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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23 14 4:08 am    Post subject: Trailer ? Reply with quote

I'm started looking into buying a vending trailer it will be an 22' trailer with 10'of a porch.
What equipment would you put in the kitchen area if you were first starting out? Not counting on what the HD requires
I do not plan on do any frying so I will not need a hood system
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25 14 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CVAPs, Cold Prep, freezer, refrig, soda fountain, microwave (if you cant cook), steam table, various dispensers.

Pretty limited without a hood. Why a 10ft porch?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25 14 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not limited at all. you don't need a hood unless your going to fry food. I believe in the KISS method, keep your menu simple and cook good food.

I don't want a soda fountain and forget the microwave, I have a freezer and a frig if they will fit with what I'm looking at,CVAP cold prep and steam table I'm tring to get some info on

I'm cooking on a 6x12 trailer with 2 smokers on it now and some days I need another cooker when I'm cooking 40 slabs of ribs and 3 cases of chickens that is the reason I need a 10 ft porch
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25 14 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a 10' porch with my Lang84 on one side with 2 holding ovens stacked in front of it, the other side has 4' shelving, a holding oven [ used for storing pans mainly] and a 4' reach in freezer which works great for meat prep and chopping etc..I SS fan to TRY to keep things cool. Inside I have a prep cooler, 4 steam tables, sinks, and upper shelving galore! I have a 2 burner flat top with double crock-pot on top of it when open [ for warm sauce and nacho cheese ] I use a SS tool chest lower [ below steam tables ] and more shelving below service window and crock pot area.
Thats after 4 years of adjusting for menu changes etc [ I have a pretty extensive menu vending ] I also have another fridge and freezer in cube van which pulls trailer, and 12 feet of HD storage racks....We can do 1k plates a day at big festivals [ hopefully more this weekend Wink ] with 3 people [ sometimes 4! ] crammed in there Wink Cool Very Happy I stay outside and cut n chop meat....they only let me in when tables need refilling or they need stock of any kind....They get the A/C....I get a fan Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25 14 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What size and brand of steam tables and prep cooler do you have and how big of a generator are you using?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25 14 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Electric tables from http://www.webstaurantstore.com/ ...less than $100 a piece, 12 cubic foot?? 36" prep cooler - cold sides are accessible from top with cutting board to front of unit. Gen is a Generac 10k, 12.5k surge.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25 14 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tables are store brand, have held up for almost 5 years now! Volrath and the likes are 3-4x the cost, not cost effective in my book..and are heavier [ yes, thisker SS, but I also buy the lighter pans for weight purposes.]!!.YMMV
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26 14 2:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you using food warmers or steam tables because I can't find steam tables for a $100.

I'm looking at a Honda generator right now not sure what size yet
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26 14 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, food warmers... Embarassed http://www.webstaurantstore.com/avantco-w50-12-x-20-electric-countertop-food-warmer-120v/177W50.html
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27 14 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr Tony's BBQ wrote:
Sorry, food warmers... Embarassed http://www.webstaurantstore.com/avantco-w50-12-x-20-electric-countertop-food-warmer-120v/177W50.html


I have 2 (two) of those warmers. They work great! No problems what so ever.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28 14 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have 2 of those same warmers
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15 14 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jeff T wrote:
Mr Tony's BBQ wrote:
Sorry, food warmers... Embarassed http://www.webstaurantstore.com/avantco-w50-12-x-20-electric-countertop-food-warmer-120v/177W50.html


I have 2 (two) of those warmers. They work great! No problems what so ever.


I'll second that - 2 of these for 3 years now - work perfectly every time.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16 14 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought a trailer out of Georgia, 40 miles N of the Florida border. I put a Southern Pride SP500 through the back wall and didn't have to leave the room, but to load it with wood and enjoyed the comfort of gas assist for consistent cooks. I sold it when we put two Southern Prides through the wall at my restaurant. If you go with a Southern Pride make sure to get a smoke extractor. Get a big generator.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17 14 2:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wish I could afford a trailer like that with a SP 500 but I'll go with what I can afford and I am pricing out a big Honda generator right now
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20 14 5:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So I left Sunday afternoon to drive to N Georgia to look at a Freedom trailer from Southern Q smokers and trailers I got up there Monday am and spent several hrs going over his personal trailer and another one he just got in and I liked what I saw. His trailer was simple and had just about everything I was looking for. I could have saved myself about 400 miles and looked at a trailer in S Ga but he not only sells them he also cooks out them and builds smokers and that was a plus for me.

After looking at the smokers he builds, If I had the extra money I would get rid od my DW in a heart beat
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