Buying a car fridge is an exciting thing but... Every company is out to persuade you theres is better than the next so have a good look around and choose one on features that work best for your situation.
Em's small, I'm not quite 6ft and the fridge sits on top of a draw. This meant we would need either a low profile model or a fridge drop slide for access. A fridge drop slide will set you back another +$700 on top of the cost of the fridge. We were travelling with our 3 year old so buttons and the door stop/jam spring needed to be out of the way from small fingers. Fridge dimensions, don't buy something too big like we almost did.
I spoke to my mate Aaron from Redroads and Outdoorsman Tim Macartney-Snape who have owned these for over 20 years and have had no problems at all. They have travelled all over Australia down lots of outback roads without any hassles. It's always good to get a referral from someone who has used the product.
📷Above: the drawing we supplied to Evakool
After going back and forth at a 4WD show and trying not to buy because the deal was too good to be true we decided to get the new low profile Evakool 65 Fridge/Freezer. Here is a few things that worked in our favor.
📷Above: Evakool display - simple
Maintenance? - yes. Get the air hose out and clean in the opposite way to the fan. This will clean the fins from dust that has made its way in and the fridge will be more efficient if this is clean. Give it a wipe clean. Thats all there is!
I still don't believe there is a fridge that works perfectly. We adjusted the temp to try to stop lettuce and veggies from freezing but then other things (beer) isn't cold enough. In the end you find your rhythm with what works for you and meal plan to suit. We love some of the simple features Evakool incorporate into their designs are stoked with our purchase.
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How we set the Silver Fox up for touring Australia and working. It's simple, easy to install and Australian made.