using refer to stay cool in the cab?

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  1. iamgillespie

    iamgillespie Bobtail Member

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    Not sure how possible or practical this is but I have been trying to think of ways to stay cool without idling and with out apus or other thing. I'm wondering if there is a way to funnel cool air in from a reefer to stay cool. Any thoughts? Brilliant or foolish?
     
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  3. Cudascious

    Cudascious Medium Load Member

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    Well the reefers I pull (utility 3000R and the newer 4000R?) have a little door up and to the left of the reefer unit, I was thinking of a way of attaching like some dryer vent tubing to it and running it into my fresh air fan on the back of my rig. lol
     
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  4. Pmracing

    Pmracing Road Train Member

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    Buy a used refr and attach it to the cab.

    or maybe a setup similar to this:

    [​IMG]

    Mikeeee
     
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  5. risen75

    risen75 Bobtail Member

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    the scary part about it... is that i've seen guys with old T600's that have a hole cut in the side of their sleeper up towards the top... just big enough for a window air unit... using duct tape and some 2x4's to hold in the AC window unit.... DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD!!! it's kinda scary
     
  6. landy77

    landy77 Light Load Member

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    The volvo 780 has a climacab system, basicly a little air conditioner mounted on the back wall.[​IMG]
     
  7. fairshake

    fairshake Road Train Member

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    Drop trailer, park bobtail sideways at rear doors open cab vent and small rear trailer pulp door to get some cold air. Could be some weird parking issues, but it might work and you keep a close eye on your load temp :)
     
  8. CondoCruiser

    CondoCruiser The Legend

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    You could gather up some of that old IdleAire flex duct tubing! Nobody will know where that yellow stuff come from. :)

    You wouldn't even need a fan. The positive pressure from the reefer blower would push it.
     
  9. Diesel Dave

    Diesel Dave Last Few of the OUTLAWS

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    What's the deal with idling, long as your not in Cali you can idle and run the air. If you have a clean air truck you can Idle in Cali.with the A/C
     
  10. ironpony

    ironpony Road Train Member

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    Yeah! That's the ticket!!

    A lot of old IdleAire tubing and duct tape. Just run the tube from the pulp door in back, tape it to the trailer, and into the window of your cab. Heck... they probably won't even notice that at the terminal!

    :biggrin_25523:
     
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  11. Big Rigg

    Big Rigg Medium Load Member

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    The easiest way is just to move the bunk into the refer and sleep in there.:biggrin_25523:
     
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