Do you bring the fridge with you?

Discussion in 'Refrigerators and Coolers' started by King Doddler, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. suprz

    suprz may you never doubt yourself....

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    to be honest, we have a 3 way in the PUP but i think it is basically useless, it's too small for anything, and it doesnt seem to cool off the way it should. we use it for milk, and condiments. I am going to do the baffle/fan mod this season to see if that helps, but right now, i think i would rather has the space, and use the coolers that we have to bring anyways

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  2. EBR

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    We also take a dorm fridge with us. It travels in the van till I set up the camper then it sits on the countertop above the 2way fridge.

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    Ray, That looks like the hot setup. The problem I would have is, because of space & size of unit, it would have to store & travel laying down on its back not runing. Do you see any problems w/ that?
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    They do work good. Saves a bunch of ice and weight. As far as riding on there back or side, I cant answer that, I just don't know the answer. I don't think it would be a good thing, so I'll have to defer to the others of the group. My self, I carry mine on the frt deck of the trailer when travelin plugged into the batteries.

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    What size (cubic feet) is a dorm fridge?

    What size fridge do you all use in your pup?

    I went to Walmart and saw a few different sizes. They were all extremely heavy, though.
     
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    We bought the 1.7cft Haier fridge last season. Although it does a good job of keeping food cold it is too small for most camping trips. If I had to do it over again I would buy at least the 2.7cft size. The included "freezer" just takes away valuable space.
     
  9. benfrench

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    We camp with a dorm fridge. The only reason is I dont like my food getting damp from the ice in the cooler. We keep all of our drinks outside in a cooler packed with ice and I have gone 4-5 days without needing more ice. I have a coleman 5-day cooler(it was a gift, I am way to cheap to buy that) and that holds ice really well.

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    We use the fridge in our pup all the time. Mostly for things like milk, eggs, bacon, butter, cheese and juice.

    If we are just doing the weekend thing (3 nights or less) I take only one cooler with the frozen stuff in it. If we are going for longer I take 2 coolers, both coolers start off with frozen stuff, but by the third day the one cooler (plastic)is now down to refreashments use only. The other cooler (vintage 1970 metal coleman) does better at keeping ice and frozen stuff longer so it gets all the perishable stuff in it.

    I have thought of getting a 12v cooler but haven't found one that I like yet.

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  11. Matt O

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    I can see using a fridge for a weeklong trip but for a weekend I'll just use a cooler. Freeze a few water bottles for bulk ice for the food and maybe a bag or 2 of ice for the beverage cooler. I like my "beverages" ice cold, right outta the cooler. The forzen water bottles in the food cooler keeps everything nice and cool and DRY. No floating lunch meat this way :)

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    I replaced my icebox with a dorm fridge.

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