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Old 08-03-2013, 09:28 PM   #31
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I also have 2 coleman extreme coolers, love them. One thing that I have figured out with using them are to pre-cool the cooler. My wife laughs at me for doing it. But I have found doing this the ice does last longer for me. We went camping 2 weeks ago put ice in the cooler on Thursday afternoon, Friday morning loaded the ice chest and came home Sunday without buying any ice, 4 kids and 96 to 98 degree Louisiana weather.
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Old 08-03-2013, 10:00 PM   #32
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I also have 2 coleman extreme coolers, love them. One thing that I have figured out with using them are to pre-cool the cooler. My wife laughs at me for doing it. But I have found doing this the ice does last longer for me. We went camping 2 weeks ago put ice in the cooler on Thursday afternoon, Friday morning loaded the ice chest and came home Sunday without buying any ice, 4 kids and 96 to 98 degree Louisiana weather.
How do you precool them? Put the coolers In a cooler?

The yeti's are great and I like the name, and they are, in all honesty, very excellently made. It's nice to splurge a little once in awhile and buy something nice and high quality. The colemans are nice to, but I don't think we need the attitude to go along with it.

To each his own, you get your colemans, and others get a Yeti. Some get cheap FR trailers and some get Mobile suites or whatever.

Chill.
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Old 08-03-2013, 11:22 PM   #33
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Get a portable icemaker. Works like a charm. Ours will make up to 20 lbs. a day. With 2 refrigerators and the ice machine, we never have to use a cooler at all.
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Old 08-04-2013, 12:19 AM   #34
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If I was going to spend $400-$500 bucks on an ice chest I'd just spend a few extra bucks and get a portable ref/freezer... That way you get the best of both worlds...

I have a 63qt Edgestar and just returned from a month-long trip using it as a freezer and it was fantastic.... It will convert to a ref that will hold almost 100 canned drinks and will operate off AC or DC... No bags of ice to mess with.. Just set the temp at the desired level
And forget about it....

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Old 08-04-2013, 12:21 AM   #35
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Forgot one point - I got my unit from Kegerator....
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Old 08-04-2013, 12:40 AM   #36
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If I was going to spend $400-$500 bucks on an ice chest I'd just spend a few extra bucks and get a portable ref/freezer... That way you get the best of both worlds...

I have a 63qt Edgestar and just returned from a month-long trip using it as a freezer and it was fantastic.... It will convert to a ref that will hold almost 100 canned drinks and will operate off AC or DC... No bags of ice to mess with.. Just set the temp at the desired level
And forget about it....

Here's a picture of my unit....
good point.
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Old 08-05-2013, 09:53 AM   #37
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Old 08-05-2013, 05:11 PM   #38
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How do you precool them? Put the coolers In a cooler?

The yeti's are great and I like the name, and they are, in all honesty, very excellently made. It's nice to splurge a little once in awhile and buy something nice and high quality. The colemans are nice to, but I don't think we need the attitude to go along with it.

To each his own, you get your colemans, and others get a Yeti. Some get cheap FR trailers and some get Mobile suites or whatever.

Chill.
Haha, no you load the ice chest with ice before you use them. If I know I am going camping on Friday, I will put a bag of ice in the cooler on Thursday and hmmm and I did not see any kind of attitude about the cooler unless I missed something. But I can say I do not get a hernia when I load mine into the back of the truck. But like you said to each his own.
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Old 08-06-2013, 02:58 PM   #39
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Here is the Pelican at COSTCO.. THat is one serious piece of hardware. I must be at least 3 inched thck.


Just an idea, and a better price than some of the units out there.
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^^^ thats a lot of money to keep your beer cold. shoot, thats a lot of beer period
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