I live in a Travel Trailer. This freezer fit through my 20 inch door with room to spare, and occupies one dinette seat. There are some sharp edges on the back, so be careful how you pick it up. It is very quiet (I can't hear it at all over the other fans running in the trailer) and made ice cubes in only a few hours. I have the temperature set to the factory recommended halfway and my ice cream is firm, but not rock hard. The door seems to seal as well as a household freezer. No visible frost yet, but I've only been running it a few weeks.
The lock appears fairly sturdy, so it should hold the door closed when you're on the road. I emailed Sunpentown's tech support, and they promptly replied that the compressor draws 1.2 amps when running. It's quiet enough that I can't tell how often it cycles, but I'm hopeful that I may be able to eventually get a big enough Solar power system to run it off the grid.
The Haier 1.3 cu. ft. model seems to be the closest competition and is about $50 cheaper. The Sunpentown is 2 inches narrower on the outside and holds 15% more on the inside (smaller compressor? more compact insulation?). Please note that about a quarter of either freezer is taken up by the compressor, so the top shelf goes all the way back and the bottom shelf is very shallow. The Sunpentown arrived very well packed, with no scratches or dents (apparently this is a problem with the Haier freezers). The 17.75 inch width was the deciding factor for my little trailer, but I'm very pleased with the Sunpentown so far. I'm guessing the durability will be OK, but that's just based on the fact that it appears to be well made.
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