Choosing the Right Dometic Fridge, Freezer, or Icebox

Here’s a riddle for you! What’s the coolest accessory you can get for your 4WD, RV, or camper van? If you guessed anything other than a fridge… check the title of this article and try again.

That’s right — a portable fridge, freezer, or cooler is the ideal gadget for all your outdoor adventure, especially if you’re the kind of person that likes heading out into the dunes of the outback or through the long, windy trails of our expansive national parks.

What Cooling System is Right for You?

What Cooling System is Right for You?

There are many factors to take into consideration when choosing the perfect icebox, fridge, or cooler to meet your needs. First and foremost, you’ll need to consider your needs and general activities. Are you just looking for something to keep your sandwich cool on the way to work? Or are you planning an expedition into the dusty outback? Plan to be away from power sources for a long time? How you answer questions like these will determine what type of Dometic fridge, freezer, or icebox will be right for you.


An absorption fridge or freezer operates using gas power, giving you the unique ability to operate your cooler independent of external power sources.

This type of is ideal for campers, off-roaders, explorers, and other adventurers who like to head off the grid without sacrificing all the comforts of home. The fact that absorption coolers are powered by gas means that you can keep your drinks and perishables at an ideal temperature for extended periods of time, even when you’ve wandered far off the beaten track.



Perhaps the main advantage of choosing a thermoelectric cooler is the economic cost. These coolers and fridges tend to be far more affordable than those of the absorption or compressor variety, making them a natural choice for adventurers who want to save their money to fund their extravagant expeditions. On top of the affordability, they’re also extremely lightweight and function well in an inclined position — a fact that only adds to their portability.

While all these factors contribute to an affordable and convenient cooling option for customers on a budget, the trade-off is that these coolers typically have a harder time dealing with ambient temperatures. The unrivalled cooling power of Dometic’s state-of-the-art thermoelectric coolers ensures that their devices function far better in extreme ambient temperatures, but if you’re planning a long trip, you’ll still want to go with an absorption or compressor cooler.

It is important to note that — unlike other styles of coolers — thermoelectric coolers do not cool down their contents, but rather keep pre-cooled contents cool. All-in-all, a Dometic thermoelectric cooler is the right choice for those looking for short-term cooling or warming of your food and beverages.


Compressor cooling technology boasts a whole range of benefits. The major benefit is its sheer power, which affords these units a substantially broader range of applications than other types of coolers. The incredibly strong cooling ability of compressor refrigerators and freezers allows you to keep the contents frosty, even when the temperature outside is blisteringly hot.

Another massive advantage of this impressive cooling power is that compressor technology allows not only for cooling, but also for deep-freezing. This added range of functionality affords you many more options as you plan your trips and activities, especially for longer-term expeditions and camps.