Ice Box or fan cooler

Submitted: Saturday, Mar 26, 2005 at 15:15
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Currently we have an Ingel fridged 32lt set up in the back of the rig, on a slide,all is great with this unit.

However my wife likes her vegatables and our last two High Country trips, lettuce,carrots,tomatoes etc, simply did not last long even though they were individually wrapped and stored in a carboard box.

We also found that the bread went moldy before use also.

So to gain some extra cool storage facility what are people's experience.... If we get an ice box, is that only good for 2 or 3 days?

Also now available($199... 45lt) are these Waeco, fan coolers that work off the cigarette lighter, they drop the temp 15/20 degrees from the ambient temp...I note that they need to be off when the rig is stopped as they draw heaps of I have no problem having such a unit linked to the ignition.

We are doing an 8 day crossing of the Simpson along the Hay River in July, so evenings will be cool....just need a bit more capacity to keep the extra food from spoiling.

Any suggestions?
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Reply By: Diamond (Vic) - Saturday, Mar 26, 2005 at 20:08

Saturday, Mar 26, 2005 at 20:08
i dont know if you have heard of the fridge shop.
i think there the weaco seconds and over stock clearance centre.
they have the 45 ltr model on special this month for $140 +$10 delivery.
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Follow Up By: Joe - Saturday, Mar 26, 2005 at 20:26

Saturday, Mar 26, 2005 at 20:26
thanks for that info,
first step though, is still to establish if the old ice box is better than these thermo fan units, or visa a versa
therm o unit being 45 lt, we could pre freeze a few plastic bottles of water, then the thermo fan unit would not work hard.
also the frozen bottle technique might be just as good in the old ice box...need some feed back from those who have tried them out.
seems most of the forum campers are away for the weekend, lucky beggers.
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Follow Up By: Diamond (Vic) - Saturday, Mar 26, 2005 at 20:38

Saturday, Mar 26, 2005 at 20:38
the thing with the thermo coolers is they work as long as there pluged in they dont stop working when they cool down.
we just bought a 35 ltr thermo cooler for day trips ect we also have a 90ltr weaco but that is mounted to the camper.
you could use your 12 volt fridge to freeze some water and put in the thermo cooler when your not driving around ect.turn it of over night.
have a look at post 21335.
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Follow Up By: Joe - Saturday, Mar 26, 2005 at 22:02

Saturday, Mar 26, 2005 at 22:02
hi diamond,
must be a typo error?....21335 is about winches.
can i trouble you to try again with that post number
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Follow Up By: Diamond (Vic) - Saturday, Mar 26, 2005 at 22:11

Saturday, Mar 26, 2005 at 22:11
sorry 21355 i was close lol.
it was a post i put up last week about thermo fridges and a reply mentions some mods you can do to them to make them more efficiant
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