Cooking On Board

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James R.'s Comment
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Unfortunately 12v sockets are limited to 100-150 watts, and that makes a really poor cooking experience so i wouldn't recommend that.

N.Coleman's Comment
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You can try using a magnetic hot plate depending on inverter size... the specialized pots and pans are the only thing that actually get hot for confined space safety Amazon has them for under $150 and mine lasted 3 years before needing a replacement,,, can pretty much cook anything that your stove at home can

PackRat's Comment
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and I use a 3000 watt model

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I wasn't aware Crete would allow us to have a bigger power inverter installed in our trucks. Of course I never bothered asking. Because there are a few cooking appliances I wanted to get for my truck. Because of right now, I cook everything in our instant pot or the microwave.

SHHHHH!

Old School's Comment
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Hey Vicki, I dug up an old conversation from about four years ago. The topic was "cheap groceries on the road," but I thought you might find it interesting. There is a variety of ideas thrown around in it for ways to prepare meals on the road. Check it out if you have the time.

Cooking And Eating On The Road

Vicki M.'s Comment
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Hey Vicki, I dug up an old conversation from about four years ago. The topic was "cheap groceries on the road," but I thought you might find it interesting. There is a variety of ideas thrown around in it for ways to prepare meals on the road. Check it out if you have the time.

Cooking And Eating On The Road

Thanks, I'll give it a look. It'll keep me busy while everyone else watches some silly sporting event today :D

Mikey B.'s Comment
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My company does not allow inverters on our trucks. That being said I have a 2000 watt inverter that powers a 700watt microwave, a 6 or 8 qt insta-pot, my tv and an led light strip along with various chargers for cordless vacuum, blower etc. I use 12v for my cooler and a shop vac. The insta-pot is recommended over a crockpot since the lid seals onto it so if you have a large bump or quick stop your stew stays in the pot instead of all over the floor. I have occasional issue with the 300 amp breaker I installed popping when I cook meat or boil water other than that its great.

On/off ramps...NO. You are a sitting duck and have no bathroom. Plenty of people have small outside grills and use them on 10s and 34s. You generally have plenty of time to cook if you want to. I usually make a stew or whatnot in the morning then let it cook for 10 or 12 hours while I drive. Works great!!!

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Parking on ramps is never recommended and is also illegal. I only do it as a last resort/emergency.

The on ramps thing is a bit of a disappointment, but glad you told me so now I can take that idea out of my head and move on :D

While it may not be recommended, there are places where it is not illegal. In fact, Utah has posted blue signs that indicate you can park on different ramps if you are tired. They have beefed up the ramps for truck parking.

If it's posted no parking, then yes it is illegal. Wyoming, whether it's posted or not, is illegal and a $250 fine. Most of Nebraska it is illegal, but they post signs for no parking. According to an LE I talked to, if there are no signs on the ramps, then trucks can park there in Nebraska.

Because I drive late at night, I park on on-ramps many nights. I do have different types of protection, including Monty who hears things quicker than I do.

Laura

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PackRat's Comment
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He's not going to protect you from an ambulance chasing lawyer when you are run into by a four wheeler.

Vicki M.'s Comment
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Because I drive late at night, I park on on-ramps many nights. I do have different types of protection, including Monty who hears things quicker than I do.

Laura

Honestly, I am either confident enough, or dumb enough, to have little fear. I don't know what the laws are about carrying my gun (I am assuming NO as a company driver), but there are many things at hand always for protection. If I was able to bring my shepherd, I'd never have to worry...unfortunately, she's old and 80 lbs, so I doubt she could get in and out of the truck. My pug will be my traveling companion, but she can be a yappy little critter. The lab and rottie would just show them where the good stuff was lol If I have my choice, I'll probably drive at night too. 40 years of night shifts and graveyards...it's normal for me.

Mikey B.'s Comment
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Because I drive late at night, I park on on-ramps many nights. I do have different types of protection, including Monty who hears things quicker than I do.

Laura

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Honestly, I am either confident enough, or dumb enough, to have little fear. I don't know what the laws are about carrying my gun (I am assuming NO as a company driver), but there are many things at hand always for protection. If I was able to bring my shepherd, I'd never have to worry...unfortunately, she's old and 80 lbs, so I doubt she could get in and out of the truck. My pug will be my traveling companion, but she can be a yappy little critter. The lab and rottie would just show them where the good stuff was lol If I have my choice, I'll probably drive at night too. 40 years of night shifts and graveyards...it's normal for me.

It's not people breaking in you have to worry about, it's being hit by a car or truck who's driver was distracted for a second.

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