New ARB 47ltr Fridge

I'm in the market for a new fridge and was looking at the Waeco 50 ltr, however the ARB 47ltr is very similar in size just a little dearer.

I have not heard too much about the new ARB fridge and was wondering if anyone had some firsthand experience with one of them.

Any comments about problems, reliability or build quality would be appreciated.

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Reply By: Adricat - Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 09:51

Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 09:51
Price this week WAECO CF 50

CF 50 -$795
CF 50 transit bag -$120
Slide -$245
Freight to ACT with insurance -$65

from: caravanservices.com.au
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Follow Up By: Member - Matt M (ACT) - Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 10:02

Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 10:02
Wasn't quite what the poster asked about.

And your connection to caravanservices.com.au???
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Reply By: Adricat - Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 10:05

Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 10:05
Well sorry, though as the poster mentioned the waeco 50lt fridge, they might be interested in knowing where they can get a current good price.

My connection to caravan services is that there is no point in telling someone a good price but not telling them where.

No wonder no one like to post on this forum. See ya.
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Follow Up By: Member - Matt M (ACT) - Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 10:10

Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 10:10
My apologies then

Matt.
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Follow Up By: Gunna Do - Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 10:46

Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 10:46
Thanks for the info on the Waeco and prices, as I am not decided which to buy, this info will come in handy. Can never have too much info. Thanks for the reply.
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Reply By: Adricat - Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 10:08

Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 10:08
If you can get a better price, knock yourself out, i dont care.

I thought a forum was to share info.
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Follow Up By: Member - Kroozer (WA) - Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 23:34

Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 23:34
Yep thats exactly what forums are for mate. And its exactly what this forum is the best at, getting heaps of useful info.
But, who said that no one likes to post info on this site like you mentioned above? If they dont like it then its quiet easy for them to leave. Cheers
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Reply By: Numpty S - Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 10:31

Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 10:31
I believe the ARB jobby is a rebadged Engel.

At least, that was the case with their original offering.
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Follow Up By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 10:34

Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 10:34
The original was certainly a rebadged Engel, this one I believe is a rebadged something else, I can't for the life of me remember the brand.

This ARB uses the Danfoss compressor.

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Reply By: trainslux - Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 10:41

Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 10:41
currently made by domestic.

Purely for arb's ideas.

I would suggest looking at an evakool.
far better construction than a waeco, better insulation, they all now use the danfoss bd35.

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Follow Up By: Gunna Do - Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 10:45

Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 10:45
trainslux, looked at the Evakool however the dimensions are a little too big for where I want to carry it, without making major changes. Thanks for the reply.
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Reply By: Adricat - Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 10:49

Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 10:49
The ABR sidewinder would also be worth a look.
I have no connection with this company.
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Follow Up By: Member - Troll 81 (QLD) - Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 10:55

Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 10:55
another vote for the Sidewinder fridge have had mine for a while now and it's done some hard work so far.
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Follow Up By: beelzebug - Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 11:00

Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 11:00
Second that, or is it third that?
Tedious but necessary disclaimer follows
No connection to ABR Sidewinder either.
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Follow Up By: Gunna Do - Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 11:08

Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 11:08
Any chance of some dimensions for 40 ltr Sidewinder. Length and width would be appreciated.
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Follow Up By: Adricat - Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 11:22

Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 11:22
Steel case, 52lt, i think 7lt freezer section. follow above link.
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Follow Up By: Member - Troll 81 (QLD) - Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 12:46

Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 12:46
Click herefor all the specs
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Follow Up By: beelzebug - Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 13:24

Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 13:24
645mm x 480mm x 450mm high. Comes with free transit/ insulating bag too.

Taken from the ABR Sidewinder website.
And, no I am not an employee of ABR.
Satisfied customer but.
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Reply By: Adricat - Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 11:06

Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 11:06
As i was looking for a fridge last week i got a few proces form several companies that I have no connection with.

ABR $940 inc cover, temp gauge and 240 power pack.
And there was a cheap slide on ebay.

I do not work for ebay.. LOL
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Reply By: Axel [ the real one ] - Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 12:09

Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 12:09
Seeing no mention yet ,have a look at the fridge shop web site , Google it ,, very often some very good prices for Waeco ,, as an example , bought our 80lt + cover + power converter for just under a grand [fair enough it was 5/6 years ago] when the normal retail price of the fridge alone was over close to $1400.
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Follow Up By: Adricat - Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 12:18

Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 12:18
Yeah tried them last week.

A 2nd CF 50fridge (ie not perfect, but noting wrong with it) @$949 fridge only.

Covers out of stock for at least 6 weeks...
Slide $289
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Follow Up By: Axel [ the real one ] - Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 14:52

Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 14:52
Right now 4 in stock @ $879 ,,, and if prepared to pickup and do a wee bit of a haggle that price will also lower....
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Follow Up By: Adricat - Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 14:58

Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 14:58
CF 50 above $795....
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Reply By: chisel - Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 13:36

Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 13:36
I thought the new ARB was made by waeco. Has the internals of the CF50 but better and stronger case/lid etc. Not sure where I heard it but it certainly does look like a slightly re-styled CF50 to me. Has same compressor, shape/dimensions etc.
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