Costway Fridge

Dirtball

New member
Forgive me for resurrecting an old thread, but I wanted to say that I've been using the Costway 54qt for over a year and have been super happy with it. Of course it gets used much more in the summer, but serves as an overflow fridge or freezer at home when not traveling. I made a cover out of Reflextix for mine and cut an inside blanket as well. It seems to help. My main concern was the sun beating on it in the back of the 4Runner when parked. I hope someone finds this useful.
 

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67cj5

Man On a Mission
Forgive me for resurrecting an old thread, but I wanted to say that I've been using the Costway 54qt for over a year and have been super happy with it. Of course it gets used much more in the summer, but serves as an overflow fridge or freezer at home when not traveling. I made a cover out of Reflextix for mine and cut an inside blanket as well. It seems to help. My main concern was the sun beating on it in the back of the 4Runner when parked. I hope someone finds this useful.
Nothing to forgive mate, there is nothing wrong in adding to the info (y)
 

Hilldweller

SE Expedition Society
If this Costway was installed in an off road type trailer how do you think it would hold up to the ride... like washboard roads? I agree I may go for the less cost because of less use if it would holdup when used :)
I've got the 44 in the back of my offroad teardrop. It's resting on a 1" dense foam bed and I wrapped it in the same 1" foam ----- in my 86 degree garage, the outside of the fridge was 73-74 degrees without the foam and 84 degrees with the foam....
It's been in there almost a year and still works great.
I nailed it for $213 by using my Amazon-fu.
 

john61ct

Adventurer
wow now that's a deal, even if it only lasts 2-3 years!

anyone ever tried to get parts or service after warranty expired?

brand nothing to do with CostCo amirite?
 

trae

Adventurer
wow now that's a deal, even if it only lasts 2-3 years!

anyone ever tried to get parts or service after warranty expired?

brand nothing to do with CostCo amirite?
Problem with taking a gamble on a item like this is that if anything at all goes wrong you'll spend a bundle shipping it back because no way the manufacturer or amazon will pay for it. this will immediately destroy any of the savings you may have realized initially.
 

john61ct

Adventurer
Maybe eBay seller has to pay return shipping if Not As Described.

Some credit cards also.

Anyway long as not international shipping cost's not too bad.

Same problem with even the best brand you pay $1400 for, stuff happens
 

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I have a Costway 32 quart that I picked up at the end of last year. It appears to be more of a car camping fridge than off road rugged which suits me just fine. Been running it non-stop for the last month plus as an overflow at home. A little noisier than I would have liked but it holds the set temperature and only runs about 15% of the time (in the house).

-Mike

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67cj5

Man On a Mission
I own a few fridges and the true 4x4 fridges are great but there is nothing wrong with any of the other brands out there, If the food is fresh and the Beer is Cold what else matters, thing is You Have a fridge and that means you can go off and have a ball (y)

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