Engel MT45FG 50th Anniversary model

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Does anyone own a Engel MT45FG 50th Anniversary model.
Are they any good

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Reply By: Member - Wildmax - Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014 at 17:10

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014 at 17:10
Haven't got the anniversary model (I think that's just a snazzy gold cover and a bit of additional bling), but we have got two 40 litre Engels and both have been bounced from pillar to post around many of the outback tracks Aus has to offer, without missing a beat.
Engels are more expensive than other brands, but based on my own experience and the feedback I've had from other travellers you get what you pay for (touch wood of course!!!)
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Follow Up By: Ross M - Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014 at 19:12

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014 at 19:12
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Of topic but how is the economy towing the Tvan? Usually don't get much feedback about Tvan owners and economy of a 3litre tug.
Interested to know if you have that info.
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Follow Up By: Member - Wildmax - Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014 at 23:44

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014 at 23:44
Hi Ross, we get anywhere from 12 to 15 litres per 100km towing the TVan on bitumen and gravel, and rarely do worse than 15 even on pretty rough tracks requiring a bit of slow crawling here and there. Have a long range tank (140ltr), so can generally get around 1000km from that. I usually cruise around 90-95 kmh when touring on a good surface. We have the canopy pretty well packed, so up close to GVM when were on our long trips each year. I'm convinced economy is very much influenced by driving style, so like to get there in one piece rather than in a hurry.
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014 at 18:24

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014 at 18:24
Hi Scott

If you can get one, the exta features are worth more than the $100 difference. I have just today tried to get more stock in, but Engel have no more stock.

The new features are found on the new 40 litre combo that has just been released.

We were selling the MT45FG...the 50th anniversary for $1349.00


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Follow Up By: equinox - Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014 at 23:53

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014 at 23:53
Hi Stephen,

Don't forget to mention the snazzy black cover.

Having the voltage cutouts like on the Waeco's sounds good.

Also as the controls are electronic there is less chance of accidentally switching it off.

Also the controls are powered from the battery so you can tell whether the power is on or off just by looking at the display.

Not getting one, as that's cheating in the bush :-) but if I did want to buy a fridge, that's the one I would get.

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Reply By: Matthew G3 - Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014 at 18:32

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014 at 18:32
Hi Scott
I have a gold one and a platinum 40ltr. The gold one has the digital temp set and forget which is good, but it does draw a bit more than the platinum due to more electrics. On a hot day it can draw 2.7-3amps and up to 3.5 on start up, 40degree day. The platinum runs at the advertised 2.5 and 3 on start up.
The gold seems to cool down quicker for some unknown reason. I do prefer the gold for the temp setting as in the Simmo at night you don't have to turn it back at night , in the freezing cold as the others continue to run on say setting 2 all night, which might freeze food and drinks.

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Reply By: Peter T9 - Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014 at 18:36

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014 at 18:36
We got one for xmas and tests so far seem to indicate it works well in 45 degree plus heat.

Extra features include electronic temp control and battery saver.

Ours came with a cover and cost $1300.

I have seen the platinum without the cover for around $1200 in the last week or so.

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Reply By: Scott T4 - Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014 at 20:29

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014 at 20:29
Thanks for the info Guys.
I'm going to get the Gold.
The extras sound good.
With a Twozone I should be set.
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Reply By: Drew - Karratha - Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014 at 12:14

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014 at 12:14
Wouldnt the black cover cause the fridge to get hotter than with no cover, or a light-coloured cover??
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