Fridge dilemma(s)

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Just got it delivered today. Leaps and bounds better build quality right off the bat. It’s really that much better initially than that garbage unit I bought off Amazon.

Of course time will tell, but first impressions I’m impressed.

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Just got it delivered today. Leaps and bounds better build quality right off the bat. It’s really that much better initially than that garbage unit I bought off Amazon.

Of course time will tell, but first impressions I’m impressed.

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I've had my Waeco (Dometic) for 19 years, no problems at all, I have a small one in the back of the Jeep that has done 7 years, again no problem. You will be happy you went with it :)
 

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I've had my Waeco (Dometic) for 19 years, no problems at all, I have a small one in the back of the Jeep that has done 7 years, again no problem. You will be happy you went with it :)
Probably no one will chime in with I have this cheap one that I have used for 19 years...............

Buy once cry once.
 

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Probably no one will chime in with I have this cheap one that I have used for 19 years...............

Buy once cry once.
Problem is, Jeepers are buying and crying over and over and over and over and over etc..... 💲💲💲
 

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I've had my Waeco (Dometic) for 19 years, no problems at all, I have a small one in the back of the Jeep that has done 7 years, again no problem. You will be happy you went with it :)
I love it! I was thinking about getting a fridge slide for the back of my jeep but I will be leaving the fridge out at camp most of the time. Just going to try to find a quick way to use my trail rail system to keep it from sliding around.
Probably no one will chime in with I have this cheap one that I have used for 19 years...............

Buy once cry once.
Yeah I’m pretty much past buying low grade things. I know there are some things that are complete rip offs, but even if something is overpriced it tends to be better quality from my experience.
Problem is, Jeepers are buying and crying over and over and over and over and over etc..... 💲💲💲
Yes sir. I spent way more money than I should but what does that even mean haha? Money is made to be spent. I got a smile on my face :)
 


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I just did some quick math on the cost of my Engel that I purchased at least 17 years ago. I paid $615.00 for it and it works out to a few cents over $3.00 per month since new. How much ice can I get for $3.00?
 

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I bought this cheap piece of garbage from Amazon about a year ago for $300 and it works perfectly. A friend of mine owns the rights to import Magic Chef appliances. He goes to China all the time and tours the factories that these appliances are made at. There’s not a lot of difference. But whatever makes you feel good about you

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I bought this cheap piece of garbage from Amazon about a year ago for $300 and it works perfectly. A friend of mine owns the rights to import Magic Chef appliances. He goes to China all the time and tours the factories that these appliances are made at. There’s not a lot of difference. But whatever makes you feel good about you

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Lets circle back in 19 years and see how it is doing.
 


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This Youtuber... one of my favorites has been using his ARB fridge for over 20 years...

I don't remember what video of his that he stated that he has been using the same ARB fridge for 20 years.

I suggest watching them all.

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I bought this cheap piece of garbage from Amazon about a year ago for $300 and it works perfectly. A friend of mine owns the rights to import Magic Chef appliances. He goes to China all the time and tours the factories that these appliances are made at. There’s not a lot of difference. But whatever makes you feel good about you

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What one is that?
 

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Lets circle back in 19 years and see how it is doing.
Well in all fairness the knock offs haven’t been available all that long do we don’t know how they will hold up. And it’s not like 1 example is the rule. Everything on this forum is antidotal with not much to back it up.
 
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This Youtuber... one of my favorites has been using his ARB fridge for over 20 years...

I don't remember what video of his that he stated that he has been using the same ARB fridge for 20 years.

I suggest watching them all.

Venture 4wd
Looks like an interesting channel to peek at. Thanks!
 

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I bought this cheap piece of garbage from Amazon about a year ago for $300 and it works perfectly. A friend of mine owns the rights to import Magic Chef appliances. He goes to China all the time and tours the factories that these appliances are made at. There’s not a lot of difference. But whatever makes you feel good about you

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Well of course my situation is anecdotal. From my experience I have almost always regretted buying the cheaper option. I’m sure others don’t mind taking the risk or maybe even have good luck based on their own anecdotal experiences.

For me, I was happy to get my money back from that junk Amazon Fridge that broke on day one. Just the plastic alone was night and day difference in quality.

 

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