chescold fridge

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 22:24
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hi i just brought a second hand chescold 3way fridge,$250 an R400 it seems ok any body got one of these ?or know how it may go in hot weather? its in good nick i think it is a 36ltr fridge, i know it is not a freezer, but hope it would be good enough to keep beer ect cold?in the heat
thanks peter
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Reply By: shane c - Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 23:17

Sunday, Mar 05, 2006 at 23:17
I have had one for about 5 years ,had no problems so far ,have herd that if you leave it on 240 volts for any extended time ,months on end they start to play up
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Reply By: bigcol - Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 00:30

Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 00:30
Still got one as well as an Engel.
Never had a problem with it. It is around 14 years old.
They run way better on gas and it's best to keep them well shaded.
Only run them on 12 volt if the engine is running as they will flatten batteries in minutes rather than hours

Cheers
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Reply By: TerraFirma - Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 11:43

Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 11:43
Yes they work very well on gas and don't use much gas at all. After turning the gas bottle off mine runs for another 2-3 minutes before stopping. Unlike the Waeco's and Engels they take a while to get cold , remembering they work via a heat exchanger system, so best to get them running for 2-3 hours before you want them to cool things. Other than that they are great.
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Reply By: Member - Troll 81 (QLD) - Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 13:07

Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 13:07
I used mine over at Fraser in Dec...35 + heat and had no problems. The chescold is really designed for gas and you will find on 12v it will only old the temp you put it in at.....

But it's a good one for long trips thats for sure
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Reply By: Flash - Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 15:17

Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 15:17
One very important point.
KEEP IT LEVEL except when mobile (rocking around is OK.)
Running them off level for long can actually ruin the fridge.
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Reply By: Mike DiD - Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 16:24

Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 16:24
Mine cools the inside to 20 to 25 degrees below air temperature.

Mike
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Reply By: navara disaster - Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 21:06

Monday, Mar 06, 2006 at 21:06
hi thankyou to all who have replyed makes me feel a lot better
thankyou peter
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