Research on portable fridges

Submitted: Sunday, Jan 25, 2009 at 14:43
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Came across this while wandering around the dub dub dub:

http://home.iprimus.com.au/rfh/portablefridges.html

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Reply By: Willem - Sunday, Jan 25, 2009 at 15:04

Sunday, Jan 25, 2009 at 15:04
An awful lot of research to what gain, I wonder.

Most of us go buy something on either reputation or price.

I have 3 car fridges

1985 15lt Plastic body Engel...still going though the body is pretty stuffed

2002 32lt Engel with Two Zone. Works well. Is run on Freeze all of the time when in use

2007 40lt Waeco. Has been back to repairer twice for warranty work. OK now.

All of them keep the tucker and drinks cold!


It is interesting to see where the Researcher mounted his Waeco in the bacl of the vehicle. Even with the fridge slide, access will be difficult.



Cheers

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Follow Up By: Sigmund - Sunday, Jan 25, 2009 at 16:19

Sunday, Jan 25, 2009 at 16:19
I'm a fan of thorough research, but yes, I bought mine on the basis of a +ve test in a mag.

So this bit of research is for folks who want to go into detail about the technology and performance on paper (mostly).

Waeco has a good rep, and that's what I got, but now I know there's two users with warranty claims.
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Reply By: Old Gold - Sunday, Jan 25, 2009 at 17:26

Sunday, Jan 25, 2009 at 17:26
Got agree with Willem i have two Engel's one about twenty one years old the other close to fifteen one has had the cooling module replaced the other never been touched keeps food and drink cold
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Follow Up By: Sigmund - Sunday, Jan 25, 2009 at 18:42

Sunday, Jan 25, 2009 at 18:42
So you didn't read the research piece?

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Follow Up By: oldtrack123 - Sunday, Jan 25, 2009 at 20:10

Sunday, Jan 25, 2009 at 20:10
Hi
I have 2 Engels a small one about 15 lts from mem now 40 yrs old ,don't look to good, been in a 4wd drive all its life but still works/ freezes like new.
Also a 40lt about30 yrs old also in 4by all its life still runs as good as new .
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Follow Up By: wazzaaaa - Sunday, Jan 25, 2009 at 22:07

Sunday, Jan 25, 2009 at 22:07
Engel's have such a great track record why did they change? Chinese manufactured parts now must make them different now surely.
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Reply By: Best Off Road - Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 07:56

Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 07:56
Witht the amount of time and effort put into that, he would have done better to get a part time job and effectively get a fridge for nothing.

Cheers,

Jim.

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