Cooking question

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking in the Truck | Trucker Recipe Forum' started by Boattlebot, Jan 14, 2017.

  1. Boattlebot

    Boattlebot Road Train Member

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    Just a quick question, if I get one of those little propane stoves, I can have those little propane bottles right? no law against it or something stupid like that is there?
     
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  3. Redbeard007

    Redbeard007 Light Load Member

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    Im not a driver, but i wouldnt think so. Its not like your carrying them with ill intent, it shouldnt be treated any different than a microwave.
     
  4. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

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    I'm not sure of this, but my impression was the regs prohibit you using an open-flame device in the cab of the truck. The truck interior is little more than plastic and fabrics, it would get ugly in a hurry if a flame touched something. I'll dig around the regs to find out for sure.

    If you have an inverter big enough for a microwave you can power other devices for cooking that are safer than a propane-powered cooktop.
     
  5. arrogant steve

    arrogant steve Medium Load Member

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    I carry a small Coleman camping grill in my luggage compartment and the small propane bottles in my frame mounted side box. I've never heard I can't carry the bottles in cab, but since I have the side box that's where I keep them. Obviously I am doing my grilling outside at rest areas and the like. When the weather is more conducive, we grill a lot. That grill is one of the smartest investments I've made for the truck.
     
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  6. Redtwin

    Redtwin Road Train Member

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    Some tunnels require you to have gas bottles inspected before going through. I know the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel has an inspection area specifically for this.
     
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  7. G13Tomcat

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    ^^^^^^ all the above!! Do NOT cook in the tractor and/or on the catwalk!!!!
     
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    A driver once told me only two canisters can be onboard, never did check if that was law or not. I usually carry two anyway, during winter month's, I've considered carrying four, I use a propane backpacking stove to boil water, nothing more, all mre food items on board require hot or cold water.

    Never know, could be stuck in a storm for days.. I've had this one since the 80's

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  9. Salad

    Salad Medium Load Member

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    It's against some company policies as well.
     
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  10. pattyj

    pattyj Road Train Member

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    Its wise to check with your company.
     
  11. cnsper

    cnsper Road Train Member

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    No regulation against it. I carry a butane burner. Stove was cheaper as well as the fuel. I also carry a Mr. Buddy heater and two bottles for emergencies.
     
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