Inverters on Schneider Trucks

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  1. moujick

    moujick Light Load Member

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    this job is not for you
     
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  3. JC1971

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    Those Coleman thermoelectric coolers theoretically cool 40 degrees below ambient, which means the truck must always be running with the AC on full-blast to maintain food-safe temperatures in the cooler if you're in a hot area of the country, which is virtually everywhere in the U.S. in summertime.

    The only way to ensure food safety is an actual 12 volt refrigerator/freezer with a compressor or an ice chest. I've been wondering if those expensive Yeti ice chests would be the best bet if you only had to buy ice every five days.
     
  4. Chinatown

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    Change companies; work for a company that has APU and refrigerator already installed.
     
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  5. mickeyrat

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    do tell.

    eating salt laden ####ty food sone kind of requirement?
     
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  6. cdavis188

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    A Freightliner
     
  7. cdavis188

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    I would but I've only been driving for a few weeks. My plan is to get with a better carrier after i have a year or two of experience.
     
  8. cdavis188

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    All of these have been great suggestions. To make it clear yea i am a brand new driver and as such i was never expecting to get a new truck. However i was under the impression that i would at least get some more features then just a steering wheel and some windshield wipers. I guess that's what i get for assuming lol. But the truck runs good for the mileage it has and it has a new memory foam mattress that's comfortable to sleep on, so I'm not complaining much. I'm purely just looking for suggestions for cold food storage.
     
  9. gentleroger

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    Lift up the bunk.

    It is mounted on the front wall under the bunk.
     
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  10. cdavis188

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    Man i didnt even think about that. My truck does have one. A 1200 watt if I'm reading the model number correctly. Is that enough to run a mini fridge with a standard 110? Or am i still better off purchasing a 12v model? I most likely won't be using the inverter for anything else than the fridge
     
  11. sirhwy

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    Amps x volts = watts. If you have a 1200 watt inverter, if you divide 1200 by 120 volts you get 10 amps. You can have a refrigerator that draws up to 10 amps. Somewhere on the appliance it should tell you the amperage draw/(useage).
     
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