AnswerID: 133665 Submitted: Saturday, Oct 08, 2005 at 18:27
We have this exact same fridge/freezer, we always run at home for about 24hrs prior to leaving and load everything into it either cold or frozen. We have just returned from a weeks trip away and found that the frozen items were still frozen after 8 days, we had removed the divider to give us more room and packed the frozen items in that end and just used the remainder for fridge items. As the weather wasn't extremely hot, however the days were a balmy 20ish so not bad, we had to keep the fridge set on minimum the whole time otherwise it would freeze everything.
On 240v or gas with the divider removed the whole thing will act as a freezer if turned up too high.
We are currently in the process of deciding do we buy a second chescold to act as a dedicated freezer and use our existing one as the fridge, as we are planning a month long trip mid next year and want to be able to take more frozen items with us. Alternatively we would buy a Waeco (price being the deciding factor over the Engel), however we are concerned that on other future trips where we stay in one place for a long period the draw on our 12v system may be too much, still have to do some calculations before we decide.
Anyway, if your looking for a good fridge/freezer and intend to mainly stay in one place for at least a few days then the Chescold is in my opinion the best way to go.
Just my opinion.
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