6 Considerations for buying a Camping Fridge for your Car

Whether you’re planning a road trip or just want to be prepared in case of emergencies, a car fridge can be a smart investment.

When you wake up in the morning, what would you prefer to eat? A cold, soggy sandwich or a warm and delicious breakfast? If you’re like most people, you’ll choose the latter. This is why a camping fridge for your car is a must-have for any camper. It lets you do more than just reheat leftovers—you can enjoy fresh food and drinks during your trip. And if you have a large family or go on long trips, it’s even more important. 

Are you thinking about buy a camping fridge in Australia for your car? Whether you’re planning a road trip or just want to be prepared in case of emergencies, a car fridge can be a smart investment. Here are 6 things to think about as you consider your purchase.

  • How light is it?

If you’re investing in a camping fridge, chances are your vehicle isn’t exactly large. You don’t want to add any more weight than necessary, so make sure to find out the weight of the fridge before you buy it.

  • How much energy does it use?

You don’t want your new camping fridge to drain power unnecessarily. Look for one that boasts an energy-efficient design and doesn’t require too much power to work properly.

  • What is its capacity?

The size of the fridge will determine how much food and drink you can store in it at once. Make sure it has enough space for all the items you want to keep cool or frozen at any given time. A portable fridge’s capacity is an important consideration when choosing which one is right for your needs. You’ll have to decide how much space you need and how many people you’re feeding. The smallest capacity for a portable fridge is 5 litres/quarts and goes up from there to 20 litres/quarts. If you’re looking at something larger than this, you might want to consider one of our coolers instead.

  • Size

If this is your first time buying a camping fridge, then consider the size before you make a purchase. If you’re going alone or with someone else, then the capacity of the fridge should be enough to accommodate all the food and beverages that you need for the trip. If you don’t need much space, then look for a small-sized fridge that can be placed in your car’s trunk. But if you have more things to carry in your car, then choose a bigger one so that it will be able to fit most of them inside.

  • Power Requirements

The power requirement of the fridge also matters when choosing one for your trip because different models have different power requirements. Some models require electricity from AC outlets while others run on batteries or gas cylinders.

  • Freezer Compartment

If you want to be able to freeze ice blocks or make ice cream, choose a camping fridge with an independent freezer compartment. Even if this isn’t important, it will still allow you to keep items frozen for longer and provide more space for other food items.

Emily Muelford
Emily is a British writer whose love of car culture is augmented by a fascination with both the European and American automotive markets. Her perspective is uniquely fish and chips.