How are your $299 super crap fridges going?

Submitted: Monday, May 12, 2008 at 21:30
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Evening all,

just thought i would check to see how the super cheap fridges from about 3.5 years ago are travelling,mine is about to embark on a 6 week trip up the cape and she's running well.has been here,there and everywhere and no problems.undoubtedly the best buy i have made.---- well maybe. also did you do the larger fan/50 degree thermostat modification? cheers Paul
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Reply By: Kazza055 - Monday, May 12, 2008 at 21:45

Monday, May 12, 2008 at 21:45
Bloody bargain is all I can say. Used it for 6 months non stop in and out of the car and has not missed a beat.

What's the mod about?

Only problem I have is the static it creates from the compressor motor. Didn't notice it till I changed the radio in the Patrol (cheap Hong Kong junk in there now) but nothing a hand full of suppressors will not fix.

Bob
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Follow Up By: TD100 - Monday, May 12, 2008 at 21:52

Monday, May 12, 2008 at 21:52
Kfer,

install a 125mm brushless fan (cut off and junk the original one) put a 50 degree thermostat on the compressor with a cable tie and wire up off the on/off switch, it will cycle less being more efficient with the heat dissapation.thus not using as much battery power.did that to mine years ago and it works a treat. cheers Paul
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Reply By: Kazza055 - Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 13:10

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 13:10
The Good Guys here in WA had them some time ago selling for either $599 or $699. Only difference was the colour.

Bob
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