How To Buy A Refrigerator For A Mobile Home – Shopping Guide

How To Buy A Refrigerator For A Mobile Home Kitchen

Learning how to buy a refrigerator and purchasing one can be a frustrating and time consuming task for any mobile home owner. It is a very important and tedious exercise which requires a lot of research and patience. Choosing the right refrigerator though is bound to help you cut on energy costs, drastically reduce your grocery bills and make your mobile home both relaxing and homely.

There are several considerations one should keep in mind when trying to figure out how to buy a refrigerator for a mobile home. The first thing that needs to be taken into account is the required food storage capacity. For a mobile home, once you have decided on the capacity of the fridge you must then look at the available space. You should take note of the depth, width, and height of the fridge with its doors opened and closed so as to get an accurate picture of the available space.

Then you must decide on the door configuration that fits your space, size and needs. Mobile home refrigerators are usually available in bottom mount with the freezer below the refrigerator, top mount with freezer over the refrigerator and side by side with refrigerator and freezer compartments next to each other. They can also be categorized as either being permanent or movable refrigerators. It is important to choose a refrigerator that fits your living, shopping and eating habits.

It is important to do some research and compare prices, if you are buying online, take into account the shipping charges and always make a point of asking for warranty. A good refrigerator for your mobile home should come with at least a warranty that will cover the sealed refrigeration system for 5 years and parts for 1 year. It is also advisable to read customer reviews and testimonials about the product you have chosen before making the purchase; this may save you a lot of mental anguish and safeguard you from financial loss. The marketplace is awash with options and varieties of good, durable and very reliable mobile home refrigerators, here are some of those:


1) Norcold 7.0 cu ft AC/DC Refrigerator: Weighing 140 pounds and measuring 12 x 12 x 2.4 inches the refrigerator comes with removable door bins, a convenient and automatic temperature control with an exceptionally quiet and hermetically sealed compressor, this fridge is expressly designed for maximum reliability in mobile applications. It has a large storage and easily accessible storage space and easy to clean white powder coated shelves. It is available with European 220V/50Hz. The product is available at and is currently being sold at $1,362.50 + $134.62 for shipping.

2) Atwood 12007 Refrigerator 8 Cubic Feet With Right Hinge & Fan: This masterfully built 8 feet refrigerator has adopted the right hinge style and comes with a tilt sensor for optimal efficiency, performance and reliability. The set of intuitive door handles are quite practical and beautiful too. The interior is quite spacious and has LED interior lighting. It does contain helium in its cooling system. The dimensions are 22.8 x 52.5 x 23.7 inches. The product is available at it does cost $829.

3) Norcold UltraLine 1210 Refrigerators: This 8.4 cu 4 door side by side is the best and biggest mobile home refrigerator. The fresh food compartment is large enough at 26 inches wide to store long items, it has adjustable and removable shelves and door bins, affording users maximum flexibility. It also prides itself in having convenient and exclusive eye level LED controls packed with built in diagnostics. The adjustable thermostat allows users to respond to the ambient temperature swings synonymous with a mobile home. It is a 2 way 110V AC and LP gas. This product is available at costs $4,375. This is a permanent refrigerator in your mobile home.

4) Coolmatic Portable Refrigerators/Freezer: This is one of the most popular refrigerators in the market space currently. It can be used for deep freeze cooling or for normal refrigeration. It can easily fit into the confined space of the driver or anywhere else in the mobile home for that matter. It has a 3 stage, low voltage battery monitor which guarantees that you won’t run your battery below the voltage required for sufficient power to start your vehicles engine. It has an electronic thermostat with a LED control display panel. The cabinet is made from high impact polypropylene. It also comes with a DC connection cable, a coated and removable wire basket and a fold up detachable lid. The product is available at costs $599.00.

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Justin Becker

Justin Becker is a property owner in the state of Michigan and has a passion for managing communities. He owns both apartment complexes and mobile home communities and has been writing his own blogs for his properties for several years.

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