Top door with slide out will be more efficient as you don't loose all the cool air when you open it but I like the convenience of the traditional door and don't seem to have issues with battery life and keeping things cool.
I used to live in the PNW (eastern Washington) and even in winter used it for skiing and climbing trips without condensation issues. That was generally 2-3 people no dogs. Now if you get on thee wet side of things it becomes a whole nother bal;l game.
We have two people and four dogs in the camper and rarely have issues. One of the fans is a Maxx Air that can run even when closed so that keeps the air moving even if the other fan is just cracked a bit. Also pop up in the driveway when I get home and run the fans and let things air out if I...
Being relatively new to AZ this is on my list of things to do, or at least sections of it. Congrats on the addition! Adventuring with kids is great, they don't remember the days in front of a TV.
I have the Isotherm Cruise 65 fridge (wish I'd gone bigger as two people quickly fill it), LED lights, furnace, fantastic fan, Max Air fan over the bed, 12 volt for phones and whatnot and the water pump. It is very rare that I turn on the inverter and plug into the 110 outlet that I have wired...
I rarely (almost never) plug in. For me 200W solar and 2 batteries is perfect. DC fridge is great, wish I had gone with a larger fridge, 60 litres is nice but it's pretty easy to fill. Second fan would be nice to have, I'll be adding my own sometime soon, probably a Max Air that can be run in...
Rohner are great socks but somewhat difficult to find.
Point 6 is has become my go to brand and I've been happy with the durability.
Darn Tough and Smartwool are both great products as well and I have some of those in the collection as well.
Mike at quikfire was pretty responsive, also email@example.com was an address I had used. Also spoke with him a few times on the phone when I first got mine, great product except when the wind is blowing.