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    Default National Luna Pros and cons to stainless vs ali

    Can anybody help guide me on this topic. I am in the market for the NL Weekender but cant decide between the Ali and stainless options

    This Fridge will not be perm mounted in trailer it would be in and out of my Jeep, would the stainless option be the stronger one?
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    Default Re: National Luna Pros and cons to stainless vs ali

    The stainless steel one would take the hits better than the aluminium one when you ding it on the trailer door or your kitchen counter. The aluminium one is *slightly* lighter (not really noticeable). I went for the aluminium one purely because it was cheaper than the SS, and I used the remaining money to buy a cover and baskets. Worked out cheaper than it would have if I got a cover-less SS with baskets. I think the cover that I have will take the brunt of the scratches, and because I spent +-R10k on the whole shebang, I trust I will be quite careful when moving the fridge about.
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    I've had the Ali one with cover for about 4 years. It is not permanently in my vehicle .............. goes in everytime we are off on a trip, usually 3 - 4 times per year.
    Not mark on the fridge and the cover is absolutely perfect
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    Default Re: National Luna Pros and cons to stainless vs ali

    AFAIK National Luna has phased out the aluminum fridges and are only doing SS.
    If buying new, you may not even have the choice, depending on the retailer age of
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    Default Re: National Luna Pros and cons to stainless vs ali

    Correct, NL only doing SS but selling off existing Al stock will take some time.
    Weight wise not much diff at Weekender models. NL52 ALU 21.3kg vs SS model at 22.9kg
    Agree with Oubie on cover being a good investment.

    And of course watch out for Dec specials.
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    Default Re: National Luna Pros and cons to stainless vs ali

    and the new CampCover covers works excellent on the National Luna's

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    Ja I'm very disappointed I didn't get the CampCover one for my Luna. To be honest the sales guy where I bought the fridge from was so incredibly useless, and extremely irritating. He kept trying to sell me stuff I didn't want, and tried to persuade me to buy a cheaper fridge that I definitely didn't want. In the end I lost my cool with him, grabbed the fridge and the first cover I could find, paid for it, and got out of there as soon as I possibly could.

    Those CampCovers are very fancy.
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    Default Re: National Luna Pros and cons to stainless vs ali

    Thank you for you replies. I confirmed all at OW this weekend also. SS it is but I think I will take a cover regardless
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    Default Re: National Luna Pros and cons to stainless vs ali

    Quote Originally Posted by MickyT View Post
    Thank you for you replies. I confirmed all at OW this weekend also. SS it is but I think I will take a cover regardless
    In my opinion, especially for overlanding, the cover is essential.
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    Default Re: National Luna Pros and cons to stainless vs ali

    Ek was baie gelukkig gewees en het my een yskas met n cover gekoop tweede hands , dit maak verseker dat as jy n klein stampie kry dat daai cover wel dit help beskerm

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    NL se pryse word beheer en is die pryse oral dieselfde. BushPower in Midrand gee as "afslag" vir jou die cover en n mandjie gratis by as jy met hom gesels. Dit is omtrent R1000 se extras. Praat met Jacque, hy is die eienaar. My seun het net 2 weke gelede n 90l by hom gekoop. OW gee nie afslag of iets gratis by nie.
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    Default Re: National Luna Pros and cons to stainless vs ali

    Quote Originally Posted by MonkeyPeeler View Post
    and the new CampCover covers works excellent on the National Luna's
    Looks great and works like a charm.8)

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