Air Conditioning from the Reefer (fake or real?)

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by albert l, Jul 19, 2017.

  1. lilillill

    lilillill Sarcasm... it's not just for breakfast

    Nov 7, 2007
    Possum Booger, Alabama
    In order for this to work, you have to have either two hoses for air supply and return, or a single hose that is split. Everything would have to be perfectly sealed to prevent the trailer from drawing in ambient outside air. Still, you're going to create a hotspot in the nose of the trailer by returning 70 to 80 degree air.

    I still think adding an additional... what? 512 cubic feet? the reefer's work load, would be too much. It might work on a cooler load, but not frozen.
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  3. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

    Dec 18, 2011
    You guys either never owned a reefer or overthinking it.

    It is simple, it you want to feed cold air into the sleeper, you take a four inch flexible vent hose with an axial heater fan and pull air out of the trailer.

    There no hot spots, no one will care and if you have an older reefer that has not been checked to see if the heat leakage is too high, it still won't effect it.
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  4. Socal Xpress

    Socal Xpress Road Train Member

    Dec 6, 2014
    Los Angeles, Ca
    Allstar thread right here.!!:rolleyes::eek:o_O
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  5. REALITY098765

    REALITY098765 Road Train Member

    Sep 17, 2017
    Why should you have to pay the government to cool your bunk]tax]?
    And who is paying for the reefer fuel anyway.
    Gotta think outside the box sometimes.
  6. Neverready

    Neverready Medium Load Member

    Jul 24, 2014
    Pocomoke City, Md.
    The 78 I was referring to earlier used quick connects plumbed into the regular reefer refrigerant system no need for a extra compressor on the reefer. Never got to use it to see how well it worked since the reefer I pulled was not set up for it. It must not have been too popular as I have never seen another set up like that. Truck was new to Mer-Lou transportation If you can find a driver who worked for them in the 70's they might be able to shed some light. Whether it was marketed by Thermo King/Transcold or home brewed in Mer-Lou garage I couldn't say.
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