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Old 06-04-2019, 05:01 AM   #1597
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Both good ideas. I never thought of using shop towels. They have that same texture. Probably a bit more expensive per roll.

I can't tell you how many otherwise-cool #vanlife pics I've seen ruined because of photobombing by unrolling paper towels - Instagram is full of them. There's just something about the entropy that it represents which is very distracting.

The FitRV's a/c video, released yesterday. What do I notice? More unspooling paper towels, and the rig is not even underway - it's parked.



I couldn't resist:

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Old 06-07-2019, 06:58 PM   #1598
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5.11 ammo totes

Some time back, InterBlog posted something about 5.11 ammo totes. I ordered a set of 3 totes at that time.

One holds my 20v DeWalt drill and a spare charged battery. A second (pictured) holds 3 DeWalt parts boxes plus my multimeter. I could probably get a fourth DeWalt box in in place of the multimeter if I had one. The third holds an assortment of boxed sets, including a drill bit set up to 1/2" and a 1/4" socket set.

I have each box labelled on the top with white marker pen so that I grab the right box. Since I took this photo, I also labelled the ends of the DeWalt boxes.

These stow almost anywhere, including the space where I removed the drop-down bed extensions.
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Old 06-16-2019, 05:02 PM   #1599
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OK, small space people. Whoever cracks this nut gets major forum cred and bragging rights.

I need one or more device(s) of some kind to make ice cubes or balls in this residual available space to the right of my frozen food freezer sorter. The outer dimensions of said device(s) cannot (collectively) exceed 2.25" wide x 3.5" high x 11.5" deep.

It doesn't even have to be an "ice tray" per se. Something food safe, but think outside the box on this one. It needs to freeze water in a very unconventional configuration.

There are a myriad novelty ice products on the market because of the way people fetishize alcohol, hard liquor in particular. But I cannot find anything that really takes advantage of this space and maximizes the volume of ice that it could produce.

It's a first world problem, but it's important. When temps are up to 105 degrees F on the road, we absolutely need a constant stream of ice. People in my neck of the woods even put it ice their dogs' water bowls.

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Old 06-16-2019, 05:13 PM   #1600
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Would this fit?

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074CRKP7V..._t3_B01H7BF1DA
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Old 06-16-2019, 05:40 PM   #1601
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I haven't found one that can genuinely be turned 90 degrees without leaking. There are numerous models which CLAIM that they can be turned, but the reviews typically debunk the notion.

This is what I did previously in a pinch - got a silicone one, cut off one row of cubes, and then shoved it in there. But it was still too wide so it didn't work very well.

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Old 06-16-2019, 05:42 PM   #1602
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IB look online at silicone molds for soap or candy/chocolate making. Even if they are to wide depending on how the shapes are configured on/in the silicone mold you could cut them to make them skinny enough.
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Old 06-17-2019, 04:29 AM   #1603
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I bought reusable ice cubes from amazon
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Old 06-17-2019, 05:08 AM   #1604
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I bought reusable ice cubes from amazon
Never in my entire life have I *not* had a cold-pack type device spring a leak. It doesn't matter what I pay for them. It's that whole 9% expansion-upon-freezing thing.

And whiskey stones are also out (latent heat of fusion is important).
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Old 06-17-2019, 05:18 AM   #1605
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I tried to attach link but not working. They are Icy Cools reusable ice cubes. Pack of 45, 2X2 inch packets filled with water (in case they spring a leak)$7.99. So far, so good. They are packets. They lay pretty flat. There is space inside to expand while freezing. The reviews were pretty good.
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Sorry, can't help-- gave up on making ice because of space, mess, and the impossibility of making an adequate amount. I want the freezer for food stores when traveling. I buy ice and put in small Yeti, which keeps for 2.5 days. Have heard of people in a B who travel with a small counter-top ice maker. Am amazed how small it is. 1440 watts. https://www.target.com/p/frigidaire-...B&gclsrc=aw.ds
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Old 06-17-2019, 06:07 AM   #1607
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Found this and quite a variety of others on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/Ozera-Silicon...s%2C168&sr=8-6
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Found this and quite a variety of others on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/Ozera-Silicon...s%2C168&sr=8-6
Those don't fit my available space.

Edit: I've ordered one of these, wondering if I could cut it down the center, and then stack one on top of the other in the space. Those "hockey puck" molds are bigger than they look - 2 inches in diameter. Meaning, there'd be one big chunk of ice per each drink, or two max. If I could make 8 of them at the time, that would help a lot.

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Innovative. Doesn't quite meet specs but may spark an idea.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DKYYLKS...d_i=B07DKYYLKS
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This is what we use. I particularly like them because their full volume is almost entirely ice and no wasted air space. And larger cubes melt slower.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01HVFXOZY

Now, since you only have just over 2" in width, to use this solution, you'd need to take a pair of scissors and cut off one side of the tray. It should fit your available space nicely.
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