Mandatory APU's

Discussion in 'Trucks [ Eighteen Wheelers ]' started by Ken Worth, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. MedicineMan

    MedicineMan Road Train Member

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    mandating them sure won't make them any cheaper
     
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  3. Brickman

    Brickman Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    For sure.


    I've got roughly $9000 in one that I helped install. $7000 for purchase and another $2000 for install and install parts. Labor, AC hoses, heater hoses, wires, AC charging etc etc.
     
  4. pathfinder

    pathfinder Medium Load Member

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    the only way I see the big co.'s putting on APU's is if the idling ticket went to the OWNER of the truck. But of course this wouldnt stop the co. from just outlawing idling in their trucks. I already told my wife that if my company ever disallows idling, (without giving me an APU of course) i'm done. I wont be unsafe so they can make even more money. And yes, I do realize that that is why they are in business. I dont have a problem with them making a profit, just not at my expense or safety!:biggrin_25512:
     
  5. MedicineMan

    MedicineMan Road Train Member

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    pretty much sums it up doesn't it
     
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  6. dancnoone

    dancnoone "Village Idiot"

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    It only doubles or triple the cost.

    Mandated car insurance is living proof of that.
     
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  7. rwings

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    Using shore power makes the most sense to me. You would have to pay too park but I don't think it would be very expensive since all they are providing is electricity, unlike idle air.
     
  8. Brickman

    Brickman Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    With the exception of idle aire please tell me how often you find a hook up to "shore power".



    In my time of OTR I only know of ONE TS that has 110v hook ups in some of the truck parking. Its in ND and was installed for winter, plugging in the block heaters.
     
  9. rwings

    rwings <strong>"Jet Force"</strong>

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    I should have stated I was predicting what I think we will see in the future. As you stated, you will not find many electrical hook-ups at truck stops at the present time.
     
  10. sano

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    In terms of installation, how difficult/expensive is it to retrofit a truck to use 110V power for heat/cooling/acc vs an APU?
     
  11. The Challenger

    The Challenger Kinghunter

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    Isn't the shore power you are refering to like the ones you see boats hooked up to? If so, I'd imagine you would need: all weather cable and connector plus an overhead, underground or above ground ground system.

    Hunter
     
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