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4LittlePigs
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09 10 4:30 am    Post subject: Not horrible. Reply with quote

Well the 4th of July celebration was a success in that I got a lot of exposure and introduced many to our bbq. However, on the downside I way overcooked! But on the bright side I have been using all of it at the store and I have had several caterings so no loss of product.

Butts after about 9 hrs.

Got the smoker full of wrapped butts and sausage.

Plenty of meat on the smoker Sam calls "Old Iron"

Finally got my rig ready. Still need more power!

We had a pretty decent crowd all night.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09 10 6:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothing like the sight of a people lining up for good Q!

be well,
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09 10 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good for you glad you come out ok on the deal! When ya find out the right amount to cook let me know too. Very Happy
Say how`d the "dogs-on-a-stick" sell for ya?
I sell Bar-S brand polish sausages from walmart. Cost for dog w/stick is like .27 cents. We sell the crap out of them for $1.00 each when we vend for a low cost alternative.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09 10 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Way to go, I like the weiners on a stick...
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 10 10 4:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is a right fine looking load of butts you got goin' there.

Just enough bark to make you want to reach in and pinch off a taste.
Mmmmm...

What are you adding that you need a power upgrade?
Nice looking rig and I would also like to see your interior layout.

Please?
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 10 10 5:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quite honestly guys I don't have much of an interior layout. Shocked No plumbing or anything and I had to throw up some tables just to get through the weekend. I need to upgrade the power so I can install the a/c unit on the roof. I will have to get some heavier duty cords also because my warmers kept kicking the breakers. The shore cord is only about a 20 amp 3 prong cord so I am pretty limited on what I can run.

I'm going to have to rip out most of the interior to run heavier wiring also or my electrical guy will have a heck of a time and charge more. So I am not exactly thrilled about putting up FRP. This is my first vending trailer so i am trying to keep a pretty tight budget.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 10 10 5:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jeff T wrote:
Good for you glad you come out ok on the deal! When ya find out the right amount to cook let me know too. Very Happy
Say how`d the "dogs-on-a-stick" sell for ya?
I sell Bar-S brand polish sausages from walmart. Cost for dog w/stick is like .27 cents. We sell the crap out of them for $1.00 each when we vend for a low cost alternative.


They went ok. They were GFS 1/4 smoked sausage. I've got a couple cases left but we are making them with kraut and peppers and onions in the store. They are delicious. Toward the end of the night I was selling them to guys that had some liquid refreshment in them. Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 10 10 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

4LittlePigs wrote:
Quite honestly guys I don't have much of an interior layout. Shocked No plumbing or anything and I had to throw up some tables just to get through the weekend. I need to upgrade the power so I can install the a/c unit on the roof. I will have to get some heavier duty cords also because my warmers kept kicking the breakers. The shore cord is only about a 20 amp 3 prong cord so I am pretty limited on what I can run.

I'm going to have to rip out most of the interior to run heavier wiring also or my electrical guy will have a heck of a time and charge more. So I am not exactly thrilled about putting up FRP. This is my first vending trailer so i am trying to keep a pretty tight budget.


I hear ya, it's always a work in progress, what's the ac going to run off?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11 10 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The shore cord is way to light. And it only has 2 20 amp fuses not breakers in the box. So I plan on replacing the fuse box with breakers and beef it up so I can have at least 30-50 amp service. While I'm at it I figured I would add some more outlets and brighter lights. I may even run some speaker wire so I can rock some music when we vend.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12 10 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

4LittlePigs wrote:
The shore cord is way to light. And it only has 2 20 amp fuses not breakers in the box. So I plan on replacing the fuse box with breakers and beef it up so I can have at least 30-50 amp service. While I'm at it I figured I would add some more outlets and brighter lights. I may even run some speaker wire so I can rock some music when we vend.

I just got done with another event this is the first year on the road with this trailer it was factory wired but for some stupid reason they installed 30 amp with breaker,But the outlets and the ac and light are on the same circuit so If I use the roaster and something else it blows the breaker.PITA in the summer with no air!So I'm going to have the outlets on separate circuits.Also I'm going to use the cord I have but cut it off 8-12" from the breaker box and on the ends put a twist lock on them then I can change cords gens take a 30 amp twist lock and some places take the RV cord so that why I can switch cords on the fly.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13 10 12:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good idea! I'm going to make sure and have certain outlets on their own circuit and have lights on their own circuit as well as jhaving the a/c on its own dedicated circuit.

I might have been as well off to buy a camper and cut a hole in the side with a saw zaw and vend out that window!!! Shocked
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13 10 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had my trailer in Orlando FL for about five years now and I've only used my A/C a few times for the following reasons:
1) I usually do not have enough power as I use a 3K Watt quiet Honda generator.
2) I prefer to get as much fresh air and outside noise in as possible, even when power is available to run the A/C. In addition carbon monoxide from the generator always makes me nervous if the windows and door is closed.
3) I get by reasonably well with a high velocity fan. Becomes a problem with more that 2 people on board.
4) Doors and windows get openned too frequently.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13 10 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jerk pit

Where are you parked? I am in Orlando a lot. Love to stop by and get some Q
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13 10 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

4LittlePigs wrote:
Quite honestly guys I don't have much of an interior layout. Shocked No plumbing or anything and I had to throw up some tables just to get through the weekend.


No plumbing?
What are you using for refrigeration?
How did you get certified to vend without these ?

Butts look incredibly good! Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14 10 6:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[/quote]No plumbing?
What are you using for refrigeration?
How did you get certified to vend without these ?

Butts look incredibly good! Laughing[/quote]

Sorry. I should have elaborated. I have a fridge on board. As far as water, I have 3 large tubs I use for my 3 compartment sink. I have a metal barrel that I have for a hand wash with a large tub to catch the water. I have a bucket heater in the metal barrel that heats the water to 120 degrees F. I don't have to have a commercial 3 sink set up because I have the restaurant kitchen to go to every night. My HD guy is pretty cool. As long as I have a way to wash utensils and other small wares I am good to go. Now if I were to go to the State fair and vend for multiple days I would have an issue because I am 2 hrs from Louisville and the State fair with no way to wash pots and pans.
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