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Old 06-20-2013, 08:34 AM   #1
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Crock Pot Cooking while traveling?

We are planning a cross country trip with 4 adults and 2 travel trailers. I have read about people putting the filled crock pot in the sink and cooking while traveling. Are they all in Motorhomes or can you do this in a travel trailer? If so do you need any special attachments? Do you all have any yummy recipes? TIA
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Crock pot cooking

You'll need to have an inverter to cook in the sink.
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I'd think it would depend on how bouncy your TT is. If you can, it might be better to have the pot in the tow vehicle. If in the trailer, towels to pad the pot in the sink and bungee cords to hold the lid and/or pot in place would be needed. In either location you'll need an inverter and decent battery capacity to handle the cooking. They only need about 250 watts of power, so a small inverter of 300-500 watts is all that is needed. Your battery should be connected to the engine alternator to keep it charged for when you stop for the night.
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We do it.

Cut up an onion or two and a couple of hand fulls of mushrooms, place on the bottom of the crock put. (I throw in a couple of cloves of garlic too)

Salt and pepper 4 to 6 pork chops place on top of onions and shrooms.

Pour a can of Campbells cream of mushroom and / or cream of celery soup over the chops.

Cook on low for 6- 8 hrs or high for 4- 5 hrs.
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:16 AM   #5
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We do it all the time, great to have dinner ready when we arrive.
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:24 AM   #6
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Cook and Carry Crock Pot
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We do it all the time in our MH. The only trick would be keeping the battery up in the TT.

I wired a multi-plug inverter in our basement bay right next to the steps, we do our cooking "down there" because it is a softer ride and the cooking odors are not trapped inside. The inverter is wired to the chassis battery which is right next to the "cooker bay" and is of course charged continually by the engine alternator.

You could accomplish this in a TT by running a proper sized wire set from your truck battery(one positive one negative) to a rear bumper connector to an inverter for the cooker. Or you could put the inverter in or on the truck and use a indoor / outdoor household extension cord to your crockpot.

One other thought do your "pottin" in a cooking bag, sold at all grocery stores, no crockpot clean-up.
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I've done it with a portable inverter in the back of my SUV plugged into the rear 12V outlet. Only problem was I got so hungry from the scent during the journey that I didn't want to wait until it was done.
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We do it all the time too, but it's in a coach. As mentioned, a TT would have to have an inverter and batteries to handle it.

It helps us keep from driving too much in one day. About 3pm the smell of good eats makes me want to settle in for the night for some reason.

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I like putting my tinfoil wrapped Burrito's on the Manifold of my truck, done and hot in 2-3 hours, same way with MREs.
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I like putting my tinfoil wrapped Burrito's on the Manifold of my truck, done and hot in 2-3 hours, same way with MREs.
I used to do the same thing with potatoes and a whole chicken.
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Ha... We do this with sausages on snowmobile mufflers. Nothing like a hot meal in the woods when it's 10 degrees outside!
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