Weaco Fridge opinion UpDate - Comments Pls

Submitted: Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 21:26
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I have been looking at the weaco fridges for a few years now and am considering purchasing one as a second fridge/freezer for those long trips to the gulf.

I would like to hear any comments about these fridges from users who own one, I am well aware of how good an engle is.

Than you
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Reply By: thomo - Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 21:45

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 21:45
hi rognet
a friends old man has a cf50 waeco a engle and a chescold he has had a few problems with the engle and the chescold but none with the waeco and he is pretty rough with them.i bought a cf50 myself and took it around aus for a month it road in the back of my tray the whole time and i never had a problem with it
hope this helps.
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Follow Up By: Brett - Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 21:54

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 21:54
Waeco FF40.

55000km over 2 years as a freezer in rear of troopy over lots of corrugated roads. Struggled a bit in 50 degree ambient outside temp ( but then which fridge wouldn't).

No regrets would buy another tomorrow.

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Reply By: SweatsonArmstrong - Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 22:36

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 22:36
EvaKool - same compressor - heaps better insulation????????????????????

I saw an ad here a while back checkout the biz search engine...

just a thought

SAPS
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Reply By: Hedonist - Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 23:09

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2003 at 23:09
CF50 - Couldn't be happier. We've taken it to the NT in the wet, on severely corrugated roads, and it cops a hammering chilling champagne and nibbles for the starving masses whenever we go camping (2 adults, 3 kids) Oh yeah, it keeps the food frozen as well... No problems at all.

I'd recommend the transit bag too.
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Reply By: Huddo - Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 07:00

Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 07:00
CF 80 fridge freezer, couldn't be happier, its blloody handy having seperate fridge freezer compartments

Cheers
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Reply By: Tony - Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 07:14

Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 07:14
I see that there is a 60lt model on the way shortly, same size as as the 50 but a little higher.
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Reply By: Member - Terry- Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 08:43

Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 08:43
Brought a cf50 a year ago couldn't be happier, had a problen with the lid buckling, but got it replaced under warrenty.
Apparently the the original lids were hollow, so once the sun got to them they buckled, now being made of a solid compund, much heavier.
Cheers
Terry
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Reply By: paul - Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 09:14

Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 09:14
I started off with a FF30, the danfoss compressor was fantastic but the insulation was crap. But i kept it cause it got it cheap and it is light and excellent as a second fridge or freezer at home and as a beer and bait fridge on camping trips.

I then bought an Explorer fridge freezer cause the insulation was amazing and the external was marine grade aluminium and it ran on a danfoss compressor and it is great and has a separate fridge/freezer compartment and the insulation between the two compartments is thick as and it has a separate thermometer control for both the fridge compartment and the freezer (although the setting of the freezer compartment overrides the settings for the fridge). It has been great too.

No problems with either.
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Reply By: Brian - Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 11:04

Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 11:04
Just to throw a curve ball... Trailblaza
I have a 70 litre... an excellent fridge, tough as, rated at 46 degrees C better insulation, Danfoss compressor, don't need a bag.
Just my opinion
Cheers
Brian
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Reply By: bruce - Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 12:35

Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 12:35
We bought a 50l Waeco with transit bag from the seconds shop 12mths ago...saved heaps...there does not seem to be anything wrong with it except for a couple of small marks that you can see if you care to look close enough...runs like a charm....very happy with it...cheers
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Follow Up By: REXY - Friday, Nov 28, 2003 at 13:00

Friday, Nov 28, 2003 at 13:00
hi bruce, quick questioin.where when and how much from the seconds shop (oops thats 3 lol) i have been looking around but the war and finance minister has vetoed me bying a frigde on account of the cost and i have had no luck on ebay

cheers rexy
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Follow Up By: bruce - Saturday, Nov 29, 2003 at 09:50

Saturday, Nov 29, 2003 at 09:50
Rexy..50l Waeco bought 22/04/03 from fridgeshop.com.au....demo model $650...$80 for the 240v/12v converter and $100 for the cover...you may have to wait in line as orders at this time of the year are probably heavy...I reckon it was a great buy ..cheers
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Reply By: Member - Bear - Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 21:39

Thursday, Nov 27, 2003 at 21:39
Not sure about the engle back up service but I took a new CF50 on a six month top end and found it to be top class - would recommend also getting the new digital temp read out which has a long enough lead so that you can place the unit on the dash and know what the fridge temp is doing.

I had a minor drama with the lead which they repaired on the spot and then sent a replacement in the mail. Highly recommended..
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Reply By: Tiger - Friday, Nov 28, 2003 at 22:34

Friday, Nov 28, 2003 at 22:34
Bought a FF70 when they were first released and had heaps of problems. To Waeco's credit however they never flinched from their warranty (nice to know) and replaced the whole unit 3 times. Finally fixed the problem in the last version and haven't had a problem since. Has the larger 50 Danfoss compressor and HOT weather is simply not a problem to it. Considering replaceing an ageing Engel with one of the new 60 litre jobs (same footprint as the 50 but a bit taller).
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Reply By: Phil P - Saturday, Nov 29, 2003 at 16:17

Saturday, Nov 29, 2003 at 16:17
I had a Waeco CF50, the fridge worked extremely well. I ended up selling it beacuse the piston in the compressor "clunks". I only noticed it when driving around town. The clunking drove me crazy. I bought an Engel and I still think the Waeco CF50 is a better design with more space in it. Now I have a "clunk" free fridge but a rattling fridge slide !

I took it in for service to check on the"clunk", there was no fault that's just how they are. If you go to a shop and gently lift one side of the fridge up & down a few times - you will hear the clunk.

If I had my time again, I would stick with the Waeco and save a couple of hundred dollars !

Phil P

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Reply By: funnyone - Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 22:28

Tuesday, Dec 02, 2003 at 22:28
Hi , i know the question was how waeco fridges are going on field , but i was wondering if they have a low low power amp draw , as everyones comments are great and i am looking for a portable fridge freezer
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