Anyone out there agree that it would be nice to have the frunk have the option of being refrigerated when you want it to be? Just a thought....
Not really. Coolers are good enough for me. Might be an interesting aftermarket accessory to create a cooler that fits perfectly in the trunk, however.
When I first got the car, I mistakenly thought the frunk was a conditioned space. So, we put food there to go to parties and such. I quickly realized it was not conditioned and luckily we didn’t lose any food items. However, it would be a nice to have. I just don’t think it was built with the right insulation and I don’t think there is an air conditioning conduit running in that direction.
@spuzz - like this one? ;)
I found a soft cooler that fits well in the lower portion of the trunk. It seems to work even better than expected being enclosed within that area.
@hokiegir1, thanks for that. Great way to get a frunk cooler. Ordered.
@gmr6415, link please, or more complete description would be helpful.
They could call it the Frunkerator©™
Someone once mentioned that this also fits in the frunk:
A little cheaper than the Evannex and is also hard cover.
@hokie lol nice I shoulda known there’s no such thing as an original idea anymore.
@SalisburySam, I don't have a link. I picked it up at the local Walmart.
Am actual fridge would need a way to vent heat out. Also be hard wired in. I think one shouldn't be messing with any wiring while the car is under warranty. Should anything go amiss, Tesla would be within their rights to wash their hands of the car.
@bddaughe: I have a red one of those and it fits perfectly.
@bddaughe Ordered, thanks!
Thanks @bddaughe , roger, and hokie.
Jordan, just use the frunk hood to mount the cooling coil to, it could double as a heat sink.
The Ford Mach E frunk is an ice chest, they made it out of plastic and it has a drain hole, that's a nice touch.
My Frunk is a freezer more then Half the year, currently -22F
The Coleman 24 can cooler linked earlier is great and cheap to boot. Leaves enough space in the frunk for random smallish items like towels, shopping bags, etc.
Use it for keeping food hot or drinks cold.
@roger, thanks for the confirmation! I also liked that it holds a 9x13 dish. It's sometimes a challenge to transport food to get togethers without spilling it everywhere. Now, I have an option! And I love that it holds that many drinks. Seems perfect for vacation or for keeping things cool from the grocery store.
@bddaughe: Especially frozen food from store to home.
I just ordered it.
Good lord, how far away from a Quick Stop do you people drive?
@Varricks, more for trips than day-to-day.
Varricks, nearest grocery store is 15 minutes at highway speed. If I want a Wegmans, it's 45... Longer for a Whole PayCheck ...eer Whole Foods.
@Varricks - hubby will sometimes do a Costco run for us, his parents and his sister. The other 2 are about half an hour away from us (and about 10 minutes from each other), and inevitably he does a few other things for each of them when he's dropping things off. We use cooler bags now, but this is an option to consider, too.
I live 2 minutes away from the store. Haha!
@lilbean - so do we, actually. It's just the running around to everyone else that makes it take longer. :)
@hokiegir1 Yes! :)
Whole Foods fell off my visit list after I foolishly asked where the Diet Cokes were. Still, very nice restrooms.
It's rare that my trips are less than a hundred miles. I was curious once about the Kettleman City charger, so I told the cats I'd be back in a bit and went to go see. From near Sacramento. Twelve hours, by the time I was back. Instead of a froot cooler, I just hit a truck stop. I'll be having to get out of the car anyway. Old man thing.
bjrosen, a plastic tub with a drain does not make it an "ice chest". Being insulated would make it an ice chest/cooler. If one felt adventurist, one could turn their Tesla frunk into an ice chest with a drain. I am sure one could simply drill a hole in the bottom of the frunk liner and snake a pcv tube/hose down the bottom of the car where the water could drain out. If there is room on the outside of the tub, one could even glue on some Styrofoam to provide some insulation properties to it.
Wish wegmans existed in the capital district NY. But then again, whenever i go back to syracuse the wegmans there is like an amusement park, so i calmly remind myself to appreciate the low-crowd amazon foods. I mean half-foods. Whole foods. Hole foods?
Another decent option.
AO Coolers Stow-N-Go Cooler, Black, 38-Pack AO Coolers
@andy - I also miss Wegmans down here in GA. I got hooked when visiting some family in the DC area.
I am curious what makes Wegman better than other stores. Is it better quality, more choices, or lower prices?
A mix of all of the above.
Ah Wegmans...takes me back to Upper NY state in the late 70's, last time I walked into one!
Growing up in Western NY, imagine my shock when I entered my first non-Wegmans grocery stores. It was going from a Tesla to an ICE. A 45 minute drive for groceries is worth it...
Everytime i visit family in Syracuse, i head to the wegmans and pick up $100 worth of meats because the same amount of meat from where i am would cost about $150 for the same quality.
I'm also a Wegmans fan, that's the best part of visiting family & friends in MD ;-) Wish they would come to S FL!
Ha, my parents spend the winter in FL now, and they cant stand the stores because nothing down there compares to wegmans.
Please ... someone ... Save me. My pedantic OCD is twitching! Edit the title to this post. There's no "d" in "refrigerator."
I was thinking that since this thread was posted but the OP is MIA.
I think everyone was. I was surprised no one had said anything until now. Lol!
I wunder if he will ever come back to ficks it.
My frunk is always between -5 and -20
By my guest to use it
I have actually spent more research on this subject than I'd like to admit. Although I haven't found a solution for a refrigerator in the frunk due to size and power requirements, I have a couple ideas for the trunk well.
This was the refrigerator/freezer that I had initially landed on which seems to just fit, with some air gap around it. And it has a 16 quart capacity:https://amzn.to/3afYlQh
I recently have found this one also which has a 19 quart capacity and a smaller footprint:https://amzn.to/2TszMth
Wiring is a different story, however. easiest would be to just run a long 12v cigarette lighter extension cord between the back seats to the centre console, but that is not exactly my style. I thought of tapping into the 12v system in the trunk with these: https://amzn.to/2Rqy6Ov but I haven't had time to research exactly how to do that. There is also I believe a 12v connection under the back seat, but again, this is going out of memory and you'd be doing this at your own risk.
If you do find a great solution please share. I had to shelf this project due to time constraints but I am very interested to delve back into it at some point.
Well, the 12V battery is right there at the base of the windshield.....
Still, either a bag of ice or a couple icer bricks should outlast any voyage you're on.
... How dare you imply a Model 3 doesn't have the range to out last a bag of ice ;-)
Thanks for the link, that could be a very interesting option when transporting things that need to be kept chilled. Thinking biotech... Know a few sales people that might find it interesting.
I got side impacted last week in a parking lot . Some one backed up while I was moving. Shouldn’t side cameras warn me? I see a camera on the rear quarter panel or is it something else?
Must've gotten too warm.