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Old 06-23-2019, 08:47 PM   #1
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Refrigeration Dilemma

Because of a weight issue, we had to settle for a trailer with only one fridge. I suspect our built-in fridge will be inadequate. Not wanting to spend the thousands on more compact fridges + freezers, what's an RVr to do? Do I get a large fridge and freezer, or a separate fridge and freezer? Take what you need when you need it? Buy lots of ice for a cooler? Solutions? Thanks
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Old 06-24-2019, 06:29 AM   #2
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We have found that you just can't take everything you will/might need.
You will have to stop and do some shopping along the way on occasion.
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Old 07-01-2019, 07:14 AM   #3
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Simple solution

Our 5th wheel has a tiny rv fridge and no outdoor kitchen or anything. We bought a used mini fridge for $15 and put it in the pin box. We keep drinks there which frees up some space in the main fridge, keeps our drinks colder, and keeps the kids from running in and out. The downside is you lose a little storage space.
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When we had a smaller refrigerator and larger family and would take a 1 week vacation we would pack the freezer at home with all the meat then the refrigerator box with the fresh stuff. The soda went in a cooler and ice was replaced as needed. As we used things they got replaced. We also carry " easy meals" like stew or soup in cans that could be fixed quickly.

The other thing I learned when I was a child and our children learned early on was that the camper refrigerator was not like the one at home. The more you open and close the door the more heat it has to absorb. Know what you want and open the door as few times as possible. That's why the soda went in a cooler and that also freed up more room.

Sure is better that the old "ice boxes" that campers used to have. YES IAM THAT OLD!
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Old 07-02-2019, 08:20 PM   #5
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Thanks for the good advice.
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