Cooler Hinge From Neoprene Rubber

By: Jon S.,

Meal Preparation IdeaColeman Xtreme cooler hinge solution. I read your site and remembered some rubber I had laying around. I mounted a 3″ x3″ piece of 1/4″ neoprene rubber in place of the broken hinges. This allowed me to make use of the predrilled and reinforced holes. We will see how it works out over time.

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Response from Vicki (via email):

Hello Jon,

… Your experiment with fixing the hinges on a Coleman cooler or ice chest sounds interesting. Would you be willing to send a photo or two of what you did and how well it seems to be working? …

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Attached are pictures. I spent $4 on the neoprene rubber and .80 cents on 8 – 3/4″ #10 screws. (1/4″ longer than the originals to make up for the rubber thickness.)

Safe travels.
Jon

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Note: This solution for Coleman cooler hinges follows Mike and Vicki’s attempt to fix their ice chest and another driver’s attempt so as to keep food cold in a truck for meal preparation.