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been looking at the trailblazer fridge they are pricey and made in QLD has anybody got one would like feed back on them. thanks
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Reply By: Member - Scrubby (VIC) - Wednesday, Dec 28, 2016 at 16:43

Wednesday, Dec 28, 2016 at 16:43
I bought my 80 ltr Trailblaza 1996/97, I "hardwired it" into my vehicle on a slide that fits back into a cabinet, there are two 5" fans that force air through the space between the fridge and cabinet, back,sides, top and front. A switch panel allows it to be powered from 240v, 12v from solar panel (via Battery) Auxiliary vehicle Batteries,C/van House Batteries.
I have traveled a lot of the outback during the 20 years I have had it, including the Anne Beadel Hwy, Canning S/R, Simpson Desert, Top end Gulf Country and Savanna Way for 20 weeks. Cape York twice( one for 13 wks). WA Goldfields for two months and lots more. Some trips it ran solely as a deepfreeze.
It has never given me an ounce of trouble, it has not required as much as a screwdriver on it since I fitted inside my vehicle.
What else can I say ?
Not a bad job considering about 20 years of some pretty rough traveling.

Scrubby.
I don`t know where i`m going but i`m enjoying the journey.

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Follow Up By: john m85 - Thursday, Dec 29, 2016 at 10:28

Thursday, Dec 29, 2016 at 10:28
thanks scrubby they sound tuff you have convinced me thanks
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Reply By: Les - PK Ranger - Wednesday, Dec 28, 2016 at 17:32

Wednesday, Dec 28, 2016 at 17:32
Norcoast must think they are good, no prices on their website, but I'm guessing new ones are well up into the high $1000 mark ?

Just coming to that conclusion looking at the prices of some pretty knocked about ones on Gumtree . . .
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/centenary-heights/other-parts-accessories/trailblaza-fridge/1133484122
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/dunsborough/other-parts-accessories/trailblaza-fridge/1132923247

Probably up in the National Luna sort of price bracket ?
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Reply By: Danny C3 - Wednesday, Dec 28, 2016 at 17:44

Wednesday, Dec 28, 2016 at 17:44
G'day..
I know it's not what you asked but the national Luna is very good..worth some thought..
Cheers Danny
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Reply By: mike39 - Wednesday, Dec 28, 2016 at 19:36

Wednesday, Dec 28, 2016 at 19:36
My 60l. compact model Trailblaza is almost 30 yrs. old.
Bought new, has resided on the tray of my L/Cruiser, hard wired in and used mainly as a freezer for several months every year.
The only problem ever was dust in the thermostat (we were mining in a very dusty environment), it works on micro voltage so not self cleaning. A cleanup with metho and insulating tape around it fixed that.
Yes, they are not the cheapest but like the original Engel units they do not fail and maintain freezer temps under very hot conditions.
Mike

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Reply By: Member - Ray C11 - Wednesday, Dec 28, 2016 at 20:00

Wednesday, Dec 28, 2016 at 20:00
Hi John, I have the 100lt model, they are an awesome fridge, The only down side for mine is I cant get a drop slide big enough, I am toying with making a slide for it , I'm just not sure if it will be too heavy to lift back up.
I have filled mine with fresh meat , drove for 1500 ks , when I got home it was frozen solid.
They are worth paying a bit more for ..
I have also seen them in the sun inthe back of utes. ( I live in the Pilbara)
Cheers Ray

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Reply By: 9900Eagle - Wednesday, Dec 28, 2016 at 22:24

Wednesday, Dec 28, 2016 at 22:24
John, I have a 25 year old 40l trailblaza and it has been right round the country over all roads and tracks. In fact it has a 5KG box of prawns in it at the moment.

I have never had any problem with it.

Now they are heavy because they are sturdy and can take big knocks. The photos of the fridges on gumtree are only scuff marks, those can be taken out with a pot scourer as the aluminium marks easily. Mine looks like the day it came from the factory as I just remove those marks.

Expensive yes, value for money, you can decide.

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Reply By: Member - Baz Sunshine Coast - Thursday, Dec 29, 2016 at 04:33

Thursday, Dec 29, 2016 at 04:33
I'm about to buy another Traiblaza. Have looked at other brands but can't bring myself go away from Trailblaza. I need a smaller one that I can lift on and off my ute(about 30 ltrs I think)when the camper is off.
These things are tough. Lots of tradies up here on the sunny coast have them on their utes through all weather.
I'm not sure if other fridges do it but with the Trailblaza you can have the bottom half frozen and the top as fridge. I find this great when I'm fishing.
I don't think they're overly pricey for what you get.
Baz
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Reply By: Member - Ross N (NSW) - Thursday, Dec 29, 2016 at 09:13

Thursday, Dec 29, 2016 at 09:13
John,
I ,like most of the repliers have had my Trailblazer for many years.
They are heavy partly due to their 75mm of insulation.
I was convinced to buy mine when north of Cairns I spoke with some professional fisherman that had them on their Utes and out in the weather.
That was good enough for me. No regrets
Ross
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Reply By: john m85 - Thursday, Dec 29, 2016 at 10:27

Thursday, Dec 29, 2016 at 10:27
thanks scrubby you have convinced me to get one they sound tuff and reliable
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