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Old 01-19-2015, 08:43 AM   #29
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I keep a Yeti full of ice in the back seat of my TV that I use to hold beer, water bottles and soda. The trailer fridge is always fully packed with food and condiments, so the cooler serves as a retainer for all the bulky cold drinks and optimally stores ice for drinks. I also find it much easier to pull it out to occasionally drain off excess water as it melts and to restock as needed. It's also handy for holding any "left-overs", like sandwich halves, from fast food we buy to eat on the road while underway.

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Old 01-19-2015, 10:08 AM   #30
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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.

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Old 01-19-2015, 10:29 AM   #31
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Carol--I also use a cover for my cooler. Mine is constructed out of one of those dollar store windshield sun reflectors. The persons who first showed me this were Alastair and Inge Camelford from Ontario when we met them in Florida. They fashionned one and it worked so well I copied it. the way...they no longer have their Trillium so wonder if they still frequent this site?
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Old 01-19-2015, 11:01 AM   #32
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When picking out a cooler that will be used outdoors, a lighter colored one will stay cooler longer in the hot sun. I hate to admit, I learned that the hard way. Making a cover from foil bubble wrap sounds like a good idea too. Thanks,


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