Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Planning, Trip > Staying Healthy on the Road
Staying Healthy on the Road Medical info, e.g. malaria, vaccinations, travel medical tips, medical insurance, where to find a doctor.
Photo by Bettina Hoebenreich, At the foot of the Bear Glaciers, eternal ice, British Columbia, Canada

Adventure is what you make it

Photo by Bettina Hoebenreich, at the foot of the Bear Glaciers, British Columbia, Canada.



Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 15 Jun 2011
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: costa blanca spain
Posts: 22
medi fridge in top box

Hi all. A friend has just bought a medi-fridge to keep insulin cool for use on his 05 gs.
We are stuggling to find a place to mount it out of the sun (we live in Spain and it's warming up a bit now. 50c in the sun).
My question is, has anyone tried using one inside a top box without overheating problems? It needs air flow according to the instructions.
Or has anyone mounted one elsewhere on as gs.

Cheers, Chris
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 15 Jun 2011
javkap's Avatar
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Buenos Aires - Argentina
Posts: 517
http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...nt-vital-52978
__________________
Javier...
Dakar Motos “ ”
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 15 Jun 2011
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Gloucestershire
Posts: 376
I think the easy solution would be to fit a reflective piece of alloy to the outside of the box over a strip of insulation - like the second roof on old Landrovers which absorbed the sun's rays and helped prevent the cabin roof heating up.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 15 Jun 2011
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: costa blanca spain
Posts: 22
Ok JAVKAP, so I didn't look down the list of posts before I posted, that doesn't give you the right to be rude. If you can't be nice, say nothing.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 15 Jun 2011
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Aussie expat in Switzerland half way RTW
Posts: 611
Keeping Medication cool

Try the Frio medi fridge. It doesn't use electricity, only water and keeps things cool using evaporation.
__________________
TurboCharger + Francois (our BMW R1200gs) '07
www.riding2up.net, blog.riding2up.net
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 15 Jun 2011
javkap's Avatar
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Buenos Aires - Argentina
Posts: 517
Quote:
Originally Posted by chris b View Post
Ok JAVKAP, so I didn't look down the list of posts before I posted, that doesn't give you the right to be rude. If you can't be nice, say nothing.
From when refer you with other post is be rude??
I was trying to be useful giving you a quick reply.
Sorry if in some way I offended you....
Relax and Regards
__________________
Javier...
Dakar Motos “ ”
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 16 Jun 2011
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: costa blanca spain
Posts: 22
Hi Javkap,

Please accept my apologies, as your reply had no text to it only a link I misunderstood that the last remark was a tag on the bottom of all your posts.
My spanish isn't as good as it should be and I thought you were calling me a pratt. (which I actually am now). Again sorry and thanks for your help.

And thanks to everyone else for their input, the solution is the old landrover roof trick.

Regards, Chris.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 17 Jun 2011
Selous's Avatar
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: England
Posts: 437
Quote:
Originally Posted by TurboCharger View Post
Try the Frio medi fridge. It doesn't use electricity, only water and keeps things cool using evaporation.
I was goinf to state the 'bloody' obvious in that what do diabetics in Aisa & Africa do? when out in the bush.
__________________
We are the Pilgrims, Master, we shall go Always a little further: it may be beyond that last blue mountain barred with snow, Across that angry or that glimmering sea.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 17 Jun 2011
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Dalian
Posts: 67
Question

Quote:
Originally Posted by Selous View Post
I was goinf to state the 'bloody' obvious in that what do diabetics in Aisa & Africa do? when out in the bush.
so wots the answer then selous :confused1: just rely on evaporation?
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 17 Jun 2011
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Seville (E)
Posts: 554
Redundancy

chrisb,

Being so important i would look for redundancy: 2 different ways to keep it cool in case one of the coolers/fridges brakes down, as an emergency plan b.

I am totally ignorant in the field, but if you worry about warm/sunny places (I come from Seville and I confirm it's damn hot now), what about that fridge you mentioned and an easy rollable solar panel with a battery with a 12v plug to place on top of the roof that dave ett mentioned?

I do not know the consumption, sorry, but it might give you an extra time to find a proper fridge and it might work beside the motorbike battery and also extra peace of mind.

Last edited by estebangc; 18 Jun 2011 at 19:26. Reason: wrong link
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 17 Jun 2011
javkap's Avatar
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Buenos Aires - Argentina
Posts: 517
Quote:
Originally Posted by chris b View Post
Hi Javkap,

Please accept my apologies, as your reply had no text to it only a link I misunderstood that the last remark was a tag on the bottom of all your posts.
My spanish isn't as good as it should be and I thought you were calling me a pratt. (which I actually am now). Again sorry and thanks for your help.

And thanks to everyone else for their input, the solution is the old landrover roof trick.

Regards, Chris.
Apologies accepted!!
__________________
Javier...
Dakar Motos “ ”
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 18 Jun 2011
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: costa blanca spain
Posts: 22
Hi Estebangc,

That solar panel sounds like a great idea, I'll pass it on to my friend.

Cheers, Chris
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 18 Jun 2011
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 1,598
Depending on the bike, there may be unacceptable amount of vibration in a top box. you might want to consider a 'net' saddlebag or something similar.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 18 Jun 2011
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: costa blanca spain
Posts: 22
Hi oldbmw.

can't see vibration being a problem for my old mate, he thinks going off road means parking in the pub car park.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 18 Jun 2011
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Seville (E)
Posts: 554
Well, if it helps to absorb the heat covering the top box and also gets charged... great. Check with the maker if you can actually recharge the battery of the ion+ with a plug on the wall, so you have it as a back up to the 12v of your bike always ready (I hope it charges such a small fridge, not only cell phones; check watts, amps, etc, i am analfabeto in the field).

chrisb, for your trip do not miss The Spanish Biker site, great source of info by fellow hubber TheSpanishBiker.

PS: Tranquilo, iniciando un hilo (=thread) así nadie pensará que eres un boludo, sino todo lo contrario. Disfruta del calor made in Spain.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What's the best fridge? Jerome Equipment Reviews 5 14 Aug 2010 15:02
Kampa evo fridge gary27 Equipping the Overland Vehicle 0 2 May 2010 11:47
Wanted: Fridge roamingyak Overland Vehicles and Equipment for Sale / Wanted 2 4 Mar 2009 20:04
12v Fridge - what type ? Big Al Equipping the Overland Vehicle 18 9 Apr 2008 11:19
Which fridge? Tonyabc Equipping the Overland Vehicle 20 22 Jan 2005 20:14

 
 

Announcements

Thinking about traveling? Not sure about the whole thing? Watch the HU Achievable Dream Video Trailers and then get ALL the information you need to get inspired and learn how to travel anywhere in the world!

Have YOU ever wondered who has ridden around the world? We did too - and now here's the list of Circumnavigators!
Check it out now
, and add your information if we didn't find you.

Next HU Eventscalendar

HU Event and other updates on the HUBB Forum "Traveller's Advisories" thread.
ALL Dates subject to change.

2024:

Add yourself to the Updates List for each event!

Questions about an event? Ask here

HUBBUK: info

See all event details

 
World's most listened to Adventure Motorbike Show!
Check the RAW segments; Grant, your HU host is on every month!
Episodes below to listen to while you, err, pretend to do something or other...

2020 Edition of Chris Scott's Adventure Motorcycling Handbook.

2020 Edition of Chris Scott's Adventure Motorcycling Handbook.

"Ultimate global guide for red-blooded bikers planning overseas exploration. Covers choice & preparation of best bike, shipping overseas, baggage design, riding techniques, travel health, visas, documentation, safety and useful addresses." Recommended. (Grant)



Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance.

Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance™ combines into a single integrated program the best evacuation and rescue with the premier travel insurance coverages designed for adventurers.

Led by special operations veterans, Stanford Medicine affiliated physicians, paramedics and other travel experts, Ripcord is perfect for adventure seekers, climbers, skiers, sports enthusiasts, hunters, international travelers, humanitarian efforts, expeditions and more.

Ripcord travel protection is now available for ALL nationalities, and travel is covered on motorcycles of all sizes!


 

What others say about HU...

"This site is the BIBLE for international bike travelers." Greg, Australia

"Thank you! The web site, The travels, The insight, The inspiration, Everything, just thanks." Colin, UK

"My friend and I are planning a trip from Singapore to England... We found (the HU) site invaluable as an aid to planning and have based a lot of our purchases (bikes, riding gear, etc.) on what we have learned from this site." Phil, Australia

"I for one always had an adventurous spirit, but you and Susan lit the fire for my trip and I'll be forever grateful for what you two do to inspire others to just do it." Brent, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the (video) series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring!" Jennifer, Canada

"Your worldwide organisation and events are the Go To places to for all serious touring and aspiring touring bikers." Trevor, South Africa

"This is the answer to all my questions." Haydn, Australia

"Keep going the excellent work you are doing for Horizons Unlimited - I love it!" Thomas, Germany

Lots more comments here!



Five books by Graham Field!

Diaries of a compulsive traveller
by Graham Field
Book, eBook, Audiobook

"A compelling, honest, inspiring and entertaining writing style with a built-in feel-good factor" Get them NOW from the authors' website and Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Amazon.co.uk.



Back Road Map Books and Backroad GPS Maps for all of Canada - a must have!

New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80G/S.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events all over the world with the help of volunteers; we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, or ask questions on the HUBB. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 15:14.