Drying out a trailer

Discussion in 'Refrigerated Trucking Forum' started by Al. Roper, May 15, 2014.

  1. ‘Olhand

    ‘Olhand Cantankerous Crusty

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    But it's MORTONS---"when it rains--IT pours!"
     
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  3. Edmund

    Edmund Light Load Member

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    Lmao yeah tell them that
     
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  4. Panhandle flash

    Panhandle flash Road Train Member

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    And peanut butter tubs. Can't remember where it's at, except somewhere south of Portsmouth, VA, but have been there twice now and they ARE ANAL about clean and dry trailers. Have to go in there with an air hose and wand, and go down each and every track of your reefer. Hate that place!!!
     
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  5. Al. Roper

    Al. Roper Road Train Member

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    Thanks for the help gentlemen. Usually I have a little more time to get it done, but you know how it goes.
     
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  6. Guntoter

    Guntoter Road Train Member

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    Just open the doors for a few minutes... Oh wait, that only works in Phoenix.
     
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  7. Stile

    Stile Heavy Load Member

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    And Mojave.
     
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  8. soundman

    soundman Light Load Member

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    Running with the temp up and doors closed won't dry it. It's a sealed box and the air just goes round n round. The only way to get the moisture out while going down the road is to chill the coils and condense it out. I run the temp up to 70 or so to get all that moisture into the air (warm air holds moisture, cold does not), then "crash" the temp down to 20 degrees. It'll be dry in no time, with all that water draining off the coils. Hit the defrost cycle a couple times if you can.
     
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  9. Lowa3468

    Lowa3468 Heavy Load Member

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    Just goto the store pick up a bunch of paper towels, then just wipe the trailer down, by time you done it will be all dry, and later you will be able to use the paper towels for the BBQ at the truck stop when you are done
     
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  10. Stile

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    I want my IQ points back.
     
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  11. Al. Roper

    Al. Roper Road Train Member

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    Reload went off without a hitch. Set it on 45 and by the time I got to shipper had very little moisture. By the time they started loading me, no water. Thanks for the help. Oh and paper towel guy, put the crack pipe down! That #### will seriously mess you up!
     
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