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Old 05-16-2013, 10:51 PM   #1
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I've been thinking about buying a new cooler. What kind of coolers do most of you have. I looked at the Yetti coolers, but they are priced way to high, and are way to heavy. I could never lift it if it was full. I've been using my Igloo cooler on wheels, but I think it's getting time for a new one.
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Old 05-17-2013, 01:20 AM   #2
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No cooler, don't need one. The on-board fridge works good enough.
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I don't have a fridge in the camper, so I have to have coolers.
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I don't have a fridge in the camper, so I have to have coolers.
Understand. This link might help.

Here's another link that might be of some use.
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Old 05-17-2013, 05:09 AM   #5
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Yeti - worth every penny!!!

I have a mid-sized Yeti and the smallest model. Ice in the mid-size lasts 5-7 days; small one is for day use but ice lasts longer than cheaper products. Add in security features and bear-proof and you can see why Yeti is worth the price.
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I agree-Yeti is worth the price. Found a great internet deal. Turned out they had not updated their website so I got a $329 Yeti for $199. Score! Also look for similar brands, Brute, Grizzley.
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Old 05-17-2013, 10:31 AM   #7
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"Icehole" is another brand on the market. I've seen them in use, they work well, but interior space is small compared to overall size. And expensive......
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I too use a cooler and not the fridge in my camper. I looked at Yeti, but did not want to pay for the "bear proof" properties of the cooler nor did I want the extra weight. I just purchased a Rubbermaid Marine cooler 102 qt which advertises ice for 5-7 days. I have not had a chance to try it yet. I will make a reflectix cover for it to enhance it's ability to keep ice. I will report here after I check out the cooler.
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We have taken a Coleman EXtreme cooler and cut pieces of 1' blue styrofoam to fit inside the cooler as a liner . We can hold ice for 5 days in warm weather if we put the cooler in the shade and do not go in the cooler a lot . We use Floyd's method for ice and freeze 1/2 gallon plastic jugs. If you put pop or beer in a cooler and go in the cooler frequently 3 days is about max on the ice
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I bought a white cooler for my Jon Boat.
I think I bought it at Academy Sports.
I bought it because it's solar-ray preventive.
Just a little more cost than a regular cooler.
It's pretty big, we carry it in the back of the pickup for water bottles, cokes, etc.
We carry what we use for the day inside to the fridge. So we carry both.

It comes down to your style camping and lifestyle. And what type camper you have.
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I just went to see what I have.
It's a "Igloo Marine" UV resistant.

Bought it for fishing trips, but use it for camping instead.
Or, guess I should say wife commandeered it.
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Most of the time, I camp alone with my pooch, and my 70 qt cooler is perfect for me. If I buy the Yetti of equal size, I won't be able to move it when it's full. It's heavy when it's empty. I also don't like the price for it. I also freeze water in bottles and lay them across the bottom, and Ice Cubes around the rest of the stuff. I keep a small cooler to keep my water and pop in so I'm not in and out of the cooler so much.
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We use Coleman Extremes at our hunting camp in hot weather in the upper Central Valley of California. While these are very good in their own right, they do even better if you can keep a wet towel draped over them.
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At the price of ice these days and upgraded cooler might be wise.
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