Auto Fridges

Submitted: Saturday, Oct 21, 2000 at 00:00
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I would like to hear from people that have had experience with the SUPAKOOL 60ltr 12/24v fridg. Also any reports on the 60 ltr Chescold

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Reply By: JOSEPH BAZ - Monday, Oct 23, 2000 at 00:00

Monday, Oct 23, 2000 at 00:00
Michael a friend of mine runs a supakool on return to his fishing trips,he manages(better said his fridge)to keep the fillets frozen,he just returned from Dampier(north W.A)bear in mind he only travels on bitumenized road while i been all over OZ with my engel(not bias by any chance) seriously when u are miles from the nearest food source u have to put lots of trust on u gear.Hope this may help rgs JOE
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Reply By: Glen - Wednesday, Nov 01, 2000 at 01:00

Wednesday, Nov 01, 2000 at 01:00
When considering auto fridges, one should also consider Engels, for their effective and efficient service. Engels are now available from BBQs Galore Nationwide. The advantage is local parts and service if should require.
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Reply By: Andrew & Karen - Monday, Nov 13, 2000 at 01:00

Monday, Nov 13, 2000 at 01:00
We purchased a 60ltr chescold in April this year. When we go camping we put about a dozen hot stubbies in the fridge before we go to bed & by morning they are cold. It suffers in the heat a bit (we live in Cairns). We put the freezer divider in during the day to chill them a bit more. Just returned from a trip to Alice Springs & it worked perfectly. Even froze our beer on a couple of cool nights.
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Reply By: Steve Barbuto - Tuesday, Nov 28, 2000 at 01:00

Tuesday, Nov 28, 2000 at 01:00
Michael,

Be aware the Chescold uses a completely different method of refrigeration to compressor style refrigerators. They generate more heat. They can not be safely run on gas in a confined space, such as a motor vehicle, even with the windows open. On 12V they draw a ton of Amps.... over 10A in fact, and they will not cycle off anywhere near as often as a compressor type fridge. Do not be fooled into thinking Engels are the be all and end all of reliability, they are good, but their insulation is a little lacking and the cooling plate is easily damaged inside. A bag is a must. The Supakool uses a Danfoss compressor and is a solidly made box with good insulation. It will be reliable. Also look into the Autofridge, they are an excellent unit. For the record, I have a Bushboy, which was purchased for 3 reasons... it was a well made/insulated box, it had a Danfoss compressor... lastly, it was physically the size I wanted.

Steve.
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Reply By: Chris- Sunday, Dec 03, 2000 at 01:00

Sunday, Dec 03, 2000 at 01:00
Michael
My wife and I have a Chescold RC1180 fridge/freezer- now about 16 months old with 12 weeks of camping use.

Although a bit heavier than our previous compressor fridge (plus gas bottle) it hasnt missed a beat. (ice cream on a balmy bush night in QLD is wonderful!!).

Just returned from a trip to the Mallee (VIC) and the Chescold stayed ice cold (and the meat frozen) on 37 degree days.

Chris
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