21-07-2013, 06:15 PM
(This post was last modified: 21-07-2013, 06:16 PM by urban_miff.)
I was thinking of getting a small fridge for mine for when I go biking at weekends to keep my drinks cool but I thought my van may decide to put itself in 'eco-mod' & the fridge would be useless* so have decided on a cool-box/bag. There's loads of options on ebay for these.
*Or is the cig lighter not affected by eco-mode?
I think a coolboc/coolbag would suit my needs, I wasn't planning on keeping it plugged in whilst the car was stood/turned off, like you say I think the eco-mode would cut in anyway, and in any case I wouldn't want to drain the battery! Quite happy to keep it plugged in when driving, or start the engine every now and then whilst camping just to keep things cool.
Good idea about the ice cubes though, I'd not thought of that.
I'll be campi in the north/west of Scotland, so planning on a couple of days in the wilderness, then maybe a night on a "proper" campsite with showers/electricity etc, before heading out for another day or two of "wild" camping.
Instead of ice cubes I always use a couple of those plastic icepack things in my camping fridge - like you use for a coolbox. Just makes it all a bit more efficient. And a bit drier.
Here's a link to them on ebay:-
(21-07-2013, 07:00 PM)Bigbootbill Wrote: Instead of ice cubes I always use a couple of those plastic icepack things in my camping fridge - like you use for a coolbox. Just makes it all a bit more efficient. And a bit drier.
Here's a link to them on ebay:-
Worth mentioning in my local Asda (maybe others aswell) these cool pack/ice pack blue things are 2 for a £1 at the moment I just picked a pack up for when I get my cool-bag. Much cheaper than ebay :thumbsup:
I've got a 12v (also 230v) fridge I use on shopping trips. Use the rear 12v socket. It keeps the contents 20C under ambient (but no lower than 5C) and will hold six two liter pet bottles of fizzy stuff. It will also heat if desired and hold a constant 65C. Great for transporting a hot quiche, pulled pork, ribs, etc. to parties.
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22-07-2013, 02:25 PM
(This post was last modified: 22-07-2013, 10:55 PM by tucker.)
I use a 3 way fridge and run it off a small gas bottle.
I have tried using electric cool boxes and running them whilst out and about, but they don't seem to stay cool very long once turned off. I presume because once the fan isn't running warm air soon gets inside, so they seem less effective than a standard cool box with ice packs unless you run it all the time. Obviously, without a leisure battery set up, you can't.
The gas fridge are VERY effective. I have to turn mine down as it starts to freeze things if I leave it on full. A little more to drag along, but there's no faffing about. Just get it running and enjoy ice cold beers!!
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Our trailer tent has a Dometic fridge, used to be Hotpoint and it runs on 12v, 240v or gas and on gas you have to switch it off overnight or it freezes stuff.
So where does this bit go then ?