ARB Fridges

I see ARB have released their own Fridge, how do they compare to what's already on market.

Are they basically same components back badge differently.

Bucky
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Reply By: ross - Monday, Feb 02, 2009 at 23:25

Monday, Feb 02, 2009 at 23:25
AFAIK,they are a rebadged Engel.
Someone mentioned ARB are selling what they have in stock and thats it,no more
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Follow Up By: Member - Mick O (VIC) - Monday, Feb 02, 2009 at 23:27

Monday, Feb 02, 2009 at 23:27
Buck-meister,

if you do a search you'll find heaps. Yep it's an Engel with an ARB badge.

Cheers Mick.

P.S. Some 4x4 Rag that will rename nameless did a comparo within the last 12 months as well.
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Reply By: Lenticular - Monday, Feb 02, 2009 at 23:47

Monday, Feb 02, 2009 at 23:47
Actually, the original ARB was a rebadged Engel (with the Sawafuji compressor). The latest is claimed to have been custom designed by ARB to meet Aussie user's needs. It is a 47 litre fridge/freezer, using a Danfoss compressor (like the one used in Waecos). RRP is $1199. Look at the ARB website for more details.
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Follow Up By: Member - Warfer (VIC) - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 00:59

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 00:59
Hiya Lenticular

I also read this over at Overlander,heres an excerpt from a thread..

the new one is made by Dometic, a subsidiary of Electrolux whereas Engel is made by Sawafuji in Japan (who made the old range of ARB fridges)

http://www.arb.com.au/resources/pdf/news/Newsletter_Summer09.pdf


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Follow Up By: Robnicko - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 09:15

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 09:15
I had a look at one on Saturday. Looks very much like a Waeco to me. Look at the vented area where the compressor is.....just like a Waeco.

As long as it works I say.
When I bought my fridge I was tossing up between the Engel 40L and Waeco 40L. I spoke to a friend who repairs fridges and in the end I decided on Waeco based on his reccomendation in that value for money if far better on the Waeco.
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Follow Up By: Cram - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 09:45

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 09:45
Looks very similiar to a Waeco to me....
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Follow Up By: donk - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 09:49

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 09:49
I believe i read somewhere that Dometic recently purchased Waeco

Regards Don

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Follow Up By: donk - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 09:52

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 09:52
I think this happened in march 2007

Regards Don
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 12:50

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 12:50
Repairers would like Waecos!
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Reply By: dionbremner - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 12:49

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 12:49
You get what you pay for in terms of fridges. I had a mate who just got one from ALDI, believe it or not. Reckons it's good for the price. See here for some of his thoughts about it.
Cheers
Dion
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