1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Dometic or Yeti Cooler

Discussion in 'Outdoors' started by paspalarid1, Jan 6, 2020.

  1. Jan 6, 2020 at 6:09 PM
    #1
    paspalarid1

    paspalarid1 [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2019
    Member:
    #287445
    Messages:
    5
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dimitri
    Vehicle:
    2020 Quicksand Tacoma TRD Offroad
    Since I now have a truck I plan to do more outdoor stuff. Do yal prefer a dometic or a yeti cooler? I would like to do some multi-day camping and maybe a week out in the woods throughout the year. In addition, for the people who have a dometic what size cooler do you own and where is it placed in your taco? Appreciate all of the help and advice.
     
  2. Jan 6, 2020 at 6:09 PM
    #2
    Cav_BluTRD

    Cav_BluTRD Instagram- @UploadAdventure

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2019
    Member:
    #281288
    Messages:
    5,920
    First Name:
    Rich
    Need Armor? SOS Concepts. Discount Code uploadadv
    Vehicle:
    2019 Tacoma TRD Offroad
    OVTune, SOS Concepts Rack, Rigid & BD lights, UpTopOverland roof rack, Softopper, other stuff.
    Fridge. Hands down a fridge over cooler.
    50 qt or larger.
     
  3. Jan 6, 2020 at 6:12 PM
    #3
    fatfurious2

    fatfurious2 EAF YO

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2014
    Member:
    #132884
    Messages:
    36,016
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    David
    Ashburn, VA
    Vehicle:
    2010 TRD OR Access Cab
    Dometic CFX50w always mounted in the bed of the truck..

    I used to have a RTIC 65 cooler, but got tired of getting ice.

    A2818F9B-7BE1-4560-8EAD-22C86634B990.jpg
     
    grrck and Cav_BluTRD like this.
  4. Jan 6, 2020 at 6:13 PM
    #4
    4x4Runner

    4x4Runner Now with more Oi Vey! Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2006
    Member:
    #7
    Messages:
    22,284
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Drunken Sailor
    West Coast, Best Coast
    Vehicle:
    1WD
    nuttin fancy
    Fridge for sure. Done multi day trips with a yeti and the space used by ice takes away from chilled beverages and food. Plus all the water you have to drain.

    A week out in the woods? The cooler won’t even be cold anymore in the summer.
     
    Cav_BluTRD likes this.
  5. Jan 6, 2020 at 6:15 PM
    #5
    paspalarid1

    paspalarid1 [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2019
    Member:
    #287445
    Messages:
    5
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dimitri
    Vehicle:
    2020 Quicksand Tacoma TRD Offroad
    Thank you all for the advice. I have a bakflip tonneau cover will the CFX 50w fit under it or do I need to go smaller?
     
  6. Jan 6, 2020 at 6:18 PM
    #6
    diabetiktaco

    diabetiktaco Instalander

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2016
    Member:
    #196480
    Messages:
    4,878
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eric
    New Jersey
    Vehicle:
    2013 DCSB
    Snomaster traveller 42 would be the best bet
     
  7. Jan 6, 2020 at 6:20 PM
    #7
    kippinitreal4

    kippinitreal4 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2019
    Member:
    #289917
    Messages:
    56
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nolan
    DFW
    Vehicle:
    2020 TRD OR 4x4 SSM
    Yeah the fridge is a good call, especially with the space all the ice takes up
     
  8. Jan 17, 2020 at 5:40 PM
    #8
    jet speed

    jet speed Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Member:
    #68685
    Messages:
    57
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    John
    Ohio
    Vehicle:
    2017 TRD OR DCSB
    The CFX 50 won’t fit under a tonneau cover. I’ve been looking at the CFX 35, it will slide under there.
     
  9. Jan 20, 2020 at 12:02 PM
    #9
    Hyland33

    Hyland33 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2017
    Member:
    #226316
    Messages:
    279
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Andrew
    Leicester, MA
    Vehicle:
    2015 MGM Tacoma TRD Offroad
    I run a CFX50 in my back seat. 0FF8F171-90FA-40A6-9BEC-390C4EFA7F0C.jpg
     
    Phoosa and bot102 like this.
  10. Jan 20, 2020 at 12:07 PM
    #10
    bot102

    bot102 The guy who ask a lot of questions

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2016
    Member:
    #200156
    Messages:
    1,853
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Alec
    Littleton, CO
    Vehicle:
    2017 DCOR
    Beat up armor and broken stuff
    Same. Love the side open on the lid and being able to flip it to either side
    [​IMG]
     
    Nomad13, Phoosa and Cav_BluTRD like this.
  11. Jan 20, 2020 at 12:38 PM
    #11
    Hyland33

    Hyland33 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2017
    Member:
    #226316
    Messages:
    279
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Andrew
    Leicester, MA
    Vehicle:
    2015 MGM Tacoma TRD Offroad
    Yeah its so nice. I usually just leave my back window rolled down so I can go in and out of the fridge without opening the door.
     
  12. Jan 22, 2020 at 10:07 AM
    #12
    Lumpy Waters

    Lumpy Waters Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2020
    Member:
    #315626
    Messages:
    11
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2015 TRD Off Road Prerunner
    Fridge all the way. I run a small 18L Dometic off of a 33aH Goal Zero Yeti 400 chained with a second 33ah battery. Two solar panels, one 100w fixed and one 80W portable. Fridge and Goal Zero ride in the back seat while on the move, get moved to the camper when I'm parked for the night.
     
  13. Jan 22, 2020 at 10:34 AM
    #13
    16Tacos

    16Tacos Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2015
    Member:
    #146382
    Messages:
    882
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Zach
    Boston
    Vehicle:
    08 Access Cab 4x4 V6 SR5
    OME Nitrochargers w/886s & Dakars, ARB Deluxe Bull Bar w/Warn winch, RCI sliders with kick out, IFS & Mid skids, BFF Hi-clearance rear bumper, Brushed Copper 17" SCS Ray10s w/285-70 KO2s, Black OEM 16" steelies w/255-85 KM2s, Leer contractor cap w/Smittybilt overlander xl RTT, Off-Grid Engineering dual battery kit and bed power panel, Blue sea aux fuse block, Wyntner 60L fridge freezer, ARB dual compressor, Pioneer 720BT head unit, CB radio, @Matt_Gecko bed and engine bay lights, @TacomaTruckParts Dirt bike tie down bar, color matched OEM grill, A-Pillar phone mount mod, @Docloco rear seat molle panel
    I've got the dual-zone Whynter fridge and have been very happy with it. A bit heavy to move around when full of food/drinks but that's not that big of a deal. I keep mine in the bed but I only keep it there while on trips, not full time.
     
  14. Jan 24, 2020 at 1:27 AM
    #14
    grrck

    grrck Reluctant Wizard

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2017
    Member:
    #233435
    Messages:
    58
    First Name:
    Garrick
    Woodbridge, VA
    Vehicle:
    2015 Super White SR 2.7 5SPD 4WD
    Fridge would be nice, but I use a RTIC 65. Usually spin by the Harris Teeter and pick up some dry ice and combine that will regular ice to keep it cold if not freezing in there for a long weekend.
    Coolers can be a pain in the ass, but I haven't had a need (yet) to go with a fridge setup even on longer trips.
     
  15. Jan 31, 2020 at 1:24 AM
    #15
    willp07

    willp07 Don't tread on me

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2013
    Member:
    #108289
    Messages:
    108
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Will
    Bay Area, CA
    Vehicle:
    13' DoubleCab Long Bed TRD Sport
    Icon Stage 9 TRD 17" Semas on 285/70/17 Toyos Pelfrey IFS and Mid Skids Pelfrey Aluminum Front Bumper Regeared and ARBs On board Air Snugtop Cap with Yakima tracks Rhino Roof Rack Bedslide When in adventure mode I run an RTT, Fridge and all the stereotypical OAF crap Misc BS mods
    I have multiple Yetis and went to the CFX75 dual zone for my family of 4. Waaaay better setup and actually has enough room to store both a substantial amount of fresh foods and drinks. Definitely worth it over my Yetis. Make sure you plan out your power system and a way to recharge if static camping for more than 1 night. I can say ive ran the 75 just of 1 standalone deep cycle for 4 days before it hit low voltage alarms.
     
  16. Jan 31, 2020 at 9:52 AM
    #16
    Bajatacoma

    Bajatacoma Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2010
    Member:
    #47503
    Messages:
    1,252
    Gender:
    Male
    SC
    Vehicle:
    05 TRD SR5
    For longer trips definitely a fridge if you can afford it and power it, especially if you have a family and need to carry more food. Not having to worry about stuff getting wet is a really nice side feature. For weekend trips by myself I still use a cooler a lot since it's smaller. I just freeze a block of ice beforehand or swing by the local ice distributor and get a block of dry ice (obviously be careful handling it).

    Not a fan of Yeti products, you can get good coolers without the name for less.
     
  17. Feb 6, 2020 at 7:05 PM
    #17
    Pk1963

    Pk1963 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2018
    Member:
    #263411
    Messages:
    57
    Gender:
    Male
    Ventura County
    Vehicle:
    2018 TRD Double Cab long bed 4x4
    Have used Yeti coolers for years. Just switched over to an ARB 50 fridge, wow. Nice not dealing with ice anymore.
     

Products Discussed in

To Top