An RV refrigerator is a must have item for anyone who plans to spend any period of time in a recreational vehicle. While we expect to rough it a little when we choose to travel – or even live on the road full time – we do expect the basic luxuries. Reliable RV refrigeration is near the top of that list of luxuries.
A motorhome needs to have an RV fridge so that we are able enjoy the benefits of chilled food; even more useful is an RV freezer to allow for frozen food. With one of these appliances installed our dining options expand enormously – a great comfort for many – and we gain the ability to store leftovers from meals we do not finish.
This is truly a wonderful perk. When we know we can eat something for two or three days, it is worth out time to take the effort to cook something special two or three times a week rather than it being a daily chore.
Apart from expanding our eating choices, we also gain the capacity to have an ice cold drink of our choice available for consumption as we while away the evening hours. Relaxing is one of the chief benefits of the RV life, so appropriate beverages are very welcome.
When purchasing RV refrigerators there are many types of fridge you may consider. I would advise avoiding regular portable fridges designed for stick built house dwellers due to their requirement for mains power. Also to be avoided are dedicated 12v fridges – while some of these, such as the Engel, are magnificent units they are more appropriate for use as car fridges.
With an RV you have the potential to tote propane around as you travel. This gives you the ability to operate a 3 way motorhome refrigerator, and I strongly advise you avail yourself of this. When you install a 3 way RV fridge freezer in your motorhome you have an incredibly versatile cooling solution. Let me briefly explain.
A 3 way refrigerator can be powered by any of the following – mains electricity, propane LPG, or a 12V direct current source. Between these three options you will have refrigeration at a modern camp ground (mains power), boon-docking on Bureau of Land Management acreage (propane) or driving between the two (12V DC).
No other RV refrigeration solution offers the same level of flexibility. That is why a 3 way fridge freezer is the ideal solution for your RV refrigerator needs. When looking for particular units match the dimensions carefully against where you plan to place it in your motor home, and be sure to purchase a trusted brand such as Norcold or Dometic. If money is tight you can often find a bargain by shopping for used RV refrigerators.