ice boxes on a budget tropical or icekool?

Submitted: Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 19:52
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would like some feed back on ice boxes ,positive or other wise have narrowed my choice of ice boxes down to a tropical or icekool ,already lashed out on 70l reefer fridge and cant justify spending more than $200 on ice box cant afford a evakool out of $ very soon.just want something small 37l to 45l max to keep the kids drinks & snacks as the will be have the thing open more times than it will be shut,might even sneek in a couple cold ones when it ake it in the boat your thoughts most welcome
thanks tony
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Reply By: russ36 - Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 19:59

Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 19:59
the trop has handles built into its body edges, there4 , unbreakable handles....mine has a perfect seal due to the flat lid matching the flat body
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Reply By: Member - Ed. C.- Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 20:25

Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 20:25
Tony,

I have a 37l Tropical, very happy with it... Used as a drinks cooler in +35º temps, & therefore being opened several times a day, it still had ice in it after 5 days (kept in the shade & covered, of course)... Can't ask for much more than that...

If I was in the market for another ice-box, I would not hesitate to buy the same brand again..

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Follow Up By: Member - Tony W (VIC) - Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 21:45

Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 21:45
how much u pay ?$$$
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Follow Up By: Member - Ed. C.- Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 23:55

Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 23:55
Tony,
I honestly can't remember how much, as it's at least a couple of years old, & the receipt would be long gone, but from (rather vague) memory, I think it was around $120.00...
Haven't checked prices lately, so I have no idea what current selling price would be...

Sorry I can't be more specific..

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Reply By: On Patrol - Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 20:28

Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 20:28
Hi Tony W
Ihave a "tropicool" 60ltr and very impressed with it. We did an Outback trip last year with it in our Subaru Outback and found it would keep cool with just 2 two litre bottles of frozen salt water for 3-4 days at a time, with an average day temp of 25c-30c. The only down side was space in the Suby as they are bulky coolers, but if you want reliability and good insulation thats the price you pay. They have my vote mate, an exellent cooler.
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Reply By: Marc - Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 20:30

Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 20:30
the tropical is the way to go. No handles to break, plastic so tuffer if dropped etc.
Had our three years and still works like new. block ice will last for at least 4 days in hot conditiions even with kids
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Reply By: Member - Tony W (VIC) - Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 21:50

Friday, Apr 07, 2006 at 21:50
thanks to all ,tropical seems to be the way to go. where to get them in melbourne ?
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Reply By: Member - Darren T (VIC) - Saturday, Apr 08, 2006 at 00:59

Saturday, Apr 08, 2006 at 00:59
If your looking into something cheap, you might want to have a look at the Techni Ice range.
Here`s a thread on them (from another 4x4 forum, sorry)
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website - www.techniice.com

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