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Advice needed-metal ute camper setups-ENGEL

Sorry for all the newbie questions but this site is a wealth of information!!

Im in the process of building a steel framed alloy sided camper setup on the back of my ute and have been tossing up ideas of fridges until i came across the engel 95l upright.

It is more aimed at cravan and van campers more that a ute setup but i want an upright not a chest!

I rang engel today to see what their ideas were about me running this fridge in my ute and they said not suited. Reason: the unit will get far too hot in summer time and reduce the life and be very ineficient. so fair enough.

I asked about running a chest fridge in the same application but again too hot blah blah not suited.


Obviously there are people with fridges in cars/ campers that see bloody hot ausie temperatures . 2 people i work with use their engels in ute with canopy/ gq wagon in hot temperatures and have no issues. So what are peoples thoughts/ alternitavely using.
 

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thanks mate, to the people running engels in the back of their patrol wagons what do you think?
 

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I have 1 in the back of my GQ wagon and its only a 32ltr although it does have an engel bag around it there is no way i could fault it. I did a trip up the cape late last year and it performed perfect.

Dad had a 15ltr engel and it also performed perfect but it did recently die but i will say it was 35year old and never been serviced.

If i were to buy another then defiantly be another engel.
 

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My 39l Engel is 15+ years old and been used in the back of three different utes in that time.

Seen some really hot weather (45C+) and the only thing to have suffered is the zip on the cover (too many desperate lunges for beer). I really couldn't recommend the fridge enough. :)
 
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