oh no fridges again

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 01, 2004 at 17:02
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Have the op to buy an engle 39/40 ltr with a cover for $700 ........ is good buy or so so,,,waeco 80ltr demo $1023 ......pick one,,,short and sweet answers are prefered.........
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Reply By: Member - Eskimo - Sunday, Feb 01, 2004 at 17:21

Sunday, Feb 01, 2004 at 17:21
bigger is better
fit more drinkies into bigger fridge
i'd go for waeco
Wow, am I cute! The extra long legs are built-in prevention against ducks disease. Great looks and a real goer. Doesnt waddle along like some.
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Follow Up By: ThePublican - Sunday, Feb 01, 2004 at 17:26

Sunday, Feb 01, 2004 at 17:26
yes ,in context bigger is better,only need 18/24 cans per day when stationary though,,
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Follow Up By: Member - Eskimo - Sunday, Feb 01, 2004 at 17:29

Sunday, Feb 01, 2004 at 17:29
well a publican oughta know but what your mates goin to drink?Wow, am I cute! The extra long legs are built-in prevention against ducks disease. Great looks and a real goer. Doesnt waddle along like some.
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Follow Up By: Member - Eskimo - Sunday, Feb 01, 2004 at 17:31

Sunday, Feb 01, 2004 at 17:31
honestly though the engels would be a tad more expensive to fix too I reckon......Wow, am I cute! The extra long legs are built-in prevention against ducks disease. Great looks and a real goer. Doesnt waddle along like some.
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Follow Up By: ThePublican - Sunday, Feb 01, 2004 at 17:36

Sunday, Feb 01, 2004 at 17:36
Eskimo,my so called " mates " can drink whatever they wish,, just as long as they do not want me to supply and cool theirs for FREE ..
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Follow Up By: Member - Eric Christopher Whol - Sunday, Feb 01, 2004 at 18:03

Sunday, Feb 01, 2004 at 18:03
I just had a look at a 40 L looks to small for a few days bush, I think Min size 70 LVenus Bay
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Reply By: Diamond(due to duck season) - Sunday, Feb 01, 2004 at 18:21

Sunday, Feb 01, 2004 at 18:21
go the weaco.
bigger is better.
cheersdue to duck season coming
ive decided to hide out
love jemima puddle duck
back after the season
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Reply By: Will - Sunday, Feb 01, 2004 at 18:28

Sunday, Feb 01, 2004 at 18:28
yep i'm with the others, go the bigger one.
will.
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Reply By: Mixo - Sunday, Feb 01, 2004 at 18:51

Sunday, Feb 01, 2004 at 18:51
Plenty big enough for a sensible user...just ask the people that do it. Re the price.....keep in mind the age of the thing....they are great and some go forever but a new compressor unit is $6-700 plus labour. How about you buy new IF you are going to use it for many years ?The car, the boat, the camper, the radios - is that all there is to life ?
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Reply By: Member - Nick (TAS) - Sunday, Feb 01, 2004 at 20:27

Sunday, Feb 01, 2004 at 20:27
Just so the decision isnt to easy,i'd go the Engel !!
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Reply By: Willem - Sunday, Feb 01, 2004 at 20:49

Sunday, Feb 01, 2004 at 20:49
If the Engel is a newbie it is a darn good price.......Engels go forever...I have 2...an 18yo one still going strong and 2yo one also working beautifully. Waeco..hmmm reminds me of that incident in the USA where all those people got burnt......Engel is quality Waeco is unproven......just me thoughts.
Willem

Googs Lake camp
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Reply By: tim - Sunday, Feb 01, 2004 at 21:07

Sunday, Feb 01, 2004 at 21:07
Go Engel
Draws very little power,quiet and very reliable,and if it is new or almost new that is a good price.
Tim
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Reply By: Jack - Sunday, Feb 01, 2004 at 21:49

Sunday, Feb 01, 2004 at 21:49
Check out the fridge shop www.fridgeshop.com.au. Waeco 70l for $749 and 90l for $949 - lot more fridge for your money. We have had a Waeco for nearly 3 years and it goes like a beauty - good luck.
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Reply By: Member - StevenL - Sunday, Feb 01, 2004 at 22:27

Sunday, Feb 01, 2004 at 22:27
Have a Waeco 40ltr with 15000kms on it. Could not be happier. Father has Waeco 50ltr which has been to Weipa FNQ from Cairns on the "Developmental Road" (it's still under development!) in the back of his 75 series 'cruiser and survived a pounding. He could not be happier and has had his 3 yrs.

80 ltrs holds alot of stuff. I know what I would choose!Playdoe GXL TD Manual
It's on order, Delivery in April '04.
This pic will have to do till then. Can't wait!!!
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Reply By: Phil G - Sunday, Feb 01, 2004 at 23:17

Sunday, Feb 01, 2004 at 23:17
At that price, you'd want the engel to be a current model F-series - they have the less power hungry compressor. I've had a B-series and an F-series and the later one uses a lot less power.
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Reply By: Roachie - Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 15:13

Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 15:13
I sold my 39lt Engel privately several months ago for $600 with transit bag and sprung base. It was 7 years old and I bought a new 40lt ARB. Only reason I did that was because a mate's 10 y/o Engel did a compressor and was going to cost more to fix. Another mate has a 110lt Waeco and it goes great. I'm kicking myself now for spending $1100- on a new 40 ltr when I could have had a Waeco 80lt for a few $$$ more.
Having said that, the ARB does a great job and fits a lot of stuff in. We are a family of 5 but also have a 3 way fridge in the Ultimate Camper, so I guess it's horses for courses, eh?
Sorry, you wanted it kept short, but once I start, there's no shutting me up!!
Cheers,
Roachie
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Reply By: Brian - Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 22:09

Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 22:09
I'd stick with my 70L Trailblaza....
Just my opinion
Cheers
Brian
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