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Old 08-11-2011, 03:42 PM   #1
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Beach Cooler - wheels for sand

i know this may be slightly off topic, but it's food related in the sense that lots of us like to eat and drink at the beach

does anyone know where i can buy a cooler that has large, wide wheels that will easily travel in sand? my current one has the normal small wheels, and they might as well be nonexistent because they just sink into the sand and do nothing....i see igloo makes some (from 80 - 140 qt size), but they are well over $100 each....any other options? any other style of cooler thats good for the beach?


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Old 08-11-2011, 03:52 PM   #2
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I don't have a cooler suggestion, but I have another option. Get yourself a child's plastic snow saucer and tie a rope to it. I use one to pull heavy garbage bags of... err, "garbage", around and it might as well be on snow it pulls so easy. They make rectangular ones, too, depending on the shape of your beach cooler.
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Old 08-11-2011, 04:05 PM   #3
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thanks, i had actually considered that and its not a bad idea....since it will also be used on surfaces besides sand, a wheeled cooler is still my preference

also, in case anyone is wondering, the igloo one i saw is this:

100 Quart All Terrain Cooler
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Old 08-11-2011, 04:12 PM   #4
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thanks, i had actually considered that and its not a bad idea....since it will also be used on surfaces besides sand, a wheeled cooler is still my preference

also, in case anyone is wondering, the igloo one i saw is this:

100 Quart All Terrain Cooler
In my opinion, if that cooler is full of food and ice, it's going to get stuck in the sand. In order to have any chance of success, you'd need a cooler with bicycle wheels.
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Old 08-11-2011, 04:18 PM   #5
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In my opinion, if that cooler is full of food and ice, it's going to get stuck in the sand. In order to have any chance of success, you'd need a cooler with bicycle wheels.
Or skis.
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Old 08-11-2011, 04:31 PM   #6
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i dunno, ive seen beach carts with big wheels (link below) that seem to work pretty well....i cant be the only one with this problem, so someone must have a cooler that works in the sand, right? im also not expecting perfection - its just gotta be better than flat out dragging the cooler through the sand (dont always have someone with an extra hand to help lift)

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I've been a beach girl all my life, and I've yet to see a cooler with wheels that works in soft sand. We've always dragged ours on top of a Boogie Board.
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I've been a beach girl all my life, and I've yet to see a cooler with wheels that works in soft sand. We've always dragged ours on top of a Boogie Board.
Me too, Kayelle. We usually grab a handle and carry it.
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i dunno, ive seen beach carts with big wheels (link below) that seem to work pretty well....i cant be the only one with this problem, so someone must have a cooler that works in the sand, right? im also not expecting perfection - its just gotta be better than flat out dragging the cooler through the sand (dont always have someone with an extra hand to help lift)

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Well, there are your choices: a $360 wheelbarrow with really fat tires or a snow coaster for $5.00.
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...does anyone know where i can buy a cooler that has large, wide wheels that will easily travel in sand?
All of them I've seen here on the beaches are homemade. Large bicycle sand tires on a PVC frame and handle.

The only hard part of making it is the axle assembly. Bag the tires a bit and it'll roll on the top of the sand so a child could pull it.
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