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Awesome fridge quiet efficient handy
Cools down quickly after initial start up cold beers in no time it is a breeze to set and use the fridge cover it came with does and excellent job of insulating also love it
Purchased in June 2021 for $1,295.00.
Best fridge freezer on the market .. love it
Straight forward ,easy to use no nonsense fridge !! Keeps the food cold and the beers even colder … awesome .. it draws bugger all amps which is great for long camping trips while stationary..
Purchased in May 2021 for $1,299.00.
One Word - PERFECT
Keeps temperature steady at the setting nominated. Haven't used it in extreme weather conditions yet. Keep it in car for shopping purposes for any cold related foods. Have used on second battery in car.. Used it on solar panel & solar blanket on deep cycle battery for days without hardly any power drop. Will use fridge more in Summer.
Purchased in June 2021 for $1,495.00.
Very happy with the bushman original on its first trip. Loads of dust all over it rough corrugated roads never had any probs. It runs efficiently on a companion 70AH lithium battery for 3 days with no charge and still has around 20% charge. I like the LED panel and digital controls. Also emailed a question to the team there got a helpful response overnight. Great stuff
Purchased in June 2021 for $1,230.00.
Well made, quality fridge
This fridge is the best on the market. Double the battery life compared to our last 45 L fridge from different company. The basket system makes it easy to access everything. So glad we went with a bushmans after all our research.
Purchased in May 2020 for $1,200.00.
Good to see someone still stands up for customer satisfaction!
I bought a DC85L fridge online and once I got it home realised it wasn’t going to fit the position I was hoping four. Called the guys and customer service was easy as to deal with and they happily swapped out for the 65L. even after I had open the packaging. After doing the change over they deposited the balance straight away no questions asked. In the 65L went and happily ever after. It is running Side by side with my engel that I’ve had for 10+ years and would find it hard to go back to a chest Fridge after using this style of fridge.
Purchased for $1,200.00.
I bought my fridge to take home some of the wonderful foods available in Melbourne when I visit family and friends. On the 1600 km drive home the fridge didn’t miss a beat and kept the goodies at a constant set temperature including when I stopped for the night and brought it inside and connected to the ac. The people at Bushman were a pleasure to do business with. I’m impressed
Purchased in March 2021.
The perfect car fridge
This fridge is so well thought out. The modular system is simply genius. It’s the perfect car fridge for touring, camping and everyday use. Have found it doesn’t draw a lot of power either and keeps things cold appropriately. Love this car fridge, it’s the best.
Purchased in April 2021.
Bushman fridge is terrific
I found the fridge to be very quiet and efficient. Although I used at Tassie at Easter it certainly didn’t use a lot of power from my solar power setup at my cabin. Importantly, it is often cloudy and so having the low power draw is fantastic. The Bushman replaced a nearly 30 year old Autofridge which used way more power, although that was only run for around 4 hours every day. I haven’t used the extension yet. Very happy. My one gripe is to put a better plug on the end.
Purchased in March 2021 at Bushman Fridges for $1,399.00.
It’s a fridge. It worked.
Solid built. Easy to use. No bells, whistles, digital panels or wifi. Just a fridge that worked well and kept all our food cold for our 5 day camp trip. Couldn’t have been happier with the purchase.
Purchased at Bushman Fridges for $1,395.00.
Works incredibly well in the Australian outback. Keeps things ice cold. Ran it between 1 degree and -1 degree. Keep beers icy. Well sealed. Very good on power off the second battery. Ran it for 3 weeks straight with not a hiccup.
Purchased in March 2021.
brilliant product, backed up by amazing service.
Very rarely do I provide written reviews, but I'll definitely make an exception here.
I recently purchased a new Bushman Original SC35-52, to complement my current fridge setup, Yes, I wanted 2 fridges.
In my opinion, the bushman range of products stands above all in there category.
I believe the secret to there success is simplicity. The fridge just does as its designed to do, it keeps things cold.
Personally, I'm not interested in Bluetooth or phone apps etc etc. I wanted a fridge to keep my food and drinks cold and this fridge certainly does that, in the most efficient way possible.
Purchased in March 2021.
Lived up to its reputation.
Draws such a small current my battery lasts 2-3 days before it needs a top up. Very helpful staff & a real quality product. Kept our chicken frozen for 3 weeks.
Purchased in April 2021 at Bushman for $1,549.00.
Crikey its a beaut!
Very happy with our Bushman fridge. Arrived very quickly, packed well, easy to put together and swap out the lids for more or less space. Love the little instructions on the inside of the large lid letting you know what temp to set it and how to pack it for best results. Didn't think we'd use it nearly as much as we do. Expecting to use it when camping but all of a sudden I can grab that pack of chicken thighs for dinner when I'm out or take icy poles when I pick up the kids from school on a hot day and they are not half melted in a cool bag. It even works as an esky when it's not on and keeps water bottles cool and lunch fresh when I am out on the road for work. *****
Purchased in February 2021.
Best fridge I have ever owned!
Bought this online and was very happy with the delivery time. Set it up in my 37deg garage, (QLD), and it cooled to 2deg in little over an hour and was so quiet while running that I had to keep checking it was actually on. Spent the next month keeping beer cold as a 35 litre until we took it camping for two nights and fitted the collar and domed lid to carry all our food and drinks including tall bottles and 500ml cans which it did with no effort or squashing at all. As the fridge was pre-cooled whilst connected to mains power, it was no drain ...on our vehicle batteries at all during our trip to the camp site and kept everything perfectly chilled while there. I have only owned this for a couple of months now but am seriously impressed with it, especially how quiet it is and the internal space made even more efficient with the supplied baskets. Do yourself a big favour and buy a Bushmans fridge.
Purchased in February 2021 at Bushmans website..
Questions & Answers
Hi I have a bushmans sc-35 it got wet and few times and started freezing, I looked at the control panel and it was turned down like -7 so turned it back up to normal 1° next night got rain again and later that day it has completely stopped working. I've tried it in a different vehicle as thought is was power supply, but same thing. Could this be the control panel? Lights don't light up and it doesn't have the toggle switch I think it was bought around2013
Hi Wayde, if there are no lights on the control panel at all, then it is not receiving power. This could be for a few reasons. Feel free to call Bushman head office on 03 8080 9990 and we can walk you through some troubleshooting over the phone. Cheers, Tommy.
We have one of the older style bushmans with the plastic handles on the side. Anyone found a good way to secure one of these to a fridge slide?
Hi Kathryn, it can be tricky as the old plastic handles were not very strong after 10 years of age. We can supply new metal tie down brackets for you, and you could rivet or crew them onto your old fridge. If you're keen please email us firstname.lastname@example.org
I have bushman sc 35/52 am aware of typical noises tho it has high chirping coming and going
What could this be ?
Have enough power everything else seems fine !
Am curious is there a specific 12v outlet type that's recommended
Hi Craig, hmmm that sounds unusual. Feel free to call us or email a video of the sound to email@example.com. Cheers, Tommy. BUSHMAN
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The Bushman Original is a uniquely designed and robust portable fridge/freezer, that has been a top rated product for more than 20 years. It has been awarded as the best portable fridge for 2017 through to 2021 by ProductReview.com.au reviewers.
This dual zone fridge + freezer is an adaptable, energy efficient portable cooler. It can be powered by either a cars cigarette lighter or through mains electricity, and is equipped with a digital temperature display panel. One of the biggest selling points of the Bushman Original is its changeable capacity. With all-included extension kits, the fridge can be 32L, 45L or 52L in capacity, depending on your specific requirements.
Customer reviews praise the Bushman Originals durability in all temperatures, quietness and versatility. It's widely considered to be easy to use and energy efficient. Quick and helpful customer support appears to be another selling feature. Its functionality to price is one of the best on the market, though it's still a sizeable investment.
Impressively, the versatile and popular Bushman Original Series takes home its fifth Award win in 2021 for Best Portable Fridge. It owes the honour to three factors in particular: a durable build quality, ease of use, as well as ease of cleaning and maintenance.
|Category||Portable Fridges / Freezers|
|Type||Dual Zone Fridge + Freezer|
|Power Source||Car (Cigarette Lighter) and Wall Outlet|
|Features||Digital Display Panel|
|Cooling Capacity||-22 °C to +10 °C|
|Dimensions||380-545 x 690 x 380 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)|
|Release date||Jan 1998|
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