USED APU worth it for a used truck?

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  1. speedstickman

    speedstickman Bobtail Member

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    Is it worth getting a used APU for a used truck that has 600k miles on it? Or should I just let the truck idle till it dies... are used apus a headeache? looking into gogreen apus specifically...
     
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  3. flood

    flood Road Train Member

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    3,500w Portable super quiet generator $1,000
    Portable ac $300 or mini split ac/heat pump $700...
    Generator and portable ac install time under 1hr in your driveway.
    Generator full replacement warranty 2 years
    Ac full replacement warranty 1 year
    Fuel used per 12hr 2gl... $6-$7
     
  4. speedstickman

    speedstickman Bobtail Member

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    How do you install it?
     
  5. Concorde

    Concorde Road Train Member

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    Save your money for an in-frame…it’s getting near that time.
     
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  6. special-k

    special-k Road Train Member

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    Depends on where your running and how long your out for. I see all these guys justifying a genset by saying they're running it 365 days a year. Nobody needs a genset that much. And l agree with Concorde about saving some money for an in frame...
     
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  7. wifi_guru

    wifi_guru Light Load Member

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    Buy a genset and a portable ac unit.
    Cummins makes a 4500 watt inverter genny for 1,200 on Amazon a poor man's honda
    Champion has one to same wattage I think it's 100.00 cheaper reliability I have no idea about though I would go for the Cummins over the Champion. I have always bought Hondas they just keep working look into getting a gentent also. And a space heater for winter and a 10 Guage extension cord to handle the load. And get a carbon monoxide detector if you don't have one
     
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  8. flood

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    Mount generator on catwalk with ratchet straps and cable or chain locks.
    Heavy-duty extension cord thru per existing hole in floor.
    AC (think R2D2) strapped to the side of passenger seat
     
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  9. wifi_guru

    wifi_guru Light Load Member

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    Save the money for an inframe and overhaul your gonna need one soon. A decent inverter genny is more quiet than any apu I ever heard. I heard with the tripacs they have a hard time keeping up in 102 degrees and they over heat and shut down and drivers have go outside and open the door
     
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  10. wifi_guru

    wifi_guru Light Load Member

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    How much is this used apu brand is it i have a guy in ok that will install a new tripac for 14k . Also talk to people that own em I hear when they break there not a cheap fix
     
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    And get an extension pipe for the exhaust
     
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