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    Quote Originally Posted by LesseW View Post
    Now that is clever! I will need to wash my sprayer thoroughly else i will smell like chlorpyrifos.
    Don't clean it, with that smell it will keep the mozzies away as well
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    This is now more in the kitchen than in the camping crate. Click image for larger version. 

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    A question for all you clever folks .... my engel fridge is deep and great for packing bottles and things but the smaller stuff is tricky ... and very often I end up unpacking a lot to get to something down at the bottom ... not ideal for keeping it cold.

    Would love to know what clever ideas you all have come up with for organising your fridge?

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    Quote Originally Posted by daveysmith View Post
    A question for all you clever folks .... my engel fridge is deep and great for packing bottles and things but the smaller stuff is tricky ... and very often I end up unpacking a lot to get to something down at the bottom ... not ideal for keeping it cold.

    Would love to know what clever ideas you all have come up with for organising your fridge?
    I sold mine and got a NL with baskets, much easier to use and no noisy compressor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceHun View Post
    I sold mine and got a NL with baskets, much easier to use and no noisy compressor.
    Clever 😉

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    Quote Originally Posted by daveysmith View Post
    Clever 😉
    Too clever.

    The obvious - contact the supplier 4x4MW and ask them what baskets are available??
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    Is this available in ZA

    Twozone Compartment Model TZ32/40
    The TZ32/40 has been designed to fit all current Engel™ 32L and 40L Fridge/Freezer. Model numbers MT35F, MT35F-S, MT45F and MT45F-S.
    Simply slide off the lid of your Engel™, slide on the Twozone Refrigerator Compartment, slide your Engel™ lid back on to your Twozone, and you have all the versatility you require: extra capacity and most importantly the benefit of two temperature zones.
    CAPACITY
    You gain an extra 21 litres of basket space equivalent to 32, 375ml cans.
    DIMENSIONS
    • Width: 360 mm
    • Length: 540 mm
    • Height: 250 mm
    • Weight: Only 5kg

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    Quote Originally Posted by daveysmith View Post
    A question for all you clever folks .... my engel fridge is deep and great for packing bottles and things but the smaller stuff is tricky ... and very often I end up unpacking a lot to get to something down at the bottom ... not ideal for keeping it cold.

    Would love to know what clever ideas you all have come up with for organising your fridge?
    We have an Engel 40 and it has a basket,
    But to answer , when using as a fridge we have bought plastic containers
    Specially measured out so they stack nicely inside, the small items like cheese butter go in one, veg and salads stuff in another, stacked so the milk and bottles on one side, then we also use ziplock bags which are nice to seal meat etc.
    With Chest fridges it's always going to be a case of unpacking something to get to the bottom item,
    We never remove the basket, I see the basket as a means to circulate airflow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daveysmith View Post
    A question for all you clever folks .... my engel fridge is deep and great for packing bottles and things but the smaller stuff is tricky ... and very often I end up unpacking a lot to get to something down at the bottom ... not ideal for keeping it cold.

    Would love to know what clever ideas you all have come up with for organising your fridge?
    you could have baskets made up. Try Metalseal Coatings in Parow, and chat to Johan. He does braai roosters, shelves for fridges etc. Epoxy coating, electro galv and stainless steel stuff

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    I bought a smaller basket for my Engel 40 from Megaworld that hangs from the top of the larger basket, if I can recall they call it a butter basket and was in the region of R100 a couple of yaers ago, similar to this http://www.engelaustralia.com.au/2pr...roductid=21466
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    Had a similar challenge recently when I bought the new 42L Snomaster Traveller Edition. This fridge is narrow but quite deep with the result that you can still stack items on top of the bottom layer, but the keep on falling off, or if you take a bottle of cold stuff out the bottom, something then fall into the hole created.

    Bought a simple plastic basket with two handles from our local plastic shop that fits into the original basket, but is about 1/3 of the depth. I now stack all the bottles in the bottom layer, put the basket on top, and fill that up with the smaller items, e.g. 200ml tins, butter, mushrooms etc.

    This way, you simply grab the basket by the handles, take it out completely to get to the bottom stuff. As I deplete the bottom stuff, I fill the holes with something from the top basket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackie View Post
    Had a similar challenge recently when I bought the new 42L Snomaster Traveller Edition. This fridge is narrow but quite deep with the result that you can still stack items on top of the bottom layer, but the keep on falling off, or if you take a bottle of cold stuff out the bottom, something then fall into the hole created.

    Bought a simple plastic basket with two handles from our local plastic shop that fits into the original basket, but is about 1/3 of the depth. I now stack all the bottles in the bottom layer, put the basket on top, and fill that up with the smaller items, e.g. 200ml tins, butter, mushrooms etc.

    This way, you simply grab the basket by the handles, take it out completely to get to the bottom stuff. As I deplete the bottom stuff, I fill the holes with something from the top basket.
    Now this is clever and cheaper!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackie View Post
    Had a similar challenge recently when I bought the new 42L Snomaster Traveller Edition. This fridge is narrow but quite deep with the result that you can still stack items on top of the bottom layer, but the keep on falling off, or if you take a bottle of cold stuff out the bottom, something then fall into the hole created.

    Bought a simple plastic basket with two handles from our local plastic shop that fits into the original basket, but is about 1/3 of the depth. I now stack all the bottles in the bottom layer, put the basket on top, and fill that up with the smaller items, e.g. 200ml tins, butter, mushrooms etc.

    This way, you simply grab the basket by the handles, take it out completely to get to the bottom stuff. As I deplete the bottom stuff, I fill the holes with something from the top basket.
    I've done the same and it works like a bom. I also cut a couple of holes in the container to help with the cooling down of the stuff inside.
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    Thanks guys ... some good ideas there 👍

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    Any agents/suppliers of this add on fridge

    Twozone Compartment Model TZ32/40
    The TZ32/40 has been designed to fit all current Engel™ 32L and 40L Fridge/Freezer. Model numbers MT35F, MT35F-S, MT45F and MT45F-S.
    Simply slide off the lid of your Engel™, slide on the Twozone Refrigerator Compartment, slide your Engel™ lid back on to your Twozone, and you have all the versatility you require: extra capacity and most importantly the benefit of two temperature zones.
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    You gain an extra 21 litres of basket space equivalent to 32, 375ml cans.
    DIMENSIONS
    • Width: 360 mm
    • Length: 540 mm
    • Height: 250 mm
    • Weight: Only 5kg

    » Twozone Accessories
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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis Liebenberg View Post
    I've done the same and it works like a bom. I also cut a couple of holes in the container to help with the cooling down of the stuff inside.
    Yes but the one I bought already had patterned holes in the sides and bottom, sufficient for airflow through.
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    The most irritating thing about the Engel with the removable lid is the lid slipping off if you open it. Made a simple fix from some stainless welding wire to act as a spring. It is removable when neededClick image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by barend.dewaal View Post
    The most irritating thing about the Engel with the removable lid is the lid slipping off if you open it. Made a simple fix from some stainless welding wire to act as a spring. It is removable when neededClick image for larger version. 

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    4x4 megaworld sells a bracket/release clip to stop the lid sliding off,
    It has a quick release so can be pushed down to remove lid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceHun View Post
    I sold mine and got a NL with baskets, much easier to use and no noisy compressor.
    Those baskets are expensive!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Weaver View Post
    Hehe.
    Another camp trick of mine is I carry several fairly thick dowels and lots of S hooks (most hardware stores sell them). We stick the dowels across two tree branches, secured with cable ties, and hang whatever needs hanging on the S hooks slung over the dowels - dish clothes, cloth bags with our cutlery in them, coffee mugs, braai grids, lamps, torches, anything you want to keep off the ground and out of the dirt. Makes the camp nice and tidy. If there are no trees about, I cable tie the dowel to my roof rack struts.

    We use bike straps/those adjustable tie-down straps, you can link as many of them as you need between 2 trees or 2 vehicles, makes a very nice hanging line , wind break etc... and they don't take up much space in the vehicles, they can also come in handy for securing things to the vehicle.

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