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Old 02-19-2013, 07:17 PM   #1
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Micro Fridge

Been thinking of an idea to eliminate our ice chest (really don't want to buy a YETI cooler) on trips (along with daily bag ice purchases) and thought about a dorm frig I could plug into the campground pedestal and tuck under the camper in the shade.
Anyone try this, worth it or not?
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:31 AM   #2
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I see them often in CG's around here. We have a friend that camps with us and when the fridge died in their hybrid they just replaced it with a dorm fridge.
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:05 PM   #3
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that is exactly what is in most outdoor kitchen models. Mine is typically cold in 30 minutes from being plugged in.
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:30 PM   #4
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We use a dorm fridge outside when we do more than 2 or 3 nights during the summer. It's great for the kids as it's easy access for them and they don't keep opening a cooler. Each night we restock it so everything is cold for the next day. It's also great for getting stuff cold before we have to ice it in the boat cooler.
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Old 02-27-2013, 12:54 AM   #5
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We always take a small fridge along we put it outside the door and use it for all the soda and the Adult beverages!
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:16 AM   #6
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We use a coleman 12V fridge/cooler that we had when we tent camped, it works ok it keeps stuff up to 40 degrees colder than the outside temp. I like the little dorm fridges better but we all ready had this one.
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We use the cooler for drinks and carry an icemaker from Target.

I think it is Emerson brand, and have used it for more than 5 years now.

It's more than paid for itself in those over priced bags of campground ice.
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Thanks everyone for sharing their experiences with MF!
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:26 PM   #9
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We purchased a plug in cooler made by Coleman a couple of years ago that works through 12 volt or 110 with adaptor. It was $88 at walmart. We thought about a mini fridge but decided we could take the cooler with us to the grocery store during the summer to keep stuff cold when we had several stops to make. We keep it outside plugged into the trailer to keep drinks in it. It has been great for keeping the kids from going in and out of the camper during the day to get drinks.
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Old 03-04-2013, 01:08 AM   #10
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I use an ARB expedition style fridge. It's a bit different of a concept - looks like a cooler, but is actually a fridge or freezer.

Costs a lot and isn't in everyone's budget though.

ARB Fridge Freezer 50 QT. (10800472)
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