Where To Get A Mini Refrigerator?

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Matthew H.'s Comment
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I have been using a 40 quart Coleman electric cooler for almost a year now. Picked it up on sale for around $80 and aside from replacing the fuse once, it has met my needs of keeping ready to eat foods, sandwich fixings, and beverages chilled. When I was running solo pulling a tanker, I had it strapped in to the passenger seat. Since I have been running with a teammate, it sits on the floor in the bunk or between the seats when I am at the helm. The mini fridge my rig is equipped with is to small to be shared so my teammate uses it for his stuff.

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Errol V.'s Comment
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I have been using a 40 quart Coleman electric cooler for almost a year now. Picked it up on sale for around $80 and aside from replacing the fuse once, it has met my needs of keeping ready to eat foods, sandwich fixings, and beverages chilled. When I was running solo pulling a tanker, I had it strapped in to the passenger seat. Since I have been running with a teammate, it sits on the floor in the bunk or between the seats when I am at the helm. The mini fridge my rig is equipped with is to small to be shared so my teammate uses it for his stuff.

Same here, except for the team driving part.

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Steve L.'s Comment
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Thanks for the details!

Chuck B.'s Comment
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Are you sure you don't mean "Dometic"? I haven't seen any "Domestic" mini fridges.

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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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Autocorrect changes Dometic

I second the Dometic brand. I bought one for a little over $600 in 2019 that fit in the passenger side cabinet in my 2017 Freightliner. I have a 2021 Freightliner now with the drawer and it holds a ton of stuff since it doesn’t fall out when you open the door. The freezer drawer slides are garbage though. If they get stuck don’t force them.

I put the Oder one on the top bunk and pulled the bottom of the freezer compartment out (as designed) and turned it into a freezer.

You can find an SMAD fridge on Amazon for about $300. I had one of those first but I wasn’t sure it worked on 12v even though it was supposed to and I didn’t trust my harbor freight inverter to leave it on all the time. I returned it and bought the Dometic

Are you sure you don't mean "Dometic"? I haven't seen any "Domestic" mini fridges.

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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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HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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