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I'm taking a long road trip soon and was wondering about the insulation qualities of the frunk. How long should a load of ice last? How frequently should I add more? Should I just take a regular cooler?





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Although Ford likes to show pictures of ice in the Frunk, it is not a cooler. Not only is it not insulated at all, but it actually gets warm in there when the motors are running for a while. Just bring a real cooler.
 

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I'm taking a long road trip soon and was wondering about the insulation qualities of the frunk. How long should a load of ice last? How frequently should I add more? Should I just take a regular cooler?
I think you need to try it out and report back for the rest of us!
 

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Although Ford likes to show pictures of ice in the Frunk, it is not a cooler. Not only is it not insulated at all, but it actually gets warm in there when the motors are running for a while. Just bring a real cooler.
Sounds like a business opportunity for somebody to make a "frunk insulated cooler liner insert"...
 

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"Tailgating" with ice in the frunk for your drinks? Ok. Long-distance driving? probably not. Shorter distances? probably ok.
 

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I took my frunk out yesterday. Not just the dividers but the whole tub. I can verify it is just a simple plastic tub with no insulation. If you want to use it for an actual cooler, be prepared to add ice frequently.
 
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Thanks to all. We'll take a cooler, use the frunk for not-temperature-critical items.
 

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I suggest finding a station that has Level 3 CD*. Should keep you from having range anxiety and leakage..

*carbon dioxide
 

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There is a site that is selling a "frunk liner" for the bottom of the frunk.
 

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