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Old 07-27-2013, 02:45 AM   #1
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best ice chest opinions

so after my last trip to Colorado, I realized our lil igloo coolers with wheels and collapsible handles are junk.....I mean sure they are fine for a beach or picknic, but im tired of replacing them all the time....

I want/need something better!! I want it to hold ice in texas heat for more than a day and be a lil more sturdy...

I know there are tons of high end rotomolded offerings out there (yeti, Yukon etc), but I am curious as to what everyone ELSE is using, and how much they like it and why??

I think I ended up buying about 12 bags of ice on our last trip....

my trailer has 2 fridges, yes, but I hate using them all for just drinks...plus I need ice for the wifes margaritas and my rum n cokes..LOL

so give me opinions and/or suggestions .....or intervention to quit drinking
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Old 07-27-2013, 07:31 AM   #2
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Yeti the best. But pricey.
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Old 07-27-2013, 07:42 AM   #3
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Get an icemaker and AA seems to work.
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Old 07-27-2013, 07:50 AM   #4
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IMO, comes down to what price are you willing to pay for convenience?

Purchase a $50 Igloo & buy 12 bags of ice during a week long trip

OR

Purchase a $400-$500 Yeti & only buy 2 bags of ice for replenishment during a week long trip


Personally, being a weekend warrior camper...the igloo route works well for us...now if I was a "most timer" or "full timer" the Yeti would be parked at the camper
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The coleman extreme line seems to be good for the cost. Mine holds ice for at least 4 solid summer days just have to remember to fully close the lid. Yeti are at the top of the line but I don't see the value at 500 for a comparable unit. Plus I would really hate to drop it or worse yet be worried that some one will run off with it while we are gone.
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...the Yeti would be parked at the camper
If I gave $400-$500 for a cooler, it would be chained to the camper and be totally unusable due to the amount of chain wrapped around it.

The ultimate status symbol.
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if i gave $400-$500 for a cooler, it would be chained to the camper and be totally unusable due to the amount of chain wrapped around it.

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We put our ice for drinks in the freezer. It was so hot last trip we did not even use our cooler, because the ice would thaw in a matter of hours. I drink Rum and Vokr and dw was drinking beers. Beers in the fridge with a few waters and kids drinks. My cokes stayed warm, and the ice was kept in the freezer. 2 small bags of ice and we lasted all weekend.
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I used to use Galaxy Coolers, they were better than Yeti! But they went out of business.
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The coleman extreme line seems to be good for the cost. Mine holds ice for at least 4 solid summer days just have to remember to fully close the lid. Yeti are at the top of the line but I don't see the value at 500 for a comparable unit. Plus I would really hate to drop it or worse yet be worried that some one will run off with it while we are gone.
Don't have to worry about dropping it, just can't break it. Just check these guys out.
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...49784469,d.dmg
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