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Cooler Boxes in the Bed?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by spencer_hong, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. Mar 4, 2008 at 10:43 PM
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    spencer_hong

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    Does anyone know where I can find cooler boxes to install in the bed for drinks? My bud has a Chevy Avalance that has built in coolers, he can keep beers and what not in there. I thought it was a great idea, wanted to see if I could find some to install in the bed on the sides.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. Mar 4, 2008 at 11:11 PM
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    Are you talking about a *refrigerated unit*? Or a plain old cooler?

    Refrigerated coolers are neat but 'good' ones are pretty expensive. And - you're better off not mounting it to the bed and having it portable to carry it anywhere with you.
     
  3. Mar 5, 2008 at 6:37 AM
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    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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    yeah, i agree with Janster. i just throw a nice big cooler up against my tailgate and strap it down i through its handles with ratchet straps through the D rings. it stays where its suppose to and i can move it anytime. although i do like the idea of having a built in cooler, its not worth the hassle to put one in unless it came from teh factory that way
     
  4. Mar 5, 2008 at 12:40 PM
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    chris L

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    I use a 128 quart marine cooler . this way I can remove it for parties not near my truck and strap it down for traveling . I also use one for fishing its a 92 quart . I like being able to remove it and use else where .
     
  5. Mar 5, 2008 at 9:34 PM
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    It's an ice chest, not a cooler! We've been though this before, people.
     
  6. Mar 5, 2008 at 9:39 PM
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    I'm cooler. Cooler than everybody on here.
     
  7. Mar 6, 2008 at 7:28 AM
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    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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    dont start that again!
     
  8. Mar 6, 2008 at 7:36 AM
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    danusa

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    How do you reach a beer? When you are driving alone.
     
  9. Mar 6, 2008 at 10:07 AM
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  10. Mar 6, 2008 at 10:30 AM
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    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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    nice :)
     
  11. Mar 6, 2008 at 11:45 AM
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    Roger that.
     
  12. Mar 6, 2008 at 12:21 PM
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    I just add cans to the storage boxes in the bed and pack snow. Can get about 5 in the big one, 2 or 3 in the smaller one, and 2 in each cutout above the wheelwell. Works good when just need a few for a job or a post (fill in activity) refreshment.

    Summer, or a party, just grab a cooler.
     
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