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I have had one for getting on for two years.
It's ok, I used to have a samsung in my last truck a daf ssc.
It stopped working after about 5 years, whilst working it was really good,but it cost a lot more than the allride.
The allride does not have a turntable so you have to give it longer than a normal one.
If you can have an autosparky wire it it with heavy duty cable, unless it's a ssc daf as they are prewired up to the top central locker.
Slavery was abolished in 1807, try telling that to Aldi.
Cheap 700w microwave from Asda/ Tesco (£30)etc 1000w inverter from internet (£70) wired in to main fusebox feed does the job for about £100, Had mine fro a few weeks now with no problems, another of our lads has had the same set up for a couple of years now. Why pay stupid money for the 24volt ones?
does the inverter get hot, I'm not sure about this bit I thought a m-wave with a 700 w output drew a lot more power that that when you start it up !
I've got an allride one, as long as you assume it's a 500w output and give things plenty of time it's great. IIRC the 24 volt ones have a capacitor in to avoid the power surge on start up .
And give you good knock across the workshop when you forget it's there while fitting a set of new batteries.
Birthdays are good for you. Statistically, the people who have had the most birthdays tend to live the longest.
I've got one in the side locker which comment to the Anderson plug it works very well just a little underpowered compared to a domestic oven
I've got one too.As others have said,extend the cooking time.I usually double what the instructions say for a 700w oven.
Ever noticed? Anyone driving slower than you is an idiot.Anyone driving faster is a maniac.
No the inverter does not get hot, but you need to get one that exceeds the "INPUT" power of the microwave. Mine is a 700w microwave with an input power of 1000w. The inverter is a 1000w continuous with a 2000w surge so is more than capable. You can get bigger inverters but they cost more.
Alternativly look for a "caravan" microwave from a camping shop as these have a lower input power but tend to be a bit more expensive.
I vote for your idea because I would do the same. The cheapo microwaves are usually smallish aswell which makes them ideal for jamming in a small space (as long as the vents are clear etc)
i just use a 24 volt oven,cooks a ready meal in 25mins , plugs in to the 24 volt power supply on dash (NOT THE CIGGY LIGHTER THING) BEEN USING IT FOR 4 YEARS. does toast and all sorts. all for £30. .have fitted it on shelf and easy to use. .why pay more
Thanks for the advice all. I started this job 2 weeks ago, its trunking between depots in UK, France and Germany. All the depots have kitchen facilities for the drivers so no microwave needed! Thanks again though.
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