Teams Location: Rockport, Texas
It all started with wanting to have a bit of fresh water available if the systems in the Castle were disrupted for some reason. So a couple of two liter soda bottles have been kept in the refrigerator since full timing started.Then an article on RV refrigerators brought up an important point. The gas adsorption systems in an RV can get very cold, but the system does not have a lot of BTU per hour to get things cold quickly. Additionally hot weather and opening the door letting the cold air fall out often creates a situation the refrigerator cannot recover from quickly. The help offered in the article was to keep the refrigerator and freezer fairly full at all times.
Well that will be easy was my thought. More empty two liter soda bottles were filled with water and placed in the refrigerator and freezer. The refrigerator of the Castle is about four cubic feet and the freezer is about two cubic feet. Most of the time, only about a third of the space is used. That means eight to ten two liter bottles stored in the unit.The trouble with this is the bottles have to be laid down on their sides. When traveling it has been a bother to find ways to keep them from rolling around and banging things. The unit does not have trouble keeping up with the cooling with that latent cold sink in the inside.
Finally yesterday the mind in my head that is not used often turned on for a few moments and it did not even hurt! The bottle the morning juice comes in is more box like and would not roll around.
Today the juice was transferred to a two liter soda bottle and the water transferred to a juice bottle. The juice bottle is only 1.9 liters in size but the shape will store much better and compactly than the round soda bottles. Hopefully this will help quell the moving around of the water bottles during travel.Solving troubles is another great way of trying to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM.