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Old 06-19-2014, 07:45 AM   #11
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Dry ice is very cold, nothing to drain, no water worries. Before I did that tho I would use gas. My cousin came by a few years ago with a broke down fridge, we got a block of dry ice and it got him back to California where he ended up with a new fridge.
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Old 06-19-2014, 07:57 AM   #12
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You will have a mess inside of the TT when the ice melts. I would freeze juice containers and any other liquids you will be taking. When the items do melt you could then change over to gas.
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Old 06-19-2014, 08:29 AM   #13
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You are going to need that battery anyway.

Better to not use it at all (except for maybe dry storage) and use ice chests.

The only drain is under the fins and drains to outside (make sure you can see the drain hose from outside the camper's vents. Mine was still tied to the fridge and I could not figure out where all the water was coming from.
(Grrrr so called dealer bit me again).
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Old 06-19-2014, 11:20 AM   #14
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For a block of ice to be effective in keeping food cold it needs to be placed higher than the food because cold air sinks. Ice boxes of old had the ice block on top as did the ďice boxĒ in our early 70ís Jayco pop up.

There is no way I would put a 10 lb. block of ice in my refrigerator. It's not an ice box.
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Old 06-19-2014, 11:36 AM   #15
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You will have a mess inside of the TT when the ice melts. I would freeze juice containers and any other liquids you will be taking. When the items do melt you could then change over to gas.

X2 My immediate concern was the melting. IF I was going to do this I'd use empty one gallon milk jugs. Fill with water and freeze them with the caps off, for expansion. Then cap and place them in the fridge.
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The propane option is best. As far as draining and charging your battery you could just use your TV to charge every couple days. The amount of power used fro the fridge electronics is not that much 1 amp to 1.3 amps according to Expedition Portal conversation.

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Old 06-19-2014, 11:51 AM   #17
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Seems like a waste and a big headache for such an inefficient use of ice. Either use the fridge as intended (gas/AC), or put the ice in a cooler with food/beverages, you will be better off.
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Seems like a waste and a big headache for such an inefficient use of ice. Either use the fridge as intended (gas/AC), or put the ice in a cooler with food/beverages, you will be better off.
I agree
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Old 06-19-2014, 12:46 PM   #19
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We always bring along an large cooler for drinks for the kids that sits outside the trailer. It's very well insulated but we still have to get new ice every 2-3 days.
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Old 06-19-2014, 12:59 PM   #20
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Run gas. By the time you get the ice in there you won't have room for beer.
I'd use an ice chest first before turning my fridge into one.
This is the way I would go! I don't care how (Big) your R/V frige is,a 20# block of Ice is a LARGE item to carry,and if you place it in a (Container) to catch the Water,its even Larger! Get another Battery,its Smaller than the (Block of Ice) and it will Not melt,and run the Refer on Propane! Youroo!!
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