Thoughts on 2nd hand Engel 60 Litre Fridge/Freezer Combo?





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    Question Thoughts on 2nd hand Engel 60 Litre Fridge/Freezer Combo?

    Hi,

    Seems a good deal in the 2nd hand section. I wouldn't have considered a fridge this big for my Disco 2 before but the price seems quite compelling.

    According to Grant, the seller, the fridge is about 5 years old (no warranty) and hasn't worked hard. It runs well and is in good condition.

    I believe that the Engels (apart from the 40l) are loud and the combo cannot be set to 2 fridges or 2 freezers. The Disco 2 doesn't have an abundance of space for light/medium overlanding so size-wise this isn't optimal (having said this, I haven't seen or test fitted it yet).

    I'm tight on money at the moment but don't want to 'look a gift horse in the mouth'. I'm looking for opinions please... Would you dig deep and buy it?

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    Alex, if you are tight on space and actually need a smaller fridge they are selling 40L at Makro for R7,999 last time I looked.

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    Second hand fridge freezers seem to fetch the same price as when the unit was bought
    I wouldnt pay more than half the price of the original price - i.e 5 years ago was 5k for a fridge to ask for 5k today is cheeky in my opinion
    That same fridge now costs 7k but comes with a warentee of some sorts from the shop so to pay 5k with no warentee for the fridge doesnt make sense.
    Although market prices rule ??
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    I decided against the 60 and went with a 40 instead for the reason that the 60 was huge and took up a large portion of my double cab's space. They also need a bit more power to run. Measure your disco's boot against the size of the 60. Maybe it could work for you though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonK View Post
    I decided against the 60 and went with a 40 instead for the reason that the 60 was huge and took up a large portion of my double cab's space. They also need a bit more power to run. Measure your disco's boot against the size of the 60. Maybe it could work for you though.
    Good choice.
    I got rid of my new 60l Engel because I couldn't live with the noise - seriously. Sold it to a guy who argued that it does not bother him one bit. Good for him.

    The 40l is a lot quieter.
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    Few months ago in the process of buying a fridge I was also put off by the noise of the bigger Engel fridges, don't even want to imagine what it will sound like at night in the quiet bush while camping.

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    Surprised about the noise issue with 60L, have an 80L Engel that must be at least 10 yrs old that is not noisy.
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