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 a TLX Bushman Fridge Box

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 40º, your canopy could be 50˚+ and then 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 and canopy at all times.

Simple things like keeping your windows open an inch or two, and parking your rig in the shade on a sunny day will 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.

Bushman fridge box provides correct ventilation

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 40º, your canopy could be 50˚+ and then 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 and canopy at all times.

Simple things like keeping your windows open an inch or two, and parking your rig in the shade on a sunny day will 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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