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Old 04-25-2011, 07:26 AM   #15
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Liking the icebox more and more...
The trick to an icebox is having everything cold to start with. No keeping ice cream, though. Sometimes I just freeze plastic bottles of ice and then I use them as water once they've melted, but the big solid block definitely lasts longer if you can get it. (Too bad the iceman no longer cometh!)

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Old 04-25-2011, 08:21 AM   #16
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As above, we only use our little 12v portable cooler in the car while driving. For the ice chest we freeze water in 2 liter pop bottles so our food doesn't end up floating in water. Also use a thin foam "blanket" on top of the food to help the ice cool the food and not the air above it. Have a small 3-way frig in the camper, but travel with it off.

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Old 04-25-2011, 10:19 AM   #17
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I have an Igloo 110v/12v that I had custom framed into the spot where the old '73 Icebox used to be.
I'd love to see some pics if you don't mind
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Old 04-25-2011, 07:30 PM   #18
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I use my 'icebox' in the trailer for just plain room temp food. I don't try to use it with ice. A top load cooler is more efficient than an ice box because when you open the top lid, the cold stays in the cooler. When you open the door of an 'ice box', all the cold runs out the open door. But it make a great place to keep bread, etc.
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Old 04-26-2011, 04:03 AM   #19
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The advice I received last year, when I first got my Trillium with a fridge that didn't work, was to freeze large soda bottles of water. They easily fit, stay cold a long time and provide drinking water when melted. I put them in a plastic tray to capture the condensation.

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