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Offline fmflex

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Re: What Fridge to get?
« Reply #75 on: Dec 25, 2019, 01:34:39 PM »
Just bought a Bushman fridge with the extra extensions so far impressed with it and made local in Victoria
Will see how it goes in the long term
I'm keen to hear how you go with yours as I've got my eye on one as well.  Years ago in a 4x4 mag there was a fridge comparisons where the bushland had the lowest current draw overall out of all the fridges reviewed.
 

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Re: What Fridge to get?
« Reply #76 on: Dec 25, 2019, 06:24:05 PM »
Just bought a Bushman fridge with the extra extensions so far impressed with it and made local in Victoria
Will see how it goes in the long term
I'm keen to hear how you go with yours as I've got my eye on one as well.  Years ago in a 4x4 mag there was a fridge comparisons where the bushland had the lowest current draw overall out of all the fridges reviewed.
Have had a Bushman fridge for over ten years. Cracker of a fridge. No real worries, good on the deep cycle battery. Ability to alter the capacity can be handy. Don’t reckon you’ll be disappointed. Cheers
 

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Re: What Fridge to get?
« Reply #77 on: Dec 25, 2019, 07:35:51 PM »
My 40L Engel has dies and I am trying to fix it myself along with a very helpful guy from SA.

If it still does not work I am seriously looking at the Brass Monkey 60L from Jaycar at $499.

Engel has lasted for 10 years so if I get 5 years from the Brass Monkey I will be happy.
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Re: What Fridge to get?
« Reply #78 on: Dec 25, 2019, 10:23:08 PM »
Just bought a Bushman fridge with the extra extensions so far impressed with it and made local in Victoria
Will see how it goes in the long term
I'm keen to hear how you go with yours as I've got my eye on one as well.  Years ago in a 4x4 mag there was a fridge comparisons where the bushland had the lowest current draw overall out of all the fridges reviewed.

I'll 2nd that, had 1 for 6 years, works great, doubles as a freezer in the house too   :cup:
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Offline ranmar850

Re: What Fridge to get?
« Reply #79 on: Jan 27, 2020, 10:17:24 PM »
10 years from a CF 80 Waeco so far. I did have one problem, kept getting an error. Turned out to be an intermittently faulty fan. Total cost of fix was under $100 including labour. If you need it as a full zone freezer, just pull out the removable divider and turn it right down.
I built a couple of fridges and freezers for camping/boating. First one was a 130 litre freezer, with fan blower, Dometic components. I always build with fibreglass and foam insulation. Still running strong after about 8 years, does a lot of full time duty as a backup at home. The latest was a boat fridge. Danfoss compressor with a 3/4 radius coldplate, 50 litre capacity. My biggest problem is NOT having it freeze, you need to run it at the warmest setting.  The electrics are mounted high, in an alloy housing, so you can hose around it. And it has a drain plug, something every fridge should have. :-)  This isn't a cheap way to build a fridge, but nothing will rust, and I have a tailor made split lid so I can access one end without having to slide it out from under the seat frame it sits in.
 

 

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