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HELP! Need Temporary Power source to move wine cabinet.

SSQUAL612SSQUAL612 Posts: 1,047
I will be moving to Texas soon and trying to determine the best way to transport my Vino Temp Wine Cabinet so wine maintains a reasonable temp.  It's a 2500BTU 5AMP system Power is 115V 60Hz 15 AMP.  I will most likely have it on the very back of a 26' UHAUL since height is adequate. I've been in consumption mode with pending move so down to  approximately 200 bottles  Helpful suggestions would be greatly appreciated.    


Temple, TX   XL BGE 2016, MES, 18.5 WSM,  36"&17" Black Stone, Adj Rig, Woo, Grill Grates, SS Smokeware Cap, KAB,  FB 300, Thermapen 
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  • YEMTreyYEMTrey Posts: 6,014
    Steve 
    XL, Mini Max, and a 22" Blackstone in Cincinnati, Ohio

  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 13,049
    edited June 26
    A couple of things.....
    When is the move date?
    How much time do you anticipate the move to be?
    Is it all on one trip?
    200 bottles is the estimated total amount?
    How many coolers do you have? Or can you get?
    Did this years ago with 16 coolers with about 15-18 bottles per. Kept on back end of van, stacked on other objects, very few stacked one on top of the other. Checked ice twice per day.
    Hate sitting wine in a wine cabinet. Too many opportunities for things to go really bad. A couple bumps, a blow out, and everything is effected. Rental Van's are nice, but make lousy cold storage, and even worse, wine and cabinet storage.
    "Knowledge is Good" - Emil Faber

    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • JeremiahJeremiah Posts: 6,058
    I have nothing of real use to add here, except I’d love to see some photos of a 200 bottle wine cooler. 
    Slumming it in Aiken, SC. 
  • SSQUAL612SSQUAL612 Posts: 1,047
    YukonRon said:
    A couple of things.....how much time do you anticipate the move to be?
    Is it all on one trip?
    Renting a 26" Truck and will tow a small 5X10 trailer so going to get it in one trip.  Will have a buddy driving with me so we will only stop for fuel so anticipate about 30 hours...will stop in Springtown outside of Fort Worth to unload a couple of things at a friends and probably stay the night, but I'll have access to power then and next day complete the trip to Tyler.   Thank you for your help...this is the worst time of year to be moving wine without temp control. 
    Temple, TX   XL BGE 2016, MES, 18.5 WSM,  36"&17" Black Stone, Adj Rig, Woo, Grill Grates, SS Smokeware Cap, KAB,  FB 300, Thermapen 
  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 13,049
    SSQUAL612 said:
    YukonRon said:
    A couple of things.....how much time do you anticipate the move to be?
    Is it all on one trip?
    Renting a 26" Truck and will tow a small 5X10 trailer so going to get it in one trip.  Will have a buddy driving with me so we will only stop for fuel so anticipate about 30 hours...will stop in Springtown outside of Fort Worth to unload a couple of things at a friends and probably stay the night, but I'll have access to power then and next day complete the trip to Tyler.   Thank you for your help...this is the worst time of year to be moving wine without temp control. 
    Check out my original reply, just edited it.
    "Knowledge is Good" - Emil Faber

    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 9,075
    I recommend a party.  Then buy new wine once in Texas.
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    XL, Medium, Minimax, Mini, Blackstone, WSM
  • SSQUAL612SSQUAL612 Posts: 1,047
    Jeremiah said:
    I have nothing of real use to add here, except I’d love to see some photos of a 200 bottle wine cooler. 
    Here’s some pics when it had more bottles...it holds 440 750ml bottles and one point she was full.
    Temple, TX   XL BGE 2016, MES, 18.5 WSM,  36"&17" Black Stone, Adj Rig, Woo, Grill Grates, SS Smokeware Cap, KAB,  FB 300, Thermapen 
  • SSQUAL612SSQUAL612 Posts: 1,047
    I recommend a party.  Then buy new wine once in Texas.
    Okay...5:00...everyone is welcome to partake. 
    Temple, TX   XL BGE 2016, MES, 18.5 WSM,  36"&17" Black Stone, Adj Rig, Woo, Grill Grates, SS Smokeware Cap, KAB,  FB 300, Thermapen 
  • TEXASBGE2018TEXASBGE2018 Posts: 1,426
    SSQUAL612 said:
    Jeremiah said:
    I have nothing of real use to add here, except I’d love to see some photos of a 200 bottle wine cooler. 
    Here’s some pics when it had more bottles...it holds 440 750ml bottles and one point she was full.
    Good lord. You really really really like wine.

    Rockwall, Tx    LBGE, 36" Stainless Blackstone Griddle, Contemplating which size Egg to get next. Cast Iron Hoarder.

    "You may all go to Hell and I will go to Texas"- Davy Crockett

  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 3,886
    SSQUAL612 said:
    Jeremiah said:
    I have nothing of real use to add here, except I’d love to see some photos of a 200 bottle wine cooler. 
    Here’s some pics when it had more bottles...it holds 440 750ml bottles and one point she was full.
    that will take a heck of an inverter--load it with dry ice blocks and keep it closed
    Visalia, Ca
  • SSQUAL612SSQUAL612 Posts: 1,047
    lkapigian said:
    Use an inverter and run it off the uhaul battery
    I think this what I will wind up having to do for space considerations etc.  Thank you.
    Temple, TX   XL BGE 2016, MES, 18.5 WSM,  36"&17" Black Stone, Adj Rig, Woo, Grill Grates, SS Smokeware Cap, KAB,  FB 300, Thermapen 
  • SSQUAL612SSQUAL612 Posts: 1,047
    There was a Seinfeld episode where George needed a power source to move the Frogger video game from their old hangout while keeping his highest score.  May want to check that for tips.
    I love that episode but as I recall Frogger didn't make it.  I hope to have a better end result.   =)
    Temple, TX   XL BGE 2016, MES, 18.5 WSM,  36"&17" Black Stone, Adj Rig, Woo, Grill Grates, SS Smokeware Cap, KAB,  FB 300, Thermapen 
  • GrillSgtGrillSgt Posts: 2,128
    edited June 26
    Hauling wine inside of a cooler doesn’t seem right. The smoothest ride is the front, the worst is at the back. Unless you get extremely high temps I don’t expect you would damage any in 30 hours. Here’s a thought. Put your wines in cartons. Stack them with some dry ice in plastic. Wrap the whole thing snug as possible with shipping blankets. Good luck. 
    Woodford & Barren Co. KY

    LBGE, XLBGE, Smobot, 2 Weber Genesis, Weber 22" kettle

    I’d kill for a Nobel Peace Prize

  • SSQUAL612SSQUAL612 Posts: 1,047
    SSQUAL612 said:
    Jeremiah said:
    I have nothing of real use to add here, except I’d love to see some photos of a 200 bottle wine cooler. 
    Here’s some pics when it had more bottles...it holds 440 750ml bottles and one point she was full.
    Good lord. You really really really like wine.
    It was part of my rations for Earthquake preparedness. 
    Temple, TX   XL BGE 2016, MES, 18.5 WSM,  36"&17" Black Stone, Adj Rig, Woo, Grill Grates, SS Smokeware Cap, KAB,  FB 300, Thermapen 
  • SSQUAL612SSQUAL612 Posts: 1,047
    Did you buy that wine cabinet at Bed, Bath, and Beyond?
    It would have definitely been in the Beyond department...nope, Costco.com with free delivery.
    Temple, TX   XL BGE 2016, MES, 18.5 WSM,  36"&17" Black Stone, Adj Rig, Woo, Grill Grates, SS Smokeware Cap, KAB,  FB 300, Thermapen 
  • Little Rock, AR

  • TEXASBGE2018TEXASBGE2018 Posts: 1,426
    edited June 26
    SSQUAL612 said:
    SSQUAL612 said:
    Jeremiah said:
    I have nothing of real use to add here, except I’d love to see some photos of a 200 bottle wine cooler. 
    Here’s some pics when it had more bottles...it holds 440 750ml bottles and one point she was full.
    Good lord. You really really really like wine.
    It was part of my rations for Earthquake preparedness. 
    Smart Thinking. For you or to trade when the scumbags start calling? Methinks hard liquors might be better.

    Rockwall, Tx    LBGE, 36" Stainless Blackstone Griddle, Contemplating which size Egg to get next. Cast Iron Hoarder.

    "You may all go to Hell and I will go to Texas"- Davy Crockett

  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 17,757
    I don't know anything about that wine rig but it sure looks like (as noted by @YukonRon) it is not designed for over-the-road travel.  Enough individual bottle storage space to bubble wrap each one??  
    Regardless, good luck with the move.  
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • SSQUAL612 said:
    Did you buy that wine cabinet at Bed, Bath, and Beyond?
    It would have definitely been in the Beyond department...nope, Costco.com with free delivery.
    Just FYI, boxed wine stacks a lot better..............

    Little Rock, AR

  • SSQUAL612SSQUAL612 Posts: 1,047
    SSQUAL612 said:
    SSQUAL612 said:
    Jeremiah said:
    I have nothing of real use to add here, except I’d love to see some photos of a 200 bottle wine cooler. 
    Here’s some pics when it had more bottles...it holds 440 750ml bottles and one point she was full.
    Good lord. You really really really like wine.
    It was part of my rations for Earthquake preparedness. 
    Smart Thinking. For you or to trade when the scumbags start calling? Methinks hard liquors might be better.
    Oh I have a full bar as well with plenty of Scotch, Bourbon and Tequila.   Have enough ammo to keep the scumbags at bay and I'm conservative when it comes to gun ownership...I think two for every window is a nice start. 
    Temple, TX   XL BGE 2016, MES, 18.5 WSM,  36"&17" Black Stone, Adj Rig, Woo, Grill Grates, SS Smokeware Cap, KAB,  FB 300, Thermapen 
  • TEXASBGE2018TEXASBGE2018 Posts: 1,426
    SSQUAL612 said:
    SSQUAL612 said:
    SSQUAL612 said:
    Jeremiah said:
    I have nothing of real use to add here, except I’d love to see some photos of a 200 bottle wine cooler. 
    Here’s some pics when it had more bottles...it holds 440 750ml bottles and one point she was full.
    Good lord. You really really really like wine.
    It was part of my rations for Earthquake preparedness. 
    Smart Thinking. For you or to trade when the scumbags start calling? Methinks hard liquors might be better.
    Oh I have a full bar as well with plenty of Scotch, Bourbon and Tequila.   Have enough ammo to keep the scumbags at bay and I'm conservative when it comes to gun ownership...I think two for every window is a nice start. 

    Welcome to Texas. You will fit in just fine.

    Rockwall, Tx    LBGE, 36" Stainless Blackstone Griddle, Contemplating which size Egg to get next. Cast Iron Hoarder.

    "You may all go to Hell and I will go to Texas"- Davy Crockett

  • billt01billt01 Posts: 827
     "Don't listen to her, Bob.Remember: those who can, do; those who can't, teach."
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    LBGE / Stumps Baby XL / Couple of Stokers (Gen 1 and Gen 3), Blackstone 36

    Had:
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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 23,616
    rent a refrigerated moving truck. i believe penske has them
  • SSQUAL612SSQUAL612 Posts: 1,047
    rent a refrigerated moving truck. i believe penske has them
    Don't think my furniture will fare too well.  
    Temple, TX   XL BGE 2016, MES, 18.5 WSM,  36"&17" Black Stone, Adj Rig, Woo, Grill Grates, SS Smokeware Cap, KAB,  FB 300, Thermapen 
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 23,616
    SSQUAL612 said:
    rent a refrigerated moving truck. i believe penske has them
    Don't think my furniture will fare too well.  
    my whole house is refrigerated at times during the winter =) thats not a furniture problem. i agee with the others, you dont want the bottles laying like that in the cooler, you need to atleast bubble wrap them
  • SSQUAL612SSQUAL612 Posts: 1,047
    SSQUAL612 said:
    rent a refrigerated moving truck. i believe penske has them
    Don't think my furniture will fare too well.  
    my whole house is refrigerated at times during the winter =) thats not a furniture problem. i agee with the others, you dont want the bottles laying like that in the cooler, you need to atleast bubble wrap them
    Think I will have to bubble wrap em and go with inverter just for space considerations...I have few weeks so we'll keep opening a bottle or more a day till then.    Appreciate the info.  
    Temple, TX   XL BGE 2016, MES, 18.5 WSM,  36"&17" Black Stone, Adj Rig, Woo, Grill Grates, SS Smokeware Cap, KAB,  FB 300, Thermapen 
  • ShiffShiff Posts: 1,721
    You're going to need a very large inverter and it will probably draw down the battery pretty fast.  Check sizes before committing to using one.
    Large BGE
    Barry, Lancaster, PA
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