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    attaching rod holders to ice chest?

    I saw a thread yesterday that said some have attached rod holders to wheeled ice chests. Anyone have a picture or directions on how to do this. Hopefully without ruining the ice chest? Thanks in advance.

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    This is what I did. I'll try to explain. I attached my rod holder to (2) 1"X1/2" pieces of wood vertically. I don't know how long to tell you to make them, but on the back(up against the cooler)near the top of the two vertical pieces you will have to screw another piece to them horizontally. This allows the fish rods to angle out so they don't hit you while wheeling it. then strap it to your cooler using ratchet strap. Hope this helps or gives you some ideas. It worked great for me and didn't ruin the cooler.
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    2013-06-28 12.15.32.jpgChances are you will ruin the cooler but if you use store bought rod holders you will need a drill, nuts, bolts, washers, silicone. Mark the spots for the holes, drill all the way through the cooler, over fill the holes with silicone, place the rod holder, put a bolt through, and a washer and nut on the inside. Use stainless nuts, bolts, and washers so it will not rust and by using silicone the cooler shouldn't leak.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DUCK View Post
    Chances are you will ruin the cooler but if you use store bought rod holders you will need a drill, nuts, bolts, washers, silicone. Mark the spots for the holes, drill all the way through the cooler, over fill the holes with silicone, place the rod holder, put a bolt through, and a washer and nut on the inside. Use stainless nuts, bolts, and washers so it will not rust and by using silicone the cooler shouldn't leak.
    X2 be sure to get fender washer to spread the load out so it doesnt pull thru
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    what was said above,also took the handles off the sides to allow the mounting of the holders......I liked mine on the sides so they didn't hit me as I pulled the cooler along..... aloud for a area for me....have since went with a regular pier cart
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    I am what some call vertically challenged so the rods hitting me in the head was not a problem.
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    Thanks Bhunter68. Since I seem to be visually challanged in seeing this, I'll let my husband read and see if he understands.

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    Thanks everyone for the ideas. I really like ironman's pics and his way of putting them on the ends. I do believe I have the exact same cooler too!

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    Here is a picture with my cooler in the background

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    I drilled holes through my icebox and used rubber backed washer to seal it off. No problems yet.

 

 
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