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Old 05-02-2012, 09:55 PM   #1
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Adding a freezer.

My gut tells me this is a silly question however my brain keeps saying "no such thing".

I have a 3way fridge in my 13' Boler which only gets used in propane mode. The fridge has no freezer compartment. Is there a way to add a small freezer inside the fridge compartment?
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:59 PM   #2
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:07 PM   #3
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Byron has it right. Leave the ice cream at home
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:14 AM   #4
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I don't know if this will help, but I have used a chest cooler with dry ice. It will keep the ice cream hard.
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I've always wondered where you get dry ice from? I've never seen it in ice bins anywhere.

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I've always wondered where you get dry ice from? I've never seen it in ice bins anywhere.

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Our local Meijer grocery store has it next to the ice (Michigan).
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OR: You could swap yours out for a Dometic 2190 DC/LP box that is the right size, and has a huge freezer compartment (big enough for 4 Ice Cream sandwiches!). After 20+ years, mine still freezes the milk placed next to the freezer section.
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Just out of curiosity - what is the difference between a refrigerator with a freezer and one without? I mean beyond having the separate little compartment with a door.

Would it be the concentration of the heat exchange fins inside the refrigerator, or is the actual function of the cooling unit?
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Just out of curiosity - what is the difference between a refrigerator with a freezer and one without? I mean beyond having the separate little compartment with a door.

Would it be the concentration of the heat exchange fins inside the refrigerator, or is the actual function of the cooling unit?
In my Fiber Stream, all of the heat exchanger fins are located on the freezer shelf that separates the freezer compartment from the refrigerator compartment. The items in the freezer sit directly upon this assembly.
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We had a Norcold with a freezer. It was built as Fred describes with the fins inside the freezer box. It worked great except when the freezer was filled there was little capacity left for the fridge part. Frozen chicken and sour milk. I second the dry ice idea. And gloves. Raz
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Or you could get one of these. They are pricey but all the boon docking crowd swears by them.
http://www.engel-usa.com/index.php?p...mart&Itemid=59
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Or you could get one of these. They are pricey but all the boon docking crowd swears by them.
http://www.engel-usa.com/index.php?p...mart&Itemid=59
1/2 AHr current drain for 5*c with an ambient of 25*c is quite good but with only .53 cubic ft they are not there yet. Raz
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P. Raz.....They have bigger ones.
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P. Raz.....They have bigger ones.
I guess what I was thinking was a replacement for my 2193 which is about 2 cubic ft. When they get a 1/2 AHr current rate for a 2 cubic ft. they will be competitive with the absorption fridge for boondocking. I know lots of folks are boondocking with Danfoss fridges but for me the energy demand is still too high. A personal choice. Raz
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