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Old 03-19-2013, 04:46 PM   #1
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6.0 Cubic Frig?

I just ran through most of the manufacturers and the only units that I saw that had an option of a 6.0 frig was the 19' Escape and 5.0 Escape. That seems like it is correct. Scamp only offered the 4.something as the largest option. Also, it is hard to come by a truly permanent bed and both of those units have one. I would like to buy "American" though since I practice that in my everyday life but sometimes................. Have you ever tried to buy American-made products across the board? No wonder unemployment is so high! Wanting a full-timing unit so have to be precise.
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Old 03-19-2013, 04:50 PM   #2
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Cathy, We Canadians are North "Americans".
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Cathy, We Canadians are North "Americans".
Oh great. Pretty soon the Mexicans will be claiming to be North Americans, too.
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When in Peru, I learned that Peruvians think of themselves as Americans, too. But I think Cathy's point is that she would prefer to support USA jobs.
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You can support U.S.A. jobs by buying an Escape. It's called trade or even free trade. Many of the components of the Escape and other trailers are made in the U.S.A.
Many of the components of your built in the U.S.A. tow vehicle are made in Japan, Canada and other places.
Your iPod, iPhone etc. are built in China. The company is American.
You'll be rather frustrated trying to "buy American" and you won't be doing anyone any favors ( U.S. spelling, just for you ), including your fellow Americans.
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Old 03-19-2013, 05:58 PM   #6
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She could buy corn.
If only the U.S. government wasn't buying it all...
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Just for reference...

Ginny and I traveled for most of last year with Scamp's small fridge, I guess about 2 cubic feet. For us it has turned out not to be a problem. Previously we had a 4 cubic foot refrigerator and probably not surprisingly that also was not a problem.

We typically cook 2 meals a day in our trailer, always breakfast.

We have modified the 2 cubic foot fridge. Our's came with one shelf and we added two more shelves. The additional shelfs made it more useful.

We have also modified our expectations. We've given up ice and do not, maybe obviously, ever have frozen foods.

We do carry some things like pasta and smoked salmon that do not require refrigeration.

Unlike some we pack our fridge and it seems to adequately keep things cool.
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Cathy, what kind of camping do you plan to do? I truly believe BIGGER frigs are for those that plan on being planted for days or weeks on end. AND, most folks put stuff in a refrigerator that doesn't need to be refrigerated... and only when camping! Pay attention to the grocery stores. Most produce isn't refrigerated, just kept cool. Camping storage can be the same. For instance, do you refrigerate potatoes at home?

IF I was full-timing and wanted to freeze/store ice cream and frozen foods. Then yes, a much bigger refrigerator/freezer would be necessary. But, the longest I'm out and "planted" is about 10 days and a 4?0 cubic foot refrigerator works for me. YMMV
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Cathy, anything under 2 cu.ft. is cutting it pretty fine even for 2 people. Always seemed to me that I couldn't get two average size grocery items in a 1.9'. Add another cubic foot and everything seems to nest and layer just fine. Might have to take out three items to get at one. but it all goes back. I believe some small 3-ways are simply too shallow front to back to hold any ONE thing leave alone several. A 4.0 would look like overkill to my wife and me.

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Wanting a full-timing unit so have to be precise.
See above. The OP.
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Glenn, I understand about full-timing. BUT even then full-timing is different things. "Planted" vs travelers. Huge difference. If an individual is able to get out and purchase fresh fruits and vegetable from locals.. that's a big difference than those that need freezer space.
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True. And only Cathy knows what she needs or wants.
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It's certainly true that only Cathy knows what she 'wants', however it's also good to know what you may 'need'.

The experience of others is what this site is about. I don't think anyone's trying to change her mind but rather simply relate their experience.

The whole idea of living in 92 square feet was new to most of us in the beginning.
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