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cosmo64

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Concession trailer build advise needed for equipment Fri, 09/27/13 4:02 PM (permalink)
I had a concession trailer built a few months ago and now have funds to complete the build out. I know I have done a few things bass awkward so far (not looking for smart arse comments about it). My intent was to go all electric, but I see that isn't monetarily a very smart move, so, I am shifting gears and re figuring everything. My menu will keep the all beef hot dogs that brought me this far (since March of 2012) but will be adding pulled pork, nachos and a side dish of my wife's bacon beens. The dimensions of my trailer are 6'Wx12'LX 7' interior height. The serving window is on the curb side and the 36" door is on the rear. I intend to have the sinks in the front. I already have a 13.5k BTU a/c unit installed on the roof (just under 20 amps) and a small upright freezer (5 amps). I will be going with all led lighting so nothing too big on additions draw from that. I'm going to try to stay with a 30 amp service but would still like to have a refrigerated table to put lp warmers &  crock pots on. I have 2 Honda eu2000 generators to use for non shore power and most likely will rarely set up somewhere I'll have shore power (other than at home with 30 amp service installed to keep the power to the freezer & refrigeration going) Can anyone recommend any items to help me accomplish this. I have no intention to fry, bake, BBQ, griddle or grill anything at this time (no exhaust hood needed this way).
<message edited by cosmo64 on Fri, 09/27/13 4:14 PM>
 
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    Dr of BBQ

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    Re:Concession trailer build advise needed for equipment Sun, 09/29/13 11:18 AM (permalink)
    You wrote "will be adding pulled pork" then said "I have no intention to fry, bake, BBQ, griddle or grill anything at this time. "
     
    Where are you going to smoke/cook, or how are you going to serve "Pulled Pork"?
    Jack
     
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      Rcoy

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      Re:Concession trailer build advise needed for equipment Sun, 09/29/13 5:14 PM (permalink)
      Dr of BBQ


      You wrote "will be adding pulled pork" then said "I have no intention to fry, bake, BBQ, griddle or grill anything at this time. "

      Where are you going to smoke/cook, or how are you going to serve "Pulled Pork"?
      Jack

      Think he is just going to cook offsite and keep it hot on the truck.
       
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        cosmo64

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        Re:Concession trailer build advise needed for equipment Wed, 10/2/13 9:38 AM (permalink)
        My pulled pork will be 'cooked' at my commercial kitchen & kept warm in crock pots. It will be served on buns.
        <message edited by cosmo64 on Wed, 10/2/13 9:41 AM>
         
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          youredone82

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          Re:Concession trailer build advise needed for equipment Wed, 10/2/13 1:16 PM (permalink)
          you should check with local laws, in NYC you need to have a hood even for a steam table, if that steam table is run by LP, this is due to the fact that it still has an open flame. The crock pots would most likely not have a huge impact but as long as you have an open flam you might need a vent. As far as your original question, by using a triple bank of deep cycle marine batteries connected to an additional inverter assembly, and a 10-20 amp charger connected to the generator, you might be able to reduce your power demands on the generators themselves and accomplish your goals. for example, the lighting in the truck should be able to be run by this, as well as other small electrical devices.
           
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            cosmo64

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            Re:Concession trailer build advise needed for equipment Fri, 10/4/13 1:43 AM (permalink)
            Thanks for the replies everyone. I solved the power issue by going with 2 LP warmers & upgrading to the eu6500iS genset. Pricey, but will be more than enough, not to mention excellant for home power outages as well.
             
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