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Old 01-10-2005, 12:15 PM   #1
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Does anyone have one of those portable ice makers that you add water to to make ice? I was wondering how well they work?
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Does anyone have one of those portable ice makers that you add water to to make ice? I was wondering how well they work?
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Old 01-13-2005, 12:40 PM   #3
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My son-in-law purchased one last summer. Was amazed at how fast it made ice after plugging in and pouring in the water. Worked like a champ for 2 weeks, then took a dive. Had to have it replaced on warranty. Replacement works also.

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Old 01-28-2005, 05:56 PM   #4
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We bought one for ourselves, last fall. We love it. We bought the cheaper one, but they sent us the more expensive one because the other was backordered for a long time. When we use it, we can't keep up with it. It works great. And we continue to use it during the winter. It makes ice every 6-8 minutes. Works like a charm.
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For those of the info challenged persuasion, would you please give us the name and place of purchse. Thanks.
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Sorry I didn't mention the brand. It is a Windchaser, model # 1CM15S. We got it from Camping World. Ordered it out of the catalog. And we paid for the cheaper model. But again they sent us the more expensive model, since it would have been backordered to long. So, I think the price of ours was around $300.00 or a little over.

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Kutch's Pack,

Thanks a million. I appreciate the info.
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Old 02-11-2005, 10:33 AM   #8
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OK I've got a stupid question about the ice makers. The bin where the ice falls into, is it a freezer, or just an "ice bucket"? In other words, do you have to move the ice to freezer to hold it, or does the bin hold it (frozen)? Thanks for info, I think I'll buy one if it is a freezer
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Man - seems to me that 300 + clams would buy a lot of bags of ice - unless of course you are full-timing and need ice every day of the week.

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We have an ice maker but I have no idea what it cost as it was on the coach. Would this have been a cheaper option?
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>seems to me that 300 + clams would buy a lot of bags of ice <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I've been to a place where ice was $15 per bag. Yes, it was a big bag and you better have storage space for it.

I bought an ice maker. Think of it as a 'convenience' item.
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Hi Allegro Happy, Our particular ice maker has a wire basket that doesn't go to the bottom of the ice storage area. Where it is sort of like a cooler area. So, when the ice melts it collects at the bottom of that section, and it recycles into the freezing area. It is pretty slick, at 6-8 minutes a batch, we can't keep up.

allendp, Yes it is expensive. But, we have been to campgrounds that have run out of ice for the whole day. And by that time, no one is in a any shape to drive anywhere. An ice maker is cheaper than a OWI.

It is definately convenient. Let me tell you, the next time we go where they ran out of ice. We will take ziplocks with us, maybe we would be able to recoupe our initial cost.

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