Carrier or Thermo King APU?

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  1. JLT

    JLT Light Load Member

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    I’m trading trucks and would like to know everyone’s opinion on these two APU’s. I have a Carrier now it’s done good, just looking at the TK because of the inverter option to be installed with the TK and the Carrier dealer I use does not offer that option. I appreciate any help in advance guys.
     
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  3. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    I have two TK's. Two other trucks have Rig Master's.

    It's all junk made in Taiwan.
     
  4. Spyro2112

    Spyro2112 Medium Load Member

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    Carrier is a inverter
     
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  5. pavrom

    pavrom Road Train Member

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    ...i heard TK is bit quieter ...have TK on one truck
     
  6. abyliks

    abyliks Heavy Load Member

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    Espar bunk heater for cold
    Bump idle for ac for over night
    Find hotel with pool and bar for longer than overnight.

    Other option would be a roof mount with a generator, but by the time you break even on an apu it will be scrap
     
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  7. ready2truck

    ready2truck Light Load Member

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    not following this philosophy.
     
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  8. abyliks

    abyliks Heavy Load Member

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    they are junk that constantly break down and are expensive to repair, by the time you “save” enough money by saving a quarter of a gallon of fuel a night the unit will be worthless

    the bunk heaters do work well for the cooler weather though and will run all night on about a quart of fuel, anything much below the teens/single digits you are going to idle anyways so you don’t gel up
     
  9. ready2truck

    ready2truck Light Load Member

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    I don't think you ever bought a new Apu.
     
  10. 86scotty

    86scotty Road Train Member

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    I'm having deja vu. Haven't we discussed APU's about 3 times lately?
     
  11. jason6541

    jason6541 Heavy Load Member

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    I don’t know, had a TK that I put on 3 different trucks got 29k hours out of it
    Keep up maintenance, check Freon level yearly and regular service and belts every year
     
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