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Old 08-13-2014, 04:49 PM   #1
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Hi! When we bought our new TT, I didn't realize it was elec. only. Newbie mistake I guess. Anyway, I was wondering if we could use dry ice in there safely when it wasn't being powered by the battery? I was thinking of replacing the fridge but we can't afford that yet. We bought too many toys this year. :-)


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Old 08-13-2014, 09:13 PM   #2
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are you sure it isn't electric/propane???
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Old 08-13-2014, 10:02 PM   #3
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Yup, electric only. A good salesman or dealer should have pointed this out especially since the RV fridge is an option. Probably one where they could have made a few bucks.

I'm going to guess dry ice will work but be careful not to let it contact anything directly. It would be worth it to do a test run for a few days at home if possible. You don't need any surprises while you are away from civilization. Maybe use one of those fridge circulating fans that run on D batteries. Try to simulate going in and out several times an hour just like you would camping. Put a thermometer in it and monitor. Do you need the freezer too?

Now, that's my guess but someone who knows the insides of a fridge needs to chime in here to speculate if that cold would mess with the workings of the fridge while it is off.

Know anyone with a generator?
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Don't know about damaging the fridge with dry ice but I bet it will freeze everything in there. When going elk hunting, we put the meat in very large coolers with dry ice and if it is not frozen when picked up from the butcher, within 1 1/2 days it is frozen solid. And that is with only 2-3 flat pieces of dry ice.
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Old 08-13-2014, 10:37 PM   #5
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if going the dry ice route, use it only in an outside cooler. I would not chance damaging your interior fridge. Just my opinion.
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Old 08-13-2014, 11:35 PM   #6
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Thanks Everyone. Dry ice in the cooler will prob work just fine.


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Old 08-13-2014, 11:40 PM   #7
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Check the amp draw on the fridge element it's probably very small. You can probably clip a small inverter to the battery and run an extension cord to the fridge. Just a thought. Handling dry ice can be tricky.


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Old 08-27-2014, 12:16 PM   #9
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Or, you could go buy a generator.
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Old 08-27-2014, 12:18 PM   #10
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Well, that's not in the cards this year. We purchased too many toys this year. It will have to wait until next year.
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