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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-16-2017, 03:47 PM Thread Starter
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Cabela's polar cab equalizer cooler

Just got back from a short trip to the east coast to get some seafood. First run with this cooler. With 10 lbs of ice in it and opening it to get water and ice out during the days ride. Normally the next morning it still had over 1/2 left in it. If I didn't add any ice it still had some after the second morning. I'm use to a homemade cooler before so I don't know if this is normal for store bought. Never did fill it up all the way.

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Cabela's polar cab equalizer cooler

I love my Cabellas cooler! I can usually go for 4 days on a total of 2 bags of ice. When get home if I leave it unopened it will still have cold drinks after another 4 days.
They are about $100 cheaper than their Yeti counterparts but it think they match or exceed them in performance.
I have had mine for about a year now. I have the smallest size I'm on my trailer tongue.

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I went with the 40q so I had a drain. As you can see I chained it and welded the links. Also drilled the floor so I could bolt the cooler with it's feet bolts to make it solid.

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If you were to get an upholstery shop to fabricate a vinyl cover, for the cooler to keep the hot air from directly blasting the outer shell, your ice would likely last much longer than it does now. It might look pretty good too.
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It be something else to flap in the wind and possible lose. I get the ice from our stay at the motel. So as long it last 24 hours and have some left in the morning I'm happy to carry out 10lbs before we take off.

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Having just finished a 5,600 mile trek with a Coleman $40 cooler in the back of the Outback, I have a technical question....LOL
What did you use to carry the 10 Lbs of ice out to the cooler?

Some Motels let me bring it in to fill it, others said "Ice for the room only".
To help the ice last longer I covered the cooler with a $6 Harbor Freight moving blanket. Seemed to help..




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I use a 22lbs bag that I bought ice in about 3 years ago. Before this cooler I normally carry one in each hand and 3 trips to fill my old cooler. No one ever said anything at the front desk they look up and went back working. Did that for 9 years. So now one small bag of ice gives me more time to drink coffee in the morning.

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