55L Compressor Fridge Freezer

Submitted: Monday, Mar 03, 2008 at 10:42
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Hi all

Was wondering if anyone can provide some advice on this.

The fridge/freezer was advertised in the Repco pamphlet this weekend for $649. It states "Digital control panel, travel bag included, shut off when voltage is low. Up to 50d c below ambient temperature"

I was wondering how good it would be compared to other models like Engel, Waceo etc.

On the second page of the pamphlet it has a 40l compressor fridge/freezer for $1199??? So am a little sceptial

Any advice would be appreciated

Cheers
Dax

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Reply By: stefan P (Penrith NSW) - Monday, Mar 03, 2008 at 11:46

Monday, Mar 03, 2008 at 11:46
I guess it comes down to the brand of compressor, and quality of the insulation. How will it hold together after 000's of kms of rough roads? How long is the warranty? Is it a replace warranty or repair?

Who makes it?

Its a gamble that could end in disaster, or it could be a bargain

Cheers Stefan
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Follow Up By: Member -Signman - Monday, Mar 03, 2008 at 12:02

Monday, Mar 03, 2008 at 12:02
""How will it hold together after 000's of kms of rough roads? How long is the warranty? Is it a replace warranty or repair?
Who makes it?
Its a gamble that could end in disaster, or it could be a bargain""

Those comments from a Nissan owner??? :-))
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Follow Up By: stefan P (Penrith NSW) - Monday, Mar 03, 2008 at 12:08

Monday, Mar 03, 2008 at 12:08
Very good!! :):):)

Now back in ya hole!!

Stefan
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Reply By: Ray - Monday, Mar 03, 2008 at 13:53

Monday, Mar 03, 2008 at 13:53
ARE YOU CERTAIN THAT IT NOT JUST A PLOY TO GET YOU INTO THE SHOP?????????????????????
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Reply By: Cruiserman1961 (QLD) - Monday, Mar 03, 2008 at 14:13

Monday, Mar 03, 2008 at 14:13
Howdy Dax,
i bought one last year, looks exactly like this one. Called Chillbox. Had it for 2 weeks and returned it. After 2 days in the back of the cruiser the compressor started banging and clanging. The demand on your battery is HUGE!!!! Drained my 100Ah deep cycle over night. The cover is crap, about the thickness of a lolli wrapper. It works fine on the included power supply. But then you wouldn't want to buy one if it only runs ok on mains power? Mine was a typical pice of chinese el cheapo. The shop took it back without any complaints to their credit, though. I now own a 40 ltr Engel and couldn't be happier. If you can afford it go for a decent brand. It will be cheaper in the long run, hey....
Cheers, Udo
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Reply By: Dax29 (Fraser Coast - QLD) - Monday, Mar 03, 2008 at 20:39

Monday, Mar 03, 2008 at 20:39
Hey Udo

Thanks for the details response, just what I wanted to know. Think I'll give it a miss and as you said look at a name brand insterad

Cheers

Dax
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Follow Up By: Cruiserman1961 (QLD) - Monday, Mar 03, 2008 at 22:44

Monday, Mar 03, 2008 at 22:44
You are welcome Frank! Hey we might even run into each other, we are from Burnett Heads near Bundaberg.
Keep the shiny side up mate!
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Follow Up By: Dave from P7OFFROAD Accredited Driver Training - Monday, Mar 03, 2008 at 23:28

Monday, Mar 03, 2008 at 23:28
and I'm from Hervey Bay ;-)


(don't know anything about the Repco fridge though--- sorry)
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Reply By: Dax29 (Fraser Coast - QLD) - Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 22:35

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 22:35
Thanks everyone for your help
Cheers
Dax
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