Winter Nights (how to keep warm)

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  1. Antsbabyboy

    Antsbabyboy Bobtail Member

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    My husband drives SouthEast regional... The nights are starting to get cold and I was wondering what the best products are for keeping him warm at night (HAS TO BE 12V ONLY)...

    He was talking about a heated blanket but all the reviews I look at are not very good and most of the reviews are from people taking trips and are not being used every single night... I see heaters too but I don't know how good they do... I'm just lost and I need help...

    Im new to the hole driving thing and I need some help on the must haves (12V ONLY) for my husband to be comfortable while he is in his truck...

    The only thing he has right now is a fridge... I just need a list of things that are must haves not only for heat but must haves to keep the down time passing by relatively fast...

    Brands and places would help A LOT...

    THANK YOU SO MUCH, Rhonda :biggrin_25526:
     
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  3. RandyNose

    RandyNose Bobtail Member

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    A 12 Volt blanket will pull from the trucks Batteries, and might drain them over a short period of time, if he's not running the truck. If he's running the truck, then it's not a big deal. And a thick blanket isn't a big deal. Some drivers have a real good down blanket or comforter. Or just check out your local camping supply place, and get a good down sleeping bag.
     
  4. John Scheidecker

    John Scheidecker Bobtail Member

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    I have a good sleeping bag and a heavy blanket that I put over the sleeping bag. I also have another smaller blanket that I cover the top of my head (I'm kind of bald) and my shoulders leaving only my nose uncovered. I can manage down to about 32 F but if it gets too cold I have to start the truck. Anything that uses the battery will run it down and that can be an unhappy experience.
     
  5. rocknroll nik

    rocknroll nik High Risk Load Member

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    A good sleeping bag that is good to like 20 below zero something real heavy duty and he should be good
     
  6. KDuBB

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    definately a good sleeping bag and some heavy blankets...best bet
     
  7. EducatedMonkey

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  8. Lilbit

    Lilbit Road Train Member

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    One of those fleece throw blankets too. Great for warming up quick under the covers. I use them at home when it's cold, as I get cold very easily. Those fleece throw blankets really help me out!
     
  9. LandShark

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    Long drawers. warm socks. A few blankets.
    Heck he is only running the S.E. It's not like he will be in Green Bay. Or international Falls Mn.
     
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  10. GPSTrucker

    GPSTrucker Light Load Member

    I have been using an APU for the past few years, but for those without and who don't want to run the truck unless the temperatures are dangerously low, I recommend a very good comforter on the bed. I have one that is very light weight but will roast you out unless it is really cold. Purchased at Wal Mart for very little.
     
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  11. leanright

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    Agree. And maybe a heavy sweat jacket with a hood.
     
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