Fridges on Ferry

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  1. wiljoy

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    Do any of you weary travellers who recently travelled from the UK to Spain know the rules regarding fridges. I know they should be half full of wine and beer/lager but can they be left running during the trip? Our van is fitted with the Truma device that cuts out if gas supply is disturbed as we can travel with the gas heating on so assume it's safe.
     
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    We turned everything off, It's only an 18 hr trip, as long as the door is kept closed, AND, the fridge is up to max temp. No Worrys!:thumb:
     
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    Thanks, but our trip leaves Portsmouth at 10pm on Sunday and arrives in Spain 8am Tuesday, calls off on route.
     
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    If you go on Brittany Ferries to Santander when you get on ask the deck hand for electricity - he'll get an electrician to come and plug you in!
     
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    think you have it wrong about the beer and wine. you take none bring back loads .
    bit like fuel tanks go with hardly any . fill up across the road from port on leaving spain.
    chedder cheese and bacon if tightly wrapped in cryovac packs will last for months . other things you can buy in spain so turning the fridge off isnt a problem.
    bacon and cheese will keep in a cool place doesnt have to be in the fridge.
    i take 6 months worth of both . very often 10 kilo of chedder.
     
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    Well vwalan, as an ex trucker I assume you had a very, very large fridge in your Renault Magnum or Freightliner?? Thanks for the advice.
     
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    fridge on ferry

    hi if you ask they will plug you in like refrigerator lorries. gas really should be turned off
     
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    we did the 24 hours sailing to spain this year no one checked to see if gas was off. i turned it of .its very cold on that deck milk was still ok two days later in spain.put a loaf of bred in freezer help to keep it cold when it defrosts you can eat it in spain:thumb:
     
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    Fridge

    To help keep the fridge cool pr-freeze some bottles of water and this will keep the fridge VERY cool:Wink:
     
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    I talked to Brittany Ferry staff and they say that gas must be turned off. Pilot lights in ships holds could be disastrous :Eeek:
     
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    Just let me know the sailings you are on so that I can avoid them.I have no wish to be shipwrecked off Santander because someone wanted a bacon butty in Almera!
     
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    but you dont require a fridge to keep bacon . or cheese .it keeps for months in the cryovac packs just in a cool place .
    think about it its salted pork the salt keeps it . been around alot longer than refrigeration .
     
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