Jump to content

Welcome to NCLR - Northern California Land Rover Club
Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more. This message will be removed once you have signed in.
Login to Account Create an Account
Photo

ARB Fridge or?

* * * * * 1 votes

  • Please log in to reply
26 replies to this topic

#1
Justin

Justin

    NCLR Marketing Director

  • NCLR BOD Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 551 posts
  • Sacramento, CA
  • 1991 Range Rover GDE
  • retired-1996 Discovery
  • sold-2001 Range Rover

Hey Guys,

 

Onto my next purchase for the D1, really wanting to get the 50qt ARB fridge. Before hitting purchase I was wondering if anyone else suggested any other brands or have had luck going the non ARB route.

 

Orrrr if anyone has a used one for sale?

 

Looks to be around 1200 with the Brackets / fridge cover

 

 



#2
Disco2Guy

Disco2Guy

    NCLR President 2013-2016

  • NCLR Club Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,863 posts
  • KD2RVR
  • 2001 D2, heavily modified

When I bought my 50qt. ARB a few years ago, it was $799, purchased through SierraExpeditions.com. It was the best price I could find online. It came with free shipping and promo t-shirt (Sierra Expeditions branded). Right now the fridge, transit bag and tie downs are $1031.80 on their site.

 

http://www.sierraexp...ct_detail&p=979


Edited by Disco2Guy, 12 May 2015 - 12:50 PM.

Brenton Corns
TREAD Lightly! Tread Trainer
 

4xFarAdventures.com
 

2001 D2

205,000 miles

 

post-472-0-05786100-1439104512.jpg


#3
lilcrawler

lilcrawler

    NCLR/AZLRO Club Member

  • NCLR Guest+
  • PipPipPip
  • 950 posts
  • KI6WSS
  • 2004 Land Rover Discovery
I just bought an Engel MT60 off of Enrique. It seems to be a pretty good unit, but I haven't had a chance to test it yet offroad. In the house it has kept things cold quite well, but is a tad louder than Dad's ARB. Sierra Expeditions is as good of a place to buy as any, they did good work when putting in my front locker. If you don't want to drop so much money, you can keep an eye out for a used one on Expedition Portal. One or two seem to come up every week. The problem is finding someone who will ship. My Engel is 64qts vs. the 50 on Dad's ARB. Both fit very well in the back of a DII. Here is a picture of them next to each other in the house.

Attached Files


Tyler
2004 DII- Not modified heavily enough

I get below 15 mpg on Fuelly!
Posted Image

#4
RedRover

RedRover

    NCLR Club Member

  • NCLR Web Administrator
  • 3,401 posts
  • Santa Clara, CA
  • KJ6MQI
  • 1992 Range Rover Classic
  • 2012 Range Rover
  • 2012 Land Rover LR4

I think Don has a Dometic and he's mentioned before that it has worked well for his needs... 

 

I also have the ARB 50qt and don't have a complaint.


Jared (KJ6MQI)
1992 Range Rover Classic - Portofino Red
2012 Range Rover HSE - Santorini Black

 


#5
Disco2Guy

Disco2Guy

    NCLR President 2013-2016

  • NCLR Club Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,863 posts
  • KD2RVR
  • 2001 D2, heavily modified

Tyler, in a couple years when you turn 21, Ron is going to sneak into your room and load that fridge full of Pacificos!


Brenton Corns
TREAD Lightly! Tread Trainer
 

4xFarAdventures.com
 

2001 D2

205,000 miles

 

post-472-0-05786100-1439104512.jpg


#6
RedRover

RedRover

    NCLR Club Member

  • NCLR Web Administrator
  • 3,401 posts
  • Santa Clara, CA
  • KJ6MQI
  • 1992 Range Rover Classic
  • 2012 Range Rover
  • 2012 Land Rover LR4

Tyler, in a couple years when you turn 21, Ron is going to sneak into your room and load that fridge full of Pacificos!

 

Ah yes, everyone appreciates their first visit from the Pacifico Fairy.


  • Justin and astateofmike like this

Jared (KJ6MQI)
1992 Range Rover Classic - Portofino Red
2012 Range Rover HSE - Santorini Black

 


#7
ROVRMAN2

ROVRMAN2

    NCLR011- Rupert

  • NCLR Club Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1,442 posts
  • KJ6IOF
  • 2005 LR3 HSE
  • 2004 DII HSE (deceased)
  • 2003 DII HSE (deceased)

Hey he's in college now(or soon willbe), maybe pacifco fairy will sneak in sooner? just like it did when we all freshmen. :)


  • Justin likes this
2005 LR3, sliders, ARB bumper,Superwinch X9,Front Runner roof rack,OME ladder,
100w PV,aux battery,M416 camper trailer, RTT, LED lightbar, Green Oval lift rods.
AlCan,Dalton,Edgerton,Top of the World,Cassiar,Baja Sur Highways approved.

#8
psykokid

psykokid

    SCLR Club Member

  • SCLR Club Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 490 posts

I have the same Dometic that Don does and it works great. Quite a nice little fridge.



#9
lilcrawler

lilcrawler

    NCLR/AZLRO Club Member

  • NCLR Guest+
  • PipPipPip
  • 950 posts
  • KI6WSS
  • 2004 Land Rover Discovery

I don't think the Corona fairy is going to travel all the way to New Mexico. I'm going to test the Engel in the Prius tomorrow. Ice cream to school end of year parties!


Tyler
2004 DII- Not modified heavily enough

I get below 15 mpg on Fuelly!
Posted Image

#10
GraemeWare

GraemeWare

    general old hooligan

  • NCLR Club Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 2,028 posts

I'm going to test the Engel in the Prius tomorrow. ....

 

Tyler,

 

The only way to make a Prius cool ....

 

Graeme


Graeme Ware -- San Carlos, CA

1990 Range Rover Classic - LT230 Transfer box, Warn winch, 2" lift, 235/85-16 Dunlop MUD Rovers, "Blue Submarine"
1996 Discovery 1 (R380 Manual Transmission, Ashcroft under-drive, RoverWare rear bumper, 33x12.5-15 BFG ATs) -- we call her "Katrina" -- Fordyce 7.5 mile survivor
1999 Discovery 2 (D1 CDL Linkage, 265/75-16 BFG A/T KO, RoverWare front and rear bumper)
1993 Jaguar XJS convertible; 1971 Triumph GT6; 1959 Morris Minor convertible
other assorted British pot metal ...


#11
TomOwen

TomOwen

    -

  • NCLR Guest
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1,818 posts
  • Atherton, CA
  • KG6DHD
  • 1996 Discovery 1
Tyler, the Pacifico Fairy comes from the south ;-)

A note about ARB 50qt in d1. It dies not fit lengthwise in the back with the rear seat up. Back seat folded, no problem.
Mine backs into the passenger side rear cutout and is held with some rock-strap through d-rings ive mounted. Works great there fwiw

:lr:
Tom Owen
NCLR Vice President

__________________________________________________________________________
'96 Discovery I, 122k, 5sp, RoverWare Bumper, Winch, ARB, BFGs, LEDs, OMEs, SD, etc...

On a slow transition from Carpool to Trail with the help of this Club

Y2K Toyota Land Cruiser Series 100
; Cooper A/T3s, PacaSport, glitter, hair-bows, jolly ranchers and juice box stains...

@TomOwen


#12
lilcrawler

lilcrawler

    NCLR/AZLRO Club Member

  • NCLR Guest+
  • PipPipPip
  • 950 posts
  • KI6WSS
  • 2004 Land Rover Discovery

Tyler,

 

The only way to make a Prius cool ....

 

Graeme

You obviously did not see the result of my work this weekend...

 


Tyler
2004 DII- Not modified heavily enough

I get below 15 mpg on Fuelly!
Posted Image

#13
lilcrawler

lilcrawler

    NCLR/AZLRO Club Member

  • NCLR Guest+
  • PipPipPip
  • 950 posts
  • KI6WSS
  • 2004 Land Rover Discovery

Tyler, the Pacifico Fairy comes from the south ;-)

A note about ARB 50qt in d1. It dies not fit lengthwise in the back with the rear seat up. Back seat folded, no problem.
Mine backs into the passenger side rear cutout and is held with some rock-strap through d-rings ive mounted. Works great there fwiw

Interesting... It fits just fine in a DII, if a little tight. Same thing with the Engel. You might run into trouble with both units on that front. 


Tyler
2004 DII- Not modified heavily enough

I get below 15 mpg on Fuelly!
Posted Image

#14
TomOwen

TomOwen

    -

  • NCLR Guest
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1,818 posts
  • Atherton, CA
  • KG6DHD
  • 1996 Discovery 1
D1 6" shorter than d2

:-)

:lr:
Tom Owen
NCLR Vice President

__________________________________________________________________________
'96 Discovery I, 122k, 5sp, RoverWare Bumper, Winch, ARB, BFGs, LEDs, OMEs, SD, etc...

On a slow transition from Carpool to Trail with the help of this Club

Y2K Toyota Land Cruiser Series 100
; Cooper A/T3s, PacaSport, glitter, hair-bows, jolly ranchers and juice box stains...

@TomOwen


#15
AlysonH

AlysonH

    NCLR Secretary

  • NCLR BOD Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 830 posts
  • San Jose
  • KJ6MIO
  • 2003 DII (weekend)
  • 2012 Range Rover (work)
Justin you should check with Ron if Rovers North can give a good discount for a fridge with the group buy they are doing.

#16
lilcrawler

lilcrawler

    NCLR/AZLRO Club Member

  • NCLR Guest+
  • PipPipPip
  • 950 posts
  • KI6WSS
  • 2004 Land Rover Discovery

I'd bring both the ARB and the Engel if you wanted to test fit, but I'm in the Bay Area, not Sacramento. Unfortunately I can't make it to wrenching day. The Engel does open sideways, so you could put it in that way, and pack things behind, while still having fridge access. I'm not so sure with the ARB.


  • Justin likes this
Tyler
2004 DII- Not modified heavily enough

I get below 15 mpg on Fuelly!
Posted Image

#17
Justin

Justin

    NCLR Marketing Director

  • NCLR BOD Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 551 posts
  • Sacramento, CA
  • 1991 Range Rover GDE
  • retired-1996 Discovery
  • sold-2001 Range Rover

D1 6" shorter than d2

:-)

 

 

Any chance you could snag a few pictures of your setup / positioning ?



#18
GraemeWare

GraemeWare

    general old hooligan

  • NCLR Club Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 2,028 posts

You obviously did not see the result of my work this weekend...

 

A rear wheel drive sewing machine .... nice ....

 

Graeme


Graeme Ware -- San Carlos, CA

1990 Range Rover Classic - LT230 Transfer box, Warn winch, 2" lift, 235/85-16 Dunlop MUD Rovers, "Blue Submarine"
1996 Discovery 1 (R380 Manual Transmission, Ashcroft under-drive, RoverWare rear bumper, 33x12.5-15 BFG ATs) -- we call her "Katrina" -- Fordyce 7.5 mile survivor
1999 Discovery 2 (D1 CDL Linkage, 265/75-16 BFG A/T KO, RoverWare front and rear bumper)
1993 Jaguar XJS convertible; 1971 Triumph GT6; 1959 Morris Minor convertible
other assorted British pot metal ...


#19
lilcrawler

lilcrawler

    NCLR/AZLRO Club Member

  • NCLR Guest+
  • PipPipPip
  • 950 posts
  • KI6WSS
  • 2004 Land Rover Discovery

Any chance you could snag a few pictures of your setup / positioning ?

I have a DII, so what I do probably won't work. Both refrigerators pack right up against the back seat. If someone can supply a D1, I can supply the Engel for a test pack. The ARB may be a little more complex, because our freezer at home broke, and it is our full time freezer for the time being. I usually pack with the refrigerator on the left side of the truck, with two Pelican cases stacked on top of each other next to it. My tools go in the middle of the backseat floor, so they are accessible, low down, and people can still sit in the backseat. Everything that doesn't fit in the Pelican cases goes on top of them or the refrigerator. I am planning on building a shelving/slide unit for the refrigerator now that I have my own.
With the Engel, I can think of two ways to pack it, so it would be easily openable.
1. With one of the back seats folded down, so that you can open it, and get things out through the rear door.
2. Sideways in the back of the truck, with things behind it.


I've attached a couple pictures to show the difference in opening.

Attached Files


Edited by lilcrawler, 12 May 2015 - 05:51 PM.

  • Justin likes this
Tyler
2004 DII- Not modified heavily enough

I get below 15 mpg on Fuelly!
Posted Image

#20
Disco2Guy

Disco2Guy

    NCLR President 2013-2016

  • NCLR Club Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,863 posts
  • KD2RVR
  • 2001 D2, heavily modified

D1 6" shorter than d2

:-)

 

As measured by an SD rack?

 

:P


Brenton Corns
TREAD Lightly! Tread Trainer
 

4xFarAdventures.com
 

2001 D2

205,000 miles

 

post-472-0-05786100-1439104512.jpg





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users