How long would you go without AC

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by TravR1, May 25, 2020.

  1. shorty102292

    shorty102292 Bobtail Member

    Oct 25, 2018
    I haven't had A/C in 3 weeks. I avoid large nasty pickle parks. Been sleeping in a hammock under my trains here in Michigan or the lead or pup if i split them out of state. Fan and windows down. Had a guy tell me today how nice my black w9 is. Haha #### thing turns into an oven.
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  3. asphaltcowboy4x4

    asphaltcowboy4x4 Medium Load Member

    Dec 22, 2018
    Umm no ac my company would have it fixed and put me in hotel if it takes longer than a day happened before as an owner op that’s ur choice
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  4. 228I10

    228I10 Bobtail Member

    Jun 8, 2021
    Agreed. Get it fixed today or they pay for a hotel room tonight. If it's not fixed today route me to a terminal for a new truck. Oh, if the terminal is more than a days drive, you'll need another hotel room.
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  5. Brettj3876

    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

    Nov 18, 2014
    Stuck in Limbo
    Those wing windows and floor vents make it just bearable Lol. Also good for dusting everything out;)Last year I went about 2 weeks around may-june w/o ac.
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  6. Brettj3876

    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

    Nov 18, 2014
    Stuck in Limbo
    My dad's forearms used to be bigger than his biceps Lol from the F and U model macks
  7. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

    May 4, 2015
    I hope you guys aren't idling at night or when you're not driving. Cause idling is bad. If you can't sleep, you're just not tired enough.
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  8. Capacity

    Capacity Road Train Member

    Jul 28, 2019
    Neenah Wi
    I took a truck in July from Hugo Mn to La and back , it was 120 in Baker Ca.
    You kinda get used to it , prob slept less than i should of.
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  9. austinmike

    austinmike Road Train Member

    Jul 11, 2011
    We’ve got several 2021 cascadia day cabs. At least two of em have the same issue as in the first post. Brand new trucks. I’m driving a 2014 cascadia that has a few quirks but the ac blows ice.
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  10. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

    Aug 8, 2015
    I went 2 summer’s without it, about 7-8 yrs ago. After buying 2 York compressors within a few months. Bought my last one on a Sunday at the TA in Lafayette La. It lasted about a month. I said never again. Took Me a while to figure out exactly all I needed to swap to a Sanden. Since then, I’ve only been without it once. Had a small condenser leak, in a hurry, I added a can upside down, and split the compressor wide open. Again on a Sunday in the south. Had my wife with Me, so I bought a 800 btu portable and a 2000w Generator at WallyWorld. $800 wasted. Lol. Only cooled good enough at night. Current compressors going on 6 yrs. Worth the wait. After changing at least 8 York’s out, over 13 yrs. on 2 different Trucks. I hate York compressors.
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  11. TravR1

    TravR1 Road Train Member

    Nov 9, 2017
    I like how they tell you no AC is not a safety issue. But they give you safety videos all the time that tells you if you don't sleep enough it's a safety problem. I get that you can eventually adapt to it, but I'm not adapted and they were expecting me to keep going.

    "Just roll your windows down.. problem solved..."

    Parking in a major city with your windows rolled down is just not a smart idea. Besides I tried that anyway and it didn't do anything.

    Freightliner needs to get that figured out. The 2021s were having the same problem still. The '18 Freightliner AC worked perfectly! It never had a problem. But that first truck was my only comfortable summer. The problem for me started when it switched from "opti-idle" over to "interior comfort" which I started calling it interior discomfort.
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