Best coolers?

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  1. ntimevan

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    For me a Walmart 12 pack square cooler works best .... i have done the plug in types , the higher price types .... i just don't buy enough stuff to keep cold all the time ...
    So i spent $15... got the square one ..use only when have some leftovers ... to operate it ... i refill my Pilot/J Big cup with FREE ICE a couple of times dump in cooler ...cost effective for ME ...

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    Yeah, it really just depends on what you need a cooler for.
    For me, I store and eat 100% out of the van. so size, cooling time and convenience mater most. I have a grave yard of past coolers I've tried, but the only solution for me was the cube fridge.
     
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    I have the 50 size Dometic (a design level or 2 behind Turtles)....they aren't cheap but, not having to fuss around with ice and draining water, never reaching in and pulling out waterlogged food, not having to do the smell test on food or dairy every time and, having cold but dry beverage containers sold me long ago. I tried the regular cooler route, tried the Koolatrton type thingy's (never seemed to cool as advertised or last) so 9 years ago I bought the Dometic. Ya...you need some batteries to keep it going but even in Laredo parked van heat, I can come back to the van after shopping or something and have a 33F beverage waiting every time.
     
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    Here's a timely article. OK, it's 3 months old, but I just ran across it a few minutes ago.
    The Best Coolers
     
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    also put a bath towel over cooler and that help's keep thing's a little long to
     
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