I cant afford $500-$600 freezers every year. I feel like any brand I buy is a gamble. I just want something that will last and allow me to get my moneys worth for 5 years or more.
I had a whynter fm-45g, I spent $550 on the darn thing and after one year it died on me.
I am now looking for another brand but every brand I look at I read truckers reviews and I find guys complaining because their freezer stopped working after a few months.
Sure I see reviews from guys who only had theirs for a week raving about their new toy, those reviews mean nothing to me..... I am interested in guys who had freezers that have stood the test of TIME.
When I read the reviews (search reviews for "truck") on amazon for I see complaints on all of them.
I need recommendations ... do I have to spend $1500 (engel and dometic) for a freezer that will last thru years of vibration abuse in my semi?
poor trucker cant afford new freezers every year I need advice for a 12volt dc freezer.
Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Moneyhungrytrucker, Jan 31, 2023.
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Moosetek13 Road Train Member
- Nov 1, 2010
If you are limited to 12V and no inverter, why not a cooler instead of a freezer?
Personally, I can get to a Walmart every couple days to keep fresh/unfrozen food in stock.Another Canadian driver, buddyd157, tscottme and 1 other person Thank this.
I also had a whynter that only lasted a year, bought a Dometic that was in the truck for 5 years and worked flawlessly.
Only reason I don't use it still is new truck has one built in.
I also had inverters running dorm style fridges and the Dometic was better all around, uses less power and lasts longerAnother Canadian driver, tscottme and Bean Jr. Thank this.
Magoo1968 Road Train Member
- Mar 18, 2021
I just buy a 70 dollar Walmart fridge and plug into my inverter it uses LESS battery power overnight and most last me 3 to 5 yearsAnother Canadian driver and tscottme Thank this.
Thumbs up for Engel. Mines going on 7 years now. No problems.
Had a $200 Amazon one, F40C4TMP, lasted 2 yrs; it’s one of those Chinese rebrands just like alpicool.Another Canadian driver, Snow Hater and Bean Jr. Thank this.
Another Canadian driver, God prefers Diesels and tscottme Thank this.
YES you Do...!!
a Poor Man always pays Twice....!!Another Canadian driver, 201 and Bean Jr. Thank this.
201 Road Train Member
- Apr 16, 2014
Poor persons cooler is the deck plate this time of year,,,Another Canadian driver, bzinger, RockinChair and 3 others Thank this.
Rainey crome shop. Wildwood fl
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