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    Arb fridge/ freezer

    I'm getting ready to pull the trigger on either a 37 or a 50qt.
    Any input on the extras they sell?
    I see they have two different metal pull outs, one being an extended one. Which is best if I plan on mounting in the rear compartment in a jku? Covers, and tie downs, dang these are spendy little buggers...
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    I just bought the 37qt. Seems like the right size for my 2 door. 37 or 50 would be good for the jku but 37 works great for 2 people for a few days. Bought the cover but hasn't arrived yet. The cooler looks like it would get beat up without one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xflstl View Post
    I'm getting ready to pull the trigger on either a 37 or a 50qt.
    Any input on the extras they sell?
    I see they have two different metal pull outs, one being an extended one. Which is best if I plan on mounting in the rear compartment in a jku? Covers, and tie downs, dang these are spendy little buggers...
    Cover is a must in my opinion. Protects the fridge and also has "some" insulation quality. I also got the hardware kit that runs from the battery to the rear of my JKU. So when I put the fridge in I can just plug it in right there.

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    Instead of spending the $40 on the ARB plug I made my own, courtesy of Sharkey's build thread. Bought a couple marine plugs off amazon for 10 bucks. Used my own wire. Ran them straight to the battery. Doing both plugs cost me less than half of what the one ARB plug would have cost.

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    I like the slide but I can't stomach paying that.

    The transport bag is a good buy.

    I am waiting for the strap kit to come in. On backorder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xflstl View Post
    I'm getting ready to pull the trigger on either a 37 or a 50qt.
    Any input on the extras they sell?
    I see they have two different metal pull outs, one being an extended one. Which is best if I plan on mounting in the rear compartment in a jku? Covers, and tie downs, dang these are spendy little buggers...
    Yes they are spendy for sure. Definitely get the heavy duty wiring kit from ARB. The tie down kit is a bit on the flimsy side with short straps, almost too short. The remote monitor is great at keeping you from wondering how cold the fridge is, if it's currently running, and the voltage at the fridge. The cover came free from the place I ordered it from, and is a very nice heavyweight nylon with insulation on the inside. I didn't get the slide out bracket.

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    I just pulled the trigger myself and I did a lot of reading up until I ordered it. I went with the 50qt after all was said and done for my trip to the Rubicon based on everyone else's recommendation. I"m glad I did.. it was only my wife and I but when you get it you will realize it is not that big inside. I couldn't imagine have going with a 37qt after filling up the 50qt especially for the price difference... you might as go big if you are going to spend the money on one...IMO But honestly, one of the best investments I've made so far.

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    The ARB wiring kit was worth it in my opinion because it comes with the right size wire that's bonded together in a nice jacket, has a fuse holder already wired in, and the 20 feet of wire is the perfect amount. Then it has the heavy duty two-prong style outlet that doesn't heat up as bad as a conventional 12volt socket under load. I mounted mine here:ImageUploadedByWAYALIFE1469067382.231355.jpg

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    Awesome info so far thanks...
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    Quote Originally Posted by xflstl View Post
    Awesome info so far thanks...
    Oh, and by the way.. Get the cover especially if you plan to off-road your jeep with the top off.

    I was amazed at how cold this thing gets.. I woke up to frozen beer, meat, milk, you name it. Eddie here actually recommended setting it to 29 degrees and that worked great for the rest of the trip. The newer models don't set to 29 but if you set it to 30 it will chill to 29 like i did.

    Hope this helps.. There are deals out there currently where you can but the fridge and get the cover free which costs over 100 bucks.

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    37 qt. works perfect in my 2dr. It's easy to lift the lid while its in the jeep to get your favorite beverage. I also got the cover and wiring kit, felt they were worth the money. Cooler works great, I've had it for 3 years now.

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