I'm looking for a chest style 12v compressor fridge, probably about 45 liters. I'll have three uses for it: For weekend trips in my FWC; for desert trips in my 5th wheel to keep drinks cold; and when not otherwise in use, as a beer fridge in my garage. I will likely have it setup with a deep cycle 12v battery and 50w or 100W solar panel in all uses. I'm in Norther Cal, where the solar will likely get 6 hours of direct sun in the summer. The outside temps here are commonly 90s to low 100s in the summer.
I can't afford the $1200 high end Dometic/Arb brands.
I'm looking at some of the budget brands: BougeRv, Iceco, Truckfridge, etc. This one on Amazon caught my eye: https://www.amazon.c...nomad0f-20&th=1
In the FWC, the fridge will hopefully sit on the back seat or floor of the truck and be accessed by a passthrough window into the camper. Have others used their chest fridge this way and does it seem to work well?
Is it worth the extra $100 for the insulated covers?
Any other problems or concerns? Anyone have good or bad luck with these budget brands?
Edited by hpcbmw, 29 June 2021 - 06:54 PM.