60 litre Engel

Submitted: Saturday, Feb 22, 2003 at 13:16
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I have a 40 litre Engel (plus cover and slide) along with a 35 litre Chescold (Finch Type) and a 50 Litre Chescold with cover. Excessive I know but it just happened. I am going away for 3-4 months from Easter and cant decide what to take. I am covering central Australia, NT and Kimberley, then heading home via FNQ.

My options at this stage are:
40 litre Engel in car plus 35 litre Finch in trailer (turned off whilst travelling)

Sell the 40 Litre Engel and buy a 60 litre Engel and just take that...(can you get a slide for a 60L Engel?) probably get rid of one of the Chescolds as well to help pay for the difference.
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Reply By: diamond - Saturday, Feb 22, 2003 at 13:19

Saturday, Feb 22, 2003 at 13:19
sell the lot and buy the biggest waeco thaey make
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Follow Up By: Colin - Saturday, Feb 22, 2003 at 14:22

Saturday, Feb 22, 2003 at 14:22
sell the lot dont touch the waeco and get an aussy made fridge either exploreror trailblazer.Col
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Reply By: ThePublican - Saturday, Feb 22, 2003 at 14:37

Saturday, Feb 22, 2003 at 14:37
Sorry ,but I have to disagree with both Colin + Diamond,,dont like the idea of only 1 large fridge,too heavy when full,best to have 2 medium size,1 for the food and 1 for the BEER .
If you have the battery power ,ditch the chescolds to pay for another engle or waeco or best of all a 65/70 ltr evercool,the absolute ducks guts for cold beer.
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Reply By: ThePublican - Saturday, Feb 22, 2003 at 16:16

Saturday, Feb 22, 2003 at 16:16
Drew, have a look in this forums trader section, fellow wants to swap his 60 for a 40 engle.
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Saturday, Feb 22, 2003 at 16:21

Saturday, Feb 22, 2003 at 16:21
Drew, If you're thinking of 60L or bigger fridge, I'd agree with Colin, get a Trailblaza. They'll last forever, have very thick insulation and can be used as fridge freezer with small, DIY modification. While the Wacko's might be good, Danfoss compressor etc, they are plastic, and long term in hot conditions can mean warping of lids, broken latches etc.

The beer? Drink it hot, it hits you faster, and lasts longer. Where do you think Kimberly Kool came from? If it doesn't froth out the top, she's cool enough to drink. But honestly, I like my beer cold these days. Hooroo....
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Reply By: Truckster - Saturday, Feb 22, 2003 at 19:53

Saturday, Feb 22, 2003 at 19:53
The only thing to do is sell the 40ltr Engel really cheap to me. I'll even drive to the Shire to pick it up ;)

Then go get 1 larger unit. You dont really need 2...

How many going?

Remember one thing you dont have to take 3 months supply in one go... You shop as you go...

50ltr Waeco someone posted a story here about lots of them waitin repair under warranty.. I think it was here anyway.
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Reply By: Coops - Sunday, Feb 23, 2003 at 08:40

Sunday, Feb 23, 2003 at 08:40
I have a 60 Litre Engel and I can tell you that sucker is heavy !!! Not so bad now while I am a relatively fit 41 year old but it's not going to get any easier. Slides and covers are dearer than 40L. We always manage to fill it though so I've never been able to make up my mind if we made the right choice. Makes a great bar fridge for parties though.
Think I'll end up getting a smaller one for little trips.
My two bob's worth
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Reply By: woddonnee - Tuesday, Mar 04, 2003 at 14:35

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2003 at 14:35
My only input is
1. Unless evakool has dramatically improved the compressors do not get one. I did and it failed (it was the new generation twin compressor). Fortunately the camping store I bought it from (aussie disposals-adelaide) let me trade it for a new 60L engel, I had to pay the difference in price but what a relief. The compressor company associated with this product was in liquidation at the time, with parts/compressors being bought up by superkool the ice manufacturer. I understand that the ice boxes are very good quality and maybe by now the have a new compressor? But check it out first as when I talked to the service provider here he said compressor failure was common. This is all a couple of years ago though.
2.The engel - heavy but very very good.
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