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Old 07-14-2015, 10:39 AM   #15
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I have the icebox in my Scamp. The drain tube was plugged with bug nests when I got the Scamp, so I can relate to the puddle of water phenomenon! I sometimes use ice blocks too, but over time have found that frozen bottles of water work better when its just a short camping trip. When I'm going for just a three day weekend I completely fill the ice compartment with large frozen bottles of water and blue ice packs. It keeps the food compartment below 40 degrees the whole three days. I have a thermometer in the food compartment so that I can monitor it, and have a sheet of insulation installed against the inside of the icebox door.
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Old 07-14-2015, 12:13 PM   #16
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Amazing! Thanks so much all! Sure enough it was right where explained just a little hidden with some added spray foam insulation. Working great now. What a great forum!
Now... on to figuring out how to DIY an awning that will slip into the existing awning track. I know there's gotta be a thread on that!


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That's great that it's working properly now. I love my icebox - it works great for us.

Re: a quick awning DIY - if you don't need something fancy, you could do what my husband did to make ours. He just stapled a piece of rope inside the edge of a tarp (folded the edge over the rope and stapled it shut) and then slides that through the awning track. The edges are held up with a couple of old tent poles. It's not pretty but it works .
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Old 08-08-2015, 07:56 PM   #17
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Happy, happy! Joy, joy! I just received a brand new ice box for my birthday!

Since selling our '85 Westy Harold and acquiring Purl our little '85 Scamp, we've been living with a "cooler hole" where the PO removed the icebox. Our cooler is shorter, narrower, and wider than the hole is high, wide and deep meaning lots of wasted space, it sticks out into the living space, and it wants to slide out when we are going down the road but not when I want to get into it.

We live in Wisconsin, boondock much of the time, have never had a hard time finding block ice, and have spent far too much energy cajoling a three-way frig to get and stay cold. Restoring the original ice box just makes sense. Now the cooler can live outside with all the bevies while the ice box sits shut tight until I need to get food out of it.

I have one nagging question though... It seems I am supposed to make a hole in the shell of the icebox to pass the hose through. Really? Why doesn't a new ice box come with a hole already drilled? They put a hole in the ice tray for the hose, why not in the shell itself?
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Or you could skip the drain and put the ice in a tub. Melted ice water helps with cooling, and the drain tube can become an entry point for insects (ask me how I know!).
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Happy, happy! Joy, joy! I just received a brand new ice box for my birthday!

I have one nagging question though... It seems I am supposed to make a hole in the shell of the icebox to pass the hose through. Really? Why doesn't a new ice box come with a hole already drilled? They put a hole in the ice tray for the hose, why not in the shell itself?
I suspect the replacement ice box is made to fit multiple situations, and in some the drain hole might have to be in a specific place.
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