Originally Posted by themexicandoctor
Whynter, Iceco, Dometic, etc are all crap.
I'll see whether that's so with the Iceco I just bought. It has a Secop compressor, a five year warranty and it's half the price of the similarly-sized Engel.
I got it from the big river company. When it arrived last week, I tested it to see how cold it would get, which turned out to be -5º F in the house. Later I put it out in the van for another test, raising the temp setting a little. It held 0º in an ambient temperature of 95º.
I'll be using it primarily as a refrigerator, not a freezer.
I have no intention of replacing the Norcold 3-way refrigerator in my van, which still works fine. I run in on propane while driving quite often. Besides propane, the other consumable on that fridge is the burner, which seems to corrode quickly. Wire brushing the slots is only a temporary fix.
I order water heater anodes and Norcold burners on about the same schedule.