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Old 10-03-2017, 10:19 PM   #1
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Ice maker!

Need a good portable ice maker, go!
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Old 10-03-2017, 10:39 PM   #2
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Yo Westy! Get that Igloo thing at Walmart.

About $89.00
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Makes Ice FAST. Really, like right before your eyes fast.

I had a neighbor camper in Colorado that asked if I wanted any ice because he was "Making ice today". I said SURE.

About an hour or so later he handed me a 1 gallon freezer bag full of the coolest ice cubes.
Say what? How do you make that ice?

He schooled me. Now I have one of them in my 213RBDL ND.
And my freezer never is without ice any longer.
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Best gadget ever. Igloo from SAMs club. Couldn't live without it.

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Old 10-03-2017, 11:40 PM   #4
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Yep! That's the one.

It's actually kinda cool to look through the little window and watch how it works.



This thing is like the weed eater. I'm not sure why it took so long to invent. (We landed on the moon first. Think about that) But now? Can't imagine life without either.
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I got mine at Aldi's for $59.95.. they be all gone. Igloo from Sam's, HD is your best bet. LOVE it! I plug it up as soon as we back in, by the time I have finished hooking up the utilities I have enough ice for a proper G&T. Worst case I keep a small container in the freezer full of ice.

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Yo Westy! Get that Igloo thing at Walmart.

About $89.00
Stainless
Makes Ice FAST. Really, like right before your eyes fast.

I had a neighbor camper in Colorado that asked if I wanted any ice because he was "Making ice today". I said SURE.

About an hour or so later he handed me a 1 gallon freezer bag full of the coolest ice cubes.
Say what? How do you make that ice?

He schooled me. Now I have one of them in my 213RBDL ND.
And my freezer never is without ice any longer.
X 2 - We have the same one! It works great and keeps our adult beverages properly chilled
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I got mine at Aldi's for $59.95.. they be all gone. Igloo from Sam's, HD is your best bet. LOVE it! I plug it up as soon as we back in, by the time I have finished hooking up the utilities I have enough ice for a proper G&T. Worst case I keep a small container in the freezer full of ice.

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Does it keep the ice in the unit or do you need to transfer it to the freezer?
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It fills that tray up in the icemaker and then you need to transfer it to another container. (freezer or ice chest or tea-glass?)

Once that internal tray fills up, the ice maker can't make more ice until you empty it. Once you have enough ice, you turn the ice maker off!

If you left it on and it had enough water to keep going, you would awake to 2 feet of ice throughout your RV. This thing spits ice out every 13 minutes.
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It fills that tray up in the icemaker and then you need to transfer it to another container. (freezer or ice chest or tea-glass?)

Once that internal tray fills up, the ice maker can't make more ice until you empty it. Once you have enough ice, you turn the ice maker off!

If you left it on and it had enough water to keep going, you would awake to 2 feet of ice throughout your RV. This thing spits ice out every 13 minutes.
I like it! Going shopping soon! Nice to NOT have to go to the store and buy a bag of ice for the little woman's diet coke.
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Does it keep the ice in the unit or do you need to transfer it to the freezer?
It dumps into a little basket. That is where you scoop the ice from. Once the basket is full my shuts down. As the ice melts in the basket (slowly) the melt water runs back into the reservoir and it starts making ice again. Mine makes 9 cubes every 8 minutes, takes 6-8 full cycles to fill the basket up. We always dump at least one basket into a plastic tub in the freezer for back up.

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