Review & Install Video
Hey, guys, Joe from American Trucks, and today we're gonna be taking a closer look at the ARB 82 Quart Fridge Freezer. And this is going to be the perfect item for, frankly, any truck owner out there lookin' to keep food fresh and drinks ice cold without the need for any ice at all.
So what do we have here with the fridge freezer from ARB? Well, this is going to be a powder coat zinc steel cabinet, which is going to be great to resist any corrosion. Up top here, we have a UV-resistant injection-molded lid, and the handles on the sides here are going to be that same powder-coated feel just to help with durability sake.
So right up front here, we do have some nice and easy controls for the thermostat and a couple of ways to power this thing. You could use a 12-volt power source, so that's the cigarette lighter in your truck, or if you wanted to plug this into a wall outlet, extension cord, or even in the bed of some trucks nowadays. You got this 120-volt plug right here. This can handle all the way up to 240 volts, so that's a nice touch. Both of these plugs are included in the kit. And, in fact, if you wanted to run this without the need for any plugs at all, you could use one of these to plug right into a solar panel or a generator and run this off of that as well.
Now, just going into a couple of convenience features here, just for cleaning sake, the basket on the inside and the lid up top here are completely removable. That's gonna make it easy to keep this thing nice and clean. And all of the edges are rounded, and that's going to prevent this from scratching up the seats if you do put this on the back seat or passenger seat in your truck.
Now, I can think of many uses for this thing just beyond all of the beer you could fit in here. If you were away from society and didn't have access to any ice, but you did have your truck or solar panel, something like that, some insulin medicine you could keep in here, baby food if you needed it. If you plan on doing any fishing, this would be a good way to keep that fresh. And, obviously, any perishables and stuff like that would be great to fit in the ARB Fridge Freezer, as this thing can go all the way down to -18 degrees Celsius, or in freedom units, we're lookin' at about 0 degrees Fahrenheit.
Now, before we move on to the price, one thing I did wanna state is this is going to be the biggest fridge freezer that ARB offers, the 82-quart version. If you were lookin' to save a couple hundred bucks, they offer different sizes all the way down to 37 quarts, and you might wanna do that because this thing is pretty expensive.
We're lookin' at around $1,350 as far as the price tag for this goes, and that is going to make this a pretty expensive tool. But if you need it, it's definitely gonna be worth it when you're out camping. And just for convenience sake, not having to use any ice makes this thing a good tool to have at the campsite. Now, if you're still not sold, ARB also includes a 3-year limited warranty.
Now, as far as install goes, this is gonna be pretty easy. Obviously, you just plug in one of these two power cables, get this plugged into the cigarette lighter or a wall plug, and you're pretty much off to the races here. However, I would give this thing about 30 minutes to cool down and get down to temperature, so you can start throwing stuff in there and keeping stuff cold.
But, guys, that is gonna do it for me and the ARB 82 Quart Fridge Freezer. Thank you for watching. I'm Joe. If this video helped you out in any way, leave me a comment down below. I'd love to know. Subscribe for more videos like this, and, as always, keep it right here at American Trucks.