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Old 07 April 2018, 20:15   #1
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Hello Fellow Ribbers!

I have a spot on my rib that I can fit a small performance cooler, like the yeti roadie 20. But at 200 a pop thatís halting my decision to keep the beer cold..
Any one have any luck with the similar knock off coolers. I believe a few go by the name of artic and Engle...

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Old 07 April 2018, 23:37   #2
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I have some Rtic products and they are as good as the Yeti brand.
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Old 08 April 2018, 07:08   #3
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Dunno if you get Dometic products in the USofA, but these are the best passive coolers I've seen. Mind you, if you baulked at $200 a pop.......
https://www.dometic.com/en-gb/uk/pro...wci-55-_-64107
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Hello Fellow Ribbers!

I have a spot on my rib that I can fit a small performance cooler, like the yeti roadie 20. But at 200 a pop thatís halting my decision to keep the beer cold..
Any one have any luck with the similar knock off coolers. I believe a few go by the name of artic and Engle...

Thanks!
From California!
Yeah, the RTIC 20 is priced about $90 lower than the YETI Roadie 20. Also the RTIC 20 is 2.5 lbs heavier than the Roadie 20. Some of the online comparison reviews out there claim that the finish and quality (things like the lid gasket and latches), is a bit better on the Roadie 20. I personally have not seen an RTIC cooler up close, so I can't confirm that.

That said, I do own a YETI Roadie 20, as well as a YETI Tundra 45. They get a lot of use, both on the boat and for camping & road trips. I've been very happy with both coolers. Quality of the fit & finish is top notch, and they do live up to YETi's claims in terms of ice retention.

Regarding the higher price of YETI coolers ... if you are an REI member, you can get a YETI at a discount when REI does their "20% off one full priced item" sales. I bought both of my coolers from REI and saved a bunch of money.
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I bought the Ozark Trail cooler from Walmart (believe it or not) because it looked similar to the Yeti, and I liked the color scheme better for my boat... and being 40% of the price was a bonus. I have been perfectly happy with it. I never need ice longer than a day though so I don't know about it's insulating performance (other than Ice is always still there at day's end). Regarding the toughness of it, I have been very happy with the hardware etc...

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Ozark-Tra...&wl13=&veh=sem
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I bought the Ozark Trail cooler from Walmart (believe it or not) because it looked similar to the Yeti, and I liked the color scheme better for my boat... and being 40% of the price was a bonus. I have been perfectly happy with it. I never need ice longer than a day though so I don't know about it's insulating performance (other than Ice is always still there at day's end). Regarding the toughness of it, I have been very happy with the hardware etc...

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Ozark-Tra...&wl13=&veh=sem


I second the Ozark cooler. Itís bigger inside than yeti.
But I needed to drill a tiny hole in lid. Inside and out skins. Seal can vacuum shut to tight.
And itís 1/3 the cost. It holds ice enough for my needs. Over 24 hr in 120 deg plus direct sun. It would hold ice longer if I didnít put in so much beer.
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i bought one of these you could use dry ice if available

http://go.redirectingat.com/?id=2187...3.8.3&bv=2.5.1
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west marine coolers

I have 20 RIB. I am in San Diego, lets get the boats together for a fishing cruise. 760 four - 9 - 7 - 383
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