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Old 02-24-2007, 02:14 PM
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I have a question, I hear alot about these lunchbox ovens... But I cannot find out which one is the best. I have seen them from Road Pro, Tracker, and the Burton ovens.

Does anyone know which one is the better of the 3. I have bought road pro before and doesn't seem to last to long. Any info would be great thanks!
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Old 02-24-2007, 02:24 PM
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I have used the Burton in the past and it did a very good job. Just watch where you put it in the truck. I had my in between the seat and full of a stew kicked it over and burned the crap out of my foot.
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Old 02-24-2007, 02:37 PM
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Cabela's has a new thing out that actually keeps your food cold and then turns into a microwave when you need it. You can see it on there website. It's like 200 bucks but I think a real neat idea.
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Old 02-24-2007, 02:52 PM
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cool I will have to check out that cabelas thing, I like eating soups and things on the road. And I'm not suppose to put a big inverter in my truck so have been looking at those lunchbox things for the last few weeks.
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Old 02-24-2007, 06:02 PM
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I have a question, I hear alot about these lunchbox ovens... But I cannot find out which one is the best. I have seen them from Road Pro, Tracker, and the Burton ovens.

Does anyone know which one is the better of the 3. I have bought road pro before and doesn't seem to last to long. Any info would be great thanks!
I have a Road Pro, mine has lasted 2 months with a LOT of use. I looked at all three and they basically look like they are made by the same manufacturer and just branded with the brand names.

One trucker I saw buying one said that his goes out about every 4 or 5 months. He saves his Love's Fuel Appreciation card to replace it with each time and never is actually out of pocket money to replace it.
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I have a question, I hear alot about these lunchbox ovens... But I cannot find out which one is the best. I have seen them from Road Pro, Tracker, and the Burton ovens.

Does anyone know which one is the better of the 3. I have bought road pro before and doesn't seem to last to long. Any info would be great thanks!
I have a Road Pro, mine has lasted 2 months with a LOT of use. I looked at all three and they basically look like they are made by the same manufacturer and just branded with the brand names.

One trucker I saw buying one said that his goes out about every 4 or 5 months. He saves his Love's Fuel Appreciation card to replace it with each time and never is actually out of pocket money to replace it.
It seems like anything "branded" Roadpro is cheaply made and in no-way designed for the harsh trucking environment. My Lunchbox stove lasted exactly 2 months. I could not find the electrical break in the connection. Fuse and cord were OK.

Not to deviate the discussion ... but the last straw for me was to purchase Roadpro Correction Fluid. You would think the could just re-label some product already out there .. but no .. this stuff was awful. Mostly liquid and very little of the white stuff. As soon as I tried to apply it it ran all over my log book.

Roadpro Vacuum cleaner .. 1 month .. stopped working
Road Pro Lunch Box -- 2 months stopped heating
Road Pro wallet .. 1 month zipper broke
Road Pro calculator -- 1 month screen stopped working.

You get the picture

Dirt Devil .. still working
Braun stove still working
Swiss Army wallet .. still intact
Casio calculator .. still working

You get the picture
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Old 02-24-2007, 08:34 PM
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Yeah I have gotten the Road Pro coffee maker, lasted about 4 days. And the Road Pro skillet and it lasted about 5 uses but basically was no good from the start.

I bought a Tracker coffee maker, and I have been happy with it so far had it about 2 months make coffee with it about twice a week, mainly because it takes so long to brew a cup of coffee normally about 30 mins. So if I start it before I go brush my teeth and do my PTI. I can normally come back and it will be ready to pour. :lol:

I was checking out that oven from Cabelas that is sorta a ac/dc microwave for 200 bucks im thinking of giving it a shot.
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Sterno folding stove.....$5.00
Sterno fuel $5.00 for a pack of three

Cook anything, anywhere and its safe to to transport.
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I used the Roadpro. Mine burnt out after 1 month. took it back and got the burton. I still have it after 6 months with no problems. Burton puts out a pretty decent 12 volt product. If you are gonna go that route I would say look at Burton.


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I use the Tracker. I had a roadpro and the electrical plug melted six months along. The tracker has lasted 1/12 years so far. I use it twice a day. To cook soups is a snap, but works best when parked. Get the pulltop kind and then pour 1/4 inch of water in the bottom of the oven, crack the top of the soup can and lay it on its side. The water will actually boil and get the soup nice and hot. If your moving while cooking, just find something to brace the can in place. If your cooking something like eggrolls, burritos or chicken wings (precooked) then make a "tray" of tinfoil in the bottom. Even if the food splits open. you wont have a mess to clen up and you could lift it out and set it on the empty seat so you can eat while driving.
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