Modifying a Maximus Oven for a Food Truck or Trailer

If you are planning to use this oven for a food truck or trailer, it must be modified in order to handle the suspension. Your vehicle must have satisfactory suspension and the face of the oven must be secured with added bolts from the dome into the face. This is an after-purchase modification. The warranty is voided if not properly modified.

Please click the links below to see the video:

Maximus Trailer Mod 1
Maximus Trailer Mod 2 

Common questions regarding the video above:

I presume that the first bit is a standard drill bit to go through the metal, with the second bit being a masonry bit? Is this used in conjunction with a hammer-style drill or just a standard drill?

- Yes, the first bit needs to be slightly larger than the masonry bit but not too large, just large enough for the threads of the screw to pass through. You can use a regular drill but we recommend that he uses a hammer-style drill. 

Any specific size recommendations for the drill bit / screw size?

- The screw size is 3/16 x 1 1/4". You can use the Simpson strong-tie from Lowes. The masonry drill bit that he'll need is 5/32". The screws will have directions on how deep to drill. 

Since our Maximus ovens are designed to be portable, some of the components of the oven can be easily removed for added convenience, so it is equally important you are sufficiently protected as well. Along with modifying the face of the oven, if your setup does not include the securement of the chimney extension (most food trucks do but open trailers usually do not), then we recommend you remove it when actively transporting the oven so you do not potentially lose it and/or damage it, as well as you should secure the thermometer and place sandbags, or something similar, on top of the firebricks to weigh them down and prevent them from potentially breaking considering the nature of the roadways and various terrains.

With regard to securing the oven to the trailer, we are unable to fully advise as all setups are different as well as the codes and requirements are specific to your respective states and counties. We recommend you consult with a local professional who can better assist to insure it is properly done and is in compliance with your local regulations.

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