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Need a rotomolded cooler? and not "hung up" on fancy brands? South Jetty!

Old 05-15-2016, 05:05 PM
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Default Need a rotomolded cooler? and not "hung up" on fancy brands? South Jetty!

... Some of you guys might have seen my multiple machine gun posts when I was trying to nail down a better cooler for one of our recent trips...

I went allllllll around the circle. People who could score me a deal on Yeti, Engel - direct from the factory blems, RTIC with the long wait, and coolers that weren't big enough... and all the BS on ebay...

So... I get this PM from a THT dude that has an unknown brand... heck, I don't even know the dude... apparently he's been around... Load&Go is his user name... been on here since 2004... first... he has NO idea that I'm posting this. If he isn't ready for it, sorry, but I'm posting it anyway. LOL.

Dude sells a rotomolded cooler that you can find here: southjettycoolers.com -- This isn't something magical. It's a rotomolded cooler that has insulation, and needs to keep ice for longer than a typical cooler. I've found a few other people using the same cooler for their brands as well... only the difference is that after a special I found him running on another forum, the numbers made sense. With my camping trip quickly coming... I pulled the trigger on his biggest one. NOTE! I went into it, wanting to hate it. ON PURPOSE. Let me tell you, I put some block ice in there... I was in and out of the cooler... I even took containers out, left them at the campsite, and then put them back into the cooler later (so they weren't so cool. I left for the trip on Thursday at Noon, came home around 2PM on Sunday and had massive chunks of block ice left.

I had a small issue with the cooler that I wasn't in love with. I reached out to the owner (Load&Go) and he offered me a few options to deal with it. He has been 100% reachable and helpful.

The shorter version: If you need a rotomolded cooler that will hold ice for way longer than the cheaper coolers... give him a try. It's not fancy, and it's not a big hat/no cattle brand name. But it works like it should. I could have easily had ice in there for at least 2-3 days... and I was NOT careful with how often I went in, etc.

Thought I'd share...

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Old 05-18-2016, 10:23 AM
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Nice to know there is another option. They look good, and I like the built in drink holders
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They look solid. Everybody seems to be in the Tumbler business as well.
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Sort of surprised this didn't get more traction. I just used mine again today. I threw 20lbs of cube ice (I hate cube ice)... had the cooler opened and closed all day while throwing fish in there and grabbing bait, etc. -- and each time I went in, it was like an ice chest in there.
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Looks nice. Does it come with dry goods basket? Looking at 60. Couldn't see it on site.


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Looks like nice cooler. I bought a Igloo Sportsman 55 at the big warehouse store for under $200 and it has turned out to be a great cooler too.

The SouthJetty needs to add the dry food basket too, as that is a requirement of my wife's when we go out.
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Where are these coolers made? I'm interested in a 110
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Thanks for posting this. Might have to purchase one soon
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Just ordered one. Thanks for pointing them out.
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Hmmm. Sub'd for later and to give you a bump.

Have any pics of your cooler? I went to the website and I don't see any direct pics of the top or inside. Thanks.
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For a cooler that is exposed to the sun, am I the only one that puts a silver mylar reflective "space blanket" over it to reflect radiant heat gain?

To keep it from becoming airborne, I attach with velcro, and now have one that's actually fitted to the cooler...think the GF used both a sewing machine and glue gun to make it.

Reduces ice consumption by about 50%, with only slight inconvenience. Next fitted version will have bottom hem weighted with lead curtain weights rather than the velcro. Only downside can be reflected glare, with sun at low angles.

This is also why coolers don't come in black...

Also, I'm not convinced that rotomolded is worth the added expense, unless for standing on for sight-casting, etc.
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These are the exact same as Gatorbox.
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This looks like the *exact cooler* that a guy named John was selling on supkayak.com and traveling around Florida in circles selling coolers and stand up paddleboards. He'd sort of expo them at a state park in each area of the state and sell them off site. He eventually started making a US tour doing the same, but I heard he got out of it recently and sold them to some shops around the country.

Maybe South Jetty bought a bunch/his connection and slapped their logo on them?

At any rate, I own one. It's worked perfect for me and holds ice for many days. Only issue I had is one of the rubber T latches popped off and I can't find a replacement that I'm sure will work.
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Originally Posted by SeaSpur View Post
This looks like the *exact cooler* that a guy named John was selling on supkayak.com and traveling around Florida in circles selling coolers and stand up paddleboards. He'd sort of expo them at a state park in each area of the state and sell them off site. He eventually started making a US tour doing the same, but I heard he got out of it recently and sold them to some shops around the country.

Maybe South Jetty bought a bunch/his connection and slapped their logo on them?

At any rate, I own one. It's worked perfect for me and holds ice for many days. Only issue I had is one of the rubber T latches popped off and I can't find a replacement that I'm sure will work.
I'll get one for you and mail it if you want?
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Are these made in Houston? I have a new boat coming next month and don't know which one will fit. Would love to be able to try them out under the console.
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Have a safe and fun 4th
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Pm sent
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Originally Posted by Load&Go View Post
Thank you for the inquiries about our coolers

Please don't hesitate to PM me for a discount code

Have a safe and fun 4th

Southjettycoolers.com
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On the subject, somebody school me on these Roto-Molded coolers.
Am I correct in thinking that you need to pre-cool the cooler before you fill / use it? I thought I read that somewhere.

Also, is it bad practice to use these as a drink cooler, where you'll be in it constantly?

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