Buying a Camper Refrigerator


If you’re planning on a summer RV trip or just want to be able to stock up on food when you’re out of town, it’s important to have an adequate camping refrigerator in place. Fortunately, there are lots of different options for fridges available.

Compressor Fridges

Most residential fridges use compressor technology to cool their contents, which works by constricting refrigerant vapor and then raising its pressure. This forces the vapor to rise and hit cooler air, which causes it to cool down. However, compressor fridges aren’t always very good for hot weather or when the temperature is really low.

Absorption Refrigerators

The best absorption fridges for RVs will be able to cool their contents without relying on a compressor or other type of cooling system. These fridges will have a large storage capacity and can often be purchased with an ice maker included as well.

These fridges are also usually very affordable and have a smaller price tag than their residential counterparts. This makes them a great choice for families or individuals who are on a budget and don’t mind spending a little extra for their new RV fridge.

A few things to keep in mind when selecting an absorption fridge are where you’re going to be storing your food and whether or not you’ll be running it on propane gas (in which case you can install an absorption fridge that will run off of propane). It’s also best to buy an absorption fridge with an ice maker if you plan on using it for drinks.

Two-Way RV Refrigerators

If you’re looking for a two-way RV refrigerator, this Dometic model is a solid option. It’s designed to work on both electrical and LPG power and features a 6 cu. ft. of interior storage space and a convenient divider-free design that allows the upper freezer compartment to be open both ways.

It also offers an automatic locking feature that secures the refrigerator and freezer doors when the RV’s ignition is turned on. This helps to prevent spills and messes from happening when you’re traveling or on long stops.

Another cool thing about this fridge is that it has through-the-door water, which means you’ll be able to fill up your glasses from the refrigerator instead of having to buy bags of ice at the grocery store.

The other option is to go with a thermoelectric RV fridge. These don’t rely on refrigerants like compressor and absorption fridges, but they do use a moving current to bring warm air to one side of the fridge and cool air to the other. This process is more energy efficient and doesn’t require as much power as either of the other options. This is a great choice for people who have small solar setups on their RV or are just attempting to save on their energy bills.