I'm working on my '71 Compact Jr., which originally had an ice box. I was fine with that until I undertook a 2 week seriously off-grid trip to Baja back in 1991, so I put in a 3-way fridge
that would run on propane
. It was great for that, but once home, I mostly used the trailer for weekends at dog shows (which means no hookups of any kind), and I had lots of issues with the propane
pilot staying lit, or even starting it -- spider webs would get in the nozzle and I was constantly cleaning them out. And now I'm looking at either updating the fridge
to a newer model or going back to the plain old icebox, which was fine for my weekend trips before the big Baja adventure.
I think what I really want is somebody to convince me that I should spend many $$$ for a fridge
rather than many fewer $$ for an icebox and why... At this point, I have to admit, I'm leaning toward icebox, since I don't really anticipate any serious off-grid trips (like the Baja adventure) again. Even if the trips will be longer duration, I should be where I can buy ice.