Off Road Fridge

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 10, 2002 at 01:00
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I am shortlty starting a 2 year trip around Australia with a Nissan Patrol and small caravan. We plan to leave the van and travel often in just the patrol and I am trying to decide on a fridge, I am presently in favour of either the Trailblaza or Liemack as they appear to be the best in very hot conditions. We will have a small generator and solar panel to rechage with. Any comments or other suggestions would be appreciated.
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Reply By: Mark - Sunday, Feb 10, 2002 at 01:00

Sunday, Feb 10, 2002 at 01:00
Type 'fridge' into the forum search and you will get heaps of info!
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Reply By: Mal Try - Monday, Feb 11, 2002 at 01:00

Monday, Feb 11, 2002 at 01:00
Kevin, I would buy Engel For 12v only and Chescold freezer for 3way use. Both are very effective and can be serviced all over Australia if required. Mal
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Reply By: Andreas - Tuesday, Feb 12, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2002 at 01:00
Kevin, have had both ie. had a Trailblaza before we got the Liemack. No problems with either. There was a thread a week or so ago with info on the Liemack.
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Reply By: Michael- Tuesday, Feb 12, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2002 at 01:00
Kevin Have a look at the Waeco web site. They have a 50 litre for less than a $1000 bucks. I have their FF 40 and can't fault it. Smaller than an Engel, more size and features and much cheaper.
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Reply By: Cam - Tuesday, Feb 12, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2002 at 01:00
Kevin, I have owned a trailblazer for about 7 or 8 years and its an excellent fridge/freezer. It is a little bigger & heavier than some but the 75mm of insulation & marine grade aluminium make it very efficient & strong for the hot climates when travelling around Australia. Feel free to ask if you would like to know more about the fridge....Cam
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Reply By: Rob - Thursday, Feb 14, 2002 at 01:00

Thursday, Feb 14, 2002 at 01:00
Kevin

Check before you get it but one of the fridges, and I think it's the Liemack, requires extra heavy duty wiring to run due to the substantially extra current draw. Granted the on-cycle time is less but it is additional hassle over conventional.
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Reply By: larry - Sunday, Mar 03, 2002 at 01:00

Sunday, Mar 03, 2002 at 01:00
Kevin, I have owned a 60 lt. trailblazer for 6 years .I have done many outback trips,Simpson desert, Plenty highway east to west. Birdsville plus many other outback places. I cannot fault the trailblazer frig-freezer but stongley suggest
a duel battery set up.
happy touring.LARRY
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