Bushman Roadie 15L

15L Portable Fridge Freezer - 12V



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Bushman Roadie 15L
What's included
  • – Transit Cover
  • – 2 x Tie Down Brackets
  • – Padded Shoulder Carry Strap
  • – Stainless Steel Cam Buckle Straps
  • – HD Anderson Lead
  • – Anderson to Cigarette Plug Adapter

Super Compact and Premium Quality 15L Fridge / Freezer for your Car

Australia’s best, small portable fridge freezer, bar none.

With a unique 31cm tall interior and narrow width, the Roadie is small enough to fit almost anywhere, but big enough to hold everything you need for a long drive. You can stand up 1.25L soft drink bottles, champagne and wine bottles.

The Roadie has a powder coated steel cabinet for supreme strength, and an extensively modified and Bushman approved cooling system to reduce energy consumption. This will save you power, improve cooling performance and increase the life of your compressor.

Keep a Bushman Roadie close and handy in your 4WD, RV, car, truck or agricultural equipment, or as the perfect centre console fridge.

And yes, you can use the Roadie as a dedicated freezer too.

Independent Awards Winner
Best 12V Car Fridge 2024 productreview.com.au 


  • Bushman Reliable

    • 5 Year Warranty
    • Local Australian quality control
    • Secop Danfoss compressor
    • Custom soft rubber feet absorb vibrations
    • Extra ventilation reduces heat to increase compressor life
    • Powder-coated steel cabinet
  • Light on Power

    • Custom and oversize ventilation on the front and sides
    • Wire on tube condenser for faster heat release and to reduce dust build up
    • Average 0.58 Amp/hr over 24hrs (25º ambient, 4º fridge, 12V system)
    • Genuine Bushman approved cooling system
    • Modified thermostat settings and software
  • Easy to Use

    • 15 Litre overall capacity
    • Taller design 380mm high to accomodate 1.25L soft drink bottles
    • Insulated drink holders to keep your drinks cooler
    • Narrow design to fit anywhere
    • Magnetic lid seal
    • Reversible lid hinges
  • Good internal dimensions

    With 31cm of internal height, the Bushman Roadie is tall enough to stand up 1.25L soft drinks, champers and wine bottles. 375ml cans fit on their side.

  • Custom Bushman cooling system

    Get faster cool-down, use less power and greatly extend the life of your compressor with the Roadies superior ventilation, air-flow and upgraded thermostat.

  • All the extra bits

    It’s easy to see why people love this fridge. Insulated drink holders, a tie-down kit, shoulder carry strap and a transit cover are included, so you’ve got everything you need.

Customer Reviews

  • 5 stars


Matt shares his review of the Bushman 15L Roadie centre console car fridge. Perfect for everyday use or long trips, the 15L Roadie can hold everything you need to keep your drinks upright and your food icy cold while you drive.

  • 5 stars


Fossils 4x4 Adventures

Lachie talks about his experience with the Bushman Roadie 15L car fridge and provides quite an in-depth review.


  • Set temperature range

    -18º to 10º

  • Operating angle

    Up to 30º

  • Fuse

    10 A built in

  • Compressor

    Genuine Danfoss BD1.4VSD

  • Average power use

    Average 0.58 Amp/hr over 24hrs (25º ambient, 4º fridge)

  • Current draw

    Variable speed compressor 2A to 4.5A

  • Exterior Dimensions

    Length 535mm | Width 220mm | Height 380mm

  • Interior Dimensions

    Length 305mm | Width 155mm | Height 310mm

  • Weight


  • Battery Protection / Low Voltage

    Cut in 10.9V | Cut out 9.6V

  • 12V Lead included

    2m long with cigarette socket

The perfect companion for your car and truck

Designed to be super compact yet offer powerful cooling and freezing capability, the Bushman Roadie SC15 is the ideal travelling accessory for your car, truck or ute. Just the right size to use as a centre console fridge, travelling with the Bushman Roadie means snacks, lunch and icy cold drinks will always be close to hand. For days when you’re working out onsite, taking a long road trip, or even for handy storage after a trip to the supermarket – your Bushman Roadie will never let you down.

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Frequently asked questions

Can I use the Roadie as a freezer?

Yes! The Roadie can be used as either a fridge or a freezer.

What size battery do I need for the Roadie 15L?

We recommend a 100Ah deep cycle (AGM) or 60Ah lithium. This will run the Roadie 15L for three days and nights.

How many watts of solar do I need for the Roadie 15L?

To run the Roadie 15L you will need approximately 200W of solar paired with a 100Ah AGM or 60Ah lithium battery.

Can the Roadie 15L lid open from either side?

Yes! The hinges on the Roadie 15L can be easily moved from one side to the other.

Does the Roadie 15L work as a centre console?

Yes it does. As every car is different, you will need to measure how much space you have between your seats to see if the Roadie 15L will fit your car. Also check online, there are a few aftermarket companies that make centre console kits for the Roadie 15L.

Does the Roadie 15L have battery protection settings?

Yes the Roadie has battery protection settings. We set these very low, so your fridge does not turn off unnecessarily until your auxiliary battery is very low. Cut-in 10.9V. Cut-out 9.6V.

How many 375ml cans fit in the Roadie 15L?

You can fit 20 x 375ml cans in the Roadie 15L.

Can I stand up a wine bottle or soft drink bottle in the Roadie 15L?

Yes you can! The Roadie is 310mm high on the inside so you can stand up wine bottles and soft drink bottles.

Is there a transit cover for the Roadie 15L?

Yes, the Roadie 15L transit cover is included with every fridge.

How do I secure the Roadie 15L in my vehicle?

Two tie-down brackets and two cam buckle tie-down straps are included with your Roadie 15L. You can use these to strap your Roadie down in your vehicle.

Can I run the Bushman Roadie 15L from 240V mains power?

The Roadie 15L is a dedicated 12V / 24V DC fridge. To run from 240V,  you will need a 240V to 12V transformer. We sell these here.

Is the Roadie a replacement for an Engel MD17 15L?

Since Engel discontinued their MD17 15L fridge, we have many customers using the Bushman Roadie 15L instead. Note the external dimensions are different.

What Next?

  • Read buyers guides

    More technical information and product knowledge is available in our detailed fridge buying guides.


  • Visit your local stockist

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  • Talk to an expert

    You’re welcome to call or email us anytime. We’ll happily answer your questions and provide the best advice possible.


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