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  1. #1
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    Default looking into this smoker.

    I found this smoker for sale.
    I'm really interested in it but I'm a little on the broke side.
    However I might have the means to acquire it. (collateral)

    Looks like a good deal me. What do ya'll think?

    Here's the ad


    Commercial smoker great for catering, big parties, weddings, carnivals, fairs or roadside BBQ business. On a 14' travel trailer frame, fully enclosed. Lights and prep table inside. Four electric rotating racks, big fire box. Smoker is 4' X 6' long. $2500.00 OBO.


    VDS aka "IT"
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    Looks pretty good, from what I can see from here.

    Having been on the broke side for a while now, I gotta ask the same questions the wife always asks me. (Yeah, I'm a wet blanket. Get in line and sue me.)

    1. Is it really a necessity? Or is it more an "Aw, cool! I want it!"?
    2. Will you really use it $2500 OBO worth. IE, do you cook that much food, or plan to, on a regular basis?
    3. Is that money needed somewhere else?
    4. If something happens at home (car breakdown, medical problem), can you cover that and still cover the smoker payments?
    Rob - TX Sandman
    Plank Owner, TQJ

  3. #3
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    My wife works at a store where pretty much rich people are the only ones that shop there.
    It's outdoor patio furniture and what not.
    I've had to turn down smoking for big parties because of lack of equipment.
    I have three vehicles and two of them are paid for. I would almost trade one of the vehicles for it but I could get more of them by selling them alone.
    However I like having the extra vehicle for several reasons.
    There are also a lot of contractors that want me to cook at the job site for the workers.
    It will generate income no doubt. My first priority would be paying it off to be free and clear.

    I think I could walk away for $2,000 flat.
    VDS aka "IT"
    Brinkman Smoke N Pit Pitmaster
    Kegerator(retired)
    OUTDOOR GOURMET 11-PIECE COMBO FRYER SET
    KCBS Certified BBQ Judge
    Formaly "The Q Joint" BBQ Team (The Butt Man)
    There's no place like 127.0.0.1
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    Quote Originally Posted by glued2it View Post
    I've had to turn down smoking for big parties because of lack of equipment.
    ...
    There are also a lot of contractors that want me to cook at the job site for the workers.
    It will generate income no doubt.
    I'd say offer $2k cash, be prepared to go up to $2500 if needed. But check it out before paying. Might be some rust issues or other problems he "forgot" to mention.

    Sounds to me like you really could use it, and would get your money's worth. If the wife's OK with it, no worries.
    Rob - TX Sandman
    Plank Owner, TQJ

  5. #5
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    I say it's worth every penny. You couldn't buy just the smoker for 2500 bucks.
    The roadside BBQ's do well here.
    Just make sure you check your local health dept. requirements. You DO NOT want to get busted by them or make anyone sick.
    I'll bet it gets hot inside that trailer. OUCH!!
    I'd do it if I had a plan, other than busting my hump for someone else for the rest of my life.
    Buy it!!
    Tom

    Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything. --Wyatt Earp

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    Homebuilt using 150 gallon side water tank from concrete truck.

  6. #6
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    Don't buy it unless you cook on it first.

    In Oklahoma, you wouldn't be able to cook on it in the summer time without an air conditioner with it being enclosed like that, unless you can survive several hours in a 140 environment.

    Unless it rusted out its worth the money even if you have to do some mods. The question is whether or not you have the time, eqpmnt and money to do the mods if necessary.

    If you really want it, it looks like a good deal. Just make sure its really what you want.

    I would have to turn the walls into flip up shade though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmokyOkie View Post
    Don't buy it unless you cook on it first. In Oklahoma, you wouldn't be able to cook on it in the summer time without an air conditioner with it being enclosed like that, unless you can survive several hours in a 140 environment.
    Jeremy, Tim had my two thoughts on this.

    As you know, I am inexperienced on rigs like this but with all of the homemade configs out there, I would think you would want to request a test cook to make sure she is good to go for your needs.
    Glen
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    well it definitely would need some ventilation. I figured it to be quite hot in there. None the less I don't need to stand in there the whole time.

    The price is good and I likethat is has 4 rotating racks. That would accommodate a lot of meat.
    As far as the health department goes. it's pretty f'n far from meating regulations.
    • water tank potable and non
    • 3bin sink and seperate sink for washing hands.
    • meshed window and venilation coverings.
    • all walls and floors must be smooth and easy cleaning
    • commercial style refrigerator
    • and some crud I can't remeber.
    So road side BBQ or events are completely out of the question.

    Private catering and comps is all it would be good for.

    It's all the way on in porter OK. So it's a little far to just go "look" at it.
    VDS aka "IT"
    Brinkman Smoke N Pit Pitmaster
    Kegerator(retired)
    OUTDOOR GOURMET 11-PIECE COMBO FRYER SET
    KCBS Certified BBQ Judge
    Formaly "The Q Joint" BBQ Team (The Butt Man)
    There's no place like 127.0.0.1
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    I'll go look it over with you if you like, but i need to do it before Wednesday or wait for a month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmokyOkie View Post
    I'll go look it over with you if you like, but i need to do it before Wednesday or wait for a month.

    Thanks but it doesn't look like I'm going to able to swing it though.
    Things are too tight as they are and I guess I'm just going to have to let this one go.

    Sure is a shame though. That rig had a lot of potential.
    VDS aka "IT"
    Brinkman Smoke N Pit Pitmaster
    Kegerator(retired)
    OUTDOOR GOURMET 11-PIECE COMBO FRYER SET
    KCBS Certified BBQ Judge
    Formaly "The Q Joint" BBQ Team (The Butt Man)
    There's no place like 127.0.0.1
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    Jeremy
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