Another newb, trailer ordered...Hello!

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2017/07/07 09:38:24 (permalink)

Another newb, trailer ordered...Hello!

Hi everyone,
My Wife and I finally bit the bullet. We ordered an empty 6x12 concession window trailer. It's a V front with extra space and we had the tongue extended 12". Also, it has swing out rear doors. My Wife's empananada recipe is killer. The plan is to keep it as simple as possible. We've sampled other popular emanada trucks and they have nothing on her. There are no emanada trucks in my area. Maybe add other foods down the road.
We are about to order equipment. The main place that we want to park has a metered 220v and 110v hook ups. I've been going crazy trying to figure out what routes to go on power options.
Basically:
Fryer, 110, 220, propane?
Freezer, 110? I have it already
Exhaust grease fan, 110v?
Water heater and system, 12v, 110, propane

I'm doing most work myself and multi power types seems maybe unnecessary.
In keeping things simple. I was thinking that the more 110v items I use, the easier it is to plug in somewhere. Including my own driveway. My current generator is not 220v.

Any thoughts?
Thanks John
post edited by 410John - 2017/07/07 09:41:06
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    hpx
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    Re: Another newb, trailer ordered...Hello! 2017/07/07 11:00:19 (permalink)
    First off, WELCOME to Roadfood and best of luck as you begin this crazy new section of your life. Be prepared to question and be frustrated by every thing you do or think. By the time you open, you might be selling a whole other product. It is all normal and part of the joy of selling food.
     
    IMO, Whenever the option is propane, use it. Recovery times alone are worth it. For electric, its alot easier to find 110 hookups at events. 
     
    For what you should be using to make Empanadas, you should not need any power hungry appliances. I am a stern believer that less is more. If you start out in heavy debt, it will cripple you forever. Do not be afraid to buy used. Foodservice equipment is awfully strong and simple stuff. Dont be intimidated by the prospect of not having a warranty.
     
    What part of country are you located?
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    Re: Another newb, trailer ordered...Hello! 2017/07/08 12:41:00 (permalink)
    Thanks for your input. We are in Maryland.
    I was thinking of propane and 110 on everything. Going to look at a slightly used Dean 40ld propane fryer today.
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    Re: Another newb, trailer ordered...Hello! 2017/07/09 18:28:55 (permalink)
    I've seen trucks with custom hoods, also in my area many there's many generic head banger hoods. I'm no stranger to metal fabrication. Do custom hoods need to be NSF rated?
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    Re: Another newb, trailer ordered...Hello! 2017/07/10 00:59:49 (permalink)
    I'm not sure about fabbing hoods in Maryland. be sure to be best buds with your local health and building department and I'm sure you'll be fine.... BUT welcome to the forums we love reading about progress here and we also love pictures.
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    Re: Another newb, trailer ordered...Hello! 2017/07/10 22:56:28 (permalink)
    Where in Maryland John?

    410John
    Hi everyone,
    My Wife and I finally bit the bullet. We ordered an empty 6x12 concession window trailer. It's a V front with extra space and we had the tongue extended 12". Also, it has swing out rear doors. My Wife's empananada recipe is killer. The plan is to keep it as simple as possible. We've sampled other popular emanada trucks and they have nothing on her. There are no emanada trucks in my area. Maybe add other foods down the road.
    We are about to order equipment. The main place that we want to park has a metered 220v and 110v hook ups. I've been going crazy trying to figure out what routes to go on power options.
    Basically:
    Fryer, 110, 220, propane?
    Freezer, 110? I have it already
    Exhaust grease fan, 110v?
    Water heater and system, 12v, 110, propane

    I'm doing most work myself and multi power types seems maybe unnecessary.
    In keeping things simple. I was thinking that the more 110v items I use, the easier it is to plug in somewhere. Including my own driveway. My current generator is not 220v.

    Any thoughts?
    Thanks John
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    410John
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    Re: Another newb, trailer ordered...Hello! 2017/07/17 08:33:48 (permalink)
    Picked up a Dean LP 40lb fryer. Slightly used. Came with a filled 40lb LP cylinder and clean up strainer, filters and buckets. Actually came with the box.
    Trailer should be here soon.
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