trailblazer fridges

Submitted: Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 20:00
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OK everyone, hit me with all the dos and don't on the 60lt trailblazer. i want one. and i know they cost more than Waco and Engel but does that mean they are better. i did see one in the trading post, was a 80lt $1400 two year old.they look like they can take a knock and I'm a bit off a hard nut on gear.( so the other half keeps telling me ).going to the Brisbane caravan and camping show next month to buy a new campertrailer so might get one there as well.
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Reply By: Member - Warfer (VIC) - Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 20:34

Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 20:34
Hav a look at the Evakool Fridgemate series...They have great reviews and a Queensland Business...



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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew D (VIC) - Monday, May 05, 2008 at 08:34

Monday, May 05, 2008 at 08:34
Evakool, you must be kidding right?
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Follow Up By: Member - Warfer (VIC) - Monday, May 05, 2008 at 19:12

Monday, May 05, 2008 at 19:12
Whats your point Andrew ??????
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew D (VIC) - Tuesday, May 06, 2008 at 08:15

Tuesday, May 06, 2008 at 08:15
Were talking about the plastic ice boxes with the danfoss compressor screwed to the end.
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Follow Up By: Member - Warfer (VIC) - Tuesday, May 06, 2008 at 13:02

Tuesday, May 06, 2008 at 13:02
Look Andrew i'm not second guessing every short comment you make,Either put some logic to it or go play elswhere..
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew D (VIC) - Tuesday, May 06, 2008 at 13:29

Tuesday, May 06, 2008 at 13:29
My logic is this, you take a company that imports plastic iceboxes from China, Danfoss compressors from Korea, screws them together and calls them the ultimate tru blue fridge.

I am an ex owner of a 55lt model which fell apart after one trip to the Simpson, I know its only one case but it was my case and I think they are complete crap.

I now own an Engel 40lt and that is a real fridge.
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Follow Up By: Member - Warfer (VIC) - Wednesday, May 07, 2008 at 01:45

Wednesday, May 07, 2008 at 01:45
Thanks Andrew for clearing that up,I have always read good reviews ,although i hav the Evakool RF60 Fibreglass fridge and havnt had an issue,Actually only prob some times its too effecient and starts to freeze in fridge mode when its under a black tarp and 40 degrees outside.

From my understanding Danfoss are German made and are in a number of fridges.

I have not read this from Evakool either: ultimate tru blue fridge (although i thought mine was the top model)

Why did you not take back to them or did you etc etc

Engel as you know are a good choice also and obviously what you needed..

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Reply By: Gronk - Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 21:06

Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 21:06
If you don't mind the weight of one , then go for it ....excellent quality and beats all the others hands down ( I own a Waeco ? )
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Reply By: mowing - Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 21:09

Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 21:09
Hi Peter, If you do a search you will find an untold amount of info.

Search fridges and stand back.

Regards

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Reply By: Crackles - Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 21:34

Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 21:34
Pete measure up the room you have in your vehicle to ensure it will fit as they are probably as much as 20% or more bigger externally than other popular fridges of the same capacity. Of course this is a good thing as Trailblazer fill that additional space with insulation making them particually good in tropical conditions. An excellent hard wearing fridge that you wont have fiddly plastic clips falling off or lids buckling ;-))
Cheers Craig.......
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Reply By: Best Off Road - Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 22:03

Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 22:03
I'm not being flippant here, but they all keep stuff cold.

Brand is not important, most use the same Danfoss Compressor (ex Engel).

Buy what suits your needs. Design and layout is far more important IMHO.

Jim.



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Reply By: Member - Borgy.. (SA) - Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 22:31

Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 22:31
Spot on Jim

Cheers.....Dave
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Follow Up By: Best Off Road - Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 22:38

Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 22:38
Cheers Dave,

I trust your health has improved.

We've experienced it, NOT pretty.

Jim.

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Follow Up By: Member - Borgy.. (SA) - Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 22:59

Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 22:59
G'day Jim

My health is great now thanks Jim, just getting used to the different lifestyle now, slowly losing the weight, and getting used to all the different types of food that i have never really liked...lol..

Cheers.....Dave
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Reply By: pajdid - Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 23:14

Sunday, May 04, 2008 at 23:14
Hi Kampenman. I have one of these, and they are the ducks nuts as long as you have the room for one. I had mine on the front of a camper trailer. If you pack the bottom and then put a divider in they will freeze the bottom section. Geoff
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Reply By: Rock Ape - Monday, May 05, 2008 at 07:17

Monday, May 05, 2008 at 07:17
Made in QUEENSLAND and they come with a free spray can of fu#k off to keep southerners away from your beer.

The army use them.

You need 50mm clearence around them for cooling

They are extremely reliable. WARNING! They crush Wacos if you sit them on top.

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Follow Up By: Sand Man (SA) - Monday, May 05, 2008 at 08:58

Monday, May 05, 2008 at 08:58
If you are referring to that XXXX brand of beer, you don't need any cans of fu#k off to keep us southerners away from it.

We prefer real beer:-)))
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Follow Up By: Rock Ape - Monday, May 05, 2008 at 15:29

Monday, May 05, 2008 at 15:29
No Sandman! that XXXX is Kiwi beer and before that it came from sandgroper country.
I hate to admit to this but I only drink crownie golds and of course bundy.

As for your real beer, have you checked how many sewerage plants your water goes through before it arrives in SA.

Only kidding have a good one.
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Reply By: wazzaaaa - Monday, May 05, 2008 at 08:34

Monday, May 05, 2008 at 08:34
Hi Peter,
I have a waeco and Engel and friends have everkool they are fine,
was looking at this guys site and his review of fridges is very informative and worth a read........Site Link
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Follow Up By: wazzaaaa - Monday, May 05, 2008 at 08:36

Monday, May 05, 2008 at 08:36
http://home.iprimus.com.au/rfh/portablefridges.html
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Reply By: Dasher Des - Monday, May 05, 2008 at 09:21

Monday, May 05, 2008 at 09:21
I have had a Trailblazer 70l model for over 10years. i have had to replace the compressor recently (it was caused by fusion and insurance covered the cost) but apart from that it has been a very good fridge.It is very strong and robust and is reasonably efficient on power usage. Insulation qualities are excellent.
Downside is probably the weight and as previously mentioned the size but thats just insulation mass.
If I had to buy another fridge tomorrow, I would buy another Trailblazer.
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Reply By: kampenman - Monday, May 05, 2008 at 10:08

Monday, May 05, 2008 at 10:08
thanks very much everyone, most helpful. room isn't rarely a problem so think i will run with my gut and go trailblazer.and i drink coopers so who do i have to fight off with that. thanks again everyone for your input.
cheers peter
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Follow Up By: Dasher Des - Monday, May 05, 2008 at 12:04

Monday, May 05, 2008 at 12:04
Me But if we drink yours first and I can fit a few in the fridge, buy the time we get through yours, we wont feel like drinking mine.
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Reply By: Kumunara (NT) - Tuesday, May 06, 2008 at 09:16

Tuesday, May 06, 2008 at 09:16
Kampenman



I got a 70 lt trailblaza about 8 years ago. It is still going strong.

They cost a more but you only get what you pay for. They are the most rugged fridge on the market and the only one to buy if you spend all your time in the bush.

They are made from marine grade aluminium - not plastic.

They are made in Queersland.



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Reply By: kiwicol - Wednesday, May 07, 2008 at 18:57

Wednesday, May 07, 2008 at 18:57
Hi, fantastic fridges the insulation is the key, compare to many other brands no comparison, they are heavy and bulky but made from marine grade aluminium,another fridge on the same par is the explorer not as tall and has a seperate frezzer with own lid with in the main lid, 2 thermostats, also made from marine grade alloy, and the best thing is they are both made in oz, QLD, and both run the danfoss compressor, i have a explorer and it has run 240&12 for the last 9 yrs non stop no probs, my brother has the trail blaser and also swears by it .Col
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