apu or bunk heater?

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  1. Transit_lifer

    Transit_lifer Light Load Member

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    What is the thing under the lower sleeper window? 2015-international-prostar-f88.jpg
     
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  3. 062

    062 Road Train Member

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    Epu,battery powered version of apu.
     
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  4. Transit_lifer

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    Seems like the diesel APU works better. Somethings better than nothing I guess.
     
  5. Brandt

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    Diesel do put out a lot more cold air but seem to coast a more to run. The battery ones are pretty good for 10 hour breaks. Diesel one are good in the more extreme heat and day time sun. I had both the Thermo King APU was nice but had lot of repairs. I drove an international with that battery APU it was only OK it need some repairs. I'm driving a Freightliner with their electric one. It work good. Truck has 8 batteries. It only cools the sleeper really but it keeps it cool as long you close the curtains. But it only run about 6 hours. Then the engine will start to recharge the batteries. To park for 10 hour break the truck only idle 2 hours. That how long it runs to recharge the batteries after 6 hours.
     
  6. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    Diesel is much better. Especially for really hot areas like the Southwest and communist state.
     
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  7. Transit_lifer

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    I didnt know Freightliner had an electric one....just seen them on the prostars.
     
  8. Brandt

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    I think called Park Smart. Or it's a new version of that.
     
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    Notice you have that pic of RTA Flxible metro bus, I wonder what happened to them but recently found out they were scrapped except 4 that went down to the college
     
  10. Transit_lifer

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    I wish i knew what happened to those buses as well as the 3 1997 new flyers we had.....probably exported.
     
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