New are weather proof fridge

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What's everyone think of the soon to be released are weather proof? I'm considering waiting till it comes out to get it for the back of my Ute
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Reply By: The Explorer - Monday, Nov 07, 2016 at 16:08

Monday, Nov 07, 2016 at 16:08
I assume you mean the ARB Fridge

ARB Weatherproof Fridge

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Follow Up By: Brendan H2 - Monday, Nov 07, 2016 at 16:33

Monday, Nov 07, 2016 at 16:33
Yeah stupid auto correct haha just interested to know what everyone's thoughts on it might be
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Monday, Nov 07, 2016 at 16:48

Monday, Nov 07, 2016 at 16:48
No worries

Fridge looks good enough - only time will tell though. Like the gas strut idea.

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Reply By: kgarn - Monday, Nov 07, 2016 at 16:08

Monday, Nov 07, 2016 at 16:08
are weatherproof ???
Are you referring to the ARB Weatherproof Fridge
http://newfridge.arb.com.au/
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Follow Up By: Brendan H2 - Monday, Nov 07, 2016 at 16:35

Monday, Nov 07, 2016 at 16:35
Auto correct got the best of me haha
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Monday, Nov 07, 2016 at 18:42

Monday, Nov 07, 2016 at 18:42
Weather proof Fridge, hey that's very funny!! Michael
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Reply By: rocco2010 - Monday, Nov 07, 2016 at 19:08

Monday, Nov 07, 2016 at 19:08
Gidday

I will be in the market for a fridge soon and while that looks nice it is big and heavy,

Will probably be expensive as well.

I wonder what market it is aimed at as it will take up a lot of space in even the biggest 4WDs.

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Follow Up By: Brendan H2 - Monday, Nov 07, 2016 at 19:36

Monday, Nov 07, 2016 at 19:36
Arb say it will be 1699 rrp which isn't too bad when compared to Engel 60lt
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Monday, Nov 07, 2016 at 20:58

Monday, Nov 07, 2016 at 20:58
Hi Brendan

Have you ever seen what usually sits in the back of Station Utes and tray tops, and has done so for decades, open to all the elements of nature, as well as getting covered in dust, diesel and anything else that comes along and a sitting spot for station dogs.

Next time you head bush, ask people that use them 24/7.

I will not mention its name, but trust me it is not the plastic type fridges and have been on the Australian market for over 50 years.

Those that beg to differ have never had a real trip to a true outback station to see what they can trust, rugged and built to last.



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Follow Up By: Member - Bigfish - Monday, Nov 07, 2016 at 21:41

Monday, Nov 07, 2016 at 21:41
You actually have a choice...engel or trailblazer. If I had to pick a solid. all weather back of ute fridge the Trailblazer would be the one. This new ARB stainless steel one will get incredibly hot...engel tried stainless but realised it just got way too hot with sun shining on it.
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Monday, Nov 07, 2016 at 22:39

Monday, Nov 07, 2016 at 22:39
Hi Bigfish

The stainless steel Engels were for the South African market and only had limited numbers that were shipped into Australia.

Engel is the only fridge that has been on the Australian market for over 50 years and is the fridge that you will find in the back of station vehicles.

As to my statement above, people that head bush need to see for themselves the Engel's on the back of station vehicles, and then ask the people that drive those vehicles why they have used these fridges for decades.

Life in the outback is so very different for a station fridge that is used 24/7 compared to outback tourists, like nearly everyone here that only ever visit the outback in the cooler months of the year, and not week after week when temperatures very often exceed 50 degrees.


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Reply By: Member - Wildmax - Monday, Nov 07, 2016 at 23:43

Monday, Nov 07, 2016 at 23:43
I've got two Engels that have performed faultlessly in all sorts of conditions for the past decade. Can't say the same for another brand I have had in my van for only a year, nor for various models which travelling companions have had all sorts of trouble with on our trips.
Go with the strength, and while you may pay more you won't find yourself stuck with warm beer or thawed meat when you're 500km from the nearest supply point.
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