Re: Chest Freezer as 'Fridge in Bus
The best fridge I owned as far as keeping things a long time was set to 32°-33°F in the fridge, and 0°F in the freezer. I left thermometers in the compartments for a reference in setting the temps. Milk never froze nor spoiled at 32°. White bread would spoil, but my rye never would. Fridges set to around 40°F seem to let milk spoil after about a week or two.
I too have wondered if a chest freezer set at its warmest setting would work as a fridge without needing an outside cut-off controller and without freezing things. Our Energy Star chest freezer from Lowe's cost about 1/3 of what a super-efficient off-grid DC refrigerator model would cost.
Someone said "Making good decisions comes from experience, experience comes from bad decisions." I say there are three kinds of people: those who learn from their mistakes, those who learn from the mistakes of others, and those who never learn.