PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: CFX Portable Fridge/Freezer, Avalanche Coolers and Vacuum Cleaners
Product Spotlight: CFX Portable Fridge/Freezer
Be sure to check out Dometic’s CFX Series of Portable Refrigerators and Freezers, winner of the 2015 Best Overall Tailgate Product Award from Tailgater Magazine & the National Hardware Show.
The CFX – a great accessory for RVers – looks like a cooler, but is actually a powerful refrigerator/freezer that runs on 120V AC, 12V DC or 24V DC power. Stress-tested in the hottest, most remote areas of Australia’s outback, the CFX was developed for those who need extreme cooling in places where ice is not readily accessible.
The CFX Series comes in several models. The CFX-65DZ, the top of the line, is a dual-zone unit that offers 42 liters of fridge space and 19 liters of freezer space (61 liters total), which function simultaneously. The unit fits 60 cans and up to a standard-height wine bottle. It comes with two baskets, a divider to separate the freezer and fridge zones, and a lid for the freezer compartment. The other models, the CFX-35 and CF-80, are single-zone units that can be used either as a portable refrigerator or as a freezer. They range in capacity from 35 to 80 liters.
All CFX models come with a soft-touch digital thermostat. A quick-chill turbo function runs compressors at maximum performance until desired temperatures are reached, from -8°F to 50°F. Once the temperature is reached, the CFX draws just 1 amp of power to maintain the temperature. The thermostat memory retains preset temperatures even after being turned off.
Rugged construction includes heavy-duty stainless steel hinges and strong latches, drop-down spring-loaded handles, removable baskets, detachable and reversible lids, a USB port for charging small electronic devices and a separate dairy compartment. AC and DC power cords are also included.
When tailgating or camping, it’s great to have a cooler that can keep food cold for longer than a few hours. Introducing the Dometic Avalanche Ultimate Outdoor Cooler! The Avalanche Ultimate Outdoor Cooler can keep food cold – with conventional ice or dry-ice – for 7 to 10 days, making it a perfect accessory for warm-weather fun.
The Avalanche is made of thick polyurethane insulation, with stainless-steel hardware and a freezer-style seal to lock in cold. The lid of the cooler has molded cup holders to hold drinks. Molded handles make the cooler easy to transport. Draining water out of the unit is simple with a two-inch drain plug on a stainless steel chain so it never gets lost. All-weather, heavy-duty “T” latches provide durability, and integrated stainless-steel hinges have auto lock.
The Avalanche comes in three models, the 35, 55 and 65 with storage capacities of 31.3, 49.7, and 62.1 quarts, respectively. The 35 and 55 models have four reversible skid/non-skid feet for use on any surface. The Avalanche 65 model has all-terrain wheels for easy maneuvering, as well as a stainless steel locking plate for maximum security. All Avalanche coolers come with a limited 7-year warranty.
Dometic has two great vacuum solutions for RVers: The RVac™, for inside the RV, and the GarageVac™, for inside the garage or shop.
The RVac is an ultra-compact system that easily installs under seats, in closets or storage compartments with 6 inches of depth. Its powerful suction is ideal for any surface – in the RV or at home. The unit comes with a 40-ft. flexible hose (retracts to 10 ft.) with pistol grip, an aluminum telescoping wand, a combo rug/floor tool, an upholstery tool with removable brush, a dust brush, a crevice tool, a mesh storage bag, mounting brackets, two microfiber bags and 5-ft. power cord plugs into any standard power.
For two or more remote hookups, the RVac Plus™ Central Vacuum System is an expandable system that installs easily under seats, in closets or in storage compartments. It fits anywhere with a 8-in. depth. In addition to two inlet valves, allowing for multiple vacuum hook-up locations, it also offers a banded cuff at inlet to control on/off function. Watch a video of the RVac Plus.
The GarageVac™ is a wall-mounted, space-saving vacuum cleaner ideal for the garage or shop. It’s got great suction power, is easy to install and versatile. The GarageVac’s 10-foot flexible hose expands to 40 feet for easy cleaning and covers a large area. At only nine pounds (four inches deep), it’s easy enough for anyone in the family to use. Available in maroon and ebony, the GarageVac needs only three square feet of wall space. That’s less than half the space of other systems. Watch a video about the GarageVac.