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Wisconsin Tacomas and bad financial advice

Discussion in 'Mid West' started by Thatbassguy, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. Jan 24, 2024 at 6:18 PM
    pearing

    pearing Well-Known Member

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    I got a Pelican. My understanding is they are NOT as good as the Yeti's... but, Pelican! Has wheels and a handle. Heavy too! Have yet to use it but Arkansas is coming soon. Oh, mine was a gift...
     
  2. Jan 24, 2024 at 6:20 PM
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    So which is it? A 4x4 or a prerunner? I am confused. The two are not the same as I understand it...
     
  3. Jan 24, 2024 at 6:29 PM
    Thatbassguy

    Thatbassguy [OP] Sweet or sour?

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    This is pretty much the only rational way to acquire a Yeti cooler. :D

    Honestly, though, they're as good as any other.
     
  4. Jan 24, 2024 at 6:48 PM
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    3" lift? A.R.E cap 285/70/17 moto metal 955 17x9


    Good catch, I missed it looking at the pics there is two levers on the center console.
    4x4
     
  5. Jan 24, 2024 at 6:51 PM
    Camerasandcoffee

    Camerasandcoffee 900hp short of 1000hp

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    Very true. But Yeti does put some engineering effort into their products. I'll leave it up to the individual if that makes them work the price.

    https://youtu.be/zVPLX6LY5HM?si=FyZH3qwjJLky083f
     
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    OldSchlPunk

    OldSchlPunk A legend in my own mind!

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    Small lift, slightly oversized tires, well...
    I checked the radar a couple of times, everything stayed south of 151. Not a drop or flake here, didn't bother me one bit.

    Oh, and thanks for the offer...I think I'll try struggling with retirement for a while, see if I get bored.
     
  7. Jan 24, 2024 at 7:15 PM
    Thatbassguy

    Thatbassguy [OP] Sweet or sour?

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    I thought it was going to be a comparison of the Yeti and Thermos can coozies. No denying that the Yeti ones work well. But, the Thermos ones are only $10 and they fit in a cup holder.
     
  8. Jan 24, 2024 at 7:23 PM
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    Pixeltim Misunderstood member

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    Damn, that was about $18,000 new!
     
  9. Jan 24, 2024 at 7:23 PM
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    Shellshock King Shit of Turd Island

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    The big ones, you can take your pick if any rotomolded cooler and they’ll probably be similar. The prep is the most important part but most people only ever use them for a day or two at most so it don’t matter

    my soft sided one on the other hand, I use all the time and haven’t found anything comparable (there might be now but definitely wasn’t at the time) I don’t remember when I got it but it’s gotta be getting close to 7-10 years at this point.
     
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    Pixeltim Misunderstood member

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    It's not very spalted, kinda weak sauce if ya ask me! :duh:

    Of course the way cool looking spalted maple is pretty useless in that situation since the spalting comes from letting the wood decay. The more decay (and weakness), the more interesting wood.
    Just saying.
     
  11. Jan 24, 2024 at 7:43 PM
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    Thatbassguy [OP] Sweet or sour?

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    I have been eyeing up nicer soft sided coolers for using on the kayak for awhile. I've had two different cheapie Wallyworld soft ones, and they've been fine. But, the first one started coming apart at a seam after a few years. I'm not easy on my stuff, so I don't feel too bad about it. But, if the Yeti ones can last 10 years or more, there's definitely some value there.

    I'm strongly considering just throwing down the money and seeing how I like it. As much as I like to avoid trendy things, I do appreciate quality.
     
  12. Jan 24, 2024 at 7:47 PM
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    Snowy Is neither here nor there

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    My Yeti soft side worked great right up until the zipper broke after 6-ish years. Replaced it with an RTIC soft side that works equally as well for boat and ice duty.

    I agree on all the rotomolded stuff being the same. Friends have Yeti, Engel, Lifetime, and I’ve got an RTIC. They all work equally well on long trips and they all were put to pasture by 12v fridges getting cheap. There’s no going back for me now. My 65qt is reserved for big parties now and seldom even comes with anymore.
     
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    There’s deals on them from time to time. I think I bought mine with a REI 20% off coupon which definitely helps.
     
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    rubbersidedown Well known voider of warranties

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    Spalting is actually caused by fungi in the wood, usually after the tree has died. It leaches nutrients and leaves behind the neat intricate dark lines and patterns. Of course that can weaken the wood some, but it's pretty beautiful and sought after for decorative pieces.

    Here's a box I made from a really nice board I had:

    PXL_20211225_183523771.PORTRAIT.jpg

    Not to be morbid, but dad's ashes are in there at mom's place. I think he would have liked it.
     
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    I like how you wrapped the grain.
     
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    WiscoPat One does not simply purchase a Ridgeline

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    Mannn the fog in my area is nuts! It's a good showcase of lighting though, feels ethereal.

    Tried and failed to channel my inner @LarryDangerfield

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    Was in FarmFleet in December and they had a large Yeti box for $300, not a thick roto-molded cooler but a thin walled box. Wondered who would buy such a thing?
     
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    So, once you figure out how to turn on 4 wheel drive we can compare who has the cooler spare axle box... Just say'in
     
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    Fun! Love the accent... going to have to work on that. Diesels... stinky kinda cool.
     

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