Can I use a normal under counter fridge for camping?
Hi all i’m going on a camping trip soon and trying to figure out if you can use a normal under counter fridge like you would find in your kitchen.
Its an electric fridge with a compressor but cant find anyone who has used one in a tent.
- GlacierwolfLv 72 weeks ago
It will work. Just be sure to put a SILVER trap over it - household fridges are not UL rated for being waterproof like the ones sold for boats. The silver tarp will reflect the sun's heat.
I 'assume' you will camping at a sight that offers power. Check the power receptacle - it should have a GFI receptacle. If not, then you need to buy a GFI safety cord at Home Deport, lowes, etc - they are not very big - you simply plug one end into the power, one into the fridge and if the fridge has trouble it shuts if off.
Where I live in Alaska it is not uncommon for people to leave regular indoor freezers outside. They are plugged in come spring and summer and unplugged when the temps drop to -10F. Ive had old freezers safely run for 10+ years with no tarp or cover. Your little fridge should fare just as well.
Might want to toss a pad lock on it. This will keep folks from stealing your ice - and you want to keep that in there during the day.
- KennyLv 71 month ago
So if you can plug it in I don't see why you couldn't use it . A electrical ground may be something to keep in mind .