Brittany ferries no longer able to provide ehu

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  1. Welsh girl

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    I tweeted Brittany ferries about this after using it going last year but coming back I was refused. They no longer provide ehu to keep my fridge going so have to empty said fridge as all my food ruined on the trip back in April.
    Any tips or will I have to empty fridge before I go on the 11th October.
     
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    Never used ehu and never had a problem with the Santander ferry with stuff spoiling. But a few ferries take two nights so they might be an issue.
    It's been much discussed here and most folk don't use ehu.
     
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    Just leave the gas on like everyone else. Shhhhhh ;)
     
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    I definitely wouldn't do that!! I don't fancy being in a gas explosion. I would rather waste some food.
     
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    Possibly you need to get your fridge looked at.

    Motorhome fridges and freezers are no different than domestic ones in that once chilled down to the correct temperature they should be fine for 24 hours or so with no power as long as you don't open the door.

    If yours isn't then there could well be something wrong with it. The door seals would be one possibility.
     
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    I would freeze 2 large milks x 4 litres before you go and do not open fridge until you are moving in Spain that should keep most things fresh.
     
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    sume big bottles coke bottle with as much salt as you can desolve in to water frezz for as long as you can put in fridge just before you leave
    it wont stop stuff defrosting but will help to keep it cool
    we have seen then still have ice in them two to three days later and that was in a cool box
    bill
     
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    I've got a different fridge this year and know that foodstuffs are usually ok for around 15 hours without opening doors but the trip is 24 hours.
     
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    Hey guys, food doesn't instantly go off with a slightly raised temperature, after all we managed without fridges not that long ago.

    But then I know some people do throw away food just because the packet is past its 'best before', the last one I saw was chucking out a bag of potatoes.:whistle:
     
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    make sure your freezer compartment is jam paked full of high density food stuff frozen in a domestic freezer put in just before you go last thing to pack
    bill
     
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    just another thing if it defrost just cook it and re freeze it if it was fresh meet chicken and pork can be frozen after cooking
    bill
     
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    If you freeze some pre cooked meals, chilli, cottage pie etc. They will help cool the fridge down then they will be ready to reheat when you arrive and will have helped keep the rest of the foodstuffs cool.
     
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    I assume Brittany Ferries no longer want the hassle of parking vehicles on the ferry near an EHU. I was on the Pont Avon on Sunday and just by chance they parked me right next to an EHU although I did not need it. Maybe you would have had better luck if you had 'phoned them rather than tweeting?
     
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    I suspect ehu for MHs isn't a service officially offer so on the phone they will say no. If you feel you need it you will have to ask a crew member after boarding but be prepared to be turned down.
    As mentioned by others it shouldn't be necessary if everything is well chilled beforehand and you add something frozen. This is what we do.
     
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    We never have any bother,,,its only 24 hrs. Milk is still nice and cold when we land in Spain,,,Nothing will go off,,,,BUSBY,,,,
     
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    I worked on ferries, and managed them for many years and I can never remember a MH ever requiring an EHU. Okay the crossing was less than 3 hours. We had hook-ups but these were only intended for reefer freight wagons.

    Having experience of fridges my method is to load the fridge section with a few big frozen items, milk, a chicken, water. This should keep the fridge at a reasonable temperature. Basically empty the freezer into the fridge.
     
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    We did the two night crossing last year and filled freezer compartment with bolognese, curries etc and then had 2x2litre containers of frozen milk in the fridge and it was all fine , milk still partially frozen.
     
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    We do the 2 night crossing to Bilbao and never have EHU. The freezer is always full ( frozen in the camper freezer too ;-) ) and we never have anything defrost. Nothing in the fridge goes off in that time.
     
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    As Penelope. Don't understand what you mean by "ruined". Most things are safe to re-freeze if they don't get above about 7degC. You can always cook it first. Just take enough for one or at most 2 meals and buy in Spain. We've found most of their food is much better than in the UK.
     
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    We just freeze cartons of fruit juice put one in the fridge and one in the freezer never had a problem.
     
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