Sometime we offer it to other campers if we think they will use it. Can get a good meal when u return if u are not wanting to carry back and forth.
I keep mine going most of the time cause always have shore power and a small deep freeze. But when the northern guys leave to put their campers up for the winter and drop off things. They will have a good feast on their return after the long drive.
We bring all food in the house; however, we have set up a rolling pantry in a piece of luggage. It holds far more than the picture shows. We keep it stocked and just put it on the counter in the camper. Very easy!