12 volt oven

sharkcaver

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#82
A big thank you to @Pubski for sending another 2 trays to the better side of the country. They are the bomb!

Still waiting for my oven to arrive, it's in transit, due sometime next week.

Guess I'll have to retire the DS oven now.

chicko rolls (and much to Steve MC181's disgust), oven fries coming up :)
 

sharkcaver

Well-Known Member
#84
The Tb marine arrived and along with Pubski's trays it got christened for lunch. A chicko roll, a corn jack, some crinkle cut chips and battered squid made a for a marvellous lunch. Shit, it draws some juice though, a near constant 10A draw. 2 hours of run time consumed 18Ah.
 
#86
Yeah for many years we've been using a tin oven tray from Colesworth it fits perfectly in the Buddy.
Most trips we go on I'll whack a piece of pork neck in an oven bag add some stock/BBQ sauce/maybe a rub, put her on 100d and cook while on route to camp 6hrs or so is good. First nights dinner sorted..Pulled Pork...mmmmmmmmmmmmm.
Highly recommend oven bags for slow cooking meat.
 

dno67

Well-Known Member
#88
Rather than start a new thread, thought I'd mention there's another option
to the loyal travel buddy now on the market.
They don't mention too many details, but it appears to be a copy of the TB
marine oven.
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I have no connection in any way to this product, just sharing.
 

sharkcaver

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#89
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#90
Not much cheaper than a TB marine to be honest......but it has an insulated door :cool:, the TB doesn't.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Travel-...m4b62600d0f:g:RpkAAOSwOdVcrb-6&frcectupt=true

EDIT: with current ebay code "phoenix" the price difference is $9. Both listings free postage.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/ROAD-CH...130380?hash=item1ccf4ec58c:g:c5AAAOSwlN9cx7YG

The road chief also draws lower amps and has a lower high temperature.
I thought it gets SO HOT out there you just put your frozen pizza/pie on your bonnet for 20 minutes...
 

silkwood

Well-Known Member
#92
Chinese copy?

Think id rather support the local aussie business...
For that price difference, so would I (well, I have- love my Travel Buddy). If the price drops or more come into the market, they will definitely make inroads into TB's sales however. Is it Chinese made? Best thing Travel Buddy could do now is get there advertising up. Many folks won't know of their existence, so if they see the Chinese version first...

If it is Chinese made, we can help TB by promoting them to fellow travellers. Should you wish, of course.

Cheers,
Mark
 
#94
the Road Chef ovens are a knock off, straight Chinese copy by a bloke who used to sell Travel Buddy's ... I wouldn't buy on on principle ... John is awesome to deal with at Travel Buddy, and it bugs me that someone has copied his design and stealing his livelihood
 

Aza013

Well-Known Member
#95
The only thing I like about the knock off is the inserlated door and lock.
The door on my travel buddy has popped open twice when off-road.
But I am still very happy with it. I recommend the travel buddy oven to everyone.
Slow cooked lamb shoulder mmmmmmmmmmmm:D
 
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#96
The Road chef is definitely a chinese knock off I have bought one just because people have asked about getting trays made. So i bought one so i can test out protoypes. Says made in china right on the box
Have to say the quality is not on par with the travel buddy the material finish and some of the folding and such is not as neat or clean. On my oven one corner is lower than the other so i had to reduce the height of trays just so they would fit.

Most ironic thing is the company selling them is called RPM Innovations... like seriously what innovations did you make when you copied someone else products.

FYI I've bought 3 Travel Buddy ovens now just to Support John and his business.
 
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Batts88

Well-Known Member
#97
The only thing I like about the knock off is the inserlated door and lock.
The door on my travel buddy has popped open twice when off-road.
But I am still very happy with it. I recommend the travel buddy oven to everyone.
Slow cooked lamb shoulder mmmmmmmmmmmm:D
There's a bonus then you can copy the Road chef door lock idea or use an adjustable over centre latch drop a bolt in the padlock hole so it never accidently opens again.
 

Jason Watt

Active Member
#98
I simply bent the dimple latch a smidge to increase the lock force.
I also put a couple of Bunnings 10 cent self adhesive 6mm rubber discs under the corners of the door to prevent rattles.
Works a treat.
 

Aza013

Well-Known Member
#99
I simply bent the dimple latch a smidge to increase the lock force.
I also put a couple of Bunnings 10 cent self adhesive 6mm rubber discs under the corners of the door to prevent rattles.
Works a treat.
Yep did the same thing, bent the loop bit. The the rubber adhesive things sound like a good idea, might look into something like that.
 
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