Does anyone use their PUP fridge?


Super Active Member
Dec 9, 2013
San Diego
Our first PUP didn't have a fridge so I was very excited that our 2nd one did. We use it all the time, nothing like a cold drink after a hike, no melted ice getting everything soggy, and great in the morning with all the breakfast food, like bacon and eggs.


Super Active Member
Feb 7, 2013
Anchorage, AK
Yup, we use it all the time! We prechill it on on LP about 24 hours before departure, run it on 12V while traveling (no need for the cautionary tales of battery drain, please) and run it on LP at the site. If I am not careful, it will freeze my milk for coffee.

I can't tell you how many times I've pulled lunch meat out of a cooler in double bags that was STILL waterlogged. Yuck. Not in the fridge.

We love it. We use all of our appliances; the fridge, the sink, the heater, the lights, the stove (even inside on rainy days [:O] ).


Super Active Member
Jun 29, 2010
Love my fridge. It gets used for cheese milk eggs etc. things I don't want soggy.

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Super Active Member
Jul 19, 2007
Like majority of the responses we too used the fridge in the pup all the time for things like eggs, milk, cheese, chocolate bars etc.. Now that we have the TT and a much bigger fridge with a real freezer we also have ice cream.. [;)]


everything is better around a campfire.
Mar 11, 2010
Western NC
From 1985- 2012, 4 P'ups no fridge. one had an Ice box, and we just used it for storage.
2012- present 2 Hybrids...Love having a fridge and freezer....
and we now have a microwave!!!!!
and we use it mostly for STORAGE!!!!!


Active Member
Feb 15, 2014
Yes, for the same items pretty much everyone else does. Usually our drinks stay in a cooler though.


Active Member
Oct 26, 2015
North Georgia
dcrowder03 said:
I am debating on removing ours and using for storage space. I will always need a cooler so I am not sure the fridge is needed. Thoughts?


We use ours, but if my 3-way died I wouldn't replace it with another one. In my old pup I replaced my broken 3-way with a Walmart dorm fridge that cost my less than $100 and that worked just fine for us.

campfire Joe

Active Member
Jan 27, 2015
peru new york
We are a yes. As others have said we use it for milk eggs bacon butter hot dogs cold meat, and of course candy (gotta have some sweets). All we use our cooler for are canned beverages, Beer and soda. Normally if we are staying a week we don't bring any meat like chicken or hamburger or steaks. Most places where we camp a supermarket is only a few miles away, and after we get in from fishing we just go pick up something for dinner.

Molly T

Oct 28, 2014
I used mine on longer trips, but I camp mostly on weekends, and it never got cold enough for me to store things so I took mine out. I replaced it with a dorm fridge, and store frozen water bottles in it as soon as I hook up to the power to help cool it quicker. I empty my ice cooler on Sat. am. except for my drinks, and the dorm fridge keeps things nice and cool. I have a small freezer for small ice cream and ice packs. the ice packs keep my small cooler cold for the trip home. It works for me as I do not plan to boondock very often!!


Active Member
May 8, 2012
Yes we use our fridge all the time some things just don't do well in a cooler

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Active Member
Nov 26, 2012
Denver Colorado
My vintage camper had a 3-way fridge that died before I got the trailer so I just pulled it out and put in some more storage. I built a cabinet with two drawers that slid in the space. We always travel with coolers anyway and you always can use more storage.


Active Member
Mar 15, 2013
I had a small fridge and took it out. It was barely big enough for weekend use and wasted space for longer trips. I got around the problem of water getting into the food in my cooler by using two tricks. 1) I use "lock and lock" plastic containers (or similar) - no water gets in them even if they are floating in water and 2) I put several tall vertical hard plastic containers without tops in the ice to hold quarts of milk, OJ, etc. I can take the quart container in and out of the hard plastic container without the ice shifting and without the milk falling over and getting contaminated water in it. They stay cold enough unless you don't expect to finish their contents in 2 weeks.


Mar 3, 2016
Ocean Springs, MS
I ripped out the old three-way and installed two dorm style reefers- ostensibly that we would use one for drinks and one for food. Works pretty darn good and we run one from an Inverter powered by TV and deep cycle battery while on the go.


Jul 29, 2013
No, and we are trying to figure out how to remove it. We have bears, and bear issues in BC and can't keep food in the pup.