Inverters on Schneider Trucks

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  1. cdavis188

    cdavis188 Bobtail Member

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    Hello everyone,

    I've been looking for a way to store cold food aboard my truck since eating out of truck stops is unhealthy and expensive, which means I've barely eaten at all on the road. I read somewhere that all sleeper trucks built after november 2015 will have an inverter. However mine is a 2017 model and i don't think i have one. I've looked everywhere for it. Luggage compartments, in the storage areas, you name it. If it does have an inverter i haven't been able to find it. And obviously i can't by my own inverter because A. against company policy B. too expensive and C. i don't have the knowledge to put one in even if i wanted to. So as a result I've pretty much been going to bed hungry every night because i refuse to eat fast food or those microwave foods at truck stops, and there's only so many peanut butter sandwiches i can eat in a week without getting sick. Hopefully I'll get a newer truck before too long. Idk how long Schneider runs their trucks for before getting rid of them but mine has almost 720,000 miles on it. Any suggestions on how to keep cold food in the truck will be welcomed.
     
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  3. Autocarjockey

    Autocarjockey Bobtail Member

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    There are lots of 12 volt coolers available like this one.

    Coleman 12-Volt PowerChill 40 Quart Cooler
    Price: $ 114.95
     
  4. cdavis188

    cdavis188 Bobtail Member

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    Okay that doesn't look too shabby. Also one of my aunts friends used to drive trucks before inverters were a thing and mentioned something about a mini cooker that you put tin foil or something in to cook food that ran off of 12v
     
  5. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

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    Amazon.com : 12v lunch warmer
     
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  6. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    I have a 12V cooler that I never plug in. I use a bag of ice. 10 pounds is good for about 2 days. Will keep milk. It's good for stuff brought from home for about 5 to 7 days, as long as you have ice.

    It keeps my cats insulin chilled.
     
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    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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  9. Arctic_fox

    Arctic_fox Heavy Load Member

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    Another option i use is freeze dried. I have an achohol stove, a moderate sized camp pot and an old russian canteen kit that along with a small flat chunk of rock i use to boil water and make decent meals. Stays fresh forever and if you buy the big food storage cans you can get your meal cost down to around $4 a meal. Still a tad high but way cheaper then the $10-15 of a truckstop meal.
     
  10. gentleroger

    gentleroger Road Train Member

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    What make of truck are you in?
     
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    this job is not for you
     
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