That's good to know. It seems like there are a handful of compressors on the market, but the assembly quality varies. There are a number of cheap fridges on amazon but they suffer from quality issues -- much like SB Arctic.fyi, you can adjust the parameters of the arctic to get better efficiency. They do not advertise it though as its too complicated for most people to understand. ITs pretty decent on eco mode and can be setup to be better if you dont have it constantly being opened. I have one of them next to my ARB, they only hold drinks and run all year, the SB does cycle a little more or maybe i notice it more because its louder. I do have a total of 3 SB (2014 is the oldest, there was an update in 2018 circuit board and programming to run more efficient and i see the difference) 2 ARB ( oldest in from about 2002 newest is 2018), indel B and a few other off brands.
Indel b has one that will fit, i just didnt like it because the controls were in the back on the model i have. All of them use the same BD 35f compressor. so programming and insulation is what makes the most difference in them.
If i may ask -- do you pack your fruits/vegies/produce into the fridge as well or is it mainly meats/dairty/etc that lives in there? 3-4 days is realistically how long we go for, so it'd work.We are a fam of 4..... but eat like 6... ha. Seriously.... my wife and I and a 14 and 21 yo girls.
The engel is good for about 3-4 days.
We sure could use a bigger one but could not get ourself to get the Smitty arctic as there have been mixed reviews and a larger power consumption.
Speaking of SB Arctic, the dimensions listed on amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Smittybilt-2789-Arctic-Fridge-Freezer/dp/B00S9G7LFE) are 28.2 x 23.5 x 15.7 inches which larger than the genny compartment accroding to SB: 13.75" x 23.75" x 25.5". What gives? Is SB Arctic truly a drop in fit?