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Subject Topic: camping coolboxes /fridges ? Post Reply Post New Topic
25/9/2010 at 5:16pm
 Location: staffordshire
 Outfit: high gear Kalahari *
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We are looking to buy one of these to hopefully take to france with us next year does anyone have any advice on what to look for or any good ones around at the moment many thanks in advance xxx louise xx


25/9/2010 at 7:49pm
 Location: Swindon Wiltshire
 Outfit: Vango Diablo 600XP Vango Idaho 500
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Just be aware the differences between an electric coolbox and a proper fridge (a fridge will have an element, whereas a cooler will be fan cooled).

We kept an eye on ebay and got a lovely 40 litre Royal fridge second hand for about 85.00.

 



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26/9/2010 at 1:33pm
 Location: Cambridgeshire
 Outfit: Senator Wyoming
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We have had electric coolboxes and now have a table top fridge, much prefer the fridge as I didn't like having to take everything out to get at the things at the bottom of the coolbox, the fridge has a small freezer so I can freeze ice blocks and use them in a soft cooler bag at the beginning of our trip when we have done a weeks shop and everything won't fit in the fridge, we mainly use it for drinks and have all the meat etc in the fridge.  Picked one up off ebay for around 35. 


27/9/2010 at 12:52am
 Location: London
 Outfit: Karsten 350
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Some have better insulation or are just more efficient. Check how cold the interior gets compared to outside (ambient) temperature, France can get hot.

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27/9/2010 at 11:11am
 Location: Northants
 Outfit: Bailey discovery 4 birth caravan
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I originally had a electric coolbox (be aware these only drop the temperature compared to the outside and are not true fridges)  On hot days although its cooler than outside its still not fridge temp so things will still go off quicker than normal.  Also I found at night the constant noise from the fan was annoying so i would end up swapping out freezer blocks from the shop at night to enable me to turn it off.  If you can afford and find one go for a true fridge instead.


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27/9/2010 at 8:29pm
 Location: Milton Keynes
 Outfit: Royal Cuban 6 Hampton 4 & Dayroom
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Tabletop Fridge for me, only any good if you have EHU though. I love mine, had an electric coolbox prior to this & the fridge knocks it for 6!

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