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Unread 24th September 2013, 05:33 AM
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so do the waeco. Evakool box might be better though.
and the ironman ones
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^Yeah that makes sense to me. Further away from fridge = less heat transferred to fridge also not being below fridge helps as less heat rises...
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^ I agree. My Evakool model has the compressor built into the box and the section above the compressor is never as cold as the rest of the fridge - good for storing chocolate though!
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My option is a bit left field. I wanted the convenience of an upright fridge so back in January I bought a Waeco CR1050. It's really designed to be mounted in a cabinet such as in a campervan or caravan but is quite ok as it is just strapped down in the back of the Forester. No need for a slider and is easily accessible without having to unpack other gear.
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Unread 25th September 2013, 07:22 AM
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I've got a waeco cf35. pretty affordable gets the job down I've used it for up to 3 days straight off the standard battery without issue.
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Got my fridge the other day and worked out how to tie it down today
I ended up going for the evakool fridge mate 55L, seems to have good reviews and I got a factory second which was $350 below new price because some of the outer surfaces are slightly rippled. This has no effect on the functionality and I am not at all fussed with looks.



Fits exactly as I was expecting which is good. Here is the inside;


Because the forester is quite low and the fridge is not that tall it can be opened plenty wide enough to get stuff in and out whilst in the car which means no need for a fridge slide

Not enough room for 2 to sleep in the back with it though....

On a side note, when removing all of the foam in the boot I discovered many old syringes (fortunately all with covers on)... Either the previous owner was in the medical trade or was addicted to some pretty hard core sh@t....
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Unread 19th October 2013, 03:09 AM
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Looks like a terrific unit, DM .

Something like that will probably suit me when I decide on what sort of new trailer I'm going to get ....

Add a jump start battery and solar panel to charge it from when you're camped somewhere for days and Bob's your Uncle (or my brother in law, as it turns out ).

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You'd have to be happy with that

Sounds like you got a pretty good deal on the fridge mate

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What's everyone got against fridge slides? I'm curious as I can't wait to get one!

I've got a 41L Engel - I was sussing out what I thought I wanted, then the decision was made for me/us when we got married. I "blame" the boys for this unit, but can't complain! I'm just thankful I could fit it in the back of the L series:



Got a dual battery system to run it - but I feel that I need to upgrade my alternator, I've got one but still have to rewire and install.

The setup in the above pic has been further refined since that was taken - just now I can fit more crap in there... which is a good AND a bad thing!

Although everyone's mainly EJ vehicles around here, this is how/where the battery fits in my equation:



I used to watch the battery voltage like a hawk - last trip I didn't stress about it and everything ran perfect as usual. I'm now running a sealed Delco battery of some description (can't remember) and if anything the main battery and alternator drags it down Gotta upgrade both of these!

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Unread 26th October 2013, 12:04 AM
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I was planning on incorporating a fridge slide into my draw system, just seems easier to get into a fridge with a slide.

Not sure what fridge i'll get atm but i was thinking of only going with a 30lt one, everyone seems to have bigger models, i know it fits more but is the extra space really more useful? I've always coped for 1-2 weeks with an esky.

Dam el freddo, l series just has so much more space, wish i had found one at the right price when i bought my forester.
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