12 volt mobile coolers?
Wondering how many are using portable 12 volt coolers like Coleman, Mobicool and others? Any opinions & recommendations? We are thinking of getting one for longer trips when we want to stock up on extra liquids and maybe fruit, veggies and meat. We're also thinking it would be helpful for the times we arrive at a campground, drop the trailer and head into town to load up on groceries and want to keep some of the stuff cool before we get back. That would also allow us to take our time in driving back to the cg and stop for other shopping or sightseeing.
Would have to figure out how to get a 12 volt outlet in the bed of the truck. Is there an easy way to do this? I'd also have to tie the cooler down with bungie cords or straps.
Am wondering if we should spend more for a dual 12/120 volt cooler? Then we could run it off 120 volts from the trailer, probably outside. Not happy about having to have a power pack that site beside the cooler. Am wondering if any can plug directly into 120 volts?
Or, is there any reason why you can't run the cooler off the 12 volts from the trailer while travelling? One cooler we looked at today draws about 3 amps.
Also wondering if it's worth spending more $$ on a larger capacity cooler? The ones we looked at today were 31 quarts versus 40 for another $30. And then for even more $$, they have ones that can freeze too.
Gil & Deb & Dougal the Springer Spaniel