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Date:         Wed, 15 Sep 2004 16:34:08 -0700
Reply-To:     Jim Thompson <jim@KARMANNGHIA.COM>
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From:         Jim Thompson <jim@KARMANNGHIA.COM>
Subject:      Re: Top-Load Fridge for Westy
Comments: To: Vince S <gipsyflies@COMCAST.NET>
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Because the ice trays for the 80-91 Westy Fridge are so tiny, they are an appropriately name size, ergo: Munchkin Trays. For the life of me, I have no clue myself why the Dometic designers came up with these virtually worthless ice trays. Maybe they think the North American Vanagon Owners are tiny people, ie: from Munchkinland, ala the Wizard of Oz ;-)

Jim Thompson 84 Westfalia 2.1 "Ole Putt" *********************** ----- Original Message ----- From: "Vince S" <gipsyflies@COMCAST.NET> To: <vanagon@GERRY.VANAGON.COM> Sent: Wednesday, September 15, 2004 4:03 PM Subject: Re: Top-Load Fridge for Westy

> Can someone please enlighten me what is the Munchkin tray? I am > clueless! > > > > - Vince > > > 1989 Vanagon GL Camper > 1993 Mazda Miata (for sale) > 1996 Land Rover Discovery > 2005 Mini Cooper S > > > > > -----Original Message----- > From: Vanagon Mailing List [] On Behalf > Of Aristotle Sagan > Sent: Wednesday, September 15, 2004 3:46 PM > To: vanagon@GERRY.VANAGON.COM > Subject: Re: Top-Load Fridge for Westy > > > "All of the things above do nothing to stop drop out of cold when the > door is opened but it will produce two munchkin trays of ice once a > day." > > Speaking of Munchkin trays, for sale: Genuine Westy Munchkin tray WITH > insert. Comes with handy 1981 carrying case, $600, you tow it away. > Great winter project, getting the carrying case back together. > > tim in san jose > > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Stan Wilder" <wilden1-1@SBCGLOBAL.NET> > To: <vanagon@GERRY.VANAGON.COM> > Sent: Wednesday, September 15, 2004 9:59 AM > Subject: Re: Top-Load Fridge for Westy > > > > I substantially improved the performance and cold recovery in my > > standard Dometic simply by adding a little 12v Computer CPU fan to the > > > sidewall of the fridge. As preparation for travel I normally put a > > container of Ice in my fridge > and > > ran it on 120v for an overnight prep period. > > Everything I put in the fridge from that point forward was pre cooled > either > > from my home refrigerator at departure time or from being in my ice > > chest that I always carried too. One of the big culprits of > > refrigerator poor performance is simply > hardened > > door seals that leak constantly. > > All of the things above do nothing to stop drop out of cold when the > > door > is > > opened but it will produce two munchkin trays of ice once a day. Some > > of the highest quality, thick sidewall Styrofoam coolers come from > > Omaha Steaks and Honey Cured Hams as shipping containers. I've kept > > three bags of ice for three days in these with very little melt down. > > > > Stan Wilder > > More Power with Performance Coatings > >

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