When we’re in our stationary homes, grabbing a cold drink from the fridge or adding some ice cubes to our water isn’t something we really think about. When we leave this and head out on the road, however, we quickly realize that it was a luxury that we miss. To ease this, many people bring their own ice along with them on their trips, storing it in coolers or buying bags of ice when they reach the campground. This means melting ice bags, extra costs, and food that starts to warm up once the ice is gone. A great way to get around this is to bring along an RV ice maker. Portable ice makers are perfect for camping and even home use, as they are simple to use, easy to operate, and compact enough for the small space.
Convenience When you’re on the road, having access to cold drinks and ice isn’t always a possibility. Bringing along your own source of ice makes this problem nonexistent. With a portable ice maker, you can have ice wherever you go as long as you have power and water. You won’t have to stop or lug around a heavy cooler throughout your trip. You also won’t have to worry about the mess of all of your ice melting, as you can create the amount of ice that you need as you go. Easy to use and easy to store, it can last you for years with proper maintenance. As a plus, it gives you ice very quickly. Unlike freezing an ice tray in a freezer, a portable ice machine is built to freeze the ice quickly (freezing ice in a freezer can take 3-4 hours and using an ice machine takes around 6 minutes). And if you still want that cooler, you can use the ice that you make with the ice machine to fill it up, rather than stopping for ice before you get to the campground.
Cost The cost of a bag of ice can range from $2.50-$5.00, depending on the size of the bag and the location where you get it. Even though this is a small amount in one time, it can really add up over the course of a long trip. On the other hand, using an ice machine cuts this cost out. After the initial purchase of the machine, the ice becomes free, using the water that you already have rather than buying it over and over again. This saves you money over time that can be put towards doing things on your trip.