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What fridges do you have?

Ice Box/Esky
Waeco
Engel
EvaKool
Explorer
Autofridge
Isotherm
Trailblaza
Bushman
ABR Sidewinder
ARB
Dometic
National Lunar
Electrolux
Primus
Ironman
Lumina
Finch
Reefer
Matson
DownUnder
Gasmate
Companion
BushBoy
Aldi, the wonder fridge
Techni Ice
Kings

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Offline ab56452001

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Re: What Fridge do you use Poll.
« Reply #500 on: August 13, 2021, 01:13:02 AM »
Just to revive and old Thread .  I posses 3 working fridges , all bought at different times for different reasons and all still going . The oldest is a Waeco 35 with the old sliding controls and external 240v transformer , id say 10 years old and  has been used intermittantly as a Fridge/Freezer over the years on many Trips, id say its the loudest and most power hungry of my 3 , got it on Special for 500$ . Next oldest is a 50l  Indel B type sold by Evacool again a 500$ online purchase about 5 years ago used mainly in the Shed , as a Freezer  during the Summer Months , running sometimes 3 months at a stretch . Next and the the one that has been abused the most is , wait for it ,............. a Glacier 28l  that i scored for the Princely sum of 218$ delivered  ! , they Day i got it ,about 3 years ago , i dropped it putting it in the 4WD , the Lid flew off, some of the suround trim fell off and the touch control panel dislodged and was just hanging by electrical wires ! , i nearly turffed it , but decided to try salvage it and cobbled/glued it back together and it sits silently working next to me in the Car still today ! , So despite all the doom and gloom predicted by my Engel owning Mates , for a total outlay of around 1200$ , ive had a good run i think , maybe lucky ? , who knows , cheers.

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Re: What Fridge do you use Poll.
« Reply #501 on: August 13, 2021, 08:28:25 AM »
this grave dig made me think too...

currently got an ARB 65L in the back of the cruiser and a small Waeco console fridge between the front seats (we removed the factory 105 console) and it gives us glorious CUP HOLDERS!

that has been our combo for years of outback trips and travels.

The addition of the Getaway van brought with it a 94' era Electrolux 70L upright 3 way... I sold camping gear in the early 80's when I left school and 3 ways fridges haven't come very far from the same 80's technology. So it's being removed and replaced with a 2nd hand Waeco CR80 upright. 12v/240v only.

Depending on the trip(s), we may option to leave the ARB at home. Or use it *only* as a freezer.
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Re: What Fridge do you use Poll.
« Reply #502 on: January 07, 2023, 08:22:16 PM »
Anyone used, or have any experience with a Brass Monkey 12/24vDC portable ice maker?
 https://www.roadtechmarine.com.au/brass-monkey-12-24vdc-portable-ice-maker/p/GH1560
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Re: What Fridge do you use Poll.
« Reply #503 on: January 08, 2023, 05:59:36 AM »
An interesting thread.

It is heavily biased to Waeco, Engel,  Evervcool and iceboxes. But started in 2009.

I wonder what it would look like if it started today. There would be a larger distribution to other brands, I am sure.


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Re: What Fridge do you use Poll.
« Reply #504 on: March 11, 2023, 10:56:55 AM »
I've upgraded to the Kings 85lt Standup unit, just installed it today.
Previous unit is a Fridgemate(evakool) 60lt, still works well, it was not practical, having to slide it out, slide it back in to use the drop down tailgate.
Searched many YouTube videos, forums, and ask questions about the Kings & the Bushmans, I decided to purchase the Kings.
$780 + sensor, delivered, lest than an hour to install.
Using a 240v to 12v power source it got to 7` in just under 30 minutes and the ice tray in the freezer had started to freeze.
I'll monitor things over the coming week, like running on 12v, with the fixed solar panel on the roof.
Oh, and it's give some more room behind the second row seat.
$780.00 delivered.

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Re: What Fridge do you use Poll.
« Reply #505 on: March 13, 2023, 10:22:14 PM »
Got an Engel 60l combo in my camper when I bought it. Never happy with it as to freeze anything in the freezer section it froze stuff in the fridge part. If you turned it down to keep the fridge at the right temp stuff would defrost in the freezer. It stopped cooling a while ago so took it to the local Engel guy here and was gonna cost $1200 to fix it. No thanks I said. Bought a Kickass dual section 75l delivered for less than $900. Had it in the ute now for 12 months and hasn't missed a beat. Can make it a fridge/fridge, fridge/freezer or freezer/freezer. And it fitted straight into my Clearview drop slide.
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Re: What Fridge do you use Poll.
« Reply #506 on: May 30, 2024, 12:11:41 PM »
To add to my Fridge collection  , ( That are all still in working order by the way !. ) Last Christmas bought a 22ltr , i think ? , Kings 12v Fridge that sits on the Front Consol between the Seats . Had it running all Cricket Season no drama;s , 149$ for a Compressor Fridge , i don't know how they do it  ? , cheers .

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Re: What Fridge do you use Poll.
« Reply #507 on: May 30, 2024, 01:38:33 PM »
let's see now. Our ARB 65L was killed in the great garage flood of 2021. (once again... **** YOU NRMA)

But the little Waeco 11L console fridge in the 105 series continues strong.

before we headed remote we snavelled 2 x 73L dual zone Ridge Ryders at $1.00 each. (yes... one dollar)

they've both been running non stop since December. Not a problem. One is on a dropslide in the 105 cruiser and the other at the foot of the bed in the van. (one of these will make it's way to the footwell space in the back seat of the Troopy)

We just bought a XTM 12L console fridge from Supercheap a few weeks back for $180 on sale. (identical to the $699 Snowmaster) it will perfectly between the seats in the new (to us) 2018 Troopy.

The Troopy is coming with an EvaKool drawer fridge in it as well.

Oh and we have a very old Waeco 60L upright in the rebuilt van.

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Re: What Fridge do you use Poll.
« Reply #508 on: May 30, 2024, 04:11:24 PM »
After my 20+ year old 50L weaco started freezing everything regardless of temperature, I still haven’t got round looking at it to see what the fix is. So I bought a secondhand 40L coolman for $150. It lasted 8 hours into my wife’s drive from Brisbane to Emerald (Central Queensland)
So I bought a kings 50L escape compressor fridge for $220. So far it’s been in the canopy of the Amarok since about August last year, I use the Ute every other week for about 4 days. I have a cheap 105watt solar panel supplying a 25A dcdc charger to a 120amp AGM battery. So far it has performed almost flawlessly, well the fridge has. Set to 3c it hasn’t missed a beat, but the plastic insulation may be a little thin, as on one very hot Brisbane sunny day above 40c it came very close to flattering the battery. I didn’t monitor it very closely but at 3:30pm with the solar panel in full sun and a small amount of ventilation in the canopy the battery voltage was 11.6V so pretty much 20% well below the voltage I would like to let my AGM batteries get to. I plan on putting a 200w house panel on the roof, that should eliminate any future issues. To be honest I haven’t had an issue since because it hasn’t been that hot since. I also have put a cover on the fridge to add to the insulation.
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Re: What Fridge do you use Poll.
« Reply #509 on: June 03, 2024, 10:47:27 AM »
After my 20+ year old 50L weaco started freezing everything regardless of temperature, I still haven’t got round looking at it to see what the fix is.



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« Reply #510 on: June 03, 2024, 10:48:19 AM »
Thanks Paul


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