2019 12V FRIDGE AND ACCESSORY BUYERS' GUIDE

Keep the tucker fresh and the tins frosty!

We’ve all got our little tricks and secrets that ensure that our fourbies are set up to perform optimally, just like the well oiled touring machines that they are.

It’s the thoughtfully appointed fittings and fixtures that trim the fat from the camping experience. Allowing you to pull into camp, spread an awning, roll out a swag and crack an ice cold tinny in record time.

Who wants to be rummaging around unpacking half of the rig in order to access your fridge? Not you, Jack.

Leave that for the chumps rolling into camp at dusk trying to pitch camp in the dark.

Ever noticed that those blokes who’ve notched up a stack of long range touring experience always seem to have one thing in common with their camping setups?

A top quality fridge that’s fitted up just right. Mounted in the perfect spot in the back of their wagon or canopy, fitted on a quality slide for easy, instant access.

Yep, us too. And we’ve been taking notes.

If you’re looking to make one single change that’ll elevate your touring game to the next level this summer, we can wholeheartedly recommend researching and acquiring the fridge of your dreams.

Do your research, set it up just right and you’ll be the envy of any campground.

ARB ELEMENTS FRIDGE/FREEZER

The weatherproof solution

  • Re-engineered to survive naked in the elements, featuring stainless steel exterior, anodised aluminium latches and UV resistant trim.
  • Gas strut holds lid open for single-handed use.
  • Features touchpad controlled temperature, low voltage cutout and user-selected locking code for ultimate security.
  • Includes optional bolt down mounting kit plus padlock recess built into exterior.
  • Backed by generous three-year warranty.

RRP $1699

www.arb.com.au

 

ARB CLASSIC SERIES II FRIDGE/FREEZER

Sleek, tough, updated

  • Supremely durable powder coated zinc steel cabinet.
  • Available in 35L, 47L, 60L & 78L sizes.
  • Features internal LED, integrated evaporator, basket with divider plus interior drain plug.
  • Rock solid construction with stainless steel latches, removable lid and renowned Secop compressor.
  • Rubber feet for grip plus recessed handles and backlit, dimmable LED display.
  • Backed by ARB’s sterling three-year warranty.

Prices start from $1099 for 35L model

www.arb.com.au

ARB FRIDGE CONNECT APP

Next gen Bluetooth connectivity

  • Allows for full control of ARB Classic Series 11 and Elements fridges via mobile device.
  • User can turn fridge on/off plus adjust temperature remotely.
  • App displays target, temperature, power input voltage plus fridge compressor status.
  • Alerts user if fridge lid is left open.

Free download to complement ARB Element and Classic Series II fridges

www.arb.com.au

KICKASS 75L DUAL ZONE FRIDGE/FREEZER

Built tough for the outback

  • Dual zone unit featuring internal 240V power supply plus flush 12V Anderson connector and a USB port for charging devices.
  • Ultra tough powder coated exterior cabinet with stainless steel hinges, handles and screws.
  • Built around legendary Secop compressor and featuring built-in AC adaptor for home use.
  • Heavy-duty spring-loaded handles/tie down points plus nyloc nuts for for all structural components.
  • Huge interior space divided into dual compartments with sturdy, stackable baskets.
  • Silicon seal and base, interior LED light plus interior drainage plug.
  • Bluetooth enabled app allows remote control from your smartphone.
  • Backed by Australian Direct's sterling five-year warranty.

RRP $1049

www.australiandirect.com.au

KICKASS PREMIUM FRIDGE SLIDE

A primo fridge deserves a primo slide

  • Over-engineered platform is built to last and won’t let you down. Fits perfectly with the KickAss Dual Zone Fridge footprint.
  • Heavy-duty 125kg ball runner rating plus double sided lock in and out system and mid slide lock function.
  • Sealed for dust resistance and comes pre-assembled.
  • Built-in slide out table.

RRP $228

www.australiandirect.com.au

KICKASS HEAVY DUTY FRIDGE SLIDE

Safety + security

  • Matches perfectly with KickAss fridge and slides.
  • Heavy-duty steel construction with matte black powder coat finish.
  • Ideal for when loading vehicle tub or canopy with extra gear. Acts as a barrier to keep fridge isolated.
  • Available in two sizes to fit many fridges on the market – check dimensions on the Australian Direct site.

From RRP $154

www.australiandirect.com.au

BUSHMAN ROADIE 15L FRIDGE/FREEZER

By your side

  • Shmick, slimline unit mounts snugly in centre console.
  • Compact unit belies 15L capacity, can fit 1.25L soft drink and wine bottles stored upright.
  • Features approved Bushman cooling system and can additionally function as a freezer.
  • Features dual built-in insulated drink holders plus includes tie down kit with straps.
  • Includes free shipping plus Bushman’s three-year warranty.

RRP $895

www.bushman.com.au

BUSHMAN ORIGINAL FRIDGE/FREEZER

They’re classics for a reason

  • Trusted for over 20 years to handle exposure to the elements plus plenty of use and abuse, can be relied upon to keep on ticking.
  • Available in 35L, 42L, 45L & 52L sizes. Dual compartments for fresh food and chilled drinks plus frozen goods.
  • Includes 10L extension collar, 7L dome lid plus three stackable baskets.
  • Includes 240V-12V adaptor, four heavy-duty tie-down baskets plus free travel cover.
  • Includes free shipping plus Bushman’s three-year warranty.

RRP $1395

www.bushman.com.au

BUSHMAN DC130-X UPRIGHT 12V FRIDGE/FREEZER

Small in size, big on space

  • Designed for installation in caravans, campers and 4WD canopies.
  • Can be installed either flush mounted or with supplied mounting kit.
  • Internal 6L freezer offers more room to stand up larger bottles.
  • Efficient Bushman-designed cooling system plus reversible door.
  • Includes free shipping plus Bushman’s three-year warranty.

RRP $1299

www.bushman.com.au

ENGEL PLATINUM RANGE FRIDGE/FREEZER

Blue chip quality

  • Reputation for dependability, powered by tough Sawafuji swing motor.
  • User-friendly digital controls plus built in battery monitor.
  • Sturdy steel exterior cabinet protects fridge’s vitals. Look for the signature platinum finish.
  • Available in 32L, 40L, 57L, 60L, 75L and 80L sizes to suit all vehicles and user needs.

Prices starting at $1299 for 32L model

www.engelaustralia.com.au

ENGEL UPRIGHT FRIDGE/FREEZER

Once you go upright, you won’t go back

  • Customise your setup with a 40L, 57L, 80L or 95L model.
  • User-friendly design allows excellent storage and unsurpassed accessibility.
  • Reversible door and replaceable door panel so you can customise to match your vehicle’s interior.
  • Equipped with turbo fan as standard.
  • Larger models feature drainage hose to remove unwanted moisture.

Prices starting at $849 for 40L model

www.engelaustralia.com.au

MSA 4X4 FRIDGE DROP SLIDE

Lighter, stronger, safer, smarter

  • Slides smoothly from stowed position before lowering 30cm in order to keep tray horizontal for entire motion.
  • Compact design won’t interfere with vehicle storage.
  • Designed to swing smoothly past vehicle tailgate.
  • Stainless steel and anodised aluminium construction.
  • Available in five sizes.

Prices start at $814

www.msa4x4.com.au