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Old 03-14-2012, 05:26 AM   #1
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Pre Cool Fridge

We keep our 29bhs at a remote storage location and donot have access to electric hook up before heading out to the campsite.

I hear that we need to precool the fridge to help the fridge get down to temp.

Has anyone used a bag of ice or dry ice to accomplish this process?
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Old 03-14-2012, 05:49 AM   #2
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Never had that need but it does seem to cool down quicker on gas instead of electricity. Try turning it on gas before you load it for a little while.
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Old 03-14-2012, 10:15 AM   #3
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If you can't get there ahead of time to cool it down, make sure everything is good and cold for the fridge and well frozen for the freezer. It takes a good 6 hours or more to get cold so you will have to try it and see what works for you. Some folks takes coolers of food and load the fridge when they get to the campsite.
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It depends on the outside temps on how fast the fridge will cool down. When we load the fridge we make sure everything is really cold and add some frozen water bottles to speed up the cooling process along with turning on the fridge fan.
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If you take it from the storage area to your house to load it just light the refrigerator when you hook up. It really dosn't take long on gas.
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I just fire it up w/ the propane and put a cheapo small battery fan in there I got for less thatn $10 and it is cool enough to load in a couple of hours. To cool it faster we put some of those frozen plastic ice packs in there.
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Never had that need but it does seem to cool down quicker on gas instead of electricity. Try turning it on gas before you load it for a little while.
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I just fire it up w/ the propane and put a cheapo small battery fan in there I got for less thatn $10 and it is cool enough to load in a couple of hours. To cool it faster we put some of those frozen plastic ice packs in there.
The small battery fan, do you put it directly inside the frig?

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I always put mine on gas the night before we leave (no electric at storage lot) but the bad thing is on the 32BHDS the outside fridge is electric only so we dont get it cold till we get to camp. That will be replaced with a 3-way when it quits working but for now we just load it with can drinks (holds about 3 cases)
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The small battery fan, do you put it directly inside the frig?

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Yes. It has a ratcheting adjustment so it can either lay flat or any position up to 90 degrees. In our fridge I usually have it about 45 degrees.
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