Fridge Mate- Reviews anyone?

Submitted: Wednesday, Dec 02, 2020 at 08:40
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Yet another post for my nephew. He is in the market for a fridge. Has seen a 5 year old one of these for sale. Anyone able to share their experiences using one?
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Reply By: Fiona & Paul - Wednesday, Dec 02, 2020 at 10:10

Wednesday, Dec 02, 2020 at 10:10
Lyndon we have had a FridgeMate since 2005, for the last 5-6yrs it has been running 24/7 via a 200w solar panel on the roof of my tug Triton as a permanent beer fridge on the road and at home. I recently had it re-gassed as it wasn't running so cool and now it's going great again. Will keep frozen food frozen and can freeze food (slowly) but in very hot weather I keep access to a minimum, once or twice at happy hour. Constant opening will put a strain on your battery (1 x 100amp). Hope this helps and a bit biased as there are just the two of us.
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Reply By: BobR4 - Wednesday, Dec 02, 2020 at 18:18

Wednesday, Dec 02, 2020 at 18:18
Excellent units. I bought my 55l job in 2010.
I've used it regularly 4 or 5 times a year minimum.
Still gets down to minus 18 degrees as a freezer only.
As a split fridge freezer it's more a case of stopping the fridge side freezing than getting the freezer side down too far and freezing everything. That's more a matter of my lack of finesse and patience to get it set right.
Found it is quite efficient on 12v power consumption. Brilliant on 240v.
I'd never chose another brand over it, but the way it's going it will outlast me??
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Follow Up By: Batt's - Wednesday, Dec 02, 2020 at 19:14

Wednesday, Dec 02, 2020 at 19:14
G'day Bob I have the fibreglass RF47, like to run the freezer at -18 when using it but added a 6mm sheet of foam from Clark Rubber to the 20mm factory divider to stop freezing things in the fridge it runs around 2 deg.
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Reply By: Member - Bigred13 - Wednesday, Dec 02, 2020 at 19:21

Wednesday, Dec 02, 2020 at 19:21
Hi Lyndon, another tick for EvaKool bought a 95 litre in 2010 and it has been great fridge in the back LC wagon.When I use it as fridge only I place a piece of cardboard around the sides which keep the contents nice and cool even the beer
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Reply By: Dusta - Wednesday, Dec 02, 2020 at 19:44

Wednesday, Dec 02, 2020 at 19:44
if you are in perth/wa i have an evakool rf60 i am looking to offload. pm me

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Follow Up By: Swaggie - Friday, Dec 04, 2020 at 23:31

Friday, Dec 04, 2020 at 23:31
I’ve had one of these for over 10 years, great fridge, very efficient and even had it converted to digital display from dial a couple of years ago..
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Follow Up By: Member - lyndon NT - Saturday, Dec 05, 2020 at 14:45

Saturday, Dec 05, 2020 at 14:45
Hi Dusta
On the other side of the NB, bit of a drive...., beside the premier seems to have cut you off from the rest of the country :-)
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Reply By: Craig H4 - Friday, Dec 04, 2020 at 15:25

Friday, Dec 04, 2020 at 15:25
Ive got that exact same fridge which I now use as a beer fridge at home, its been at least 10 years since I bought it and no problems so far. I recommend.
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Reply By: Member - lyndon NT - Saturday, Dec 05, 2020 at 14:49

Saturday, Dec 05, 2020 at 14:49
Well after all the great review he now realises he can't fit one in, well, not in the configuration he want's to.
Wants it on the length ways from back seat to tail gate. Only has around 800mm.
Maybe a 60 litre Engel might be the go?

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