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dmarie

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Rotisserie on food truck Tue, 03/13/12 2:58 PM (permalink)
I'm in the planning phase for a new food truck. I was reading another thread here and someone mentioned it may be difficult to install a rotisserie on a truck. I'm talking a big, but narrow depth-wise model like the P6/1100 by Rotisol. Can anyone tell me why they think this would be a challenge?
 
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    chefbuba

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    Re:Rotisserie on food truck Tue, 03/13/12 3:56 PM (permalink)
    There is one in San Francisco. Google it for some ideas.
     
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      CCinNJ

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      Re:Rotisserie on food truck Tue, 03/13/12 4:06 PM (permalink)
      Here's another one in France...

      http://foodtruck.wikia.co...de_la_Ferme_du_Paradis
       
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        Dr of BBQ

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        Re:Rotisserie on food truck Tue, 03/13/12 4:17 PM (permalink)
        Most of the chicken type rotisseries are 3 phase, which requires special electric hook ups and to the best of my knowledge can not be run off a generator.
         
        That said some can be changed to standard 220 volts with out a great deal of expense. But get your favorite electrician to look at the unit before you buy it to be sure it can be modified. Or if your buying new you may order a standard 220 volt unit.
         
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          dmarie

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          Re:Rotisserie on food truck Tue, 03/13/12 4:23 PM (permalink)
          Thanks so much guys!
          <message edited by dmarie on Wed, 03/14/12 9:57 PM>
           
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            Blissful Bite

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            Re:Rotisserie on food truck Tue, 03/13/12 5:31 PM (permalink)
            Outside of powering or fueling the thing, I don't see a major problem with putting a rotisserie inside the truck.  No matter how you cook, a lot goes into the truck to make it work.  You'll probably need a hood or at least some fans to pull out the heat...
             
            I did see a beautiful pair of gas rotisseries go at auction for $50!  Keep your eyes open.
             
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              pnwchef

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              Re:Rotisserie on food truck Tue, 03/13/12 6:00 PM (permalink)
              I would worry about heat build up in the truck, I would think a wall of ovens blasting away all day would drive you out pretty quick. People like to see the Chickens turning on the spit, with them located on the inside they would have a less visual effect.
               
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                CCinNJ

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                Re:Rotisserie on food truck Tue, 03/13/12 6:05 PM (permalink)
                Would it be chicken only?

                What would the menu look like as far as mobile portions/options?

                 
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                  Bistro a go-go

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                  Re:Rotisserie on food truck Wed, 03/14/12 12:12 AM (permalink)
                  Ive got one in storage that i may sell. only needs a side cover (easy fab job). its a 220 v unit and just plugs in. id guarentee it working but its a pickup only in columbus ga. anything can be worked out. seems like it holds 50 chickens or ?? gimme a call if youre serious. it would be on the cheaper side,...?
                   
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                    Bistro a go-go

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                    Re:Rotisserie on food truck Wed, 03/14/12 12:12 AM (permalink)
                    duplicate post, sorry
                     
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