Schneider Trucks Cooking/food Storing Help!!!

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Tyrone C.'s Comment
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To all my Schneider drivers out there I need help. Has any of you found a reliable refrigerator/freezer, microwave, and electric stove top that gets the job done that is also approve in the Schneider trucks? Planning on staying out 3 weeks at a time n really want to eat good and healthy while on the road. Any help/advice is appreciated

Jeremy C.'s Comment
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I'm not a Schneider driver, and you may want to check with them about this....

But I know the RoadPro portable stove works great, runs on 12v (lighter plug), and only costs about $30.

Example: https://www.amazon.com/RoadPro-12-Volt-Portable-Stove-Black/dp/B00030DLEE/

They sell them at most truck stops. But more importantly, they sell the little tin foil pans that go in to it at most truck stops and at Walmart.

Hope that suggestion helps!

Dave Reid's Comment
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I too am a big fan of those little warmers. I found one I like even better than Road Pro's - the Hot Logic Mini

I'm not a Schneider driver, and you may want to check with them about this....

But I know the RoadPro portable stove works great, runs on 12v (lighter plug), and only costs about $30.

Example: https://www.amazon.com/RoadPro-12-Volt-Portable-Stove-Black/dp/B00030DLEE/

They sell them at most truck stops. But more importantly, they sell the little tin foil pans that go in to it at most truck stops and at Walmart.

Hope that suggestion helps!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Susan D. 's Comment
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I use a Dometic personal size portable freezer for my perishable food storage needs. I managed to snag mine on sale about 18? Months ago and absolutely love it. They're not cheap, but worth every penny. I can run this on fridge mode OR freezer mode (not both at same time). Mine runs on 12 volt, uses very little power, and is very very quiet. If I'm opting for lots of fresh fruits and salads, sliced deli meats and cheeses, fridge mode is great. When I am stocking shrimp, fish, various meats, frozen veggies, I set it to freezer mode. It will freeze completely thawed items solid in about 45 mins. Yes, I could keep ice cream if I wanted. They run between $550-600 but are built to withstand the vibration and abuse of travel. Mine is the personal size (18 liter capacity) and one of dometics smaller units. It weighs 26 lbs empty lol. .I have an Aroma 3 in 1 cooker (steamer/Crock-Pot/pressure cooker), a small household electric contact grill, a microwave, and a portable propane grill i keep in my side box. I can cook virtually anything in my truck.

Jeremy C.'s Comment
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I use a Dometic personal size portable freezer for my perishable food storage needs. I managed to snag mine on sale about 18? Months ago and absolutely love it. They're not cheap, but worth every penny. I can run this on fridge mode OR freezer mode (not both at same time). Mine runs on 12 volt, uses very little power, and is very very quiet. If I'm opting for lots of fresh fruits and salads, sliced deli meats and cheeses, fridge mode is great. When I am stocking shrimp, fish, various meats, frozen veggies, I set it to freezer mode. It will freeze completely thawed items solid in about 45 mins. Yes, I could keep ice cream if I wanted. They run between $550-600 but are built to withstand the vibration and abuse of travel. Mine is the personal size (18 liter capacity) and one of dometics smaller units. It weighs 26 lbs empty lol. .I have an Aroma 3 in 1 cooker (steamer/Crock-Pot/pressure cooker), a small household electric contact grill, a microwave, and a portable propane grill i keep in my side box. I can cook virtually anything in my truck.

Hmmmm.... New ideas for my ever-growing wish list. 😀

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Unholychaos's Comment
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Schneider doesn't allow any decent sized inverter for company trucks so your options are limited. The road pro portable cooker (looks like a lunch box) is doable for small things as well as an ice less cooler. Honestly, I wouldn't pack more than you'd use between hometimes in the perishable department. Canned goods are your friend.

Susan D. 's Comment
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Lol the inverter on my APU is a whopping 750 watts.. mabe 800. I'm betting schneiders is bigger. My microwave really pushes it since it's 700 watts. I only plug it in when I use it and unplug immediately after. If anything else is plugged in along with the microwave, it'll throw a circuit breaker. They were supposed to be 1800 watts lol.. oops, someone f'd up the truck order in 2015. No matter, my new truck will arrive within the next month and will be fully loaded with built-in appliances.

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

TommyGun's Comment
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I run a dorm fridge that starts at 700 watts and runs 180 watts continuously. I have a 1500 watt inverter in my truck and thats what I use. Its strapped to my top bunk.

Also keep a microwave in as well.

You might need to run on an ice cooler at first and use canned fruits.

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