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I like the ARB but it is too tall to fit under either the deck or the tonneau . I have a max height of 16.25 or so and that locks me into a cooler as I havent seen any skinny fridges . I do like the idea of the cooler though , and I could reconfigure the deck on one side in the back of the LJ , but I would still have to open the rear window to get to it .

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The arb is supposed to be mounted not in a confined space such as a tonneau covered trailer or inside a rig with a hardtop.  The ventilation required for the refrigerant can not be achieved in those spaces.  It is better to mount it to the outside of the trailer like on the tongue. 
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The arb is supposed to be mounted not in a confined space such as a tonneau covered trailer or inside a rig with a hardtop.  The ventilation required for the refrigerant can not be achieved in those spaces.  It is better to mount it to the outside of the trailer like on the tongue.


That's a pretty smart idea!

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 I picture an ARB on the tongue going to someone elses house  :(

Yukon cooler is out , got a chance to measure one today and it is too tall .

If I go to an ARB cooler fridge it would go in the back of the LJ , so that I could use it with or without the trailer.

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Ann and I watched this video last fall and went with the Coleman Marine extreme... bought on sale at the end of the camping season for $39.  Holds ice better than anything we have had and I did not need a second mortgage to pay for it.  We have only used it on long weekend trips so far, but have not needed to replenish ice yet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-TE4RnqT0U

FWIW, I guess.  As you may know by now, I select, how shall we say... the "less expensive route" when performance is similar.

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I miss the old Coleman metal coolers that had a bottle opener incorporated into the handle. We put a block of ice in there and in middle of summer camping it lasted 6 days. I got it on clearance because of a dent in the corner. I remember I needed to borrow the money from my Mom :'( . I think it was 17 bucks. Jim

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I miss the old Coleman metal coolers that had a bottle opener incorporated into the handle. We put a block of ice in there and in middle of summer camping it lasted 6 days. I got it on clearance because of a dent in the corner. I remember I needed to borrow the money from my Mom :'(. I think it was 17 bucks. Jim


Could not agree with you  more.  My family had one when we were growing up.  It was a tank.
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Ann and I watched this video last fall and went with the Coleman Marine extreme... bought on sale at the end of the camping season for $39.  Holds ice better than anything we have had and I did not need a second mortgage to pay for it.  We have only used it on long weekend trips so far, but have not needed to replenish ice yet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-TE4RnqT0U

FWIW, I guess.  As you may know by now, I select, how shall we say... the "less expensive route" when performance is similar.

John

Thats a good video , depending on overall height the Coleman may be a winner .


I miss the old Coleman metal coolers that had a bottle opener incorporated into the handle. We put a block of ice in there and in middle of summer camping it lasted 6 days. I got it on clearance because of a dent in the corner. I remember I needed to borrow the money from my Mom :'( . I think it was 17 bucks. Jim
Those were great coolers , still see them on Craigslist for sale once in a while .


Could not agree with you  more.  My family had one when we were growing up.  It was a tank.
We had one too ... I think it may still be in the rafters of dads boat shop .

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I miss the old Coleman metal coolers that had a bottle opener incorporated into the handle. We put a block of ice in there and in middle of summer camping it lasted 6 days. I got it on clearance because of a dent in the corner. I remember I needed to borrow the money from my Mom :'( . I think it was 17 bucks. Jim


My favorite cooler is an old stand-up Coke cooler that sits beside my kitchen stove.  We use it for storage these days - it could be cleaned up and made to function if I got around to doing it - but it's got a bottle opener and a cap catcher on the front; I'd love to find a way to bolt one of those onto the Engel I bought.  8)

Slight hijack: does anyone have any helpful cooler mods that they've cooked up?  I was thinking of getting some kind of non-slip finish on the top and bottom of the baby Engel so that it wouldn't slide around and it could be used for a step or a chair or something of that nature, and that got me thinking that there must be some useful cooler alterations floating around out there?  Any thoughts?

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Reply #23
 Rubber feet seem to be a common modification from what I have read .

And I found a cooler that seemed like it would be perfect .

It lists for $80 and has good reviews . Both Amazon and REI have them in stock with free shipping , unfortunately it is 1" too tall .

I am seriously considering an ARB cooler fridge in the back of the LJ with a new deck cover .

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Slight hijack: does anyone have any helpful cooler mods that they've cooked up?

OK, so you asked for it.  This is a cooler that my daughter, FSIL (future son in law) and son built for me last Christmas.

Makes me happy.
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Had to rig up a cap drop of course... and it would be a waste if it were not in a cool setting... this bar area sits right next to our firepit.
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 I really like the bar/fire pit area .

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Reply #27
 Tonight I have good news and bad news .

The good news is :The Grizzly , and Yeti both will clear the tonneau .

The bad news : Neither of those options will pass Kimbo's budget  :'(

Still searching and reading . 

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Reply #28
First of all, that wood-sided cooler is awesome.  Second: wait to catch one of the coolers on sale, perhaps?  How soon do you need it?

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First of all, that wood-sided cooler is awesome.  Second: wait to catch one of the coolers on sale, perhaps?  How soon do you need it?


I need one for a Cape lookout excursion , and for Memorial day in Currituck aka the homeplace .