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Old 05-18-2015, 09:53 AM   #11
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Our freezer is a joke. In 3 days it never froze ice in the little "ice cube tray" that came with it!
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Old 05-18-2015, 10:03 AM   #12
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I love mine.. Adjusted the temp to the coldest setting, plug trailer in 2 days before trip to get the fridges cold, load it up with some already cold beers and it's good to go for the trip( restocking as I drink). I like it cuz when my kids go to bed and the party is still happening around the fire, I don't need to go in and out of trailer to grab drinks from main fridge, and keeps my trailer area free and clear of random ground coolers. Still plenty of room in my 26 bh for storage even with the mini fridge installed..
I am sure you can barter with dealer to get it for free..
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Old 05-18-2015, 10:52 AM   #13
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I love mine.. Adjusted the temp to the coldest setting, plug trailer in 2 days before trip to get the fridges cold, load it up with some already cold beers and it's good to go for the trip( restocking as I drink). I like it cuz when my kids go to bed and the party is still happening around the fire, I don't need to go in and out of trailer to grab drinks from main fridge, and keeps my trailer area free and clear of random ground coolers. Still plenty of room in my 26 bh for storage even with the mini fridge installed..
I am sure you can barter with dealer to get it for free..
Thanks for all of the great feedback...this is my exact reason for thinking about getting it - convenient and quick access to the cool drinks without having to go in after kids are asleep or when setting up.

Sounds like the Jayco fridge has some design flaws and I might be better off just getting an ice maker and keeping a cooler around until I find a better fridge that would fit in the space.
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Old 05-18-2015, 11:32 AM   #14
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I second the motion in the outdoor fridge. Temp adjustment as mentioned in on the top right rear. Crank it and it keeps my drinkie treats nice and cold. No need to enter trailer every 15 minutes to grab another cold one and let a bunch of bugs in to boot. If I didn't have one, I'd add one.
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Old 05-18-2015, 11:55 AM   #15
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I am firmly in the cooler and ice camp.

I have never have to enter the trailer for a beer or another drink. They are always kept ice cold in a cooler outside the trailer. Plus we always have enough drinks on hand to supply 1/2 the campground :-). I couldn't see being able to hold more that 20 or 30 cans the the Chil-N-Stor -- we typically have considerably more than that with us after you add up beer, soda, waters, juice boxes, etc. If they weren't all kept in the cooler then I would have to find storage for the extras and hope I dídn't forget to re-stock the fridge.

Those of you who use the Chil-N-Stor, where do you store fresh ice for non-canned drinks? I would have to have a cooler regardless -- I'm a scotch on the rocks or Jack N Coke guy too :-)
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Those of you who use the Chil-N-Stor, where do you store fresh ice for non-canned drinks? I would have to have a cooler regardless -- I'm a scotch on the rocks or Jack N Coke guy too :-)
It would seem obvious you're camping with more than one other person. I should qualify my statement in that its usually just my wife and I in our trailer. On the occasions when I'm not enjoying fermented beverages out of the mini-fridge, we keep a bag of ice in the freezer inside and then, yes, we must go in for a refill. I have a big insulated mug just to minimize refills...

I like the mini-fridge so I don't NEED to take a cooler. When my adult children join us, then yes, we NEED two additional coolers because we get thirsty.
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Old 05-18-2015, 03:45 PM   #17
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We love our outdoor fridge. When we bought our new to us Whitehawk, the previous owners pulled out the fridge so I replaced it with a small fridge only. I also added a switched 12 volt fan behind the fridge in case temps get warm behind the fridge.
We've only had 1 trip with the camper, but it's been awesome to be able to get drinks and not have to go inside and wake up the little ones.
I do have to go inside to get ice if I want something other than a beer.
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Old 05-18-2015, 04:24 PM   #18
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to answer your original question, the Chil N Stor fridge is 110v only. it's only running when you're plugged into shore power (or a generator).

in my limited experience, i've found mine to be less than convenient. loading drinks into it before leaving the house is pointless, since it doesn't run when you're traveling. loading drinks into it when you get where you're going is pointless, since it takes a full day for the little fridge to get them cold.

i've unplugged mine and switched to a cooler with ice. drinks are colder and it's more convenient. fill it with ice and forget it.

i'm seriously considering completely removing the chil n stor fridge and putting it in my office!
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It would seem obvious you're camping with more than one other person. I should qualify my statement in that its usually just my wife and I in our trailer. On the occasions when I'm not enjoying fermented beverages out of the mini-fridge, we keep a bag of ice in the freezer inside and then, yes, we must go in for a refill. I have a big insulated mug just to minimize refills...

I like the mini-fridge so I don't NEED to take a cooler. When my adult children join us, then yes, we NEED two additional coolers because we get thirsty.
Good point, usefulness likely depends where you camp as well as how many in your group.

We are family of five, often another kid along for the trip and typically two other families with us. Our collective group routinely is fifteen or more staying at state parks with no electrical hook up.

A couple staying in an Elec or full hook up site might find a lot more value.
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There is a know in the back to control the temp. We use ours even time we are out to keep coffee creamer and water bottles and cans of pop for the kiddos. Works fine for us.
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