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Old 02-09-2014, 03:16 PM   #1
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Your favorite tag along cooler

What is your favorite cooler to take along on camping trips......size and brand that seems most convenient and stays cold?
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Old 02-09-2014, 03:45 PM   #2
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A 54-quart Coleman stainless steel cooler although it is heavy.
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Old 02-09-2014, 03:54 PM   #3
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2 different things. Having a fridge in the trailer negates the need to keep things cold for long periods, if that's an issue for you look at the Yeti. I've got such for canoe camping but not for the trailer. We just carry a small 9 qt job for running around during the day.
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Old 02-09-2014, 04:26 PM   #4
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We have been using a Coleman 52 Quart Xtreme® 5 Cooler. Things we like about it:
  • In hot weather saves having to open the fridge in the trailer for frequently needed things like drinks
  • With block ice it keeps cool for about 5 days
  • Great for picking up food from the store
We keep the cooler outside the trailer and move it around to keep it out of the sun.

After doing some comparison shopping we bought ours at Fred Meyer.
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Old 02-09-2014, 04:29 PM   #5
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We have used an ultra cold 50 by Igloo for many years. We normally use one 1/2 gallon container of ice per day and have never purchased ice when we camp. We intend to transfer from the camper fridge to this while we are traveling to keep things from "bouncing" around.
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Old 02-09-2014, 04:49 PM   #6
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Although I have many coolers for different applications and conditions, my favorite is a 65qt. Glacier Iceburg. A rotational polyethylene molded cooler with a full 3" of insulation. The performance exceeds anything on the market including Yeti! An extreme application for 10 to 15 of days of ice and cold food in the hot Texas weather. It's my backup for a less than stellar Dometic 5.0 refrigerator. Not cheap / not lightweight.
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Old 02-10-2014, 03:18 AM   #7
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We've been using a Coleman 62 qt Xtreme Cooler to supplement our tiny refrigerator in our pop-up. Not sure if we'll continue to take it along once we get our 19'
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Old 02-10-2014, 04:52 PM   #8
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We go through much too much ice to NOT take along a Coleman Extreme. You can only make so many G & T's with the small amount of ice produced in our fridge!
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Old 02-10-2014, 06:04 PM   #9
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We go through much too much ice to NOT take along a Coleman Extreme. You can only make so many G & T's with the small amount of ice produced in our fridge!
Try Tequila and Tonic, with a twist of lime. A fantastically tasty and refreshing summer's drink.
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Old 02-10-2014, 09:28 PM   #10
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Steel ice

image.jpgThis discussion reminded me of the "steel ice" my son gave us...perfect for G&T's I'm thinking!
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