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    3 months, 3 weeks ago

Will P.'s Bio

From 2005-2010 I drove trucks in the Army. Been working construction and wildlife trapping/nuisance control. I started off 2020 with new beginnings. Getting back behind the wheel again has been a want to for a long time but it doesn't happen unless you take the steps for it. Got my CDL and back at it again! Looking forward to it!

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Posted:  3 weeks ago

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Swift solo upgrade questions

My DM gave me a short list(2) of available and ready trucks I could look at and choose from. And another person that I went thru the Swift academy with and got done with her Mentor, different DM, just assigned her one. I suppose it's all in who your DM is.

Posted:  1 month ago

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More fridge help please ;-)

On a 2019 International LT without opti idle it will start shutting stuff down such as lights and bunk heater however it will NOT prevent the batteries from draining to the point where you will need a jump. When you take your 10hr break go ahead and do whatever you do such as watching tv or what ever but run the truck for a good 30 minutes to charge them before you go to sleep. When you wake up first thing turn the key on and see how much charge you have and start it up to for a little bit to recharge again. Just running the refrigerator should be fine but if you run other stuff such as a fan, lights, tv, laptop etc without starting the truck up for a while or even while you are stopped for 8-12 hours you will kill the batteries. If you have an inverter with a microwave or other appliances always run the truck while using appliances. When you check your voltage when you wake up you dont want to have less than maybe 11.8 volts. Start getting less than that and you will eventually have problems. Again the refrigerator alone shouldn't run your batteries down overnight.

Thanks! It was reading 12.7v on the inverter input display last night and after about 4hrs it had only come down to 12.6v. So I definitely think 10hrs shouldn't be enough to run it down dead. Running it for 30min or so before sleeping is gonna go into effect from now on as well lol.

Is getting a small generator a good idea to run the fridge and whatever else in the future. I'm in mid to southern Southeast. Km at the same Petro from the earlier comments and its showing 96degrees at 3pm est.

Posted:  1 month ago

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More fridge help please ;-)

Well here goes...truck off, inverter on and input reading at 12.7v. Timer set for 2.5 hours to see how it's doing lol

Posted:  1 month ago

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More fridge help please ;-)

That is by far the best answer I have seen. I've been looking through the manual and also have found the load control/shedding should shut down electrical use to allow enough power to start the truck. Would it shut down the inverter as well?

Posted:  1 month ago

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More fridge help please ;-)

***I didn't realize it would star out the "richard" letters in the name of the town...my bad...its all one word

Posted:  1 month ago

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More fridge help please ;-)

Yeah it was reading about 93-95 around Red**** Fl yesterday. I got a message from my DM that I could idle while I rest(10hr break) but not when it's not in use. I've been on my break since I got back finishing my load about 3am this morning and am picking up after midnight tonight...the step testing of the batteries does sound like a great place to start. How long should i run the truck in between the off times?

Posted:  1 month ago

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More fridge help please ;-)

Hey folks so I set up my fridge and have it all plugged in and working...only set on about mid temp. How often should I idle my truck and for how long to ensure I dont drain the batteries down. I'm in a 19 international LT. And from what I have looked at there is no kind of optimized idle /auto-start option...unless I have missed it.

Do I just need to crank it and let it run every so often?

Posted:  1 month ago

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Where to put my fridge???

After thinking about it more...and then seeing yours also I came to a similar conclusion to putting it up top. This way the door opens fully. Thanks!

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You can go with the top bunk, OR

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take a cabinet out, then strap it to the floor. I use only one strap when the top bunk area is utilized and never had a problem with it moving.

The one in the photos is 30" in height.

Posted:  1 month ago

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Where to put my fridge???

Hey yall so I finally got back in my 2019 international and am financially able to put a fridge in...I've been looking at my size options and now am stumped as to where to put it. On the floor I've got a closet cabinet on one side and brawers with the pull out table on the other. Space between the lower and upper cabinets are minimal. I di have a fixed top bunk with plenty of unused space that would work...would securing it in the center of the top be dumb?? I've got plenty of "free time" to pick one up and put it in today. Any pointers would be appreciated. Thanks!

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Going solo!

Well just an update...the DEF pump sensor head went bad and had to be replaced...under warranty at least...but truck has been in the shop for about a week and was fortunate to use a loaner from the DC. Its finally ready to be picked up and am now trying to work around my loads and time it just right to pick it back up and get it rolling again. This loaner, while grateful to be in a truck and still rollin, needs to go lol...I'm finding myself more and more comfortable with the bells and whistles layout in it, which is a sign I need to get back into mine haha!!!

Posted:  1 month, 4 weeks ago

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Postcards from the Road! (Post Yours Please!)

Taking my 30 min behind the store before delivery

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Posted:  2 months ago

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Going solo!

Well during my last 2 hrs back to the DC early this morning my CEL light came on and shortly after that my refill DEF light came on as well...definitely must have a faulty float sensor or something cause I literally stopped it off before I left. The gauge was flipping back and forth. All other gauges and reading were normal. I stopped and looked up the Cummins CEL codes and it ready as an abnormal temp/level code. Made a note to get it looked at and continued in my way. About 15 minutes from the DC I got a SCR error: torque derate 25% message...its all due to my DEF tank sensor...sitting at the International shop in Valdosta, Ga waiting for their diagnosis now... and I was sooooooo close to getting another quick load for my remaining 8hrs...but safe by choice, not by chance!

Posted:  2 months ago

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Going solo!

Well last night I sat at the DC on the off chance something would go down and they needed a standby driver. I got a call just after midnight and the dispatcher asked if I really wanted to run a load out this morning. I said absolutely! I didnt come down there just to be *idle*(see what I did there). Pensacola, Gulf Shores, and Mobile. Yeah I'll take that!

Posted:  2 months ago

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Postcards from the Road! (Post Yours Please!)

First time I've seen this since I was a kid! The Mighty Alabama in Mobile Bay! Had stores in Pensacola, Gulf Shores, and Mobile today.

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Posted:  2 months ago

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Going solo!

1st load went great no issues. Had one tight dock backing between an empty that was barely within the dock and a block wall with bollards with guide rails (that were obviously installed after the fact). GOALed for my reference points and slipped it on in no problem. Now waiting at the DC again on standby in case I can get a load early.

Posted:  2 months ago

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Going solo!

Hey folks been reading and taking in everything here for the last couple of months and after weeks with my mentor I'm getting ready to head out for my first solo load later tonight/morning(what have you). Going to keep these groceries going in all this hullabaloo! Thanks for all the advise and knowledge that has been posted here...adding up to thousands of years total experience I'm sure Hope to update as I can!

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Swift decision driving class

Well got an update...incandescent disregard those message about that class. Finally got in touch with someone and it was not updated that I had taken that during the Swift academy orientation...glad to know now lol. Thanks guys! (And gals!)

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Swift decision driving class

Thanks! Will do!

Will, what you just described is a likely scenario that will occur on a frequent basis. Especially in the rain within the limits of any urban center.

Think about how you will handle it in the future. They will probably ask you that.

Safe travels.

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Postcards from the Road! (Post Yours Please!)

And heres Cape Coral Fl

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Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Postcards from the Road! (Post Yours Please!)

Forgot to hit GO! Here's Chickamauga Lake

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