12 volt fridge

Hi can anyone recommend a 12 volt fridge that has a low current draw,and good insulation around 40lt size.
thanks Cajun
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Reply By: nowimnumberone - Saturday, Feb 25, 2012 at 23:55

Saturday, Feb 25, 2012 at 23:55
of course we can
weaco 40ltr
cheers
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Follow Up By: didjabringabeer - Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 00:12

Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 00:12
Engel 40lt
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Follow Up By: gbc - Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 07:16

Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 07:16
evakool 40 :)
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Follow Up By: P and JM - Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 12:56

Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 12:56
Either the New Evakool 40 Ltr or the Engel 40 Ltr. have both as well as a 47 Ltr Evakool with no complaints.
Cheers P&J
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Reply By: thumper-darryl - Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 05:04

Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 05:04
To expand on this slightly. Jayco offers an upgrade from the RM 2350 fridge to a Waeco CR110 Is this a necessary upgrade and pro's and con's.
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Follow Up By: wombat100 - Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 13:58

Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 13:58
From experience- I don't think it would be an 'upgrade' to the Waeco (Dometic) CD110.
I think it's a backward step.


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Follow Up By: thumper-darryl - Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 14:00

Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 14:00
That is what I thought. Thanks
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Reply By: Nickywoop - Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 07:02

Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 07:02
You will not be able to go past the Australian made Trailblaza built in Caloundra.

No need for fancy insulation rugs, which are required by some makes, because they lack insulation from new.

Trailblaza are used by the Australian Army in some of the most adverse places in the world where we will never travel.

Indestructable, ask anyone with one.

Nick
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Reply By: darter - Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 09:33

Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 09:33
I just purchased a Engel 40 Litre MT 45 series II a few days ago.I did quite a bit of research into all makes around 40L.Basically they are all quite good.With the 'Trailbazer' they very best.But one has to consider what fridges suits one best.I found the shape and size to be a very important factor-the Engel suit me best when I factored that in to my decision-I can fit it in both vehicles I own.

Also Engels have been around for 45 years-the seem to have a good reputation on these outdoor forums.If I was doing super extreme desert trips-I'd get a 'trailbazer' as well.
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Reply By: AlbyNSW - Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 10:06

Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 10:06
Check out the Bushman they rated very well ( first or second, depending on how you read the results from the last 4WD comparo) and you don't need a bag on it , they supply one only for protection from scratches.
Waeco was the other top performer in the test. I have one of each and happy with both but the best thing about the Bushman is that the electronics board is able to be easily replaced yourself ( plug and play) for around $100 should you have a problem, which I believe is the cause of the majority of fridge failures. I like that I can fix it in the bush and keep going with minimal disruption. My Waeco has been a good reliable fridge too.

No affiliation etc, just a happy customer
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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian, SA - Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 10:50

Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 10:50
As mentioned above, Trailblaza may well be the world beater in efficiency via insulation - seems they are are aimed at the 'tough use', frugal power supply market. Various insulation thicknesses available - 125mm is common - that makes for a very bulky fridge, even in the small storage capacities, but they seem a very robust unit. When running, the power draw is probably the same as the other fridges, but they wouldn't run as often. They cost more than comparable Waeco's and Engels etc., because they are hand built by Aussies !
My Waeco 60L is ok for our travel formula, with power supply rarely being a problem in our rig. It runs nicely now, since being back to an agent for a warranty repair, is a mass produced plastic product and needs 'pyjamas' (more $$) to get up to half adequate insulation efficiency.
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Reply By: pepper2 - Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 11:36

Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 11:36
i have a bushman,works well,keenly priced,great aftersales servive,my mate has an engle,main difference is that mates ebgle gets turned off (power disconnected) until morning and the temp only rises about 2 deg by morning ,(eg if at -5 c at night will be about -3c in the morning ) my bushman temp rises quickly when power is off,so it must run at night, the other thing is the engle will freeze everything where ever it is in the fridge my bushman really only freezes the bottom half of the compartment when on max freeze.
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Reply By: snailbait (Blue mntns) - Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 19:51

Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 19:51
HI CAJUN

I have a brand known as AUTO FRIDGE

This fridge sells a lot in north QLD as you put it on while driving and then turn it off overnight

This means over the 24 hrs it is very low power usage

It is a eutic fridge which has a bag of Brine and it frezez the brine into ice and then keeps cold over night

I have had no trouble with the fridge workings

I have used this fridge all around Australia

They are made in Botany NSW

Terry
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