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Old 10-21-2009, 01:10 PM   #21
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Re: Chest Freezer as 'Fridge in Bus

Hey Smitty,

Is a chest configuration going to be hard on your back? I would think reaching into something like that, and having to move stuff around, would really be a (literal) pain?
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Old 10-21-2009, 01:14 PM   #22
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Re: Chest Freezer as 'Fridge in Bus

Look in auto wrecking yards. mid to late 80's and early 90's chevy van conversions ( like from champion coaches with captains chairs and a fold out bed) had a flush mounted cooler in the back. at least some of them do.
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Old 10-22-2009, 03:04 AM   #23
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Re: Chest Freezer as 'Fridge in Bus

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sometimes so much I'll just spin a kitchen chair around & set in it while I'm in the fridge. One of these days I'll get me one of those fancy extend-a-hands....where you squeeze the handle & the claw at the end grabs stuff... I'm trying to delay that as long as possible though

I do the chair thing at the fridge. I also do the chair thing at the sink. Sitting in the chair, leaning over the sink, elbows on the counters, is actually a very pain free position for me. It's why I wash all the dishes and take my own sweet time with it, and enjoy it.

Don't delay the hand grabbers. I have three sets, two in the house and one outside so one is always close. They are back savers. Don't scrimp on them either, buy the good ones from a medical supply store. Yes, they're overpriced compared to cheap ones you can get elsewhere, but they really are much better.

Save whats left of your back, it has to last you the rest of your life.

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Old 10-25-2009, 01:19 AM   #24
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Re: Chest Freezer as 'Fridge in Bus

I am also watching this one very close. I want to build a cabinet with the chest freezer on the bottom and a free space in middle, then cabinet up top with microwave in it.

Dumb question time, I assume I will need to run a 12 to 110 volt converter when not on shore power.... having a brain fart type of moment.
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Old 10-25-2009, 03:31 PM   #25
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Dumb question time, I assume I will need to run a 12 to 110 volt converter when not on shore power.... having a brain fart type of moment.
As my mom says....the only dumb question is the one I ask. haha. Yeah, you will have to have a power converter. Or in the very least some sort of breaker box running to shore or genny power. Your gonna need a decent power converter/charger anyways. They are easy to install, and make wiring the bus so much easier.
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Old 10-31-2009, 11:46 AM   #26
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Thanks for the link smitty. I have read through most of it. Lots of good ideas.
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Old 11-16-2009, 10:48 PM   #27
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Re: Chest Freezer as 'Fridge in Bus

smitty, smitty, smitty....outstanding find!!!!!

I was on my way to two freezers as well. I like it. Would like more feedback on who has experience with this particular product though.

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Old 11-17-2009, 09:02 PM   #28
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I sure would like to see this thing up close and personal.

I am trying to get away from ice chest, yet still need ice....and col'beer. Ice prices are out of line here....in most places.
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Old 11-18-2009, 03:53 AM   #29
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Ice Maker? Make ice, put in freezer, unplug ice maker till needed again...

http://www.campingworld.com/category/ice-makers/482
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Re: Chest Freezer as 'Fridge in Bus

This is a fascinating topic DIY schoolbus conversions for living quarters. Is anybody interested in having their story published by a national news organization? I'm a writer and would love to do a story on you, if possible. I'm particularly interested in people who have retrofitted their buses as a home due to economic reasons or just to save money (and have let the house go).
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