7 reviews
    Troy Kenny Aitkenhead

    Troy Kenny AitkenheadAgnus Waters

    • 2 reviews

    still works like new


    in my 4wd 83 Nissan patrol for 9 years on dirt roads not tied down, in qld,had fire wood on top of it in dust, and in floods & exposed to salt water close to the ocean every day, the 4wd rusted out but the fridge is a bit dinted and damaged bit of surface rust around the lid where the paint chipped off but still snap freezes and cold as new! just the battery went flat for the temp gauge after a year other wise it works really well draws 2.5 amps on max turbo freeze and idles about .03 of a amp after every things cold depending on how many times you open the lid

    Date PurchasedJan 2008

    cant beat it


    brought in 2004 been across the simpson flinders top end plus to many camping trips to name.
    only advice is once its turned on for the first time don't turn it off except to move from the house to the car.
    they dont like being used then turned off and put away till next time.

    Date PurchasedJun 2004

    andykGemfields Central Queensland, Qld

    • 3 reviews

    Good unit ...hasnt missed a beat


    Purchased in 2011 (to replace an earlier model that I fried the power board on with a quick charger and needed a quick replacement) The unit has run continuously in the back of the Cruiser ever since. These are great reliable units that are generally bullet proof and can take a few knocks . Temperature control is precise and the beer is always at the set temp of 0.3 C deg . By the way the original MT45F purchased in 2001 still works perfectly today after a $400 repair that was my fault anyway not the units. Thanks Engel

    Date PurchasedDec 2011
    1 comment

    Just a follow up ...another 2.25 years on and its still going as good as the day I bought it, thanks engel !!!

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    Great when working


    I've had my engel for 8 years and have bad to replace the cooling system twice at a cost of $625 each time due to a blockage in the cooling unit which they tell me is a sealed unit. Not happy i could have bought 2 fridges for what I've spent



    • 5 reviews

    Cooling Unit Failure at 7 years


    I have used it off and on for seven years now with relatively little usage. In fact you could say it has had a very easy life. Turned it on the other day to stick some drinks in it only to discover that it doesn't cool. Authorised servicing agent has advised me that the cooling unit has failed due to a 'blockage' ~$625 AUD to repair and replace entire unit. So, not so bullet proof.

    Best fridge/freezer around


    Cant fault it, never misses a beat. Have used it from the Outback to the Snowies, would never leave home without it



    • 12 reviews

    Wouldn't leave home without it


    Had it for coming up on 6 years now without any drama's, Dad's is coming up on 25 years old with no drama's,
    Been on plenty of trips with other people with Waeco's and similar and all have had faults at some point in time, sure they are extremely expensive for what they are but they should last a life time.
    reliability, simplicity,

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    Questions & Answers

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    how old would my 40th anniversary mt45f-g4-s engel be

    2 answers

    I think it was released in 2005.

    reg g
    reg g

    ok thanks

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