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Dubs
12-28-2012, 10:24 AM
Not including the WSM what is the easiest comp smoker to transport without a trailer and only in a SUV?

big brother smoke
12-28-2012, 10:36 AM
Here are my thoughts: Onyx oven and/or a couple of BWS old school chubbys.

Dubs
12-28-2012, 10:50 AM
Steph - what did you use at the comp inside the Santa Anita racetrack? BWS Party?

big brother smoke
12-28-2012, 10:53 AM
Yes, I used a BWS extended party and 22.5 WSM for chicken. I swapped out the 22.5 WSM for the Onyx oven at the Mud Bowl.:-P

Dubs
12-28-2012, 10:54 AM
Maybe another topic but how do you get good bark with a BWS. I have trouble with my onxy thats why I am asking.

big brother smoke
12-28-2012, 10:57 AM
If, I feel, I need better bark, I place my meat in the rack closet to the top and presto. Feel free to check mine out at the next comp. I got my BWS and Onyx from BPS :thumb:

What shelf and what temp are you cooking on the Onyx?

wjwheeler
12-28-2012, 11:09 AM
You didn't mention a budget. A Jambo?

Dubs
12-28-2012, 11:32 AM
No budget - I think a Jambo is too large for the back of an SUV right?

Rich Parker
12-28-2012, 01:00 PM
No budget - I think a Jambo is too large for the back of an SUV right?

I am sure it could be mounted in the back of your truck. :cool:

wjwheeler
12-28-2012, 02:39 PM
No budget - I think a Jambo is too large for the back of an SUV right?

All you need is a trailer hitch.

Muzzlebrake
12-28-2012, 03:30 PM
All you need is a trailer hitch.

That is a great idea even if you don't want to pull a trailer. If you get a hitch rack you can load a decent size cooker onto it with relative ease. Most racks I have seen are rated for about 500 pounds which gives you a wide range of cooker options. I have even seen them with ramps built in, just roll the cooker on and off

Bigmista
12-28-2012, 05:42 PM
When I first started competing, I would show up with a UDS on the back seat of my Chrysler 300M. Dropped half of the seat for tent and tables.

How bad do YOU want to compete?

dmprantz
12-28-2012, 06:06 PM
Traeger and Country Smoker each have portable pellet poopers, and Traeger has a kit you can use to make the Junior more portable (Replace the legs for wheels). It might work for others too. Just options.

dmp

sitnfat
12-28-2012, 07:38 PM
You could probably get one of those smokers you see at Lowes that are rectangle and have the adjustable grate. It ya wanted to get fancy you could mount rails inside the suv then when parked open the back slide the two smokers out one a mounted shelf

CBQ
12-28-2012, 07:57 PM
That is a great idea even if you don't want to pull a trailer. If you get a hitch rack you can load a decent size cooker onto it with relative ease. Most racks I have seen are rated for about 500 pounds which gives you a wide range of cooker options. I have even seen them with ramps built in, just roll the cooker on and off

You can even put an FEC100 or BWS Party, Fatboy, or Competitor on a hitch rack. Chubby will fit inside an SUV no problem, but you may need 2 or 3 of 'em for a comp.

Gerrit_Boys
12-28-2012, 09:13 PM
Keep in mind that a hitch rack may be rated to 500# but check the tongue weight rating of the hitch on your vehicle. The one on my dad's motorhome is rated @ 300# while my pickup has a 600# rating.

Tack
12-29-2012, 06:28 AM
I use the hitch rack for my New Braunfels offset. Works like a charm. It leaves the bed of the truck open for everything else I need for a comp.

White Dog BBQ
12-29-2012, 02:59 PM
I've transported my BWS Extended Party to comps in my wife's minivan -- just tip it into the truck and slide it in. My BWS has the heavy duty racks so if I take them out the weight becomes much more manageable.

jbrink01
12-29-2012, 03:32 PM
http://gatewaybbqstore.com/custom-drum-smokers/

These are easy to move. And cook well.

Muzzlebrake
12-29-2012, 04:25 PM
Chubby will fit inside an SUV no problem, but you may need 2 or 3 of 'em for a comp.

Meat@Slims mod....They had that setup down pat pre jambo, fit everything into and onto the racks on that small truck.

Crash
12-30-2012, 02:33 AM
Pro Q Excel 20. They are similar to the WSM and just as easy to transport.

Dr_KY
12-30-2012, 04:58 AM
ProQ excell will suit your needs.

Smoke'n Ice
12-30-2012, 09:35 AM
I have been using a ramped wheel chair hitch carrier for my FEPG500 that is rated at 900 pounds. DO NOT BELIEVE the capacities that are advertised. In retrospec, it would have been better to have one fabricated by my local welder instead of the many times I have taken it to him to have it repaired or the wire mesh replaced with sheet steel.

There are hitch arrangements out there that can be used and, I believe, Fast Eddy has or had one for an FEC100.

BBQBeaver
12-30-2012, 11:27 AM
Broil King Keg comes equipped to hook directly to a trailer hitch, you just need the adapter.