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  1. #1
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    Microwave in the work truck!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Sick of cold lunches getting ready to install a microwave in the work truck anybody done this already if so what size power converter do you need Manhattan is tooooooo expensive to buy hot lunch

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    I'm contemplated this for a few years. Surely someone makes a 12v microwave!
    I've tried using heated mugs for soup but it's not cutting the mustard...

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    The guys at my step dads company have one in the install trailer that they run off a an inverter not sure what size it is tho I look next time I'm there and get back to ya

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    Check the truck stop, like Petro of Flying J. They got a 12v version of most household appliances or an inverter big enough to run it.

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    This book might be able to help you out. You can have hot meals and not waste space on a microwave.

    http://www.amazon.com/Manifold-Desti.../dp/1416596232

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    Just park facing the sun and leave your lunch on the dash, toasty by noon for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kirkH View Post
    Just park facing the sun and leave your lunch on the dash, toasty by noon for sure.
    Maybe in San Diego...not in the Manhattan winter

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    A guy at my shop has one sitting next to his seat. No bin or milk crates in the front for his books, and papers to get in the way. He has a little shelf made to sit around the microwave and use that space for his bill book. at lunch time he runs an extension cord to the outlet and has a hot lunch.... not a bad idea if you got the room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete838 View Post
    Maybe in San Diego...not in the Manhattan winter
    Might not work so well with tall buildings and <60° temps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpr73 View Post
    A guy at my shop has one sitting next to his seat. No bin or milk crates in the front for his books, and papers to get in the way. He has a little shelf made to sit around the microwave and use that space for his bill book. at lunch time he runs an extension cord to the outlet and has a hot lunch.... not a bad idea if you got the room.
    I met a guy in Georgia that drove with his in the back of the truck. At construction sites, he would run an extension cord to the power pole.

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    Just put your lunch on any subway vent, that'll steam it up for ya!


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    Every customer you take for granted today will be someone else's tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raven22 View Post
    Sick of cold lunches getting ready to install a microwave in the work truck anybody done this already if so what size power converter do you need Manhattan is tooooooo expensive to buy hot lunch
    If you work in this field,,,,,,,,,,you should be able to size the INVERTER? ohm's law? watts?

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    wrap your lucnh in foil and place it on the engine while you drive....

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