fridge setting on ferry?

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  1. kcy

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    When we do the 24 hour Santander crossing can we leave the fridge/freezer on gas on the ferry. Never bothered before but new MH has a bigger freezer compartment, putting quite a bit in it.
     
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    Sorry, No.
     
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    I always thought the gas had to be off on the ferry
    Not much help to you I guess but we fill our tiny freezer compartment with cold box ice blocks so we don't have to worry about the fresh food when the fridge can't be on... Mind you, I only just fitted a spot charge and haven't wired the fridge yet...
     
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    Ye I thought it had to be turned off too, just checking. Might try the ice blocks, thanks
     
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    Can't use gas but you can use the on-board EHU and run on leccy..

    From another thread...http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/forum/threads/santander-ferry.81846/#post-965343

     
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    Another thing to do is to (partially) fill plastic bottles with water, freeze them at home & put in the van fridge/freezer. That will keep things cold & you'll have fresh water when you arrive.
     
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    Thanks for pointing out t'other thread
     
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    I have done this crossing many times, and I can confirm gas has to be switched off. I have never asked about an EHU to be honest. We use 4 freezer packs, while we are in the check in queue we put them into the fridge part. So far we have never had any problems, everything seems to remain fairly cool.
     
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    We used EHU last year. Just ask the chap who parks you up.

    You will need a long lead though and the 2 pin plug.
     
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    You may be surprised to here they have Supermarkets in Europe as well!:D
     
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    Well aware of that but like to get a few meals in hand.:groan:
     
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    Fray bentos, tinned potatoes. The staple diet of a motorhomer
     
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    ewwwwwwwwww...yuk . I hope that was a joke.. I feel ill.. (n)
     
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    I take it you wont be popping around for lunch then. Its such a development from spam, glorious spam
     
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    Correct.. :)

    I'll take you're word for it .. certainly not putting it to the test ....:LOL:
     
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    You bet ! If I was on my own it'd be baked beens out of the tin, I love cold BBs.
     
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    Definitely Not , clearly states in the rules that all gas appliances must be turned of .
    why stock up in Spain at the nearest Mercadona where the produce is just as good
    if not better than UK supermarkets
     
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    We just had a couple of freezer packs in the freezer compartment and ran the fridge for a good 24 hours with the temperature turned well down before we left when we used this route a couple of months ago. Everything stayed cold enough but any ice cubes would probably have melted so empty the ice tray.

    I wouldn't bother with EHU and I am not sure it is available on every deck. I had a look round out of interest on our return journey to Portsmouth and couldn't see an electric socket anywhere.
     
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    And much cheaper...BUSBY
     
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    Switch gas off. The ferry can put you on electric hook up. They do it for the large refrigerated lorries.
     
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