Portable AC for my dad

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  1. Stephaniesaenz83

    Stephaniesaenz83 Bobtail Member

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    Hi everyone, I’m new here. I’m not a trucker but my dad is and I’m looking I to getting an AC unit for his truck. I know he can use the trucks AC but it’s wasting lots of gas is what I’m assuming is happening by doing that, any body know of any “portable AC mounts” that I can buy for the truck or any other way I can cool or heat the truck. Just worried about him since he’s really all alone and only time I can see him is whenever he is able to bring a load I to Cali for a day or two. Thank you everyone in advance, just a daughter trying to take care of her dad :)
     
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  3. xsetra

    xsetra Road Train Member

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    That's cool to hear.
    Best way is called an APU. They cost 5-15 thousand. This type has it's own motor.

    These below need the truck to provide power.
    Portable AC works if his truck has a power inverter big enough to handle the demand. Also you want the type that brings air from outside the cab to cool the inerds of the AC, not the already cooled air within the cab.

    Research RV service business, they commonly supply units that can work in a truck. Red Dot is a common after market supplier of cab climate control.

    There is a battery powered AC unit also.

    Type in portable AC into search bar (the magnifying glass) top right of web page.

    Good luck
     
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  4. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    nice of her to help out. but lets see if the apc install happens tho
     
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  5. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Is he driving a company truck or does he own his truck?
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    RV dealerships may have something portable.
     
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  6. Jenn72

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    There is one called Zero Breeze 2. It plugs in or can use it's battery. Cost is about $1000. Right now there is a special going on and they do have zero interest payments.
     
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  7. rachi

    rachi Road Train Member

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    Ok, now she's gonna have to come up with 15 grand, lol
     
  8. Stephaniesaenz83

    Stephaniesaenz83 Bobtail Member

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    Thank you all for your help I’m going to look into the APU one that was recommended. Idk about 15k that’s a little much if there is payment plans for the 5k I’d be willing to do that. Again thank you. And for the Zero 1k one I saw that one as well just trying to find some reviews on it. Again thank you all so much, we’re getting close to winter now so hopefully I find something soon for the cold as well. Already ordered him a sleeping bag for below 10 degrees carhart beanies memory foam for his bed and sock warmers for winter preparation just didn’t think about summer ‍♀️
     
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  9. Stephaniesaenz83

    Stephaniesaenz83 Bobtail Member

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    If your all truckers be safe out there stay cool and or stay warm ! All you truckers are always in my heart !
     
  10. xsetra

    xsetra Road Train Member

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    Winter use a diesel fired bunk heater.
     
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    So you can look them up, the two main companies are Webasto and Espar.
     
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