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Old 22-11-2004, 07:21 PM
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Hi everyone, just finished installing a small fridge in the centre console of my car. It fits in perfectly and looks factory apart from the beige colour. I have wired it up so that no wires are exposed. Just flick a swith and she's on, hot or cold. I would really recommend this for people, especially over summer. It is easy to pull out as well.
It fits about 8 cans
Probably will be useful for just a weekend away when the big fridge isn't needed.
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Looks pretty cool. What brand/make is it? do you know the Lt. capacity is?
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It is a waeco-here is the link
http://www.waeco.com.au/products.asp?id=110&cat=4#
cost my dad about a hundred bucks a few years ago
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Its a good idea, I was thinking of doing the exact same thing a while back but then what to do with all the crap that I put in the centre console??
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Its a good idea, I was thinking of doing the exact same thing a while back but then what to do with all the crap that I put in the centre console??
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Its a good idea, I was thinking of doing the exact same thing a while back but then what to do with all the crap that I put in the centre console??
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keep it all cool and put it in the fridge.

I have a cheapy from DSE, cost me about $30 on special. I just jam it behind the Center console and the hump where the floor rises on my swb (I also have a CB here to help with the packing). For the wirieing I have a couple of ciggy plugs mounted to the drivers side of the center console, just above the seat belt anchor. So the wiring is just jammed under the center console. If I didnt take it out and use it in the magna I would just cut the wires shorter.

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Anyone got one of those up in QLD? I'm interested to know what they are like at summer time..
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Hey Terry if its one of the WAECO fridges it should be fine, their whole range is quallity stuff.
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Terry, I run one in the shorty. I had it full of beer and softdrinks at the last two short courses. Plug it in Friday night with warm cans, runs all weekend with nice cold cans by Sat morning. http://www.waeco.com.au/products.asp?id=57&cat=4
it fits between console and back seat on the floor, same height as the console. Hot day, cans are still nice and cool. BTW it does fit 20 beers
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Anyone got one of those up in QLD? I'm interested to know what they are like at summer time..
On the side of there packaging it should say how much cooler than ambient it will make it. Most of the cheaper ones say 20c lower. Down to approx 4c. Some of the better Waceo ones will reduse the temp by 30c.

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I might have to look at getting one for the GQ.. Better sort out some storage elsewhere first though..
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Anyone got one of those up in QLD? I'm interested to know what they are like at summer time..
Terry, I run one in the shorty. I had it full of beer and softdrinks at the last two short courses. Plug it in Friday night with warm cans, runs all weekend with nice cold cans by Sat morning. http://www.waeco.com.au/products.asp?id=57&cat=4
it fits between console and back seat on the floor, same height as the console. Hot day, cans are still nice and cool. BTW it does fit 20 beers
I am very happy with the amount of grog my 60ltr engel fridge/freezer holds

10 very drunk days with just the boys at Fraser Island back in August and all the other clowns were running up the local store to buy $10 worth of ice each day and every time they would say lets do an ice run I would say what is ice LOVE MY ENGEL
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Found my own 'Doug's Tub" for the glove box to hold all the breakable crap. Get a basket for the fridge and put all your stuff in there when not using it and easy to pull out to chill beer if you need the fridge, best of both worlds. I have found I had a lot of useless **** in there that i don't need anyway. All the important stuff i could fit in the glovebox
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I just ordered one of these thermoelectric coolers online that will hold an entire carton of tinnies and bring the temp down up to 30C from ambient. $150 including 240v adaptor.
Will just sit it on the back seat, I still need my centre console. Buy the waeco ones here.

http:/www.fridgeshop.com

This is the cooler I ordered.

http://www.waeco.com.au/products.asp?id=17&cat=4#

I'll be buying a compressor fridge later on but will still use the cooler as I won't be able to reach for drinks through the cargo barrier to the main fridge. Hopefully they work alright.
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I use one for longer trips durung the day for my kids drinks to stop the constant opening and closing of the main fridge. I found it works best if the drinks are cool already - as in kept in the main fridge overnight.
I also had a cig socket put in at the back of the center console running straight of the aux battery, that way it keeps going when we stop therefore less work to keep the temps down. Extra socket also works well for their DVD.

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