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Old 19-03-2017, 08:44   #46
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Re: Looking at Portable Freezer Fridges

The dometic came in this morning and cooled from room temp of 57 degrees to 33 degrees in about ten minutes. I think I'll be happy!
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Room temp of 57 ? Geez, where are you?
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Balmy Maryland, a cold snap after a warm winter! Glad I got the bottom paint on early this year
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The dometic came in this morning and cooled from room temp of 57 degrees to 33 degrees in about ten minutes. I think I'll be happy!

Try that at 90 degrees F, with sun coming in the hatches.

Also grab a freezer thermometer and check where the warm spots are, etc.

Then test with beer often.
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Yeah. Now load it up with waters and see how long it takes to freeze...
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Yeah. Now load it up with waters and see how long it takes to freeze...
I would Pete, but I already took Mark's suggestion and filled it up with beers at the 'office' Don't want to freeze those!

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Re: Looking at Portable Freezer Fridges

I messaged Engel via Facebook today. No reply... yet. I've been reading some of the more recent reviews about Engel, and they don't leave me too warm and fuzzy. Luckily, I bought it from a really good dealer -- but still, I'd like to know that the company plays things straight. Some of the warranty customer service seems a little "not so great".

Hopefully they are slow to reply because to the Palm Beach Boat Show...
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Here's a video of the noise my Engel makes... I spoke with factory and they are suggesting that I pop the cover off and see what is loose...

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Here's a video of the noise my Engel makes... I spoke with factory and they are suggesting that I pop the cover off and see what is loose...

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My thoughts are to pop the cover off and see what is loose.

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Re: Looking at Portable Freezer Fridges

The dometic is a little loud when the compressor kicks on too. It starts with an annoying gurgle but then once it gets going it quiets down a bit. I would think with the metal case on the Engel, some part of the mechanics might be pressing against the casing and the vibration is rattling the metal casing.
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Here's a video of the noise my Engel makes... I spoke with factory and they are suggesting that I pop the cover off and see what is loose...

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The underlying compressor noise sounds basically identical to mine (well, as near as I can tell, your camera's a little closer than I try to get my head! ), but the highest pitch rattle we don't have, so that's the one to try to track down.

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Re: Looking at Portable Freezer Fridges

1. I did not read any of the responses above. So sorry if it was covered above

2. A friend just installed a Flash Freeze portable cooler on his boat. $250 and will freeze liquids from a trucker website. Sure it's not as heavy duty as marine stuff. But for 1/10 the cost. If it lasts 1/3 the time you're still 300% positive! There are a lot of "trucker" websites out there.
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