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bambambam
Posted: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 7:31:41 PM
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Thinking of using a Waeco 3 way fridge but at around a grand a pop, I'm a little worried about it getting knocked off.
Love to hear how others keep stuff cold, not really a big fan of ice as everything gets wet eventually.

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youngbill
Posted: Thursday, December 01, 2011 1:39:19 PM
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My folks bought one, it's still going well after about 30 years.

Don't know about the risk of theft. I've never had any problems there, unlike another blues and/or roots styled event I could mention. Some local kiddies (presumably) pinched my crappy esky with a batch of my best home brew ever, I was devastated. Bit of a bummer about the esky too.

A 3 way fridge (on gas) will keep food etc cool/cold in my experience, but not to the sub-arctic temperatures some of us prefer for drinks.

I bought one of those stupidly priced ice boxes and it is sensational, ice freezes into a block after a few days. I spent a bit over $200, well worth it.
Stick perishables in containers, leaving the rest of the space for water and your other favourite non alcoholic beverages.
There's plenty of ice available on site.

littlewillie
Posted: Friday, December 02, 2011 9:29:15 AM
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Don't know about a Waeco, but I've had a Chescold now sold as Electrolux I believe for 12 years now with no problems . It cost around a grand back then and I think they're still around this price for a 50 litre. It is very efficient on gas costing less than a buck a day , great for the festival or any camping not having to worry about ice. When set on minimum it's a cold fridge but when turned up it will freeze things or keep things frozen. A good investment if you do a bit of camping or even as a drinks fridge at home on the odd occasion.
bambambam
Posted: Saturday, December 03, 2011 8:04:30 AM
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Yes the Chescold 50 litre is the one I'm thinking of getting for bluesfest, (they are now made by Waeco) a big blue thing,,,
Those expensive ice boxes are good too, we use one for drinks and milk ect,,

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Posted: Saturday, December 03, 2011 4:46:54 PM
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From what I noticed over the whole 6 days, I had one of the 'maximum' 2-3 Eskies (that I saw)
And until day 6 they was perfectly O. K. Then for some reason Eskies were not permitted.
And I had to be escorted to the cloak-tent to deposit it (only to be taken out at day end)

 I was one of the chair people, ( hard against the steel fence, middle-front of the mixing desk )
and went out of my way to ensure that I kept the Esky either under my legs
or under the chair at all times. I don't know what happened on Monday night,
and can't understand really, 'cos if I 'was'? one of the only Esky people,
why the change in policy all of a sudden?
And I have been wonderin' that, ever since it happened.

Got a 'soft-cooler' for next year.
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