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Re: bar fridge

Postby bonger » Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:57 pm

titch wrote:Disagree Bonger on the comment.
why not ask someone who knows these things such as http://www.springers.com.au who are the 12 volt and solar specialists.
Sorry.
Much better to ask those that actually do it, rather than those, who make money out of those that do it.
My own opinion of course and have had no dealings with Springers.
$299 3way from Aldi or Supercheap may be the way
Titch



I'm not saying buy something off them, it just sometimes pays to get more info, I have dealt with springers in the past regarding a dual battery setup and they never pressured me to buy, they were just happy to give the advice of what my options were.

in any case, each to there own as to which way they want to go with things. I just thought that there may be other options before having to buy new instead of accomodating with what you have.
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Re: bar fridge

Postby Titch » Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:05 pm

Always a good move to explore all options.
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Re: bar fridge

Postby GypsyLady » Sat Jul 17, 2010 10:00 am

titch wrote:$299 3way from Aldi or Supercheap may be the way
Titch



Actually, that is a good suggestion....and Repco & KMart also have similar fridges for about the same price.

I have read a bit on the various forums about the Aldi and Repco fridges and they have all been good things reported
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Re: bar fridge

Postby GypsyLady » Sat Jul 17, 2010 10:12 am

bonger wrote:
I just thought that there may be other options before having to buy new instead of accomodating with what you have.



Bonger

The problem is, which ever way Graham goes it will cost him money....and to set up with an inverter, batteries, solar or gennie it is going to be more costly than buying a dedicated camp fridge.

He is better off not 'accommodating' with what he has, especially if he does not know much about 12 volt, batteries, solar, inverters, gennies etc.

Now if Graham had expressed an interest in going to a powered site....the advice given would have been very different.

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Re: bar fridge

Postby bonger » Sat Jul 17, 2010 2:21 pm

Well that is just my opinion Gypsy, and I thought that was what this forum was all about, being able to throw out ideas, however I am getting the feeling that you have to be the one to have the last say on all posts. :(

If someone has a camper trailer and they are not going to a powered site, ultimately they are going to want to be battery sufficient. Maybe it does pay sometimes to check out these other options for future needs.
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Re: bar fridge

Postby GypsyLady » Sat Jul 17, 2010 2:33 pm

bonger wrote: check out these other options for future needs.



That's a great idea bonger....
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Re: bar fridge

Postby GypsyLady » Sat Jul 17, 2010 2:58 pm

bonger wrote:
If someone has a camper trailer and they are not going to a powered site, ultimately they are going to want to be battery sufficient.



Sorry bonger.....I did not realize that Graham had a camper trailer...I must have missed that bit.
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Re: bar fridge

Postby bonger » Sat Jul 17, 2010 5:37 pm

No worries Gypsy. Graham now just needs to tell us all what he is going to do now that the options are out there. I myself hate it when it comes to making purchases as I want everything at once, and the minister for war and finance puts a stop to that really quick! :)
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Re: bar fridge

Postby Rosco532 » Sat Jul 17, 2010 9:05 pm

Quote...
I'm not saying buy something off them, it just sometimes pays to get more info, I have dealt with Springers in the past regarding a dual battery setup and they never pressured me to buy, they were just happy to give the advice of what my options were.....

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I have to go along with Bonger on this one....Springers is a very knowledgable, Professional company to deal with,,,,They have helped me out with many wiring issues with the Bus,,,All with no charge,..To much info can't be to wrong....

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Re: bar fridge

Postby Titch » Sat Jul 17, 2010 11:41 pm

gypsylady wrote:
bonger wrote:
If someone has a camper trailer and they are not going to a powered site, ultimately they are going to want to be battery sufficient.



Sorry bonger.....I did not realize that Graham had a camper trailer...I must have missed that bit.



I must have missed something, where was camper trailer mentioned?
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Re: bar fridge

Postby GypsyLady » Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:42 am

Rosco532 wrote:To much info can't be to wrong....
Cheers
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Too much info in the wrong hands Rosco can definitely be a problem and I wonder with people who do not understand the terminology, how they are going to understand the technology.

Rosco532 wrote:Springers is a very knowledgable, Professional company

Springers professionalism was never questioned here...and Titch made a point of stating that.




I think we may have gotten a little off track here and away from the original post by Graham.
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Re: bar fridge

Postby Rosco532 » Sun Jul 18, 2010 10:14 am

My mentioning of Springers was for no other reason than to recommend them as a company that is worthy of a 'pat on the back' for their service & knowledge they have to offer ....

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Re: bar fridge

Postby hoadie72 » Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:10 pm

Rosco532 wrote:Chatto...We successfully run a 3 way f/f on a 12V battery with only a 300w inverter for around 3 days....I simply chuck the jumper leads on the Patrol and give it a charge for around 7....10 minutes....after the 3 days.
You must remember, that out of 24 hours...a Fridge will only be using power for around ''6'' of them.....Providing the door seals are in good condition.
We also have small solar panel on the roof of the trailer to help it last longer...(We only paid about $90- for it from super-cheap....but...it certainly helps)
We definatly flick it over to gas when we are in warmer areas.

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I might be missing something here, but why would you run a 3 way fridge on an inverter? Or have I misread your post?
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Re: bar fridge

Postby Rosco532 » Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:30 pm

No problems Hoadie....

When Parked up in camping grounds etc where 240 is available, we use 240v.

When freedom camping we use LPG...or...240v inverter( free...simply recharge the battery)

When traveling its against the law to have the LPG on (the flame would probably blow out anyway) so we always have the f/f running on 240v...via the inverter / 12v battery.

When we are stationary and its very hot we use LPG anyway...it cools the frig/freezer down better than 240v.

Hope this explains it better.

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Re: bar fridge

Postby hoadie72 » Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:51 pm

It does, thanks :)

I was curious though, if it can run on 12v, why would you run it on 240v via an inverter?
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