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Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by stacks, Jul 20, 2019.

  1. Pedigreed Bulldog

    Pedigreed Bulldog Road Train Member

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    I think I saw you the other day...

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  3. Cattleman84

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    Lol... God, if only!!! I drive a company Volvo, no apu, and smallest sleeper available. I'm nit sure I could get that boat into about 75% of the places I go to...
     
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  4. Pedigreed Bulldog

    Pedigreed Bulldog Road Train Member

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    That was just the 1st truck pic I came across parked across several spaces like that...gotta face a certain direction...
     
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  5. stacks

    stacks Road Train Member

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    That’s good planning not a lot of people think about the sun moving throughout the day
     
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  6. starmac

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    Hopefully you kept the parts, even if the comp was bad or what ever.
    IA lot of the guys up here do not keep their ac functional and some of them ar bad about stripping it off when they do other work on the truck. I have flat turned down buy ing some otherwise nice trucks, because I didn't want to deal with searching for the parts to put it back together.
    For forty pounds, I would never worry about it weight wise. I used to do that with hot rods when I was in high school, but got over that phase in life and have even added air to hotrods that never had it since. lol

    I just got my truck out of the shop for the ac, made one trip.
    I coped with the heat fairly well, it was a blistering 62 degrees, when I left out and the air kept me very comfortable,, temps got down to 35 on atigun and it was actually snowing, then back up to the lower 40's. lol
     
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  7. Brandt

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    Driving a truck with out a/c, that's crazy.
     
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  8. Lepton1

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    ####...

    ...the only thing that's missing is a hood.
     
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  9. starmac

    starmac Road Train Member

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    We did it for years, I remember stories of the guys running out west through the desert putting blocks of ice between their legs.
     
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  10. Six9GS

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    I've lived in both Arizona and Florida. I wouldn't think about not having an A/C unit functioning, although in AZ I did drive several old junkers around for a few years without working A/C. But, that was my personal vehicle and I only usually had to drive it the 5 miles to and from my work everyday and we had a parking lot with sun shades, so it wasn't cooked in the hot sun while parked during the day.
    Anyway. the dry heat verse the humid heat are quite different. In the dry heat, it is actually fairly pleasant when it is in the 90's and as long it was below about 105, it was easily tolerable. Once about 110 though, it's just hot. Also, once the sun goes down, the heat breaks and it is usually fairly nice. In the dry heat the days have significant temperature differences between low and high. If the lows get down to the mid-80's at night, it can go up to 110 plus during the day. In Florida, with the humid heat, even the low 90's are too warm to be comfortable and my T-Shirts get drenched in sweat rather quickly. I've gone through 4 in a day. And, it is often the case that there is less than 10 degrees separating the daily high and low.
    One warning about the dry heat. It is easy to get heat stress, heat exhaustion and even heat stroke. You can seriously overheat yourself before you realize it, so in the dry heat it is important to stay aware, stay hydrated and don't overdo it. I've never had that problem in the humid heat. It's hot, you sweat like a pig and you just know it is time to cool down.
    As for those companies that are stingy about idling a truck to run an A/C unit (unless there's an APU unit that runs one), I hope they are aware that in most places where it commonly gets above 100 degrees in the summer, there are usually against laws about leaving a pet in a locked vehicle because of the too many heat deaths that have occurred. I'd be inclined to push back using that info and I think I'd run the A/C anyway. If they fired me for it, I'd love to see them try to deny me Unemployment. lol. But, since I haven't been in that situation, not sure how I would act, except I really think I'd ignore their ###### request and run the A/C. It would simply be too intolerable not to.
     
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  11. FlaSwampRat

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    We still have like five trucks at work without ac lol. I've gotten lucky and haven't had one yet but it's coming.
     
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