Looking to buy ice cooler to keep drinks cold 6 days

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by RockyTopTn4life, Jul 7, 2017.

  1. dngrous_dime

    dngrous_dime Road Train Member

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    My truck has an electric APU, and you're right that if it's using the AC, secondary circuits will shut down before the 10hr break is up. So, what I do is leave the windows open whenever it's not expected to rain, I bought a 12V fan for air circulation, and all other electronics are shut down for the night. GPS, CB, etc. Phone and tablet are charged during the day while I drive, so they aren't drawing all night, either.
    Make sure your shop tests the APU batteries regularly, too. They can, and do, go bad prematurely.
    When I buy my own truck, it'll have a real APU, for sure.
     
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  3. RockyTopTn4life

    RockyTopTn4life Light Load Member

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    Thanks for advice man I been shutting it all down , what are u doing to keep drinks cold , I have a small fridge but little space and thought would be nice to have drinks by you when driving ? I love this forum so helpful .,
     
  4. dngrous_dime

    dngrous_dime Road Train Member

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    Honestly, I turned my mini fridge completely off. When I want a cold drink, or string cheese, or a drinkable yogurt, or a SlimFast shake, etc, it's far easier for me to reach into the Igloo next to me instead of awkwardly fumbling blindly behind me with one arm. If I know I'll be running harder than usual for a few days, I'll run my mini fridge on low, with excess containers of fruit and such in there... Thus, if it shuts off somehow, it's not as big a deal. I'm not losing dairy products, but my chunk watermelon might not be as cold...
     
  5. RockyTopTn4life

    RockyTopTn4life Light Load Member

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    How long does the igloo hold ice what size do u have ?
     
  6. RockyTopTn4life

    RockyTopTn4life Light Load Member

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    Also if anyone has recommendations on a ice box yetti etc that can hold ice more days I am all ears , I have heard mixed reviews while searching internet , if another cooler holds ice better please let me know I am going today to buy one ..
     
  7. dngrous_dime

    dngrous_dime Road Train Member

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    My Igloo is a 12V thermoelectric cooler. I primarily use it instead of my mini fridge.
     
  8. RockyTopTn4life

    RockyTopTn4life Light Load Member

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    I may wait till tomorrow ... if not many ideas come along here today .. either way thanks for all the help
     
  9. Cheap Weenie

    Cheap Weenie Light Load Member

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    There are some YouTube videos reviewing all the rotomolded coolers (like Yeti). They found the Coleman Xtreme held ice just as good, and its way cheaper.
     
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  11. dngrous_dime

    dngrous_dime Road Train Member

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    Ouch, and also $309......
     
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