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Shran

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Dude... you have that rig pretty dialed in for in for some road trippin. On or off road...

Totally jealous of the fridge... I've wanted one of those for years. Seems no matter what I do... I end up with hot dog flavored water in the cooler after a couple days. Not sure my current ride will get one... but being a new Bronco or Ranger is on the radar and we want to travel and camp when time allows... I'm gonna have one someday. I do think I will miss pulling a cold drink out of an ice filled cooler though.
Yeah...I am pretty self contained!

This year's trip to NM was the tipping point for me on the fridge. I had been thinking about it for the last three years but had other expensese... and this year I had a bag of ground venison leak inside one cooler and a Hershey's bar get wet inside the other (looks like diarrhea water :sick:)

This fridge was right at $450 shipped. It's one of the cheaper off brands but got really good reviews on some overlanding sites. Nice thing about these is you can run it off 120v in your house as a second fridge/freezer (it does go down to zero degrees) when you're not using it in the car. And even on 12v it just sips power - I had it set on 27 degrees and it held that for a full 24 hours without draining my battery down too far.
 


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Yeah... they don't give them away. But you start looking at the price of these new coolers now days... $450 doesn't seem that bad... and no buying ice. Was a good move on your part...
 

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Instead of painting it do like the Jeep guys do get it covered in bed liner, cant hardly scratch it. tough as nails. and with the gloss it looks good too!

With the 5 speed it is pretty snappy! Compared to my 4 cylinder Ranger, of course. Functional cruise control is pretty cool, haven't had that in quite a few years. I am looking forward to seeing what it will do for gas mileage, mid teens is what I am expecting, anything better would be a nice bonus.

I am definitely going to fix the rust and see about maybe painting it after that. I don't know, it would look a lot better, but then I would have to worry about scratching it and stuff. Maybe the peeling clear coat suits me better.
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Instead of painting it do like the Jeep guys do get it covered in bed liner, cant hardly scratch it. tough as nails. and with the gloss it looks good too!
Meh... I'm not a fan of bedliner paint jobs. A good bedliner job (Line-X, Raptor, etc) is probably a couple grand easily to do a whole truck. Cheap bedliner jobs don't hold up very well. I'm gonna paint it eventually with quality 2K urethane, just have several other projects ahead of it.
 


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