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Old 11-23-2016, 09:19 AM   #15
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I said no, wife said yes. I lost so we now have one. We have used it once. Bringing ice from home or buying a small bag from time to time is a lot less work and does not take up valuable storage space.
Ha ha we were opposite of you, I wanted it wife said no. Glad she won out! We ended up trading coach in for a new coach with an Ice Maker

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Old 11-23-2016, 11:15 AM   #16
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What type do you have?
Does it keep ice frozen in the unit or do you have to move it to the freezer?
Does it stop making ice when full and then automatically start again when level gets low?
Where do you put it when your camping?
~Type: Edgestar (the one Amazon was selling that had a 4 of 5 star rating) like:

~It does not keep the ice frozen...the ice melt just drips back into the water tank. It has a heavily insulated case, so melt is very slow. No problem for us, because it makes ice SO FAST, just turn if off when ice is not needed.

~Yes, it stops making ice when full or out of water in the tank and yes, it self restarts.

~Since it goes back in the fixed house between trips, it moves around...have stowed it under the dinette bench, on the floor of the wardrobe, and in the Garage (have a Class A Toy Hauler)
~While in use, it has sat on a table outside the RV, on the kitchen counter, on the dinner table, and on a table in the garage. It is only just over 11"x14" so it can sit anywhere there is a 110V plug.

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Old 11-23-2016, 11:26 AM   #17
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Old 09-21-2017, 12:58 PM   #18
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I just purchased the New Air AI-215R Portable Ice Maker from this article.
We love it. I have black one because that was the best deal at the time.
They have got them on sale quite regularly. I guess they will have them on sale for memorial day. We use it pretty often mainly while our refrigerator ice maker at home makes a decision not to work.
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Old 09-21-2017, 02:02 PM   #20
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We like our portable because we can use bottled water instead of water from the onboard tank like the one in the fridge. The cubes are great for drinks. We use the ice from the fridge maker for cooler ice where quality is not important.
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Originally Posted by wildtoad View Post
I said no, wife said yes. I lost so we now have one. We have used it once. Bringing ice from home or buying a small bag from time to time is a lot less work and does not take up valuable storage space.
We have one but no not use it on the MH. we keep it in Florida so that when we get there we can make Ice as the fridge there takes about a day to start making ice. I don't find it makes very good ice.

We do not use Ice in MH as the Freezer space is more valuable than ice storage. We just drink cold stuff from the fridge. We never use ice in our water at restaurants as most people do not treat ice as a food product and use dirty plastic buckets to transport ice from the machine. we also do not drink soda at restaurants. We don't like paying a 500 percent mark up on soda. MHO
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Our MH has a Dometic side by side fridge. It's icemaker doesn't work. Saw a portable at Sam's Club for $78 this summer just before we left on a 4000 mile road trip. The portable ice maker proved its worth. I simply dumped the holding bin into the Dometic's ice cube bin. While the cubes stick together, an ice pick breaks the cubes apart quickly and easily. We had ice the entire trip. When travelling, we keep it in the sink. If generator is on, I make ice if needed while underway. But the stored ice in the Dometic's freezer lasts 2 days for just the two of us. We're using distilled water.
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[QUOTE=bruce91;3346501]When DW saw the ice maker on sale at CW 2 years ago i was hesitant, another thingy to take along. i /we have grown to love it. It sits on the floor next to the counter and when we are set up at camp a few bottles of water goes in and in minutes there is ice dropping. At bed time it gets turned off, ice melts and is again ready for tomorrows ice making.

Warning - dust, dirt, and hair can clog it up when kept on the floor. In my case I have 2 dogs and hair clogged mine and I had to have it repaired. It now sits on a small table (plastic patio table), I LOVE MY ICE MAKER and use it constantly. I have one in the motorhome and one in the campground office where I work. They are never turned off and used constantly. Small one in the motorhome and large one in the office is used by all.
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We purchased one about 15 years ago and it is one of the best purchases that we have made. We keep drinks in our cooler and that way the fridge isn't opened and closed multiple times. This really is helpful when the kids and grandkids come with us. We keep it outside just under the motorhome with a blanket over it to keep it cool.
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Old 09-25-2017, 12:35 PM   #25
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Our Igloo worked for 2 years before it died. It provided a lot of ice but I was disappointed with how long it lasted.
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Old 09-25-2017, 02:03 PM   #26
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Yes they are worth it. Every bit. We first bought one on Amazon. 4.7 star reviews, pricey @ $170. Lasted 5 weeks. Called Amazon, gave us a full refund and didn't even have to return it.

Went to Walmart, bought one of their cheapey ice makers $79 I believe, have had it now 3 months and works great. Clean it in the sink about once every other week. We also make ice daily, bag it up and in the freezer door it goes for the next days cocktails.
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Old 09-17-2019, 12:15 AM   #27
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It's better to buy an ice maker it gives more freezer space and is cleaning is also easy especially if you buy this one ikich nugget ice maker it has drainage facility and it makes more than 26 pounds of ice in 24 hours which is enough for you and your wife you can read more about it here
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