Can You Put a Fridge in a Pickup Truck?

Trucks are spacious, workhorses of vehicles that can carry a variety of items, from camping gear to tools, to groceries or anything else you need. But one item that many people wonder if they can put in their pickup truck is a refrigerator. So can you put a fridge in a pickup truck?

The answer is yes, but it’s important to make sure you do it safely. A refrigerator is heavy and most models require electricity to run, so there are a few extra considerations when putting one in your pickup truck. It’s best to consult the user manual for both your vehicle and the refrigerator before attempting this project.

First off, you’ll need to make sure the size of the fridge will fit in your truck bed. Measure the inside dimensions of your truck bed and compare them with the measurements of your fridge before moving forward. If it fits comfortably inside, you’re ready for the next step.

Next, you’ll need to secure your fridge in place so it doesn’t move around while you drive. You can use bungee cords or ratchet straps for this purpose.

Make sure all four sides are secured properly and that there is no slack in the cords or straps so they don’t loosen up during transport. It may also be helpful to place something between the fridge and truck bed so there isn’t any friction as you drive.

Finally, if your fridge needs electricity while in transit, then make sure you have an appropriate power source available. Most fridges have an AC adapter that can plug into a power outlet inside your vehicle or into an inverter plugged into your cigarette lighter socket for DC power. Some larger models come with their own inverter built-in as well.


In conclusion, yes it is possible to put a refrigerator in a pickup truck as long as it fits comfortably inside and is properly secured with bungee cords or ratchet straps before transport begins. If electricity is needed while on the road then make sure an appropriate power source such as an AC adapter or inverter is available.

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Susan Delgado