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Old 03-13-2017, 05:19 PM   #81
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Cool Xtreme Ice Test




The Coleman Xtreme. 5-day. Mugging for the camera.


That Penguin looks awesome. 10 days holding ice in 100 degree heat--that's amazing!


We never have really counted the days. So after this we'll have a better, more empirical, less heuristic idea of what the Xtreme can do.


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Old 03-13-2017, 05:37 PM   #82
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The Coleman Xtreme. 5-day. Mugging for the camera.


That Penguin looks awesome. 10 days holding ice in 100 degree heat--that's amazing!


We never have really counted the days. So after this we'll have a better, more empirical, less heuristic idea of what the Xtreme can do.


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Didn't want to buy but needed for travel in the heat of summer . We do have igloo and a Coleman extreme for cooler weather . The Penquin is heavy and rides in truck there are places you can cable cooler . Our refrigerator is not very big .
Very nice stainless closures also . It has it's purpose . Pat
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Old 03-13-2017, 05:50 PM   #83
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When I was a child my grandparents had an ice house .
They would cut lake ice in the winter , stacked it in an ice house and insulate the ice with sawdust .. All summer long when it was hot , we would sneak into the ice house and chip off a piece of ice to help us cool off. Almost 70 years later and with all our advancements in technology , we still can't build a cooler that will hold ice for more than 5 days . The only explanation I have is that maybe lake ice is colder than refrigerator ice ?
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picture of our Penguin cooler . Ice lasts 10 days in the heat of 100 . Pat
Is that possibly a Pelican cooler? If so and if it's a 45 qt, where did you find the stainless tray? I'd like to pick up one of those for mine. Thanks.

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Is that possibly a Pelican cooler? If so and if it's a 45 qt, where did you find the stainless tray? I'd like to pick up one of those for mine. Thanks.

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Hi ours is the 35qt from Amazon and where we got the stainless pan . Fits nice and slides . We got the 35 tall items will stand up fine . Pat
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Old 03-13-2017, 08:23 PM   #86
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Rtic 65

I got the Rtic 65 with a divider and basket.

Paid $202 shipped..no tax.

This is a beast ....very durable......divider is great...
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I prefer locking-top plastic containers. Open the cooler and grab the box with the cheeses and salami. In and out quick. No water gets in the box no matter how rough the ride.
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Pre charge cooler w/ dry ice

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The beauty of this is cooler is that you pre-cool the cooler..then it will hole a 10 lb bag of ice for 7 days..so there is no water that will go through the holes of your cheese
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Hi ours is the 35qt from Amazon and where we got the stainless pan . Fits nice and slides . We got the 35 tall items will stand up fine . Pat
I can't find "Penguin" brand roto molded coolers online anywhere. Do you suppose they stopped making them?
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Pelican..NOT Peguin

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It is a Pelican cooler...also great
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I got the Rtic 65 with a divider and basket.

Paid $202 shipped..no tax.

This is a beast divider is great...
Yours look great too . Pelican also makes ammo cases . I picked this one because I don't care for the rubber hasps on some coolers . The stainless hasps are very easy to open and close on this cooler . They also have wire baskets but I wanted the stainless container . There are fifferent sizes also of those . I just answering here for whoever wants the information . Pat
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LindaandPat, thanks for the info. My Ozark Trail came with wire baskets which work well but I don't have anything similar for the Pelican yet. I agree with you about the ease of use of Pelican's latches.

Scamper, nice looking cooler, great accessories and awesome price.
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I agree, Pat, the rubber closures seem inconvenient to me. I played with them on the Ozark Trail cooler at WM the other day. It takes a bit of muscle to latch them, that's for sure.
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I got rid of the fridge in the Scamp and made good use of that space. Instead, I bought a "plug-in" (12v) cooler we put in the tow vehicle. We don't have to unlock the Scamp to get to it after grocery shopping, AND I can plug it in to the 110AC when we're plugged in the campground. The cooler runs when we're on the road (most of our time is on the road) and we impulse shop at cheese stores, fish shops, and meat markets, so having it right there with us is great!
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Interesting idea, that 12V plug-in cooler in the TV!


Coleman Xtreme (5-day) ice test:






2:30 PM Tuesday--Day 3


Pop bottles are still cold and on top of relatively solid ice, but bottom portion of cooler is also half-full of melted water now.
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Those 12V coolers are only good for something like 38 degrees less than ambient. So, if it's 90 degrees outside, inside the cooler is 52 degrees ( or 10 degrees hotter than safe for foods ).
Read the manual or the specs prior to purchase.
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I agree, Pat, the rubber closures seem inconvenient to me. I played with them on the Ozark Trail cooler at WM the other day. It takes a bit of muscle to latch them, that's for sure.
A few more positives if Yeti hasn't changed there bottom of cooler is thinner then the walls . Also on the Pelican has dual handles . Quarantined for life . Molded-hasp and a stainless plate to lock cooler . The hasps are our favorite , can use one hand real easy . Yeti 's and a few others are good too . But for everything in this cooler couldn't beat the price . Pat
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Those 12V coolers are only good for something like 38 degrees less than ambient. So, if it's 90 degrees outside, inside the cooler is 52 degrees ( or 10 degrees hotter than safe for foods ).
Read the manual or the specs prior to purchase.
What if you supplemented with ice like a regular cooler? Would that help I wonder?
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Kinda defeats the pupose of a 12v

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What if you supplemented with ice like a regular cooler? Would that help I wonder?
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The whole intent of a 12vdc is to not have to use ice ...or am I missing something here

The reason for the Rtic (Roto Molded for Ol' Glenn) is to pre-charge with dry ice and then only use 5 lbs of ice in 5 days.

Everyone has their own ideas....
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The whole intent of a 12vdc is to not have to use ice ...or am I missing something here

The reason for the Rtic (Roto Molded for Ol' Glenn) is to pre-charge with dry ice and then only use 5 lbs of ice in 5 days.

Everyone has their own ideas....
I'm thinking of it just in the way I would use it. I typically have a regular cooler in the truck. Was thinking a 12v cooler, plugged in and running while driving, but unpowered while parked with ice in it might be the best of both worlds.

Was just curious if it would increase the cooling power of the 12v cooler if it had ice in it. Cooling the inside to whatever temperature with ice PLUS the 38 below ambient.
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