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Old 31-12-15, 15:35
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Not at all, the key is to make sure you get a compressor 12v fridge, the one I had in my old van did 5 days at a campsite in France in hot weather without driving the van and giving it a top-up.

Most good top loaders have separate compartments, even if they don't, it's very easy to get what you need, camping fridges can't hold a great deal so it's not like you have loads to search through. The vitrifrigo even has a small ice compartment which can also be used for ice creams and the like!
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We are thinking about fitting a fridge but only want a front opening 12v & 240v no gas, what about other makes such as Icecap & Homark, seen these makes on the internet, anyone used them? Certainly cheaper than waeco etc.,
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We are thinking about fitting a fridge but only want a front opening 12v & 240v no gas, what about other makes such as Icecap & Homark, seen these makes on the internet, anyone used them? Certainly cheaper than waeco etc.,
I dont think they are compressor fridges so they are just glorified cool boxes.

this looks ok for the money;

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Caravan-Mo...QAAOSwQItT4Qbn
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Thank you Mr bland, I had a look & a good price , our trouble is that the 3 way with gas is too big for our camper, maybe we will just have to have the cool box sort, & just hope they are OK.
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Thanks for all the help, I have been looking at different ideas and fridges, I am going to save a little bit more money and see if there are any offers in the sales!
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Thanks for all the help, I have been looking at different ideas and fridges, I am going to save a little bit more money and see if there are any offers in the sales!
Thought Xtremevan was doing an offer at the moment.
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Old 05-01-16, 10:29
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Icey-tek cool box? Or a yeti if you're feeling flush?

https://www.coolboxesuk.com

Had the van 6 years, many trips and lived in it for 3 months in Scandinavia, we just use our Icey-Tek (keeps cold for 4 days if the outside temperature isn't tropical) and we freeze blocks in campsites, cafes, bars etc. Or buy a bag of ice from a supermarket if we're really stuck for freezing...

Works for us as we can move it around the van to suit what we're using the space for and it was cheap (compared to a fridge).
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