ARB Fridge / Freezer

Submitted: Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at 17:09
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Just been looking through the shooting mag and noticed that ARB now have a Fridge / Freezer. 47lt capacity...all the usual stuff...can go to -18 degrees, comes with fridge slide, straps etc....(no price though).

Has anyone got one?? never heard of them but its not suprising that ARB have finally got one out there.....


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Reply By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at 17:12

Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at 17:12
They also have not published the draw of the fridge either.


You looking at another fridge to feed the ever growing family??





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Follow Up By: Kiwi and Grenade - Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at 17:13

Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at 17:13
haha!! na na....our one will do just fine still....although rumours have it that octuplets are next!!lol!!
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Follow Up By: Kiwi and Grenade - Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at 17:14

Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at 17:14
I wonder what else they have come up with that aren't out there yet....as in advertisement....haven't checked local shop out yet....might go have a peek, for the fun of it....
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Follow Up By: Notso - Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at 17:47

Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at 17:47
Current Draw: 0.87 amps/hour*
*Power consumption tested at 3°C cabinet temperature, 26°C-31°C ambient temperature range, test duration of 66 hours and supply voltage of 12V DC

It'd change a bit using it as a freezer. And at ambient temps around 50 degrees in the back of the truck.
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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at 17:50

Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at 17:50
Where have you found that info??

I have been hunting for that info since they released it as I am looking to down size to 40-50L capacity x 2 and get rid of the 60L Engel.

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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at 17:52

Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at 17:52
Don't worry I just found it LOL

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Reply By: Dave(NSW) - Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at 17:16

Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at 17:16
Kiwi,
Not 100% sure but could be a Waeco in disguise.
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Follow Up By: Kiwi and Grenade - Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at 17:17

Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at 17:17
really??? go figure!!
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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at 17:37

Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at 17:37
Dave,

This is the one

ARB Fridge



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Reply By: Dave(NSW) - Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at 17:21

Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at 17:21
What's that all about????
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Reply By: simple - Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at 17:23

Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at 17:23
i thought they were a rebadge of the new plastic engel
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Reply By: 12 times dakar winne - Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at 17:30

Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at 17:30
you got no time for EO.....look after the quads :p
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Reply By: Member - Cram (Newcastle NSW) - Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at 17:31

Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at 17:31
I had a look at one of these fridges the other week. They look like a waeco. I asked whether Waeco made them but they denied it.

"...specially made for ARB to our specifications"

In saying that however, they have some features on them that are an improvement on the Waeco. The lid is sturdier with proper hinges but still has the ability to be taken completely off. Overall they look like a stronger unit.

The fridge covers are also well designed. They are made out of good quality canvas and fit very neatly to the unit.

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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at 18:21

Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at 18:21
Hi Laura,
They are a 100% rebadged Waeco. You will find that ARB are no longer going to have any Engel rebadged fridges. ARB wanted to keep the rebadged 32 Engel and 60 Litre but were not allowed when they dropped the 40 litre for the cheaper Waeco. These facts are 100% from a very reliable source.

If you are after a fridge, I suggest that you buy one sooner than later, as there are going to be big price increases due to the Australian Dollar before April.

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Follow Up By: mackayboy - Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at 22:05

Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at 22:05
Which Waeco fridge is it that has been "just rebadged"????
Show me a link to this Waeco product.
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at 23:01

Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at 23:01
You will not find a link with the Waeco site, as it is a new model made for ARB.

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Reply By: RV Powerstream P/L - Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at 19:03

Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at 19:03
I think the current draw is a romance with fairies as the insulation thickness as shown in the picture certainly does not support such a claim unless they are using the new Evacuated Aero Gel insulation that gives a 25MM panel an R40 rating.

I doubt they are using it as the cost is rather high.

If a National Lunar orTrailblaza doesnt get down to that current draw with thicker insulation I cant see ARB achieving it especially if its made by Waeco.
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Reply By: Member - Cram (Newcastle NSW) - Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at 19:57

Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at 19:57
Waeco is now owned by Dometic ...... hence that's why ARB are trying to tell you it's not made by Waeco....but it is....

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Follow Up By: Member - Cram (Newcastle NSW) - Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at 19:58

Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at 19:58
http://www.waeco.com/index.php
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Reply By: DODDGEY - Sunday, Feb 22, 2009 at 08:42

Sunday, Feb 22, 2009 at 08:42
I bought one two weeks ago, $ 1200.00 including the travel cover. I decided to give it a go after reading a long and in depth research paper written by a guy a few years ago which I picked up from a link from this forum, thanks to whoever that was.It has a German built Danfosser refrig. unit which was the guy's biggest problem with the Engel ( swing motor )
I was of the belief that it is being made by one of the Electrolux companies, but I will try and clarify this. I thought it had some great design ideas, however the proof will be to see how it goes over time and if it can get anywhere near Engel's reliability.
I know ARB are aware of the risk coming into this market with a new product, but they reckon they have got it right.
I hope so, but time will tell.
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Follow Up By: paulnsw - Sunday, Feb 22, 2009 at 14:41

Sunday, Feb 22, 2009 at 14:41
nearly identical fridge from Repco $649
ARB are the most expensive stay away store in Aus
anything and nearly everything can be bought cheaper than ARB
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Reply By: tarpon - Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 01:10

Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 01:10
Check by post for info on new arb unit.
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New ARB Fridge Freezer

Hope this helps

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Reply By: Grossy - Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 01:14

Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 01:14
It always makes me wonder why everyone always wants a fridge that needs a cover to help keep it cool. Especially when there are some good fridges out there that don't need them and are incredibly efficient like Evakool, Trailblazer, Autofridge, National Luna etc. The other fridges may have good advertising but I think we all know better than to believe everything we read in some of those 'unbiased' 4wd mags.

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Follow Up By: ross - Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 09:04

Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 09:04
You can either have a soft cover or a bulkier fridge. I think the cover does great job for its size and weight.
It also keeps the outside clean and scratch free.

I think there would be law suits flying if any of the test data was misleading
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Reply By: Member - Coyote (QLD) - Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 15:00

Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 15:00
I have the previous model ARB Fridge Freezer 60L.. It is defenitly a rebadged Engel..
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Reply By: Member - Bucky, the "Mexican"- Saturday, Feb 28, 2009 at 12:19

Saturday, Feb 28, 2009 at 12:19
Laura
Don't be lousey, get an Engel ,,,Never go wrong

LOL
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Follow Up By: Boobook2 - Saturday, Feb 28, 2009 at 14:19

Saturday, Feb 28, 2009 at 14:19
Actually Engels ain't that good, the insulations sucks and it draws a lot of current over about 35 degrees. It will run almost continuously.

No real product development or R&D in 20 years.

They are reliable though.
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Follow Up By: Kiwi and Grenade - Sunday, Mar 01, 2009 at 15:40

Sunday, Mar 01, 2009 at 15:40
not needing a new one dont worry Bucky! our waeco's still going strong!
might need to by a westinghouse that fits in the car though with all the kids, Lol...!!
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