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Best fridges for camping

If you’re at a caravan park, or a well-known campsite, chances are you’ll be within walking or driving distance to a local store or town. This is great because you will be able to re-supply every couple of days. Even for a family of four, you will be able to get away with a 40 to 50 litre fridge. And if you’re smart with your storage of cold drinks (for instance keeping 6 cans cold at a time instead of 24), then you are well on your way to an easy camping trip.
If you’re setting up a long term camp with a group or a very large family. You could use one of our large, upright LPG fridges. We have customers that set up their camp kitchen with our 185 or 280 litre models over Christmas for weeks at a time. LPG fridges can be transported on their side for long trips and are easy to run of a standard gas bottle.
Here’s a couple of good options.

Best fridges for camping

If you’re at a caravan park, or a well-known campsite, chances are you’ll be within walking or driving distance to a local store or town. This is great because you will be able to re-supply every couple of days. Even for a family of four, you will be able to get away with a 40 to 50 litre fridge. And if you’re smart with your storage of cold drinks (for instance keeping 6 cans cold at a time instead of 24), then you are well on your way to an easy camping trip.
If you’re setting up a long term camp with a group or a very large family. You could use one of our large, upright LPG fridges. We have customers that set up their camp kitchen with our 185 or 280 litre models over Christmas for weeks at a time. LPG fridges can be transported on their side for long trips and are easy to run of a standard gas bottle.
Here’s a couple of good options.

The Original Bushman Fridge

In 52 litre configuration, The Original Bushman Fridge is a great family camping fridge. When packed well, you can keep enough perishables for all the family (and plenty of cold drinks). To see how to best pack your Original Bushman in 52L, check out this awesome video.

If you’re travelling solo (or maybe just the two of you and the little one), the Original Bushman in 35L is also worth considering. Rest assured, if you need to feed more mouths down the track, this 35L fridge can expand to 52L with the help of our 35L – 52L extension kit.

185L Upright LPG Fridge

The XCD185 litre upright fridge is designed primarily to run on LPG gas. It will run for around 2 weeks on a full 9kg gas bottle, so it’s perfect for when you are stationery for extended periods. And, you don’t have to worry about solar, batteries and power use.

Need even more space? You could use our XCD280. With a 220L fridge and 60L freezer, it will handle almost anything.

Popular fridges for camping

Best fridges for 4WD Touring

Number one, cryovacing your meat is a must.
Number two, think about using your fridge primarily for perishables like dairy, pre-cooked meals, cold meats, fruit, and for keeping just enough drinks cold at a time. Simple things, like replacing your cold drink with a warm one when you get one out of the fridge will save you lots of space and power. Aluminum cans cool down real quick so you’ll never run out of coldies.
For any food that can sit outside a fridge, a good tip is to use an eski without ice as a pantry. This will stop any critters getting into your supplies and is an excellent way to ensure everything stays airtight and dry.

Best fridges for 4WD Touring

Number one, cryovacing your meat is a must.
Number two, think about using your fridge primarily for perishables like dairy, pre-cooked meals, cold meats, fruit, and for keeping just enough drinks cold at a time. Simple things, like replacing your cold drink with a warm one when you get one out of the fridge will save you lots of space and power. Aluminum cans cool down real quick so you’ll never run out of coldies.
For any food that can sit outside a fridge, a good tip is to use an eski without ice as a pantry. This will stop any critters getting into your supplies and is an excellent way to ensure everything stays airtight and dry.

The Original Bushman

The Original Bushman Fridge will make for a perfect companion on your 4WD adventures. It operates on 12V or 240V and when packed well, you can keep enough perishables for everyone. This fridge can be purchased as a 35L, or you can purchase a version of it which comes with an extension kit that allows you to extend from 35L right up to 52L.

To see how much stuff you can fit in an Original Bushman fridge in 52L, check out this awesome video.

Bushman Roadie 15L

If you’re going to be spending a lot of time behind the wheel, consider purchasing a small second fridge to keep within reach  A compact size console fridge/freezer will fit almost anywhere; like on your back seat, in the foot well, to replace your centre console or squeezed in between your gear.

The beauty of this little fridge is your drinks and snacks will be on hand at all times and it will save a bit more space for supplies in your main fridge. You can also use it as a dedicated freezer, just like in this video.

Popular fridges for 4WD touring

Popular fridges for caravanning