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?