My mr40 engel had the micro leak problemI am looking at purchasing a fridge to take between truck and trailered boat. i am between Engel and Dometic. The Engel MR040 has the reputation of being super reliable and efficient. Is that the model you had to bad? Which cheaper models did you replace it with?
I suggest looking on amazon where you can find many of similar size for <$350...well under the engel
I think the one I bought..kalamera? 35 qt with more features...was about $320
I wouldn't get stuck on brand names with these products