What fridge should you get for your van?
Cause at the end of the day some things are just better when they are cool.
Our van came with an Engal two way fridge which is 240 Volts and 12 Volts. We were very happy to have a fridge in the van and thought that it was great that it was hooked up to solar, and it is but… this little square fridge of ours takes up a lot of power. We have 150 W of solar going down to 100 amp hour battery and this little bastard sucks up most of it on a sunny day even when it is only on half way. I went into a shop called Road Tech Marine and they said that the Powertech fridges that look like Coolers with a 12 Volt plug are the way to go as they use at a lot less Energy to keep things cool. When we stayed at Workmen Beach a grey nomad mentioned that having a three way fridge that runs off gas as well is the way to go. She did mentioned though, that they can often run quite hot when only on gas and that she had found a solution. She installed a 12 Volt fan in the back which allowed the fridge to run cooler and in turn use less energy and less gas. She's a thinker.
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