waeco cf 40 fridge (any experiences)

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Reply By: StevenL - Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 10:04

Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 10:04
Had mine since October last year. It's done 14,000km in the boot around SE Aust between Adelaide and Sydney including 38 Deg days in the Flinders Ranges. It keeps selected temp perfectly as fridge running on 2-3 lights. The insulated cover seems to help it and also provides good scratch protection.

I run it from an Outback RAPS and it is the best thing I have bought! No more Ice. No more soggy stuff at the bottom of the esky. Beer is always cold! Travelling by myself I find it will hold a carton of cans, 1l carton milk, 1.25l soft drink, 5 or 6 trays of meat on the top of the cans, and butter, jam and other odds and ends in the dairy part. Enough for me to be self sufficient for over a week.

Have not found any problems or complaints as yet.

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Reply By: Wazza (Vic) - Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 16:07

Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 16:07
A mate of mine at work here was talking to his girlfriend on messenger last week. His housemate borrowed his Waeco CF40 and took it to Fraser Island with his Pommy mates without asking. Dingo's chewed the insulation bag. His girlfriend wanted to know how much the insulation bag was. My mate said $320 cos he wasbleepthat his mate had taken it without asking. So the four people that went camping have paid up the full amount.

Funny story, and true.

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Follow Up By: Wazza (Vic) - Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 16:09

Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 16:09
Bleep = "Not Happy"~
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Reply By: MJS - Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 21:50

Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 21:50
Ive got a CF110 and a mate has a CF50, no complaints, lookafter them and they will lookafter you with cold beer and frozen steaks.

Cheers.How Far? Lets Go!!!
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Reply By: paul - Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 21:53

Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 21:53
dunno which is mine, one of the first 39L ones apparently made in germany (CCF i think) not china, but now about 3yrs old is a gem, runs and freezes and does all sorts of stuff really well. Great for seafood as it operates as a static fridge which means unlike most home units does not have cold air blowing around inside (note all 12v fridge users) so does not dry out internal foodstuffs. Mine has seen some serious bouncing around and has never missed a ticker. Ended up buying an explorer but can't bring myself to sell it cause it is so portable.

Don't have an insulation bag for it but if you're cheap like me a wholesale type broccoli box with a waeco engine grid like portion cut out is a most amazing insulator for it.
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Reply By: Landcruiser - Sunday, Feb 01, 2004 at 22:49

Sunday, Feb 01, 2004 at 22:49
I have a CF50...

Really happy with it, it runs like a dream!!!

I have the insulating bag around it for protection as well as its insulation properties...

I usually run it on 2 to 3 light... any more than this and the food begins to freeze!!!

I would highly recommend these units.....
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