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Old 04-03-2017, 09:40 AM
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All I can say about these high end ice chest is,...... ICE ISN'T THAT EXPENSIVE!!!!!


I don't go offshore for days at a time. I usually hit the basin for 3/4 a day and my cheap ones work just fine! Also, I have access to an ice machine.
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Old 04-03-2017, 09:46 AM
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Don't forget, you also get a free sticker for the back glass of your truck with every high end cooler purchase. All the cool kids have them
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Old 04-03-2017, 09:54 AM
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you don't need a fancy pancy cooler unless you want to keep ice for 3-4 days. My igloo works just fine for our boat, and it'll keep ice far long enough for a days trip on the water. I have a smaller coleman extreme that I use for vacations, and as long as I keep it in the shade it'll hold ice for 4-5 days. Not much by the 5th day but there will be some ice.
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Old 04-03-2017, 11:21 AM
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Bought my Pelican at a store in Lafayette that specializes in Pelican cases. Cheaper than any online retailer
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Old 04-03-2017, 12:12 PM
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Get a sturdy cheap cooler wrap a brick of dry ice in newspaper put it in there and roll. no dripage no problems and it stays very cold.
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Old 04-03-2017, 02:30 PM
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He mention he wanted to make the cooler a seat also, good luck with the igloos and the extemes with 300 pounds seating on it.
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Old 04-11-2017, 10:16 PM
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That is the big part of it, every time I use one as a seat it gets busted up fast. I myself weigh 300lbs, I would rarely stand on it but sometimes you do what you have to do. RTIC has my attention but are sold out, everyone on flea bay wants an arm and a leg for them at the moment. I will keep watching.

I plan on being down south a few times next week, maybe I'll bump into one of you. Thanks for the help and advice everyone.
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Old 04-11-2017, 10:39 PM
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Check out the Ozark Trail Coolers at Wal Mart. 26, 52, and 73qty coolers are 100, 150, and 200 bucks. Just bought a 26qt and it is made tough.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Ozark-Tra...-Grey/49229408
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Old 04-12-2017, 10:23 AM
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I have been trying to decide for a while now on what I want to do for a cooler in my boat. I need a 60=70qt for a seat in front of my console and I have been looking real hard at the Engel coolers but I can't make myself spend the money. Are the coolers like that worth the money? I would be using it for more than the boat as well.
I don't see why you have to keep ice cold for 3-4 days to justify a nice cooler. I often fish on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday and don't clean my fish until Sunday or Monday. It's very nice to know my fish are fresh when I go to clean them. Also, ice is Not cheap as previously mentioned, at $2 for 10-16lbs, it adds up fast. I like buying it once and knowing my fish, food and drinks are good for days.

I use a 120qt K2 Cooler for my main seat and fish box and a 70qt for drinks and food. They work great, have an amazing warranty and you're supporting a local company. I much rather my money go to local people than a company out of state. You may find the cooler expensive but buying it helps feed the Familes of the 30-50 employees they most likely have. I've been using those coolers for 4 years and have had Zero issues.

You can get a Scratch and Dent 70qt for $250. Thats the one I have and have had zero issues.
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Old 04-12-2017, 11:09 PM
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Good point. I mostly want a cooler that will last a little longer than a cheaper one. I will look into the K2 coolers as well. Thanks for the input.
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Old 04-13-2017, 06:15 AM
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Check out the Ozark Trail Coolers at Wal Mart. 26, 52, and 73qty coolers are 100, 150, and 200 bucks. Just bought a 26qt and it is made tough.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Ozark-Tra...-Grey/49229408
My neighbor has this one, its nice.
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Old 04-13-2017, 08:10 AM
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My neighbor has this one, its nice.
Does it leak when u turn it one it's side???
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Old 04-28-2017, 12:00 PM
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I shopped and shopped, I think I am going to go with the RTIC. They are currently out of stock but will go back in stock Mid May I was told by their Sales Department. I think the 65 will be a good size. Maybe my next boat will have better storage.
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Old 04-28-2017, 02:50 PM
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I'll toss in my 2-cents and say the Ozark Trail coolers are great, i have the 26qt and 53qt(52?) can't remember which one it is. Either way, we are really rough on coolers and they are both still in great shape - the 53qt holds ice for 3 days even with my kids grabbing something to drink every half hour lol.
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Old 04-29-2017, 08:13 AM
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Nice! One of my worries with that brand is I have read several reviews about the plugs leaking. Any issues with yours?
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Old 04-29-2017, 05:36 PM
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I don't know what you guys do to your ice chests but I have been using plain old igloo ice chests for 27 years and I'm only on my 3 one so...... I'm down maybe $150 total if that.
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Old 04-29-2017, 07:45 PM
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I don't know what you guys do to your ice chests but I have been using plain old igloo ice chests for 27 years and I'm only on my 3 one so...... I'm down maybe $150 total if that.

Same for me. I have 2 of the old green Igloo's that are both 32+ years old.


One has a bend in the lid after a 175+ lb lady stood on top of it to take a picture. I have tried to straighten it out using clamps but nothing worked.


I bought a 94 qt Igloo about 15 years ago, so the green ice chest are only used 6-10 times a year now.
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Old 04-29-2017, 10:08 PM
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I usually have issues with handles pulling out or the outer shell cracking and falling apart. I'll admit that I probably ride the line of abuse with most of mine but I want something that can take it.
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Old 11-11-2017, 11:15 PM
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Well, I took the advice to watch RTIC's site and caught their 65 on sale for $179.00 shipped. I will let y'all know what I think about it when it arrives. I got the tie downs as well.

Old thread, I've been working too much lately....haha
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This is the chest, I like it so far. It was a little bigger than I expected, it sticks out past my center console about 3 inches on either side.
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