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Old 04-17-2009, 10:22 AM   #57
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:42 PM   #58
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I have to resurrect this post to ask how the icebox insulation worked out.
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2012 Resurected COMPACT II thread!!!

Bobbie,
A few years back, I asked my friend to re-insulate my original ice-box. He told me that once he'd taken it out, he could see that there wasn't enough space to add enough insulation to make a REAL difference in keeping the ice colder for a longer period of time. So we canned that idea. I decided to have him modify the ice-box spot, by placing an Igloo Cooler (120/with converter to 12V) into its' place. They used to cost about $125, when they first came out and are much more reasonable now, since Coleman and others have duplicated the idea.
I love it. It's MUCH cheaper than a 2 or 3-way fridge and looks and works just like a fridge. It opens just like a regular fridge, from it's spot in the wood panelling. The really great thing about this adaptation is that it can have multiple uses, as it's portable. I have it sitting next to me in my Subaru, while on a long driving trip, and can reach in for an ice cold soda or cold fruit or pre-made sandwhich, without even pulling over to the side of the road. It goes on other trips, while without the trailer...picnics, fishing, etc and I can run it off an inverter, if it's needed to stay cooler.

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I have to resurrect this post to ask how the icebox insulation worked out.
Last season Sis reported that the ice lasted a lot longer, so I'm figuring it's a win.
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