Iceless Coolers And 12V Coffee Makers

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AJ D.'s Comment
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I'm in the market for an iceless cooler and a small wattage coffee maker to save some $$$ clams on the road.

Any recommendations ? ... or better yet, makers / models to avoid?

thanks in advance for any help....

ps ... I have a very small inverter, so I need to keep things at the 12V level for now...

grazie

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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The Coleman brand coolers that plug in will run forever if you occasionally clean the fan and put a couple drops of oil on the bushing. They're not crazy expensive, work great and will hold quite a bit. As far as coffee makers, I'm spoiled, gotta have my Keurig.

Charles K.'s Comment
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The Coleman brand coolers that plug in will run forever if you occasionally clean the fan and put a couple drops of oil on the bushing. They're not crazy expensive, work great and will hold quite a bit. As far as coffee makers, I'm spoiled, gotta have my Keurig.

I second the Coleman cooler. Grabbed one in a Walmart in Oregon, The fan only stuck by ice once, melted with stove water steam and good to go(I wiped the cooler out as well). But coffee maker, I reckon they need 120V AC to run tho, that is the short board on a company truck tho, unless you are an owner operator.

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Steve L.'s Comment
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I third on the Coleman. I Use it, love & if it ever craps out I can still throw a bag of ice in it & it holds more than I need.

Max E.'s Comment
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Also make sure you get one with an easy to replace cord (most the Coleman cords are replaceable). I may have been the only one with this problem or it could have been bad positioning of my cooler but my cord shorted out 2 or 3 times. A lot better to replace a cord for 7.99 then an entire cooler for 90+ bucks.

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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The Coleman brand coolers that plug in will run forever if you occasionally clean the fan and put a couple drops of oil on the bushing. They're not crazy expensive, work great and will hold quite a bit. As far as coffee makers, I'm spoiled, gotta have my Keurig.

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I second the Coleman cooler. Grabbed one in a Walmart in Oregon, The fan only stuck by ice once, melted with stove water steam and good to go(I wiped the cooler out as well). But coffee maker, I reckon they need 120V AC to run tho, that is the short board on a company truck tho, unless you are an owner operator.

True but a $20 300w inverter will run a coffee maker with no problems.

Owner Operator:

An owner-operator is a driver who either owns or leases the truck they are driving. A self-employed driver.

Charles K.'s Comment
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The Coleman brand coolers that plug in will run forever if you occasionally clean the fan and put a couple drops of oil on the bushing. They're not crazy expensive, work great and will hold quite a bit. As far as coffee makers, I'm spoiled, gotta have my Keurig.

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I second the Coleman cooler. Grabbed one in a Walmart in Oregon, The fan only stuck by ice once, melted with stove water steam and good to go(I wiped the cooler out as well). But coffee maker, I reckon they need 120V AC to run tho, that is the short board on a company truck tho, unless you are an owner operator.

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True but a $20 300w inverter will run a coffee maker with no problems.

I don't know Robert, but my kettle is rated 1500W. Maybe it's different with coffee maker, but they heat up water the same way I reckon. Plus I once used my Cobra 480W rated cig-plugged inverter for a japan made 250W rated rice cooker, the first inverter fried at scene in seconds, the 2nd one is doing the same thing. I stopped trying before it fried again. :)

Owner Operator:

An owner-operator is a driver who either owns or leases the truck they are driving. A self-employed driver.

David L.'s Comment
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We picked up a Koolatron on sale at a truck stop. Really doe the job. We are looking for a front door model that will fit into the space for a refrigerator and then use the current one fir the driver. Be aware tattoo need to turn off or unplug if you'll be stopped a while. These will drain the batteries.

AJ D.'s Comment
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Thanks for the tips....

Daniel B.'s Comment
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I personally wouldn't recommend an electronic cooler. I've had 4 of them and only 1 of them lasted over a year. I think you should consider getting a mini fridge. I got one from Walmart for 80$ and it has a freezer area, has three times the room of a cooler, isn't dependant on ambient temperature, and even has a temperature setting. If it doesn't have a compressor, then I anent interested!

But if you must get a cooler, I recommend a Koolatron.

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