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Old 02-21-2015, 01:34 PM   #31
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One of the best camping investments that we have made. If we kept a block in our cooler (usually lasts for 4 or 5 days) we never had to run to the store for ice cubes. The ice cube maker paid for itself in one 3 week camping trip.
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Old 02-21-2015, 02:00 PM   #32
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A friend of mine bought the Igloo brand and gave it to me as a gift. It came from Sam's Club. I works great. Dumps ice in tray every 13 minutes.
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Old 02-21-2015, 04:18 PM   #33
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Ice Makers

We bought an Igloo at WalMart on sale at $89, but now it's about $99. (It's also sold at WalMart and Target under different names. It has a stainless outside and makes 26 pounds of ice a day. For $200-$250 you can buy the Dometic at Camping world. It produces 33lbs a day. We feel the $100 difference isn't worth it. Even better...our 2015 Georgetown comes with a residential size refer with a built in icemaker...now that's livin'! Of course, buying a new motorhome just to get a better icemaker...
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Old 02-21-2015, 04:43 PM   #34
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Edgestar ice maker from overstock. It is a standard house ice making unit in a 3 cubic foot 120 volt freezer. I run it for the ice when we are on the road, and I run it w/o water during the freez (like now) to keep the rear bay warm. Often I will run it a half hour or so before landing when I am chilling down the coach by genset. Set up to pull water either from fresh water tank or city.
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Old 02-21-2015, 05:06 PM   #35
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we have one by Igloo, that we use here at home, and plan to take it with us when we camp. we bought it for $99 at our local Sams club
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Old 02-21-2015, 05:41 PM   #36
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Been thinking about buying one, but the only one I have seen makes ice on a rod, so when you us it they melt almost instantly. It will make ice in 20 mins but it hollow in the center and melts in 10 mins. in a drink. It not like a ice machine in a refer. where it is solid ice are they all like that?
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Old 02-21-2015, 06:20 PM   #37
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Yes. If we're meeting up with friends or family we set ours on outside table with gallon jug of water next to it. Makes 12 cubes every 8-12 mins. Got ours at Sam's for $99. Igloo brand but looks just like so many others with different names.
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Old 02-21-2015, 06:38 PM   #38
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Been thinking about buying one, but the only one I have seen makes ice on a rod, so when you us it they melt almost instantly. It will make ice in 20 mins but it hollow in the center and melts in 10 mins. in a drink. It not like a ice machine in a refer. where it is solid ice are they all like that?
Makes ice in 7 minutes and you put them in the freezer. TOWTA does it in the morning and then starts using them after lunch. Works just fine. I just took two bags of them out and put in the sink to melt about an hour ago when we cleaned out the frig.
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Old 02-21-2015, 06:40 PM   #39
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It will make ice in 20 mins but it hollow in the center and melts in 10 mins. in a drink. It not like a ice machine in a refer. where it is solid ice are they all like that?
Yes, most make "bullet" ice. They are generally not "hard" ice like you get in your freezer and tend to melt quicker, but personally, it still beats the heck out of the alternatives... no ice or $5 a bag that will melt off before you can use it all.

You need to learn to drink faster.
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Old 02-21-2015, 06:41 PM   #40
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Ice maker makes camping easier

We freeze plastic milk jugs for ice for our chests when we load up and leave. As soon as we get to our campground I hook up ice maker. It easily makes enough ice to keep two regular size chests filled. Saves money and time going to get more ice several times while you camp. I also hook up to the 110 plug-in on the power pedestal to avoid adding amps to my 5th wheel.
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