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We are travelling on the ferry to Santander Spain, and wondering what other travellers do re their freezers whilst on the ferry for 28 hours.

The ferry company say turn the gas off, but that means the freezer will defrost.

Any advice please, what do you folks do ?

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There are plenty supermarkets in Spain do all your shopping once you get there.
Alternatively use freezer blocks or frozen containers of water.
Anything in the fridge should be ok.

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Get everything as cold as you possibly can in your home freezer (fast freeze fo a couple of days)

Switch MH fridge freezer on a couple of days before hand. Fill your MH freezer as full as possible with frozen stuff (even bags of water anything to fill it to the brim)

Most important of all DONT OPEN THE FREEZER until you have had it operating on gas or 23ĒV for about 4 hours and you wonít have a problem.

Done it a few times now and we are still alive!

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I would open my freezer for 5 seconds to take out two ice packs just as I leave the van. Then put them in the fridge to help it stay cool also.

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I agree with Andy. We have done exactly that and all has been fine. Most stuff we keep in the fridge would be fine out of the fridge anyway so I would concentrate on just packing the freezer as densely as possible. Remember that things that defrost a little bit do not go "off" they just are not at their best
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True, the world is besotted

We scraped of the mould and ate it anyway

Cheese sell by date, matured for 1000 days

So yes itís goung to rot on the 10001 day

The Brie will not be melting, oozing

You push it with your finger to check it

Camembert it needs to run a bit soft

When did we discard our comman sence for sell by dates?

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A cheese expert, on the radio one year, said the best place to store cheese is in the boot of the car! I assume he meant in the winter!
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If everything is well frozen before it goes in , and the freezer has been on to freeze down before you packed it

And the freezer door is not opened, it will be absolutely fine Roadstar

And if you are worried eat the contents of the freezer first when you arrive

And remember if it smells fine, and itís cooked properly it will be fine

I remember not even having a fridge in Israel

And I still have 6 kids alive and well

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True, the world is besotted

We scraped of the mould and ate it anyway

Cheese sell by date, matured for 1000 days

So yes itís goung to rot on the 10001 day

The Brie will not be melting, oozing

You push it with your finger to check it

Camembert it needs to run a bit soft

When did we discard our comman sence for sell by dates?

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Iím with you 100% Sandra.

We subscribe to the ďYou have two eyes and one nose, if it looks OK and smells OK it is OKĒ

And DONT start me on ďBest before/sell by datesĒ !! My daughter in law is obsessed with them and bins everything on itís best before date. Me?? I reckon a week past the best before is still probably OK (see nose and eyes comment above) It seems to work, Iíve lasted 64 years of using my eyes and nose rather than someoneís idea of sell by date.

Really daft thing the other day?? In the supermarket and picked up a bag of fresh carrots reduced to 10p just because they were on the best before date, bloody carrots!! I ask you???

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