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    Orca coolers

    Just found some of these. Anyone have one? I know most run ARB, but I can't see spending that much.
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    If I was in the market for a high end hard shell cooler I’d buy an Orca. I would buy this over a Yeti.

    Its a hard bullet to bite understandably but I get way more use out of my ARB than any other cooler I’ve owned combined.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HighwayTrout View Post
    If I was in the market for a high end hard shell cooler I’d buy an Orca. I would buy this over a Yeti.

    Its a hard bullet to bite understandably but I get way more use out of my ARB than any other cooler I’ve owned combined.
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    I agree on the ARB. Can you keep those plugged in all the time? Anyone ever have them drain a battery?
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    Quote Originally Posted by catahoula View Post
    I agree on the ARB. Can you keep those plugged in all the time? Anyone ever have them drain a battery?
    Mine is plugged into my wife’s Grand Cherokee, right now. We plug it into an extension cord, at night, but it ran off the battery for two days, last weekend, and no problems.

    I had a Pelican cooler, but I got tired off taking that heavy S.O.B. out, every time I needed to drain water.


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    Quote Originally Posted by catahoula View Post
    I agree on the ARB. Can you keep those plugged in all the time? Anyone ever have them drain a battery?
    Yes and yes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HighwayTrout View Post
    Yes and yes.
    How long did it sit, before the battery went dead?


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    ARB ALL THE WAY.
    I have had mine years now. Works awesome. Never drained battery. I have seen where others leave in their Jeep year round with no issues. Beats dealing with ice melting.

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    They have a shutoff feature that is supposed to prevent a dead battery...on my Brute, I have a dual battery setup that only allows the aux battery to drain down...when I pulled the passenger seat on my JK6 and put the fridge there for my UT trip, I plugged the fridge into a Goal Zero battery source, and plugged the Goal Zero into my power inverter in the Jeep...fridge ran for two weeks constantly with no issues...the Goal Zero can run the fridge for 24 hours, and would fully recharge every day I drove the jeep

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    My wife has an Orca cooler. I have a Brute Bison. They are built well, much like the rest if the roto-molded style coolers. You are essentially paying for a name (Yeti, Engel, Orca, etc). They do take up a large amount of room compared to their capacity, but packed appropriately, they keep food/beverages cold for days.


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