Unlike standard coolers, most camping fridges allow you to control the temperature inside and can keep meat fresh or even freeze ice cream (just don’t expect your team’s half time oranges to stay frosty). They are also portable for use in your car, camper van or RV.
When shopping for a camping refrigerator, choose a reputable brand. It’s best to stick with brands that have a national distribution network or a reputation for after-sales support. That’s because the chance of something going wrong with your fridge increases as you venture further from home.
Power consumption is another consideration, especially if you want to travel off the grid. You should always try to limit your fridge’s electrical usage, and look for options with an efficient compressor that will use less power than other fridges of the same size.
If you want to run your fridge off a rechargeable battery, consider buying one that can be detachable from the vehicle. That way you won’t risk draining your vehicle battery and will be able to get back on the road quickly.
The Dometic CFX-WFRF is an excellent option for those who want to travel off the grid and offers dual zone cooling, removable wire baskets and interior lighting. It’s also an affordable option for those who don’t want to break the bank, with prices ranging from $500 to $1500. Alternatively, the Whytner dual zone fridge uses an energy efficient Danfoss compressor and has multiple temperature settings and a car battery protection mode. rv cooling units