Originally Posted by bvanfossen
Rofl. Thank you! That statement brought tears to my eyes.
I can see how that might seem humorous. Hey, I don't bring the kitchen sink. I have refrigerator/freezers in both of my vehicles...have for years. When you live 26 miles from the nearest town and can get called out on a rescue while on the way home with a load of groceries (including ice cream), it's nice not to have to worry about anything going bad. It's also nice to be able to make ice out on the trail. I haven't bought a bag of ice in many years.
Screwing around with ice in a cooler is a pain...and most standard coolers don't last very long. The Coolmatic in the Jeep is 10 years old and still humming. The FridgeFreeze in the truck is much heavier duty and larger. It will last a very, very long time.
It's relatively simple to loosen the cam straps holding the freezer and pull them out of the carabiners so I can access anything underneath. That's where the compressor, jump starter, tow strap and other recovery gear is stowed. Previously, I had a very large plastic box in the back. Everything
in that box is now under the deck...plus additional stuff.