Cheapo Repco 3 way fridge 6 mths on...

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 20:39
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No prob's so far. The built in level isn't perfectly flat so I dug it out and put it on the lid which is exactly flat.

On 240v it'll freeze stuff, the thermostat works well, we use the fridge between shopping trips to store fruit always 6' (could choose to have colder).

On gas, we haven't used it lots but when we have it works very well.

On 12v we have found it very good, YES even while moving. It will maintain at least 6' on 42' day. I did ditch the cigarette plug and have hard wired the 12v cord to 8mm wire directly to the battery for both +ive and -ive. (With fuses)

We have done a few interstate runs Alice to Syd. Alice to Cairns. The Syd trip was during Xmas so very hot and at times humid.

We do as recommended, chill at 240v drive (usually @ 8hrs/day) Have a lunch break (1hr) & run it off the battery (720cca) without any noticeable loss of crank.

We also have a 2.5 hr drive to get to any shops, with 1 hr of rough corrugations so yep it's been shook up pretty well and still maintains it's temp well.

We haven't done any continuous mountainous driving so I'm no help for that.

It travels in the back of a tarped ute or in a troopy.

I chose it because no dual batteries is cheaper for me and also not available in the work troopy. I love the fact at home or camping I can run on gas which is very handy especially when at home I rely on ERGON or Power and Water. LOL

See ya,

Slammin.

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Reply By: Mike Harding - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 20:45

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 20:45
Much the same as my aged Finch, of which the Repco item is a copy.
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Reply By: Roughneck - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 22:39

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 22:39
Hi Slammin How much did you pay for it and are they still available I have had a chestcold for quiete awhile and needs some money spent on it would rarther buy a new fridge so will do the maths thanks and cheers from roughneck
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Follow Up By: slammin - Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 12:19

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 12:19
I think it was spot on $300 or a slab less mebee. Had a squiz at the K-mart one I think jackeroo and it was a dead ringer, slightly diff pattern on plastic lid, wait for a sale and should be same price.

I also had a word to the Alice Repco guys and they've had no returns.

Remember with China imports YMMV. Keep the receipt.
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Reply By: gonebush SA - Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 20:27

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 20:27
we bought ours about a year ago, still going strong. yes they are the same as the K Mart ones just a different name and the pattern on the lid. ours cost $399 with a bonus rechargeable lantern. i've seen them cheaper when they have sales. there is a range of different sizes now aswell.
it certainly makes shopping easier and cheaper when you need to travel for meat shopping as we do also.
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Reply By: Shawsie (Bris) - Thursday, Jun 29, 2006 at 09:03

Thursday, Jun 29, 2006 at 09:03
Had our Repco around 6mths now and bought it based on comments on EO. It cost $300 and works very well and have taken it to Fraser & NP's etc. It will always go below 10'C when working, but is usually around 6'C.
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Follow Up By: aggie - Thursday, Jun 29, 2006 at 22:19

Thursday, Jun 29, 2006 at 22:19
We have been to Camerons corner,Coongie lakes the only refrigiration we had waqs the repco fridge. excellent rerigration on gas. We had our meat cryovaced lasted 4weeks in fridge.
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Reply By: Craigww2 - Thursday, Jun 29, 2006 at 15:12

Thursday, Jun 29, 2006 at 15:12
What size are the fridges that go for $300ish? Sorry if this was mentioned somewhere else.

Cheers

Craig
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Thursday, Jun 29, 2006 at 15:50

Thursday, Jun 29, 2006 at 15:50
I think they are 35 litre.
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Follow Up By: gonebush SA - Thursday, Jun 29, 2006 at 19:07

Thursday, Jun 29, 2006 at 19:07
yes they are 35 litres.
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Follow Up By: Trevor R (QLD) - Sunday, Jul 23, 2006 at 21:54

Sunday, Jul 23, 2006 at 21:54
Craig,

Give us an email at dieseldrifter at bigpond dot com

This is about the only way I can help fill in the blanks regarding the upcoming Mt Mee trip that Shawsie is organising. We don't know your email and can't contact you, so you need to contact us (if that makes sense).

Cheers, Trevor.
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