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Has anyone had experience with the Waeco CDF 35 fridge, positives or negative, to use as a freezer.

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Reply By: Member - steveinoz (NSW) - Sunday, Jun 14, 2009 at 14:29

Sunday, Jun 14, 2009 at 14:29
I have one and I one thing against it. It will not hold enough Tinnies.
The other, I should of bought an 80 lt one. Cheers Steve...

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Reply By: olcoolone - Sunday, Jun 14, 2009 at 15:03

Sunday, Jun 14, 2009 at 15:03
Pay the extra and buy a CF-35.

The CF-35 has a better warranty, inbuilt 240 volt, more accurate temp control and display and works better in high ambient temps.

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Reply By: paulnsw - Sunday, Jun 14, 2009 at 16:15

Sunday, Jun 14, 2009 at 16:15
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Follow Up By: Grossy - Monday, Jun 15, 2009 at 22:24

Monday, Jun 15, 2009 at 22:24
G'day Paul,
You wouldn't be giving such positive advice because you worked for Waeco for a number of years and currently help them out at some shows when you are asked, by any chance would you?? LOL See you at the next show. Grossy.
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Follow Up By: paulnsw - Tuesday, Jun 16, 2009 at 06:49

Tuesday, Jun 16, 2009 at 06:49
look Gossy little dim winker there is no postivie advice there. There is only the difference between the two models copied from Waeco literature to help the enquiry. I am not dumb enough to work on a show stand or for Waeco and not stupid enough to get ripped off by Engel. I support Australian made and own an Australian made fridge better quality than any imported product.
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Follow Up By: Grossy - Tuesday, Jun 16, 2009 at 21:44

Tuesday, Jun 16, 2009 at 21:44
Settle down I was just commenting that you sounded like a bloke who used to work for Waeco. You've obviously read the reply the wrong way so take a breath and enjoy this forum for what it is intended to be used for and that is to give each other advice and to interact and learn! I too would only buy Aussie and others should start putting their money where their mouth is instead of whingeing when our products have to be made overseas because they aren't supported here! Fridges like Evakool, Trailblazer etc should be given more of a go as they are far superior or even equal to most others.
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Reply By: tim_c - Monday, Jun 15, 2009 at 20:22

Monday, Jun 15, 2009 at 20:22
Luvinit, I got one because I couldn't justify shelling out the extra $$$ for the electronically controlled CF-35. Since then, I've heard of quite a few people havnig problems with Waecos - all to do with the electronic controls! The major drawback is the lack of handles to tie it down.

You can use it as a freezer but it will require more power to run that way (for every degree temp. difference between inside/outside, you will have greater losses). I ran mine that way at first and had an esky as well. I had 2x 2L bottles of water which I swapped every day (ie. one freezing in the freezer, the other acting as a large ice-brick in the esky).

Keep the side vents clear so the fridge can run properly, and keep the unit out of the sun. I've found the lid is not insulated particularly well so during the day I put a pillow on top for extra insulation (the pillow is always quite cold underneath when I take it off to use it for sleeping which shows the insulation isn't doing what it should).
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Reply By: Member - Porl - Tuesday, Jun 16, 2009 at 09:00

Tuesday, Jun 16, 2009 at 09:00
If it means anything I got the first waeco that came out. Made in Germany, 30L. Right now, between trips, it is in the downstairs room in Brisbane happily ticking away on 1 at 2.47C. been sat on, dropped, bounced around, I have burnt out its plug by leaving the lid off after too many beers on a hot day ($12 new chord) and still running as good as the day I got it now about 8 or 9 yrs ago I think.
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Follow Up By: dbish - Tuesday, Jul 14, 2009 at 11:05

Tuesday, Jul 14, 2009 at 11:05
Im happy with mine both about 12mts old CF40 &CR80 Waeco Made in China!!
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