Who used this?

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  1. OscarGoldman

    OscarGoldman Light Load Member

    May 9, 2022
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  3. Big Road Skateboard

    Big Road Skateboard Road Train Member

    May 2, 2021
    Those are mass CPAP suppliers. Pressurizes the whole cab kinda like Hyperbaric treatments
  4. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

    Dec 18, 2011
    Yep they sure did.

    One night I pulled into a TS which had them.

    the cops were there, the fire truck was leaving and there was a burned-out w900 at the end of the row across from where I was going to park.

    What had happened was the driver of the truck thought it would be a good idea to use the pressurization of the a/c unit to find a door leak. So he set up the window, paid for the night, got the A/C running on high, then took a coffee can jammed a bunch of paper in it, lit it, put the can right on the floor with his atlas sitting on the seat hanging over enough to get caught by the flames.

    Well ... he found the leak but the truck went up in flames.

    But it gets better, I heard from the T/S manager the next morning that he wanted a refund on the IdleAire charges.
  5. uncleal13

    uncleal13 Road Train Member

    Apr 9, 2009
    Humboldt, Sk
    I sat in Ontario T/A for a few days and used it. I only signed in and used the a/c during the afternoons, then logged out for the evenings and mornings when it was cooler and didn’t need the cooling. Saved me a few dollars.
    Think I only used it about six times total.
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  6. Val_Caldera

    Val_Caldera Road Train Member

    Apr 2, 2021
    IdleAire, an experiment.

    Tried it ONCE in Texas on I-10, at a Petro in El Paso (where there was a "cadillac service to mexico" which I avoided).
    Took like 3 hours to cool down the Sleeper Cab :mad: and there was a peculiar "smell" from the system which was NOT from me being a cigarette smoker.
    Never again used that setup or any similar setup at ANY location.
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  7. haycarter

    haycarter Road Train Member

    Jun 9, 2012

    Darwin's Theory at Work..??

  8. JoeyJunk

    JoeyJunk Road Train Member

    Dec 31, 2010
    Washington, PA
    Never heard anything good about them. Always broken. Would stink up your truck if you weren’t a smoker. I suppose it was a good concept that was poorly executed.

    Or maybe it was a bad idea altogether because nobody ever duplicated or improved it.
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  9. nikmirbre

    nikmirbre Road Train Member

    Jul 27, 2011
    High Point NC
    I used it a time or two......Like others have said the idea of it was awesome. The execution, not so much. I remember the smelly air coming out of it.

    One time, I left Charlotte....drove all the way to that rest area on I-10 in Louisiana(Atchafalaya Swamp). My AC was broke so I cracked my windows a bit, about an hour later my cab was filled with mosquitos. I had a knot on my arm from a mosquito bite the size of a gumboil. So I got up and drove to Orange, TX and hooked up the IdleAire........ slept like a baby
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2023
  10. RockinChair

    RockinChair Road Train Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    CC, TX
    They really screwed up a whole bunch of parking lots when they reconfigured them to put those things in. I wish I knew just how many parking spaces we lost nationwide.
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