As the original pioneers of cooling technology, Dometic understand what it takes to make a reliable and high quality refrigerator. And, as the demand for cooling has extended from static homes to mobile living, we have continued to lead the way. Our truck refrigerators are designed with cutting-edge expertise and decades of experience. There are different types of truck fridges to suit different needs, and indeed, different trucks! Below we have compiled some tips on what to consider when choosing, and then using, your truck refrigerator:
When choosing your truck refrigerator, finding a compact unit that fits in confined spaces is often a high priority. However, as well compact dimensions, have you also considered a flush-mounted truck fridge? Not only does the flush mounting save on space, it also looks incredibly stylish.
The first advantage of running your truck refrigerator with solar power is that it saves money. But solar energy is not only free, it’s an environmentally friendly option too. Plus, if your truck fridge runs on solar power, you can ensure that you won't drain your vehicle battery while keeping your drinks cool.
We have specially designed truck refrigerators for some of the most popular brands of trucks on the market. If, for example, you own a Volvo VH or a Mercedes-Benz Actros 2 or 3 model, then you should check out our truck fridges which are tailor-made specifically for those vehicles.
If your vehicle is responsible for delivering fresh produce, we have specially designed truck refrigerators and truck freezers with factory pre-set fixed temperatures (+4 °C or –18 °C), so the obligatory cold chain is reliably maintained at all times. Features such as a top loader design for quick and easy access to contents, ensure minimal loss of cool air when the sliding door is opened. On top of that, the pallet feet on the underside of the container ensure convenient loading and unloading with a forklift.
The inside of a truck cabin can get very warm, especially when the air conditioner is turned off. Fortunately, this won't impact the cooling performance of your truck fridge. The powerful compressor cooling technology used in our truck refrigerators is able to cool in the hottest environments.Three tips for efficient and economical operation of your truck refrigerator:
Make sure you always close the doors of your refrigerator properly. Some truck refrigerators have features, such as magnetic seals, to ensure the door closes firmly. However, it is always worth checking the condition of the seals from time to time, so you can be certain that cold air is not escaping from your truck refrigerator.
For the best cooling results from your truck refrigerator, it is important that cold air can circulate through the shelves and around the stored food or drink. If your truck fridge is packed full, then the effective circulation of cool air will be restricted and, as a result, the cooling performance weakened.
By turning your truck refrigerator on the night before your trip, you can ensure that the fridge is cooled to an optimal temperature. Doing this overnight also requires less energy due to the cooler ambient temperature. You should also place anything that is already frozen into your truck freezer to help reduce the work of the freezer as it lowers the temperature.