It is absolutely killing me to discover that the ARB Elements fridge is (drumroll) 0.1 inches too tall for the published bed-to-tonneau dimensions. That's close enough that I wonder if you could make it up by removing some feet or sanding some trim off the top of the fridge... or if it might even fall into a margin for error or within the flex tolerance of the tonneau.Yeah, there are a couple factors for me:
That said, I'd settle for a great solution to either - it just seems like right now we have at best a mediocre solution with small fridges in the bed. Another inch would solve so many problems!
- Very few fridge models will fit under the tonneau cover. This is a requirement for me (many campsites in grizzly-danger areas require all food to be locked inside a vehicle or bear canister, and an open bed is just begging for lots of dust ingress and potential theft in overland/road tripping).
- The layout of the bed (particularly the spare tire cover) makes it look like a fridge slide would be pretty tricky. Without that it's going to be a pain to get into a fridge in the bed even assuming you sort out the height issue, especially if e.g. I have a tent on the bed rails.
- The bed is pretty small - I'd rather be able to fully utilize it for other bulky options like mountain bikes, camping gear, dog crates, etc. without giving up the fridge.
Anyone have one of those that they might be able to try at a taste drive?