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Re: how do you keep your food cold in your tear drop?

PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:59 am
by sgip2000
I just picked one of these: http://www.compactappliance.com/FP630-Spacious-EdgeStar-Portable-Refrigerator-Freezer/FP630,default,pd.html up. It was expensive, but I'm hoping it is worth the cost.

If anyone is interested in one of these, it's currently on-sale for $549.

Re: how do you keep your food cold in your tear drop?

PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:56 am
by Richard A.
I don't keep food in my tear drop. I have no galley.

I keep my food cold in a cooler, normally on the trailer tongue (for transport) .. so being OUTSIDE it is not IN my TD.

Re: how do you keep your food cold in your tear drop?

PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:13 pm
by GuitarPhotog
Several have commented about the lack of trays in modern coolers. I acquired several disposable hospital basins (you know the pink thin plastic ones), and find they are excellent for use as food "boats" in my cooler.

I make my own ice in milk jugs, but when those are melted, I have to use loose ice in the bottom of the cooler, and that's when my food boats come in handy. They don't rest on the edge of the cooler at all, just float on top of the ice and water.

<Chas>
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Re: how do you keep your food cold in your tear drop?

PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:33 pm
by itlives
sgip2000 wrote:I just picked one of these: http://www.compactappliance.com/FP630-Spacious-EdgeStar-Portable-Refrigerator-Freezer/FP630,default,pd.html up. It was expensive, but I'm hoping it is worth the cost.

If anyone is interested in one of these, it's currently on-sale for $549.


Mine is an 85 qt. Since I don't have a TD, I have room for the biggy. Mine has the name "Whynter" on it but is made by the same company (in China).
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Re: how do you keep your food cold in your tear drop?

PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:10 pm
by Bogo
I use a Coleman Extreme 5 day cooler. In the future I'll likely get one of the 12VDC powered compressor based coolers. The other cooler I've considered is a Yeti bear proof one. I also have a thermoelectric cooler. They are only good for drinks, and on a warm day barely good at that.

Re: how do you keep your food cold in your tear drop?

PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:47 pm
by campmaster-k
Yeti.

Re: how do you keep your food cold in your tear drop?

PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:57 am
by LDK
campmaster-k wrote:Yeti.


You mean this yeti?? It looks kinda cold where he's at. :R

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Re: how do you keep your food cold in your tear drop?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:32 am
by Ironhinge
Does anyone salt their Ice?

Re: how do you keep your food cold in your tear drop?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 3:17 pm
by jss06
Indel B 41 Qt travel fridge. 12V/120V auto switching, battery run down protection. Will cool down to 0 degrees f.

Re: how do you keep your food cold in your tear drop?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 3:53 pm
by Socal Tom
Waeco CF35 12V refrigerator. Takes up 2/3 the space of a 50qt cooler, but carries as much stuff ( minus the space used by ice). Food stays cold and just as nice as in the fridge at home.
Tom

Re: how do you keep your food cold in your tear drop?

PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:26 am
by aggie79
In two separate coolers in the truck.

Re: how do you keep your food cold in your tear drop?

PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 11:20 am
by bdosborn
Waeco in the back of the truck for drinks:

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A Tundra in the camper for food:

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And you wondered why I had to have so many PV panels.... :lol:

Bruce

Re: how do you keep your food cold in your tear drop?

PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 12:54 pm
by working on it
Drinks in a small cooler inside the cab of the truck (use while driving), lotsa drinks in a large cooler carried strapped inside the trailer cabin (e=track & straps on front wall), and food inside a "cube" cooler in the galley/storage area. Works OK for two days, but I am thinking about using dry ice in the food cooler (after the remaining coconut cream pie and leftover sausage casserole both became submerged travelling home from Beaver's Bend).

Re: how do you keep your food cold in your tear drop?

PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:47 pm
by gudmund
use a 3day 48gt Igloo ($20. at W/M) cooler with 2 fitted plastic storage containers w/lids as "boats". I spent an hour or so at W/M finding the "boats" that would fit this cooler before I bought it all - Sterilite brand makes a 3 piece set of them, the Big one is 5.5 deep 11 x 14, the second one of the 3 in the set the fits along side the big one is 3 deep 7 x 10 in size. They butt up together with lids on each one and just float down as the ice melts. The 3rd one ended up as an extra for whatever. The other thing that works GREAT is the Acu-rite indoor/outdoor radio thermometer ($10. at W/M in the home maintenance area) you put the outdoor temp probe in Zip lock bag then inside the cooler with the food with indoor unit inside the cab of the truck. You get a constant temp from inside the cooler heading down the road along with the inside temp of the cab and time of day. When camping I will put the probe outside at nite with the other piece inside the trailer for inside/outside temps.(they use 2 AA/2AAA battery's in each) Igloo says it's 3 day cooler and I find that's about when I see the cooler temp starts raising above 45 is after about 3 days. Will run in the mid to upper 30's than into the 40's after the 2nd day into the 3rd which is when I find the ice melted and the tub "boats" sinking to the bottom still floating. Block ice does the best.

Re: how do you keep your food cold in your tear drop?

PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 5:48 pm
by Bogo
working on it wrote:but I am thinking about using dry ice in the food cooler
Dry ice turns to carbon dioxide (CO2), and will displace the air inside. Ya might not wake up in the morning. :shock: Only use dry ice in coolers kept outside.

I put my food into heavy duty freezer bags.