PSA: Mobicool A40 3-way absorption cooler - Fiberglass RV


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Old 03-08-2013, 10:52 PM   #1
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3 way cooler on sale in Canada

Someone posted this on Facebook "I own a boler".

I've been watching for this to go on sale for a number of years and it finally is at 30% off. $210 at Canadian tire this week.


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Mobicool 3-Way Absorption Power Cooler, 42 Quart (40 L)
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Old 03-09-2013, 01:23 AM   #2
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I saw that post on facebook as well looks kinda neat but it did have a few mixed reviews on the Canadian tire website.
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Nice but it only cools 20 degrees below ambient temp. So if its 90 out the cooler will only cool down to 70.
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:14 AM   #4
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celsius!!!

I have one on right now in the Keys, it cools to 40 degrees F below ambient! when it got cool at night in Key largo ...60F the thing froze up.
The 20 C difference is the Candian metric spec.
Great rigs,,,cheaper than ice every 2 days!
Throw a windshield reflector ove r it for max power.
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If you get one Roy, bring it to Niagara, I'd like to see it in person. Thanks.
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PSA: Mobicool A40 3-way absorption cooler

These Mobicool Coolers are currently on sale at Canadian Tire in Canada for 209.99 down from 299.99.

Mobicool 3-Way Absorption Power Cooler, 42 Quart (40 L) | Canadian Tire

I just bought one, seems like a decent deal for a 3 way cooler. I haven't tested it yet, but I'll post when I do.
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I just bought one, testing it at home it works great. Just wondering where you plan on fitting it on the trailer?
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That is amazingly cheap for a 3 way fridge. What is the secret - Chinese?
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That is amazingly cheap for a 3 way fridge. What is the secret - Chinese?
The secret is that it only cools to 20 below ambient temperature so if its 90 out it will be at 70 degrees - not what most of us expect from the more expensive 3 way fridges found in our trailers.
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Some of the reviews indicate freezing capability. Please let us know if it really cools down.
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The secret is that it only cools to 20 below ambient temperature so if its 90 out it will be at 70 degrees - not what most of us expect from the more expensive 3 way fridges found in our trailers.
Must remember that this is a Canadian item. Yes it cools 20 degrees from ambient temperature but it states that is 20 degrees Celsius not Fahrenheit.
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So, what does that mean in fahrenheit temperatures?
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So, what does that mean in Fahrenheit temperatures?
70* F is 21* C. So 21 -20 =1*C, which is 34*F

At 100*F, fridge would be 65*F

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I just bought one, testing it at home it works great. Just wondering where you plan on fitting it on the trailer?


Um, we'll I just bought it yesterday on a whim because my fridge stopped working. I haven't really thought about where it's going to be placed yet.

From the reading I've done, Mobicool is a branch of Waeco. Waeco makes more expense fridges but also has a similar model cooler in their line up.

It comes with an ice tray so I'm going to try make icecubes tonight.
I've also read that it cools better on propane than AC.
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