$300 For an Ice Chest?

Discussion in 'Refrigerators and Coolers' started by Ryanincc, Jan 25, 2014.

  1. IPAman

    IPAman New Member

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    If you're boon docking and need your ice to last 4-5 days in a Texas summer a Yeti is worth it. If you're at a campground for the weekend in a cooler weather climaye it doesn't make much sence.
     
  2. WadeT

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    A good Coleman cooler a sheet of dry ice in the bottom and a reflectx cover works great....

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    I don't own a Yeti but am seriously considering one. While Extreme Coolers keep ice for five days, the drain plugs and hinges don't last. I have five coolers in my yard that I'm using for planters because they no longer function as coolers. Food for thought.
     
  4. RotnMom

    RotnMom Am I there yet?

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    Since my longest trip of the year is about 10-12 days, I have a Coleman Extreme 5 dayer. If it's exceptionally hot, I will buy a piece of dry ice and put meat under it, drinks on top. Between that and the cooler, I've always taken it home with ice floating!! I'd say I swap the ice out around day 6.

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  5. kitphantom

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    Coleman has added a line of higher-performance coolers, similar to the Yeti, Pelican, and Canyon coolers. It has a separate brand name, ESKY. Doing a quick read, I do not see that they are rated for bear resistance, however.
    http://www.eskyseriescoolers.com/Home
     
  6. Detroit_Iron

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    I was at cabelas a few weeks back and they have there own brand of coolers similar to the yeti's. They seemed very well built also
     
  7. Jayko

    Jayko Jayco 141J aka Big Bertha

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    For that kind of money you could buy a portable ice machine.
     
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    If you are boondocking an ice maker won't work.
     
  9. kitphantom

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    ^^^ Nor if you're dry camping. (Not to mention, we wouldn't have a hope of fitting a portable ice maker in anywhere.)
     

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