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Vehicle maintenance and operations manual.

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Each ALL A CART unit is custom designed and fabricated to your particular needs and specifications. Following is a description and instruction manual of various component parts and systems. Your individual unit may vary somewhat from those described herin. Should questions arise requiring further explanation, please contact the ALL A CART factory or your local ALL A CART representative.


The counter-top, side, and floor panels are of all welded stainless steel construction, as well as the fame and undercarriage. These parts are impervious to the elements and corrosion resistant. The entire unit may be cleaned and maintained with any number of cleaning solutions. If the surface is scratched, the scratch or blemish may be removed by vigorous rubbing with SCOTCHBRITE or other abrasive pads.


The sink system is a custom fabricated unit, which consists of a portable water tank above, and a wash basin below which can accommodate additional compartment pans with drains. It also holds waste water, or can be drained into an auxiliary waste tank by opening the drain valve below the wash basin.

Removing the cap from the filler neck and filling until full fills the portable or fresh water tank. This tank has a small weep hole under the counter-top, out of view, which acts as a vent for air to escape as the tank is being filled. Do not be alarmed if you detect a small amount of water under the sink that may have overflowed from this vent hole during transport or filling procedure.

To winterize the sink, open faucet valve and drain contents of fresh water tank completely. Then, loosen left and right connections behind each faucet handle to drain water from each faucet valve assembly. This will ensure the trapped water does not freeze within and possibly crack valve assemblies. Warm water is supplied from the fresh water tank and is heated by the burner flame from the steam table.


A push handle is mounted at the end of the cart.


The under-counter refrigerator supplied is AC/DC/LP powered. It operates using a heat absorption system. It does not have an internal blower fan. Therefore, opening and closing of the door should be kept to a minimum, since cooling recovery time is dependent solely upon internal coils reducing temperature.

AC operation is accomplished by pulling the plug-in cord out through the front panel access door, switching unit to AC setting, and adjusting temperature knob to desired level.

DC or 12V-battery operation is not recommended direct from battery, as the high usage rate will quickly drain the battery. The DC power is designed for use with the refrigerator connected through a wiring harness to a motor vehicle charging system as it is at idle or in motion.

LP (propane) power is converted to by hooking up an LP tank, opening the valve, turning the AC and DC switches off and then pressing down on the start knob while pushing the RED igniter button. Heat can be felt rising from the area to the upper right of the control panel as the refrigerator begins operating on LP power. The exhaust from the refrigerator LP system is ventilated through an opening at the bottom rear of the steam table heating compartment. This opening should be unobstructed at all times. The refrigerator door is provided with a locking mechanism that should be used when transporting unit. The manufacturer has provided a complete operating and maintenance manual, which you will find inside the refrigerator along with warranty information.


The cart is equipped with an umbrella-mounting pole which is removed during shipping.

To install pole, remove both steam table and ice bin outer pans. Then insert aluminum umbrella mounting pole into mounting hole located on counter-top-between steam table and ice bin. After aligning bolt hole, insert long bolt through walls between steam table and ice bin, then thread on nut and tighten. Umbrella may then be fully opened up and inserted into mounting pole.


Within the cart, by opening the storage compartment door, you may gain access to the LP tank compartment. It is a separate compartment designed to house (1) 20# (5 gallon) tank.

The door of the compartment has a fastener and should be fastened at all times.

The floor of the compartment is perforated to allow the escape of propane gas fumes should the tank develop a leak or a tank not be properly connected.

The LP system is equipped with a regulator within the LP compartment that has a LEFT-HANDED THREAD. Please beware of the opposite-than-normal thread and remember to tighten to the LEFT (counter-clock-wise), and loosen to the RIGHT (clock-wise).


A full pan steam table is recessed within the counter-top. It is LP powered, and also supplies heat for the hot water in the sink. To light the steam table burner, with the outer liner pan in or out, while holding a flame to the pilot assembly, hold down on the red thermostat starter button until the pilot flame stays on by itself. You may then turn the thermostat knob to adjust the burner to the desired level.

There are 2 adjustments available on the burner mechanism:

The first is an air adjustment on the end of the burner closest to the control. The ideal flame is blue in color. A yellow flame indicates not enough oxygen. By loosening a setscrew, the outer sleeve-type mechanism can be slid around to open or close the air intake, thus adjusting the oxygen supply to the burner, and in turn, determining the quality of the flame.

The second is an adjustment to the orifice that controls the volume of gas that flows into the burner. It is a thimble-sized brass fitting which protrudes from the end of the control valve opposite the knob and enters the end of the tubular burner. By rotating this fitting with a properly sized open-end or spanner wrench, one can raise by loosening (counter-clock wise), or lower by tightening (clock-wise) the size of the burner flame.

The outer liner pan is meant to contain 1/2 – 2 of water, which when heated will in turn heat the inner pan(s). The outer pan should not run dry, as it may cause the pan to warp from excessive heat.

The inner pans used, can range from full size to 1/9th, or any combination thereof, and be covered with an assortment of flat, raised, dome, hinged, or roll-top covers.


Two (2) or Four (4) casters are provided for ease of mobility – 2 are rigid, 2 are swivel with brakes.

To activate the brakes, simply step on the lever when in the up position. Lift the lever to disengage. Should the wheels become damaged, they are quickly replaced with ALL A CART approved wheels.

The swivel and axle mechanism all contain bearings, which should be lubricated once every 6 months. Each axle and swivel is fitted with a grease fitting for ease of lubrication.


Artwork and graphics which are applied to the side and end panels of the cart are of vinyl composition. Care should be exercised when cleaning over and around these areas. Avoid contact with sharp or abrasive objects. If you wish to remove vinyl graphics, this may be accomplished by heating the vinyl with a heat gun or hair dryer, and carefully peeling away the vinyl.