Price? - 3 way fridge for caravan

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 27, 2005 at 23:55
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I'm considering buying what is otherwise a good caravan. It's a 1993 Roma Eclipse. Only prob is that is has a 240 volt only fridge and 240 volt only, freezer. I can put up with the freezer being 240 volt only, but I need to replace the fridge with a "caravan type 3 way fridge".

Does anyone have a clue as to prices of used caravan 3 way fridges. The price new is in the order of $1500.00 I believe.

I have a 39 litre "Autofridge" that I can use a freezer.

Bilbo
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Reply By: Bilbo - Monday, Feb 28, 2005 at 00:07

Monday, Feb 28, 2005 at 00:07
Interesting link.....

http://www.fridge-and-solar.net/fridgetest1.htm

Bilbo
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Reply By: Member - Raymond - Monday, Feb 28, 2005 at 09:56

Monday, Feb 28, 2005 at 09:56
Hi Bilbo
Another solution might be to convert the existing fridge and freezer over to 12/240 volts. This can be done using a danfoss 50 motor which they use in the larger Weaco's. Mike from Bushboy (Melbourne) does convert fridges and I know of others in WA and NT do it as well. Contact Mike on 03 9459 3130
Ray
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Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Monday, Feb 28, 2005 at 11:06

Monday, Feb 28, 2005 at 11:06
Bilbo,
I recently took the 3 way fridge out of my camper trailer. It's an upright "caravan type" Electrolux; about 80 litre capacity. It works okay on gas and 240v, but does not like undulating roads (which is the type we are ALWAYS on when we go camping), so it doesn't work well on 12v the way we were using it. I advertised it in the trader a few months ago, but now acknowledge that, at $500- ono, I was asking way too much for it. So now I'm being more realistic and am only looking for $200- for it. One of the blokes in our club thinks he might have a mate who would like it, but he hasn't got back to me.
So, you'd be welcome to it for $200-, but depending on where you live, transport cost could be a problem. I live at Kadina on the Yorke Peninsula of SA (about 180klm south of Port Augusta.
Let me know what you reckon.
Cheers
Roachie
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Follow Up By: Member - Craig M (NSW) - Monday, Feb 28, 2005 at 13:36

Monday, Feb 28, 2005 at 13:36
Hi Roachie,
Depending on the overall condition of your fridge you should be able to get close to the $500 for it. They cost about $1500 to buy new, and recently I have seen some pretty crappy looking ones sell for more than $200 on Ebay.

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Monday, Feb 28, 2005 at 13:51

Monday, Feb 28, 2005 at 13:51
Thanks Craig.
The overall condition is good. It has a few marks inside where drink cans etc have been moving around on the door holders and shelves etc during transit, but overall it is clean and very functional. It would probably pay to have it serviced by a competent fridge mechanic &/or gas bloke as i am aware that the gas jet can get blocked, but mine still works okay on gas....sometimes the piezzo ignition gizmo sticks, but it always comes good after a few pushes.
Cheers mate, but $200- would do me just to get it out of the way.
Roachie
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Reply By: Bilbo - Monday, Feb 28, 2005 at 23:33

Monday, Feb 28, 2005 at 23:33
Yeah - Thanks for that Craig, ME 'OLE MATE!!

Roachie, I haven't made up my mind yet. I'm now looking at another Roma Eclipse in a caravan yard. It has the 3 way fridge, aircon, roll out awning and 5 good tyres. The van with the 240 volt fridge is a good van, but it needs either Roachie's fridge, a new fridge, an air con ( we going around "Oz, not messing about with holiday trips anymore), 5 new tyres ( the spare's buggered as well). The price diff put's the second van well in the lead for the value.

I'll be in touch - don't go away.

Bilbo
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Tuesday, Mar 01, 2005 at 22:31

Tuesday, Mar 01, 2005 at 22:31
No worries mate....just let me know if you want it.
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