Originally Posted by CPW
It is also handy to keep the afternoon/evening liquid refreshments in, right next to the camp chair! .
Yup they do indeed make great side tables around the campfire. Also as Greg points out its also good for keeping ice cubes close at hand
I have a cooler with wheels so even when full it is simple to move within arms reach. Most RV freezers are limited in size so it doesn't make sense to waste that space with a bag of ice cubes.
I made a cover for my cooler using foil bubble wrap. With it on the cooler the ice will last for many days in very hot weather - even though its a pretty good cooler on its own. I constructed the foil warp cover with the bottom separate from the top so the lid of the cooler can be opened without removing the complete cover. Used velcro strips in the construction of the cover so it is actually easy to remove and leave at home when camping in cooler climates.