Fridge for Suzuki

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 10:29
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Hi all
I am looking at buying a fridge for my Zuki (1993 4 door).
It will be for one to two people. I do a lot of travelling on my own so doesn't need to be too large.
I have been looking at the Weaco CF35ac as the size looks alright to fit in Zuki.

Any ideas?
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Reply By: Member - Boo Boo (NSW) - Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 10:56

Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 10:56
George

Have a look at the bushman fridge.

Price is pretty good and performs well.

Regards Bob
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Follow Up By: zukigeorge - Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 12:15

Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 12:15
Thanks Bob
Just had a look at the Bushman website - looks pretty good.
I like the idea of being able to extend the lid to make more capacity. The dimensions look good for my Zuki.

Cheers
George

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Reply By: Willem - Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 11:06

Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 11:06
Is your Zook a Vitara?

We bought a 15lt Engel for our Sierra way back in 1985. Still have it.
It worked well. I also made an aluminium box for the back of the Zook(seats removed), which was good for storage for some gear, the fridge and about 4 jerrycans I recall. Still have the box too after giving it away twice....lol

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Follow Up By: zukigeorge - Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 12:19

Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 12:19
Hi Willem

My Zuki is a 1993 Vitara 4 door wagon. Bit more room then the Sierra.
I am going to build a storage system for the back.
Will look at the Engel fridges.

Cheers
George
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Follow Up By: Dave(NSW) - Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 14:27

Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 14:27
zukigeorge,
Here's a photo of a 40lt Engel in a sierra with draws, Dosn't leave a lot of room. As Willem suggested a 15lt or 21lt would suit better

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Follow Up By: zukigeorge - Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 15:26

Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 15:26
Thanks Dave - I see what you mean. I think the size of the Waeco would be as big as I want to go. I will check dimensions of the Engel 21lt as well.
It seems about 15 to 35lt would be fine for what I want.
Like the look of the Sierra, the draws look good - this is all giving me more ideas.
My Zuki has 2" suspension lift, 2" body lift 235x75x15 tyres and rims, underbody guards, LSD snorkel etc. etc. etc.... a little money pit!!! But I love it.
Cheers
George
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Follow Up By: Dave(NSW) - Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 16:43

Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 16:43
George,
This is my sons Zuk,he has done all the work him self. You can check out what he has done to it here.

http://www.4wdaction.com.au/shed/index.php?id=4179&im=1

It will give you some ideas.
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Reply By: ozwasp - Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 11:40

Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 11:40
I'd only buy Engel. You should probably get a fridge bigger than you think you need too. Have a look at the Engel Eclipse.
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Follow Up By: Paul(ACT) - Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 11:54

Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 11:54
Why would you only buy an Engel?
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Follow Up By: zukigeorge - Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 12:26

Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 12:26
The Engel Eclipse looks alright - price looks good.

Cheers George.
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Follow Up By: ozwasp - Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 17:27

Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 17:27
I've just seen the Engel Eclipse on sale at Anaconda for $799 in their Easter catalogue.

Why would I only buy an Engel?... 40 years of trial in Australia is why. Also my friend's Waeco wouldn't keep bait frozen on a 30 degree day.

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Reply By: Member - Kroozer (WA) - Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 12:45

Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 12:45
Just brought the Waeco CF35ACVERB, paid $750 for it with insulating cover and 240v cords. Hasnt arrived yet but hopefully shouldnt be long. My old man has always owned Engels, lived and worked out bush for 10 years for Ag Department and they were never faulted by Engels. But over the years he has tried the Waecos and has now converted to them. Much cheaper then the Engels. Though the Engels lived on the back of the utes all over the Kimberleys in rain, hail and shine and never ever a problem in 10 years. The Waeco lives inside in the air conditioned cab so not sure how tolerant they would be to the elements.
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Follow Up By: zukigeorge - Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 13:23

Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 13:23
Price of the Waeco is really good and they are also a little lighter.
The fridge will be in the back and not out in the elements.

George
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Reply By: Robert HL (SEQ)(aka zuksctr) - Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 13:00

Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 13:00
George, where in Oz are you.
I have just pulled my drawers out of my 94 wagon.Two drawers side by side a 50 ltr waeco on one side with fridge slide & on the other side next to the fridge i had the 100amp hr battery.It is made from half inch mdf with two old kitchen drawers on there slide & have carpet wrapped around it.It all worked out very well & survived a trip to innaminka & return last yr.You can have the drawers for zilch.The fridge is for sale as is the slide and battery & all the fittings that come with these items.
They are new (1 trip) except the waeco which is nearly three yrs but only done two trips.
Cheers,
Bob.
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Follow Up By: zukigeorge - Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 13:26

Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 13:26
I am in Nowra NSW.

George
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Follow Up By: Robert HL (SEQ)(aka zuksctr) - Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 15:45

Tuesday, Apr 07, 2009 at 15:45
George,ok makes it a little hard with distance.
Enjoy what you decide to do.

Cheers,

Bob.
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Reply By: zukigeorge - Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 16:39

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 16:39
Thanks for all the info. Decided to go with the Bushman.
Now to build some sort of storage system.

Cheers
George
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