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Heath Hall
03-01-2013, 02:45 PM
I'm heading to Texas next week to pick up our new Pork Barrel BBQ Jambo Pit. Any of you Jambo owners have any tips on new Jambo's? Best way to lock the trailer to your truck on long trips? Keep or change out the stock thermometer? Cleaning after a cook? Any tips are appreciated.

We'll be heading straight from Jamie's to Mobile, AL to cook a contest with it two days later so it should be a fun week!

Pappy Q
03-01-2013, 02:56 PM
Congrats and welcome to the club. For lock while connected, just a standard trailer lock. I think the stock thermometer works great. No issues on either of mine. For cleaning, drain after each cook, wipe out with paper towels, hose out every couple of cooks.

Smokin' Gnome BBQ
03-01-2013, 03:07 PM
do the Jambo cookers have a standard size coupler? if so I have something for you Heath.

Heath Hall
03-01-2013, 03:19 PM
Sal - I'm not sure. I know it is a bulldog hitch.

Scottie
03-01-2013, 04:01 PM
Get a towtector!!! Have it delivered to Jamie so you have it!! Trust me, you will thank me later!!!

Need 3 locks. A ball lock for the bulldog. A lock to lock your truck to the hitch. Then a lock for the sleeve on the bulldog. This lock is a thin lock, maybe 3/8"?

Let me know and i could measure mine if you need the info.

Pappy Q
03-01-2013, 04:16 PM
Sal - I'm not sure. I know it is a bulldog hitch.

Takes a 2" ball

Heath Hall
03-01-2013, 04:59 PM
Scottie,

That would be great if you could measure that for me. I'd like to have all the locks with me when I pick it up.

What kind of lock do you use to lock your truck to the hitch?

Shady
03-01-2013, 05:13 PM
Have a safe trip & good luck with your new pit.

Scottie
03-01-2013, 06:08 PM
Scottie,

That would be great if you could measure that for me. I'd like to have all the locks with me when I pick it up.

What kind of lock do you use to lock your truck to the hitch?

Instead of using a pin to lock your ball hitch to the truck, use a lock instead. Then they cant just pull the pin and move the Jambo.

Keller Steeler
03-01-2013, 06:47 PM
We'll be heading straight from Jamie's to Mobile, AL to cook a contest with it two days later so it should be a fun week!

I will be making the same trip from Fort Worth. FYI - Going the Jackson-Hattiesburg, MS route or the Alexandria-Baton Rouge, LA take about the same amount of time. I have made this trip for the last 6 years. On the way there, I take the Jackson-Hattiesburg route because it dumps you right by the fairgrounds which I think makes it a little quicker. Plus, you may get stuck in some Baton Rouge traffic (if the construction is still there). Let me know if you have any questions. See you in Mobile.

Scottie
03-01-2013, 07:35 PM
Scottie,

That would be great if you could measure that for me. I'd like to have all the locks with me when I pick it up.

What kind of lock do you use to lock your truck to the hitch?


The lock on bulldog that locks the sleeve is 1/4" x 4".

Let me know if you need anything else, Heath.

Shiz-Nit
03-01-2013, 07:56 PM
Which model did you get... Make sure you post pics of the new pit and pics from the comp and let us know your thought after a few cooks...
Congrats to you Bro on the new Jambo!!!

Smokin' Gnome BBQ
03-01-2013, 09:07 PM
The lock on bulldog that locks the sleeve is 1/4" x 4".

Let me know if you need anything else, Heath.

Ill bring a "coupler" lock that I think will work while in tow, no worries if its not the right size, we will talk more on Saturday at the MABA meeting.

Heath Hall
03-01-2013, 09:36 PM
I will be making the same trip from Fort Worth. FYI - Going the Jackson-Hattiesburg, MS route or the Alexandria-Baton Rouge, LA take about the same amount of time. I have made this trip for the last 6 years. On the way there, I take the Jackson-Hattiesburg route because it dumps you right by the fairgrounds which I think makes it a little quicker. Plus, you may get stuck in some Baton Rouge traffic (if the construction is still there). Let me know if you have any questions. See you in Mobile.

I'm going down through Baton Rouge. Planning at stopping in for lunch at The Shed. See you in Mobile next week!

Heath Hall
03-01-2013, 09:37 PM
Which model did you get... Make sure you post pics of the new pit and pics from the comp and let us know your thought after a few cooks...
Congrats to you Bro on the new Jambo!!!

Thanks! Got the J-3. Will post pictures of it when I pick it up.

sparky57
03-02-2013, 06:18 AM
Heath, Nothing wrong with the stock thermometer ,but if you change to the Tel-Tru BQ300, you will appreciate the glow dial when putting the big meats on in the dark. Also take the thermometer out when traveling as the vibration can break it. Good luck-you will love it.

Tim Durno-Smokin Blue Q