200A and 202 reproduction
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arryk
We been using the coleman 5 day extreme the last few years, and it worked fairly well, but a nice more vintage looking cooler fell into our lap recently, so we're going to try using it this year instead, unless obviously underperforms and forces us to go with the 5 day. Something about that look just makes a guy smile.

[magic-heaters-cooler-015]  Folks We've talked to have said that the newer 5 day will outperform this cooler, so We decided to give it some help...

We had a damaged coleman sleeping bag laying around...because after a while you just end up with these kinds of laying around when you see these things at yard sales for a quarter.  So we cut it up and Darla re-sewed it into an insulated cover for the cooler:
[magic-heaters-cooler-016]  It ended up being a little loose, so I took the scraps and made the 4 sidewalls double layer by slipping the correct size pieces inside.

It will be interesting to see how well it does.
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Colonel_kernel
Huh, well that’s a pretty thoughtful use for an otherwise useless item!  I bet this will help keep in the chill for sure.  
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outlawmws
Keep it out of the sun as well,  but I bet that does help 2 ways:  keeping the heat out and keeping the finish up better!
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outlawmws
Think about adding a piece of Styrofoam in the bottom?  the floors of some vehicles can get real hot...
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arryk
outlawmws wrote:
Keep it out of the sun as well,  but I bet that does help 2 ways:  keeping the heat out and keeping the finish up better!


That was actually part of the calculation. We would like to keep the cooler nice.
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arryk
outlawmws wrote:
Think about adding a piece of Styrofoam in the bottom?  the floors of some vehicles can get real hot...


I have one last piece of scrap leftover that I may slide into the bottom, or lay on top, depending.

The place we carry coolers in either of our camping vehicles is nice and cool though, so no worries that way.
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Jim Fratt
That’s a great idea! Thank
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outlawmws
So I'm wondering:  did you wife hand or machine stick the seams? 

If by machine; what level of machine?  was it stitched straight through padding and shell, of were the cuts made proud and the padding cut back a bit and just the shell stitched?

Can you show a pic of the case open but on the cooler?
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bridd
Nice work Darla and gotta always love a classic cooler (I have way too many). Looking forward to seeing you guys in Holyrood on Saturday. 
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arryk
outlawmws wrote:
So I'm wondering:  did you wife hand or machine stick the seams? 

If by machine; what level of machine?  was it stitched straight through padding and shell, of were the cuts made proud and the padding cut back a bit and just the shell stitched?

Can you show a pic of the case open but on the cooler?


It was machine stitched on a Brother LS-1520, fairly consumer model I think, though I don't know sewing machines lol. What we did was to cut back a small amount and also work what we left back a little. She just described it as "cut back the insulation and a half inch seam". We used sticky velcro to hold the top flap closed, and needed only the "hook" half of the velcro, because the inside of the bag material is a fuzzy flannel-ish material that the hook side of velcro grabs onto nicely.
[cooler-cover-002]  [cooler-cover-003] 

At some point, I'd like to sit down and make a nicer one, this one we cut and sewed in an evening just for testing and sort of a proof of concept. I'd pattern it different and use less pieces next time.

What we started out with was a damaged bag. First thing I went to town and carefully removed the zipper by cutting its stitching.. Then I laid the cooler on the open bag, length of the cooler along the length of the bag, and sort of rolled it up. Once we were satisfied there was enough, marked out the base position of the cooler, then we carefully rolled the cooler over onto its left side, right side, onto its face,  then onto its back, laying out the profile of the cooler in black sharpie on the inside surface of the bag at each place...Which formed the pattern. We then cut along those lines, and mocked it up on the cooler, inside out and then pinned and sewed it, one corner at a time.

If I had to guess, we have maybe a couple hours total into it.



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outlawmws
Cool,  almost exactly what I was envisioning!  I like this Idea!

I've re-purposed old Sleeping bags as "deer bags" after washing them as it s WAY better that old moving blankets we used to sue when I was a kid.  Washable too!  the one I use now was a roadside PU that had a tear, which I stitched up.  then we washed and dried the thing.  It gets washed after each use, which the moving pads cant be, (a buddy tried and it's insides bunched up ruining it...).

These older bags are easy and cheap to get, so I'll do a couple for the most commonly used coolers for sure!

Thinking I might do one end for my big one with Velcro as I slip that one into my tent trailer for year round storage... 
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brucesheehe
If you put the cooler up on some wood blocks (firewood or 2X4s) and create an air space under the cooler, the ice will last a lot longer.

+1 out of the sun!

Great idea with the sleeping bag!
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outlawmws
brucesheehe wrote:
If you put the cooler up on some wood blocks (firewood or 2X4s) and create an air space under the cooler, the ice will last a lot longer.

+1 out of the sun!

Great idea with the sleeping bag!


I've become a huge fan of the Coleman stove stands for coolers...  Gets it off the ground AND its much easier to access!
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arryk
brucesheehe wrote:
If you put the cooler up on some wood blocks (firewood or 2X4s) and create an air space under the cooler, the ice will last a lot longer.

+1 out of the sun!

Great idea with the sleeping bag!


outlawmws wrote:


I've become a huge fan of the Coleman stove stands for coolers...  Gets it off the ground AND its much easier to access!


Over the holiday season, I picked a 596-700t high stand with the rubber across the rails, to dedicate to cooler use.

At the time, I thought we'd be putting a 5 day plastic job on top of it.

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Gunhippie
Brilliant!

The Coleman folding stove High Stands are excellent for coolers too. Keeps the cooler off the ground, cleaner and you'll never again suffer the indignity of  having to bend over to grab a beverage! I use one of the aluminum stands for my 54 qt SB, which is pretty heavy when full. No problems so far!

I have one of the 5-day Extremes, also. I find it's too small inside to hold much other than ice, so for extended trips, I keep food and beverages in a couple of  SBs and cram the Extreme with spare ice. Works well.

Using one cooler for main meals and a second for snacks and beverages will also extend the life of your ice.
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Mine weren't the pretty red, so I painted them white and silver to reflect radiant heat. Then they were so fugly my wife let them slip away. Now when I go to buy another she says "Don't we have several of them already?" Arrrrgh! Whatcha gonna do?
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outlawmws

 

I did that with a couple of old metal Coleman coolers ages ago, but the insides self destructed.  Extra weight, bouncy roads, and brittle plastic is a bad combination....

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Past Tents
That’s a good cooler, I have one just like it, works great. 
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Dubblbubbl
I made a couple covers for my coolers, one a thermoelectric model.  Used ballistic nylon for the outer cover and lighter weight nylon for the inner liner.  Then sandwiched a layer of thinsulate insulation and reflectix between the inner and outer layers.  Used an old Singer slant machine and ended up breaking a few needles.  I also use a piece of yoga mat inside the cooler on top of the ice/food/beer layer that insulates the cold stuff from the top of the cooler.  I read somewhere that most heat gain is from the top, especially if the cooler is opened often.

I got the idea from a Coleman cooler we had when I was growing up that had a heavy wool and canvas cover.  
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burge
How long does the ice last in those old coolers I have 2 when I freeze 710 ml bottles I put 4 in and they lasted 3 days with no direct sunlight.  Wondering if I put in more if it will last longer.  I also last year had the polylite cooler put tinfoil on the top to reflect the sun and the ice lasted much longer 2 and a half days.  The extreme using that method on the ones with the wheels only lasted a day.  
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burge
Wow does the baby get his bottle ?  Now about the question I asked on the cooler about ice retention please.
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arryk
burge wrote:
How long does the ice last in those old coolers I have 2 when I freeze 710 ml bottles I put 4 in and they lasted 3 days with no direct sunlight.  Wondering if I put in more if it will last longer.  I also last year had the polylite cooler put tinfoil on the top to reflect the sun and the ice lasted much longer 2 and a half days.  The extreme using that method on the ones with the wheels only lasted a day.  


With the cover on the cooler, I'm getting 5 days plus out of the ice, keeping it out of the sun.

Without, much shorter.
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burge
Wicked thanks on the polytech cooler I put aluminum wrap on the lid and it lasts a lot longer  2 and a half days in the heat of the car salmon fishing.  A little larry of leaving the steel belted ones in the car.  When I go fishing I try to use only 4 710 ml  pop bottles for ice.  At home on a test in the summer the old red one lasted 2 and half to 3 days the blue old one 2 days and the poly 1 day.  I also have a old igloo lunch mate cooler that keeps the ice as long as the red one.  
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outlawmws
I have a different one to try this year - I'll be trying (and comparison testing) a 20 qt. YETI, that was gifted to me a couple of weeks ago by a guy at work.   last year I bought a 26 qt. OZARK YETI wannabe, and it seems to work well for short trips.  

I figure I'll take both set them in the shade on stand, and put in a block of Milk carton ice.  Let the ice vote which one has better insulation.  Actually this week is a good time to test - it's in the mid 80's to low 90's...

I will say I'm impressed with the build and design of the YETI,  but I would never justify the > 2X and more cost differential if it was my $$…  (The Ozark is not bad either)
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arryk
burge wrote:
Wicked thanks on the polytech cooler I put aluminum wrap on the lid and it lasts a lot longer  2 and a half days in the heat of the car salmon fishing.  A little larry of leaving the steel belted ones in the car.  When I go fishing I try to use only 4 710 ml  pop bottles for ice.  At home on a test in the summer the old red one lasted 2 and half to 3 days the blue old one 2 days and the poly 1 day.  I also have a old igloo lunch mate cooler that keeps the ice as long as the red one.  


After numerous uses of this cooler for camping and roadtripping, i'll say this:

The newer coolers are surely more efficient, no question. With the cooler bagged, you stick your hand inside that bag and it is COLD.

That said, with my 2.5 gallon frozen water block and 4 to 6 "lifewater" bottles frozen for both drinking sacrificial cold (I like my water ice cold), covered, I can get about 6 days of cold before I need new ice.

Thats more than efficient enough for the length of our trips, and the cooler stays nice.

I will also say this, though. I've been eyeing the newest 12 volt refrigerator/freezers, hard.

They're getting now where power consumption is very low, and not having to worry about the weight or space of ice is becoming very appealing.
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outlawmws
Something to watch for is the technology being used for 12V coolers.  The small "carseat" 12V coolers are usually only good for 30-40 deg cooler than outside ambient.  When that's 70 you get to 30-40 and its great!  when its 100 you get 60, and that's not so great...

They do make "real" refrigerators for 12V  - generally they are real $$$  - Know what you are buying!
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burge
Look what I just found for 20 bucks sweet.   Click image for larger version - Name: IMG_20200701_203513.jpg, Views: 85, Size: 147.12 KB
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burge
And this inside just mild rust doing a ice check from warm to cold  Click image for larger version - Name: IMG_20200701_203556.jpg, Views: 88, Size: 42.55 KB
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arryk
outlawmws wrote:
Something to watch for is the technology being used for 12V coolers.  The small "carseat" 12V coolers are usually only good for 30-40 deg cooler than outside ambient.  When that's 70 you get to 30-40 and its great!  when its 100 you get 60, and that's not so great...

They do make "real" refrigerators for 12V  - generally they are real $$$  - Know what you are buying!


Absolutely. We're thinking real refrigerator/freezer, not a peltier/thermoelectric cooler...cooler lol.

When you start looking at the price of high end coolers and calculate that you still need to buy ice,  all the sudden 200-500 doesn't sound that bad...no more ice and a very reduced physical presence and weight.

Theres no denying the appeal of that, so long as power consumption is low.
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arryk
burge wrote:
Look what I just found for 20 bucks sweet.  


Good looking cooler.
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burge
arryk wrote:


Good looking cooler.


Thanks couldn't believe I got it for 20 bucks its a no brainer.  Just bough a lifetime 65 at costco doing a ice test now to see if it lasts. 
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burge
I just found.another used A Coleman convertible I will make a new pist
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Hope no one minds I chime in on this topic, I just got a very clean Coleman Snow-lite low boy 40qt. Dated 11/84 just like me 😁. Came with inner tray and it’s original box. Can’t wait to fill her up! 


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burge
Sweet they are awesome for sure 
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LakeGeorge
Nice ones! I put a few stickers on mine.
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Oh, also changed the junky plastic hinges to stainless steel ones. Coleman Outlet had them for $7.99 a pair.
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LakeGeorge wrote:
Oh, also changed the junky plastic hinges to stainless steel ones. Coleman Outlet had them for $7.99 a pair.


Good idea changing out the hinges. Will last longer for sure. 
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