Take a spare battery, I made my own cable for the campsite electrics which worked well used a RCD before I went to anything in the Van. After that your onto leisure batteries really.
The other tips are to pack it full with plenty of freezer bricks to give it a boost.Posted 4 years agostumpy01Member
Any powered coolbox will be pretty power-hungry, so your only real option is electric hook-up, I reckon.
If we haven’t had electric hook-up, we’ve used as many ice blocks as possible and most campsites have a freezer that you can use to refreeze them, so you can have them on rotation.Posted 4 years ago
Filling a bucket with water and sticking your bottle of milk in that will help keep it cool enough to last a weekend….alfabusSubscriber
if you mean a peltier effect coolbox, or an absorption fridge, you are not going to be able to run one without killing your battery.
the only 12v coolers that can run on 12v for a decent length of time are compressor fridges, which are much more expensive.
Either get yourself one of them, or a gas absorption fridge, or run the one you’ve got off a spare car battery.
DavePosted 4 years agosharkbaitMember
We have a Mobicool 3 way fridge (gas/12v/240v) that lives in our beach hut running on gas. A big cylinder will last us about 10-12 weeks and they can get very cool indeed.Posted 4 years ago
I lit ours on Friday but unfortunately it didn’t get cold so I’m guessing it’s died which is a big shame.
We can’t be doing without cold beer/wine (and maybe milk) so it’s off to the shop to get another 🙁SprocketJockeyMember
As an aside, for a cheap and eco solution for camping refrigeration, google pot in pot or evaporative fridges. Couple of plant pots, some sand and you’re sorted. 😀Posted 4 years agoDaveRamboSubscriber
+1 for a 3 way fridge.
We have one and it’s very good. Get it cold at home on the mains, plug it into the car for the journey there, then run it on gas while camping.
Makes ice and keeps
Uses very little gas once it gets cold and you turn it down to a trickle.Posted 4 years agozokesMember
Have a google for Engel,ARB or Waeco. Ive got a 47l ARB which runs for about 4 – 5 days off my ‘secondary’ battery without any charging. Its also got a low voltage cut off, so wont / shouldnt flatten the battery completely.
+1 for the ARB – we use the 47 L one in the Australian summer and get about four-five days out of it on a 75Ah battery. That’s at temperatures considerably hotter than you’d get in the UK, and being re-stocked relatively regularly with warm water and beer to cool. I’d be concerned if it was off my starting battery though, especially if a diesel as they take huge amps to crank.Posted 4 years agosharkbaitMember
Just back from Go Outdoors where I was planning to pick up one of their 45L 3 way fridges to replace our old one.Posted 4 years ago
Had a look inside and noticed that it wasn’t very well put together and it sort of looked smaller than i thought it should compared to our 41L Mobicool.
Checked on the box…. 45L, looked on the back of the fridge at the specs and it’s 39L. B’stards. So in conclusion: Go Somewhere Else not Outdoors.
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