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    Ice chests/Coolers

    Quote Originally Posted by redneckpunk View Post
    I was looking at a 52qt “High Performance” by Ozark Trail, sold at Wally World for $127, and weight was my biggest concern. By the time I add food/drinks and ice it’s going to weight the same as my fully loaded 110qt that has wheels and an extendable handle $79 Igloo and hold only half as much.


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    I have the same one. Works well as storage and passenger seat on our center console. Was skeptical of the longevity of the black rubber latches, but they’re going strong and I use mine numerous times a week. I run a bike lock cable through the hinge slot on mine and lock that to a t post I have bolted into the back of my truck bed. The latch also locks together with a basic combo lock which is really nice. I’m sure someone could steal it out of the back of my truck if they tried hard enough, but it’s not gonna be worth it.

    I went camping in Big Sur for 4 days this past early summer and it held ice fine.

    For what it is, I’m happy with my purchase and would buy another. Don’t feel bad when I’m filleting Fish on top of it either since it wasn’t a fortune.

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    Re: Ice chests/Coolers

    Quote Originally Posted by LineStretcher View Post
    I bought 2 Yeti 50's in October and yes they do perform as advertised. As for getting stolen, just cover them up with a tarp or even better a moving blanket (adds insulation). One thing I don't care for is the weight. I went with two 50's rather than a single 100 +/- because I don't think I could lift it full by myself.
    I was looking at a 52qt “High Performance” by Ozark Trail, sold at Wally World for $127, and weight was my biggest concern. By the time I add food/drinks and ice it’s going to weight the same as my fully loaded 110qt that has wheels and an extendable handle $79 Igloo and hold only half as much.


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    I bought 2 Yeti 50's in October and yes they do perform as advertised. As for getting stolen, just cover them up with a tarp or even better a moving blanket (adds insulation). One thing I don't care for is the weight. I went with two 50's rather than a single 100 +/- because I don't think I could lift it full by myself.

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    Re: Ice chests/Coolers

    Quote Originally Posted by brokea--boater View Post
    I'm with you WD, all the so called performance coolers are sooo expensive. I posted a ice chest challenge from 4 wheeler magazine somewhere, don't recall if it was here. Yeti was not at the top of the challenge, but all of the coolers did well and compared close to each other. Three things that had the biggest factor (from the test) in keeping ice was,,, minimizing the opening of the lid, a good seal, and filling up air space inside the cooler. My take from the challenge was that it was a fair test and did not favor a brand, it was set up for testing which cooler would kept ice the longest on a long trail ride on the back of a jeep, and it wasn't really how we would use a ice chest in the field. Sorry I don't remember the brand that won top honors, but I know it wasn't yeti. Igloo makes a Ultra 72qt that they claim is a 5 day for under a 100.00. Maybe worth a look if you don't need a bear proof cooler,,gregg

    This chest can be left at camp //// Igloo Ultra and no one will steal it like Yet# big bucks cooler ....Igloo will keep fish and food cold and it's good .

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    Re: Ice chests/Coolers

    ARB makes 82 quart fridge/freezer that runs on 12v. A lot of the folks are starting to use them for dry camping and class B RV's. They are extremely efficient and the best part is that you never need ice. They sell them on Amazon but also Wal-Mart. They aren't cheap at 1200.00 but they have really great reviews. I'm going to go look at one as soon as I find one in a store and see if it will work in my boat.

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    My sister has one of the Igloo portable 12v coolers, she had it here plugged into 110v connection. It kept her stuff cool just as good as any small fridge (like my worm/beer one in the garage). You might want to look into one of those......Jetspray



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    Re: Ice chests/Coolers

    I know i am a little late to this thread but Engle makes a good one as well.

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    I like my Pelican.

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    love my RTIC

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    Re: Ice chests/Coolers

    Igloo coolers work well for me.

    Saw a few models at Costco that looked good last weekend.
    Here they come!

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