Which esky to get?

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Which esky to get?

Postby Tracy B » Sun Apr 10, 2011 2:13 am

Hi,
We are just new to camping and are wondering which esky would be best for our family of three. Have looked at ones that keep ice frozen for 4 days plus. Any recommendations on brand would be most appreciated.
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Re: Which esky to get?

Postby GypsyLady » Sun Apr 10, 2011 3:17 pm

I have the orange Tropical icebox and have always been very pleased with the performance. I bought a 'second' at a reduced price.
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Re: Which esky to get?

Postby Titch2 » Sun Apr 10, 2011 3:24 pm

GypsyLady wrote:I have the orange Tropical icebox and have always been very pleased with the performance. I bought a 'second' at a reduced price.



I too have a tropical ,I too am very happy.
Also have a one from Rays which is excellent, Frosty I think.
Cheap eskys ,Like from Kmart, are usually just that.Cheap.
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Re: Which esky to get?

Postby Wrecksie » Sun Apr 10, 2011 7:08 pm

Hi Tracy

we've got a 62litre Tropical (Troppie) as well and like GL we got a second too - we got ours from Down Under camping. The second had a couple of scratchies on it and thats it. We've had it a few years now and are very happy. We went with this one because of the hinge -- it has a a piano hinge that it looks a lot stronger than the normal hinges.

good luck with looking

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Re: Which esky to get?

Postby GypsyLady » Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:14 pm

Wrecksie wrote:Hi Tracy
we've got a 62litre Tropical (Troppie) as well and like GL we got a second too - we got ours from Down Under camping. The second had a couple of scratchies on it and thats it. We've had it a few years now and are very happy.
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Mine is a 52 litre and I also got it from Down Under Camping a few years ago Wrecksie....and yes, just a few scratches is all it had wrong with it. Think we did good:-))
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Re: Which esky to get?

Postby Bradd » Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:01 pm

I've had a Techniice 80ltr for a couple of years now and more than happy with it
a lot cheaper than the equivalent in other brands

http://www.techniice.com/2011/iceboxes/ ... lassic.asp
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Re: Which esky to get?

Postby patty7862 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:17 pm

We have a 12 ltr, 40l and 120ltr Techni Ice and found them fantastic. I bought my son a 80ltr and a 40ltr he loves them. Cheaper to buy in sets that separately.
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Re: Which esky to get?

Postby Tracy B » Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:30 pm

Thanks to everyone for the great advice. Will go and check them all out.
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Re: Which esky to get?

Postby Rosco1 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:18 am

Be interested to see what you come home with Tracy....We tried a few of these Esky's (Really..''A CHILLY BIN'')..
Most were a big con and to achieve the results that they claimed were possible took a bit of ''nurse maiding'' ...
We now have a 7 day one...and it doesn't work that well....maybe 4 at the best...BUT.....

We also have our 3 way one that is brilliant.....

Starting all over....I wouldn't waste my $$$ on a straight ''Esky''....go straight to ''3 way''

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Re: Which esky to get?

Postby stevo. » Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:29 am

any cheap esky i've had only kept ice for 24hours in Summer, so needed a new bag once a day.

Now i have a fridge i wouldn't bother with an esky again, unless it was just a small one to use as a cooler. But fridges aren't cheap i guess, fridge/freezer + batteries + solar panel = $2000. It'd be cheaper to buy ice everyday :***
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Re: Which esky to get?

Postby Rosco1 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:36 am

Stevo...Just clarify what I wrote above....We do take our ''chilly bin'' as well....but its only to store the important stuff....like BEER...... :beer :beer :beer (Avis has a bad habit of sticking stuff....like food in the 3 way)
Tracy...another reason we luv the 3 way is because the bin doesn't fill up with water as the ice melts...

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Re: Which esky to get?

Postby stevo. » Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:43 pm

Rosco1 wrote:Tracy...another reason we luv the 3 way is because the bin doesn't fill up with water as the ice melts... :cheers



ahh gees, i remember those days, the labels used to come off the beers and float around, and the water smelt like sausages! shockin :-bang

and stop saying 3 way! :booty
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Re: Which esky to get?

Postby GypsyLady » Fri Apr 15, 2011 11:03 pm

stevo. wrote:
and stop saying 3 way! :booty


WHY??
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Re: Which esky to get?

Postby Rosco1 » Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:14 pm

Stevo
''1''...running on 240v direct....or through a genie
''2''...Running 12v normally from the vehicle as you drive
''3''...Running on ''LPG'' when we arrive

THATS WHY WE CALL THEM ''3'' WAY.......

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Re: Which esky to get?

Postby Poodle Jewel » Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:00 pm

I use an el cheapo esky BUT will up grade one day ..I use the 3 ltre milk bottles fill 3 of them with water (of course) and freeze a couple of weeks before i go,they last a good 3 days ( i do cover my esky keep it out of the sun etc) and the fourth i usually buy more ice but as it melts the water stays contained and i either drink it or water the trees what ever.
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