Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-04-2013, 05:55 PM   #11
NELA
 
Weezer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 3,220
DH and I bought the 45 quart Yeti last week and took it with us for our maiden voyage this past weekend. Some claim 7 days of ice with the Yeti. We were gone three days and had to replace the ice on day two because one of the can sodas froze and bursted. Yes, it froze and split wide open! And we didn't pre-cool the sodas. So we poured that ice out and bought a bag on day two. Didn't empty the bag, just placed it in the Yeti. When we got home Sunday it was still frozen, so DH put most of it in gallon ziplocks and put it in the freezer at home.

Yes, the Yeti is pricey but if you think back at how many coolers you've bought over the years and no longer use because the hinges broke, they started leaking, etc. the Yeti doesn't seem so bad. Five Year Warranty!
Replaceable handles too.

We compared the Coleman Xtreme, in fact we own one we no longer use..hinges broke.

One thing is certain though, we didn't take walks at the RV park without lockin' that bad boy UP!
__________________

__________________

If age is a state of mind, and I've lost my mind, I'm AGELESS, right?
Give me 40 acres and I'll turn this rig around:
Flagstaff 5er 2014 8528 IKWS, Platinum Package, Regency Interior "Buffy"
F250 Super Duty 2013 Tuxedo Black "Biff"
Days camped 2014: 30
Weezer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2013, 06:26 PM   #12
William
 
WEMig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: South Louisiana
Posts: 560
Quote:
Originally Posted by HERmit View Post
DH and I bought the 45 quart Yeti last week and took it with us for our maiden voyage this past weekend. Some claim 7 days of ice with the Yeti. We were gone three days and had to replace the ice on day two because one of the can sodas froze and bursted. Yes, it froze and split wide open! And we didn't pre-cool the sodas. So we poured that ice out and bought a bag on day two. Didn't empty the bag, just placed it in the Yeti. When we got home Sunday it was still frozen, so DH put most of it in gallon ziplocks and put it in the freezer at home.

Yes, the Yeti is pricey but if you think back at how many coolers you've bought over the years and no longer use because the hinges broke, they started leaking, etc. the Yeti doesn't seem so bad. Five Year Warranty!
Replaceable handles too.

We compared the Coleman Xtreme, in fact we own one we no longer use..hinges broke.

One thing is certain though, we didn't take walks at the RV park without lockin' that bad boy UP!
X2 on the Yeti. Expensive but I'm pretty confident I won't have to buy a replacement any time soon. BTW, I wouldn't have bought it if not for the deal I got on it ($120 for a 45 qt).
__________________

__________________
2012 Crusader 320RLT
2011 F250 Lariat 6.7L
2016 (19 Nights Camped/1348 Miles)
2015 (38 Nights Camped/3560 Miles)
2014 (28 Nights Camped/1980 Miles)
2013 (30 Nights Camped/1411 Miles)
WEMig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2013, 06:40 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
doodler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 202
I always find it better to pre-chill my cooler a couple days before I leave then add more ice just before I head out. also the bigger the cubes the longer it will last.
__________________
doodler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2013, 06:48 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Camping Buddys's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Orlando
Posts: 460
Quote:
Originally Posted by ko777 View Post
Good idea for the ice maker...I like making smoothies.

This is the biggest cooler that could fit my TV:
Attachment 32177
Since I sometimes leave my trailer on site, I have room to put all my stuff from the fridge when I head home

What I do is freeze a lot of water bottles enough to cover 2 layers in the cooler. Put all my frozen food and ice cubes in a bag at the bottom and cover it with the frozen water bottles. Drinks and other food goes on top. After 5 days the water bottles is less than half melted then I put them back to my freezer at home for the next trip. First time I did this, I filled the cooler up then drag/carry it to the TV, wow that was too heavy, I managed but will never do that again lol. I fill the cooler in the TV from now on.
During cooler days, I set my fridge to the max and use it as a freezer. All my frozen food that were not consumed were still frozen after the trip. The cooler with the frozen water bottles at the bottom makes it a good fridge replacement.

PS. Using the frozen water bottles eliminates water in the cooler from melted ice
X2
Have the same cooler for more than 7 years, still good, i fill the cooler with frozen bottle water and still with ice after a long weekend. And for the summer i made a cover of reflectix for it.
__________________

__________________
John, Lilly & the kids.
2013 Surveyor Select SV 305
2011 Toyota Tundra crew max 5.7
http://campingbuddys.shutterfly.com/
Camping Buddys is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:40 PM.