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Old 08-31-2017, 01:13 PM   #1
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I am going camping to the world of outlaws sprint car races soon, we. Were thinking about setting up a crock pot to make dinner one night. I was told by coworker that a crock pot wont work on in trailer because the wattage is diffrent. That they set a timer for 8 hour's and the food never cooked. I will be plugged into power. So i dont see what the issue is. Any one have info on this?
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Old 08-31-2017, 01:14 PM   #2
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I am going camping to the world of outlaws sprint car races soon, we. Were thinking about setting up a crock pot to make dinner one night. I was told by coworker that a crock pot wont work on in trailer because the wattage is diffrent. That they set a timer for 8 hour's and the food never cooked. I will be plugged into power. So i dont see what the issue is. Any one have info on this?
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That's a new one there, at least to me. Used slow cookers many times in my RV.

Sounds like maybe they weren't plugged into a form of 120 volt AC shore power.
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Your coworker is wrong and/or didn't do something correctly when setting the 8 hour timer.

We've been using a crock pot in our campers for many, many years.
As long as you have enough 120v AC shore power available to cover the wattage of the crock pot, it will work. (usually 1000-1500w) About as much as a space heater or blow dryer.
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Your coworker is wrong and/or didn't do something correctly when setting the 8 hour timer.

We've been using a crock pot in our campers for many, many years.
As long as you have enough 120v AC shore power available to cover the wattage of the crock pot, it will work. (usually 1000-1500w) About as much as a space heater or blow dryer.
X2 have no idea what your coworker's RV or power situation but as long as you have a 120V source your crockpot will work - we have been using ours for years (until we recently ditched it for a InstantPot Pressure cooker-crock pot -- which is even mo'bedda )
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I am going camping to the world of outlaws sprint car races soon, we. Were thinking about setting up a crock pot to make dinner one night. I was told by coworker that a crock pot wont work on in trailer because the wattage is diffrent. That they set a timer for 8 hour's and the food never cooked. I will be plugged into power. So i dont see what the issue is. Any one have info on this?
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I think your coworker needs a new crockpot. They probably kept taking the lid off to see if it was done yet and they lost all the heat.....Swampy
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I figured that the responses i recieved were what i would get- i just needed a second opinion. We've used blow dryers - stereos and fans in our trailer with no issues so i think i will be fine.
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They probably kept taking the lid off to see if it was done yet and they lost all the heat.....Swampy
Or possibly tripped a GFCI, and didn't realize it.
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co-worker was drunk. We use ours very often, fill it up in the morning and turn it on, run the bike all day and come home to a great hot meal at night with no fuss. Some of the newer crockpots have built in timers which may be what your co-worker used, ours is older and just has the OFF/Hi/Med/LOW switch which stays on until unplugged or turned to the OFF position.
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We use a crock pot all the time during fall camping. Never had an issue with it not cooking. Now I'm in the mood for the DW's taco soup!
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We use a crock pot all the time during fall camping. Never had an issue with it not cooking. Now I'm in the mood for the DW's taco soup!
I hear you. Every since I first posted to this thread, I've been running over things in my head to cook in mine.
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