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Old 05-19-2007, 10:38 PM   #15
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You could consider one of THESE.

I used one in both my Pop Ups and was quite happy with it. It works like an icebox when you have no power (Tho it WILL run on 12v, it isn't very efficient) and it has a 110 adapter for shore power. I never actually checked the 110 via invertor, but I bet it is more miserly than a compressor fridge is. (Just a guess...)

Use the Blue Ice when you are in Ice Box mode, it will last for days in just about any condition, sans the desert.

No freezer tho.

My link there is NOT the cheapest I have seen them. Wally World has them for 65 bones.
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Old 05-19-2007, 10:42 PM   #16
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Why not put the ice in something like a "Tupperware" container? The ice could even be in a plastic bag inside the container. No sloshing when underway, easy to empty the water, & if the bag should spring a leak the water would still be contained. Maybe too simple than drilling holes, installing some type of drain fitting, routing a drain hose, etc. but more trouble-free in the long run. A .99 or $1 Store would be my first stop to to obtain what is required.

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Old 05-22-2007, 01:20 PM   #17
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Why not put the ice in something like a "Tupperware" container? The ice could even be in a plastic bag inside the container. No sloshing when underway, easy to empty the water, & if the bag should spring a leak the water would still be contained. Maybe too simple than drilling holes, installing some type of drain fitting, routing a drain hose, etc. but more trouble-free in the long run. A .99 or $1 Store would be my first stop to to obtain what is required.

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Bullseye...that would work! Sometimes I find thinking simply is so complex!

Thanks for the tip!

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Old 05-22-2007, 06:17 PM   #18
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Several years ago we had an 8' Dolphin camper with only an ice box. We would fill plastic milk bottles (not quite full) , freeze them and use them in the ice box. Worked great. Ice kept the ice box cold and when melted -you could use the water.
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Old 05-22-2007, 07:00 PM   #19
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I did same thing Carol in my Compact J before i sold it.
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Hi Chester

It worked great didn't it? No messy melting ice... and it lasted for approx 3 or 4 days (can't remember that far back). We also used that system when we tent camped and used a portable ice box.

Are you looking for another trailer Chester? I know you loved that Compact J.
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It worked great didn't it? No messy melting ice... and it lasted for approx 3 or 4 days (can't remember that far back). We also used that system when we tent camped and used a portable ice box.

Are you looking for another trailer Chester? I know you loved that Compact J.
Hi Carol
Yup---Just sold both Bolers and have a new Trillium on order.
I found my ice in milk containers lasted a few days and worked very well.Best thing was i always had ice cold water to drink.
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approx 3 or 4 days (can't remember that far back)
I can't remember, either.... Uh, what was the question?
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