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Posted: 05/28/19 11:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hello. Silly question that has me hung up in the planning stages...are there any economical ways to acquire 7 cubic feet of freezer space in a truck camper? That's about what I need in order to store a quartered elk.

How hard would it be to convert the 990s' fridge/freezer into one big freezer? The only other solution I can think of is to purchase a propane chest freezer for thousands of dollars. Thanks!

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Posted: 05/29/19 02:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Look into a portable dry ice machine. For short term storage, most any container can keep meat cooled with dry ice.





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Posted: 05/29/19 05:38am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

How far & long do you need to travel? Also, do you have power at the hunting site?

If you have power at the hunting site and will only be traveling 5-6hr, just pull a small utility trailer and stick a cheap chest freezer in it. Set it good and cold before departing in the morning and if left closed, it should stay frozen until you can get to your destination and plug it back in.

Other option is a big cooler with dry ice.


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Posted: 05/29/19 06:20am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

some of the out of state hunters I run into here in Colorado have a chest freezer on a small utility trailer and a generator. Once the freezer is cold, it will stay frozen for a few days easily, if unopened.

Personally, I like to hang my game for a few days before freezing, if at all possible.


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Posted: 05/29/19 06:35am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

7 Cubic feet s 209 Quarts
1300 dollars gets you 34 quarts
I have a slightly smaller one

Now they make ice boxes (Hard coolers) up to 220 quarts)

https://www.engelcoolers.com/mt60f-u1-mt60f-u1-ac-dc-fridge-freezer.html


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Posted: 05/29/19 08:29am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thank you all very much for your ideas! I'm looking in to all of the suggestions. A lot to think about!

To clarify, I'll be full-timing in the camper. There will be no dedicated hunting site. I'll hunt again when I run out of meat/there is room in the freezer.

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Posted: 05/29/19 08:49am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Have a butcher/packer freeze it and ship it to your house.

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front hitch with a small freezer .I have one works off 12V or 120v.

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front hitch with a small freezer .I have one works off 12V or 120v.

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Small chest freezer with a generator big enough to run it?

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