Ice boxes / Coolers

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Ice boxes / Coolers

Postby Otto » Mon Apr 09, 2007 10:04 am

What is the difference between an Ice box and a cooler? Which brands can you recommend, what should I look for, and from which brands should I stay away?
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Postby Scolers » Mon Apr 09, 2007 1:32 pm

Ice box you put ice in it ... a cooler plugs in to 12v or 240v. They are ok but don't have much room (approx. size is 10 ltrs).

For camping an ice box is your better bet. Most brands are ok with Tropical the better brand. Most large camping stores have a good selection of ice coolers.

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Postby Jeeps » Mon Apr 09, 2007 1:34 pm

Fibreglass esky/iceboxes tend to keep ice the longest.
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Postby Otto » Mon Apr 09, 2007 10:35 pm

So what do I have to look for? Is Fibre really worth it?
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Postby Ozzycamperboy » Mon Apr 09, 2007 11:24 pm

They are great, buy mine :mrgreen: viewtopic.php?t=1228

Seriously, they advertise that it keeps ice frozen for up to 7 days, I call bull on this, unless its kept completely shut in the shade and drained every day and your in a ~20 degree climate.

Realistically, 5 days is about the best I got out of it, but by the 5th day everything was defrosted or very close to it, I was however lazy with the whole draining thing so that probably didn't help.

Where in the Riverina are you? I'm going to Leeton in may 8)
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Postby Otto » Mon Apr 09, 2007 11:37 pm

I'm in Griffith. Leeton is a great place, and youre central enough to the SA, the Grampians, Vic Alps, Snowys, etc.

Whats wrong with the drainage seal in your ice box?
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