batteries,fridges,suspension AGAIN

Submitted: Monday, Jan 23, 2006 at 21:41
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sorry people in my hast didnt touch on fridges and suspension
1: fridges-more on good ,relible brands than anything else?but price is a factor,12/240 volt running duel battery set up in back of fourby,any ideas?
2: will be towing 16ft wind up camper plus tray on 4wd will be packed,have been told to get level riders but wondering about beefing up the under carage as well.one bloke told me old man emu springs and koni shocks but will handle like a mother in law without the camper attached. another said just a set of munroe 4wd shocks should do.again any ideas out there?
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Reply By: desert - Monday, Jan 23, 2006 at 22:11

Monday, Jan 23, 2006 at 22:11
Ask yourself; How much do you want to spend?
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Reply By: 4145derek - Monday, Jan 23, 2006 at 22:17

Monday, Jan 23, 2006 at 22:17
Price and good don't usually go together.

You must decide on what you need and what will fit your budget.

Hot beer is never nice.

Regards Derek
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Reply By: brom - Monday, Jan 23, 2006 at 22:50

Monday, Jan 23, 2006 at 22:50
the fridge ill figger out,suspension???money is a consideration but can be handled(just more weekend work!!!)my worry is i dont want to kill the car through lack of suspension especially out there with family and all.in an ideal world i have a bigger donk to carry the load but it is what it is,3lt disel hilux,so i shall work around that...cheers dudes
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Reply By: Member - David 0- Monday, Jan 23, 2006 at 23:04

Monday, Jan 23, 2006 at 23:04
The way I do these things is to prioritise. What is absolutely necessary. ie if I don't do it, I can't go there. Then what would I like to do, versus what my budget will allow. What is going to give me the best bang per buck.

Initially when setting up for the first time, you don't always need the best. As you do more and learn more you find out your needs change anyway, and all the money is somewhat wasted. For instance any suspension in good nick will take you on some pretty interesting tracks. Just look at all the falcons running around central australia. If you are going for short trips, ie not across the country, you may find a 3 way fridge will suit and you can get a used one for a few hundred bucks. My first fridge was a 3way and I still have it. I fill it right up with cold stuff, get it cold and then can leave it off power all day so long as I put it on gas at night. In fact I did that by accident for an entire two week period once when travelling the Kimberly. t is great if I am in a vehicle that doesn't have a dual battery setup.

Anyway my point is, work out what is important and what is possible. Don't be sucked into spending all your dough before you start.
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Follow Up By: Crackles - Monday, Jan 23, 2006 at 23:12

Monday, Jan 23, 2006 at 23:12
With a 16' camper in tow an ordinary 3 way caravan fridge would be the most simple. Then maybe a 40 litre Waeco for day trips.
Craig........
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Reply By: brom - Monday, Jan 23, 2006 at 23:19

Monday, Jan 23, 2006 at 23:19
thanks fellas...
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Reply By: slarbio - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 16:15

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 16:15
i got an evakool 90 litre dual temp fridge freezer. had it for nearly a year now. no worries at all with the fridge. it's the battery/ies that make it work that needs a bit of consideration. i'm looking into getting 2x80w bp solar panels(portable set up $1700), regulator($234) and maybe a second auxillary battery(full river agm deep cycle 120ah $300) for the longer stays. found the jackaroo to be rather thirsty and doing to much drinking/fishing and surfing doesn't give you enough time to go driving to charge your batteries. with the cheep gennies you can blow up transformers for any electrical devices you have. i just experienced that a week ago(surge protection). good luck mate. sounds like fun
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