remember for the life of me what I ate, where I ate, or if I ate. Even though, I do recall a 12v coffee maker that I'd bought. Can't do without the jo.... :)


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Ducky's Comment
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That 12v box oven Steve mentioned has been a workhorse and provided many tasty meals for me. Love that thing!

Last Shadow's Comment
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My wife send me with a microwave, I didn't wanted cuz I thought it would take to much space, well now I have hot coffee and my meals are always hot, man I guess is true what they say, you ain't a real man until you have woman telling you what's good for you, lol

That 12v box oven Steve mentioned has been a workhorse and provided many tasty meals for me. Love that thing!

Unholychaos's Comment
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I bought the 12v coffee "pot" but only got limited use out of it as something within the plug broke making it unusable. It's for the best though, thing was tiny and slow, barely filled up my 16 oz thermos. Too much of a hassle to save a few bucks.

Susan D. 's Comment
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Entirely too much stuff lol. Too many clothes, a portable freezer, an aroma cooker, 5 minute chef, pyrex bowls, cooking utensils, paper plates and bowls, a hodgepodge of paperwork, laptop, tablet, chargers, shoes, tv, satellite receiver, oh the list goes on and on...

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