Where To Get A Mini Refrigerator?

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Lyght's Comment
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Alright, I'm driving a t680 Kenworth and I'm trying to get a mini refrigerator for it. I've gone to walmart and none of them will fit in the space for it. I've been told the coolers aren't that good and I would like to be able to keep milk in it. My finisher had one on his but I didn't think to ask him where he got it after he told me it cost him $700. Any ideas where I can pick one up at, hopefully a lot cheaper than that?

Daniel C.'s Comment
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I have a mini fridge that I got at Walmart. I set it behind the passenger seat on the floor, plugged into the inverter. it works good, doesn't move around at all.

Susan D. 's Comment
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I have a personal size domestic freezer in my truck. It doesn't take a lot of room and I carry about 2 weeks of frozen meat and veggies in it. If I want a cold drink, 20 minutes and it's ice cold and a little longer and it's slushy lol.

I paid about $330 for mine. Yes, pricey but you get what you pay for.

After going through several mini fridges and electric coolers I took the advice of some friends who cook in their truck and bought the Domestic. I'll never consider any other brand. It's made to withstand the vibrations in the truck and won't fail you at an inopportune time. Not that I'm a fan of ice cream.. I'm not, but I could keep ice cream in it if I wanted to. I use an aroma 3 in 1 cooker (steamer/slow cooker, pressure cooker) and a portable (tackle box size) propane grill for all my cooking.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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I've seen videos of people who put good sized mini fridges strapped in on the top bunk.

Susan D. 's Comment
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I've been there, done that with the cheap Walmart fridges. The vibrations kill the compressor at less than convenient times... At least in my case they did.

Lyght's Comment
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I have a personal size domestic freezer in my truck. It doesn't take a lot of room and I carry about 2 weeks of frozen meat and veggies in it. If I want a cold drink, 20 minutes and it's ice cold and a little longer and it's slushy lol.

I paid about $330 for mine. Yes, pricey but you get what you pay for.

After going through several mini fridges and electric coolers I took the advice of some friends who cook in their truck and bought the Domestic. I'll never consider any other brand. It's made to withstand the vibrations in the truck and won't fail you at an inopportune time. Not that I'm a fan of ice cream.. I'm not, but I could keep ice cream in it if I wanted to. I use an aroma 3 in 1 cooker (steamer/slow cooker, pressure cooker) and a portable (tackle box size) propane grill for all my cooking.

Does that fit in the mini fridge spot, or do you have it somewhere else in the truck? My wife and our cat are on the truck with me so space is already some what limited.

Turtle's Comment
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I bought this dorm-size fridge at Walmart for around $200 I think, and have it strapped to the upper bunk area. It's way bigger than the mini fridges designed for trucks, and far less expensive. Plus I'm able to utilize the space intended for the truck fridge as a cupboard now.

I hasn't considered the effects of vibrations, as Susan noted. It's been a couple months now with no issues. Fingers crossed.

Oh, and this is a Cascadia 20170318_213716_zps0yc18qfs.jpg20170318_213730_zpsnrhxfi7x.jpg

My CB Handle is Frank's Comment
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You can get a truck fridge that's designed to last in trucks and fit in the cabinet for about $500. Check out Dometics webpage or page on Amazon also. They have the dimensions for all of their models listed there.

Deb R.'s Comment
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I have the same set-up that Turtle does, only with a ratchet strap circling the fridge and the bunk to keep it from moving around. I can hear the compressor getting knocked around as I am driving, always hoping that it's not too much. Had it for 9 months so far, much better than the 12volt mini fridge I had from Loves, this keeps things cool enough when I am out for multiple weeks, and having a freezer is awesome. I have found, however, that as the weather gets warmer, it's pretty darn hot "upstairs" and the fridge has to work harder. I plan to come up with a way to direct the AC vent air onto the back of the fridge.

Susan D. 's Comment
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They make a domestic that will fit like a slide out drawer in a Cascadia but those are about $700. Mine is literally a portable that sits in the floor in the sleeper. If I tossed out a storage tote in the open space under the passenger side cabinet, it would probably slide in there. I'm sure it would also fit in that cabinet, sitting on its end, but that's where the wiring& cables all are located for my satellite TV receiver and dome. I used to make that larger cabinet available for trainees, but a couple careless ones nearly ripped out my wiring lol so I store non perishable items there. I chose not to pay more for the built in model as I've been told when our 2017s come in, I'll get one and if I don't get a Freightliner, I'd be screwed. Also when I'm on home time, I cut the power to my truck and the portable, I can just unplug and take home without having to empty it there and attempt to clean it-- just do that at home instead. I can also use this in my car. It can be set to use as a cooler or a freezer and due to my love of cooking (in my truck) I keep mine in freezer mode to carry my frozen meats and veggies to last me 2 weeks of dinners.

I used to mount my fridge on the upper bunk like that too when I tried those. At that time I teamed with my sweetie and we didn't stop often so they didn't tend to last long.

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