Fridge Mounting

 

There are a few different ways you can mount an upright fridge:

1. Build a custom cavity for the fridge to fit into and use the supplied mounting kit. This is a neat and tidy option, with most customers building the cavity from marine grade ply or aluminium. When building the cavity, be sure to allow plenty of free air-flow and ventilation to the compressor area.

2. Use a Bushman fridge box. We have partnered with TLX Engineering in Perth to build custom made and heavy duty aluminium fridge boxes for our DC65-X, DC85-X and DC130-X 12V fridges. Each fridge box is designed with the correct amount of ventilation and will keep your fridge safe and secure.

3. Keep the fridge freestanding and use your own custom brackets. You can screw into the sheetmetal bottom edges of the fridge cabinet using short (12mm) sheetmetal screws. We have customers that have made up simple brackets from steel, aluminium and even timber. With this option, ventilation is almost always excellent.

Built in install using the supplied mounting kit

Fridge Mounting

 

There are a few different ways you can mount an upright fridge:

1. Build a custom cavity for the fridge to fit into and use the supplied mounting kit. This is a neat and tidy option, with most customers building the cavity from marine grade ply or aluminium. When building the cavity, be sure to allow plenty of free air-flow and ventilation to the compressor area.

2. Use a Bushman fridge box. We have partnered with TLX Engineering in Perth to build custom made and heavy duty aluminium fridge boxes for our DC65-X, DC85-X and DC130-X 12V fridges. Each fridge box is designed with the correct amount of ventilation and will keep your fridge safe and secure.

3. Keep the fridge freestanding and use your own custom brackets. You can screw into the sheetmetal bottom edges of the fridge cabinet using short (12mm) sheetmetal screws. We have customers that have made up simple brackets from steel, aluminium and even timber. With this option, ventilation is almost always excellent.

Fridge Ventilation

 

Ventilation is the most important thing to consider when installing an upright fridge in a 4×4 canopy.

If your canopy is made from metal, is fully sealed and parked in the sun on a hot day, it will act like an oven. And if the ambient temperature climbs over 45º, your fridge will be working flat out trying to stay cold. So when designing your canopy, think about the environment you are putting your fridge into and be sure to allow sufficient free air flow in and out of the fridge area at all times.

Something as simple as parking your truck in the shade when possible will also make a big difference.

For detailed minimum ventilation requirements, please download the DC-X Series owners manual from the product page, or contact us for a chat.

Freestanding install with a custom made bracket

Fridge Ventilation

 

Ventilation is the most important thing to consider when installing an upright fridge in a 4×4 canopy.

If your canopy is made from metal, is fully sealed and parked in the sun on a hot day, it will act like an oven. And if the ambient temperature climbs over 45º, your fridge will be working flat out trying to stay cold. So when designing your canopy, think about the environment you are putting your fridge into and be sure to allow sufficient free air flow in and out of the fridge area at all times.

Something as simple as parking your truck in the shade when possible will also make a big difference.

For detailed minimum ventilation requirements, please download the DC-X Series owners manual from the product page, or contact us for a chat.

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