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Re: RTIC Coolers

PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:28 pm
by stickers
gtk wrote:
stickers wrote:Got both of mine in. Fixed the T-Latches with a lock washer on each latch. Now they work great.

what was the problem & how did you fix ?


The T-latches on mine were very loose and flimsy and when I went to shut them the latches would keep it from shutting. Now they will stick straight out/up like a Yeti and cause no problem in shutting. Both of the ones I ordered were the same way.

Re: RTIC Coolers

PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:55 pm
by johndavid78
Wish I would have seen this, they aren't on sale now

Re: RTIC Coolers

PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:40 pm
by gtk
they are still on sale.. you just have to add it to the cart to see the sales price

Re: RTIC Coolers

PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:41 pm
by gtk
stickers wrote:The T-latches on mine were very loose and flimsy and when I went to shut them the latches would keep it from shutting. Now they will stick straight out/up like a Yeti and cause no problem in shutting. Both of the ones I ordered were the same way.

next time you get a chance, snap a pic of what you did, please

Re: RTIC Coolers

PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:15 pm
by johndavid78
Crap, 65 qt sold out!!

Re: RTIC Coolers

PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:52 am
by gtk
i didn't figure they would stay on sale/last as long as they did..

Re: RTIC Coolers

PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:02 pm
by johndavid78
I went ahead and ordered the 45, but I need a 65.

Re: RTIC Coolers

PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:14 pm
by stickers
gtk wrote:
stickers wrote:The T-latches on mine were very loose and flimsy and when I went to shut them the latches would keep it from shutting. Now they will stick straight out/up like a Yeti and cause no problem in shutting. Both of the ones I ordered were the same way.

next time you get a chance, snap a pic of what you did, please


Will do. It is very simple. Take a screwdriver and pry out the 2 silver rods that hold on T-Latches and when you reinsert the rods just put a small lockwasher on the rod next to the T-Latch. You only have to put 1 on each latch and it holds good. What it does is create enough friction that the latches stay up. You might also use a hammer to get screwdriver started behind the rod to pull it out.

Re: RTIC Coolers

PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:30 pm
by gtk
I see what your saying. I noticed last night that the handles don't stick out on their own like the yeti.. but that's not really a big deal for me.. I will try the washer trick though, as I imagine you drop the lid enough on the rubber latches, it could cause issues

Re: RTIC Coolers

PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:40 pm
by stickers
gtk wrote:I see what your saying. I noticed last night that the handles don't stick out on their own like the yeti.. but that's not really a big deal for me.. I will try the washer trick though, as I imagine you drop the lid enough on the rubber latches, it could cause issues



Yeah, just kind of aggravating. And I am afraid a big ole crappie might knock it open and get back in the water, ha. When you look at the Yetis I believe they have a washer stuck in there to begin with. I might be wrong but it sure looks like it.

RTIC Coolers

PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:34 pm
by triple_duece
I will check my yeti when I get home to see if it has washers.

What size hole do I need for washers and it needs to be a lock washer?

Re: RTIC Coolers

PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:51 pm
by stickers
triple_duece wrote:I will check my yeti when I get home to see if it has washers.

What size hole do I need for washers and it needs to be a lock washer?


Not sure what size hole it is. I just pulled out the pins and matched them up with some I had laying around. You could probably use regular washers but I think it will take 2 per latch with one on each side of latch.

Re: RTIC Coolers

PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:12 pm
by triple_duece
No washers on my yeti. Also my yeti latches are loose now after being in the weather for some time. Doesn't bother me either way as I latch them when I close the lid.

Re: RTIC Coolers

PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:39 am
by gtk
well, this may well be why they are selling all the RTIC coolers so cheap??
http://kayakfishingblog.com/2017/02/yet ... c-coolers/

Re: RTIC Coolers

PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:51 am
by gtk
another snippet
RTIC IS VERY PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE AN AGREEMENT REACHED WITH YETI

CYPRESS, Texas, Feb. 2, 2017 – RTIC, the leading direct to consumer online retailer of premium coolers and drinkware announces that it has entered into a settlement agreement with YETI today for the purpose of avoiding the additional costs and uncertainty of continued litigation. The dispute has been amicably resolved and as part of the agreement, RTIC has agreed to redesign only those products involved in the dispute.


As part of the Agreement, RTIC is precluded from commenting further, but RTIC is very pleased with the settlement and considers it a win.


RTIC had previously announced last month changes to its 2017 product lines and expects to rollout new products and updated existing products starting in early Spring. RTIC will continue to operate as normal selling all the RTIC brand of products as provided on the www.RTICcoolers.com website keeping true to its promise to deliver "Over Built – Not Over Priced" products to all its RTIC fans & customers.

Re: RTIC Coolers

PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:52 am
by gtk
so it sounds like they are unloading all the "yeti clones" and going to change their design

Re: RTIC Coolers

PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:39 am
by johndavid78
I saw that too - I might buy a few more 45's - Does anyone want to part with a 65 :)

Re: RTIC Coolers

PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:34 pm
by chadbragg
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I ordered me this one. Already have a 45 yeti and a 55 k2.


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Re: RTIC Coolers

PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 4:58 pm
by chadbragg
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Re: RTIC Coolers

PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:47 am
by gtk
I put the washers on my RTIC cooler yest, and def makes a difference. i also found that using one lock washer works better than using flat washers..

Also, my 65 qt was missing the drain plug, and my 45 qt was damaged (looked like someone took a grinder to the corner) , but the damage was minor and will not effect functionality one bit.

i sent RTIC and email stating that info, and in less than 2 hours they have shipped a replacement plug for the 65, and are refunding partial payment for the 45 (in essence selling it at discount).

i am very pleased with their customer service ! i figured it would be several days before they got back w/me.

Re: RTIC Coolers

PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:06 pm
by johndavid78
My 45 arrived in perfect condition. All 45's are currently out of stock. I tried to get a few buddies to buy 1, but they waited too late.

The white 65 was back in stock today, but not on sale any more.

Re: RTIC Coolers

PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:02 pm
by triple_duece
I'm happy with mine.