Bunk Windows. Safe At Idle?

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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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My trainer seems to like the temp somewhere between pizza oven and brimstone.

On the one hand, maybe he will render some of my fat, but I’m thinking that will be messy.

But seriously, I have trouble breathing when it is this hot. Is it safe to keep my bunk window open with trucks idling all over?

PackRat's Comment
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I would not. Carbon dioxide is a silent killer, not to mention all other fumes out there. Bring it up with him.

Old School's Comment
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You're in the top bunk. That's where all the heat goes.

Yes, you're safe with those vents opened up. I do it all the time. The smell of stale urine is stronger than the diesel fumes. I'm not sure which is worse.

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Old School's Comment
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Haha, I just agreed with Packrat in another thread, now I'm disagreeing.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I would not. Carbon dioxide is a silent killer, not to mention all other fumes out there. Bring it up with him.

That is exactly what I was afraid of. I have started opening the window while moving. He had the bunk heater so hot this morning it was literally like the feeling you get standing in front of a fire.

For someone from Buffalo, he gets cold easy

I have told him he has it so hot I can’t stay awake while he drives. When I drive I control the heat. As in, there is none, or it is very low. I admit I am freakishly hot, but he goes the other direction. I was in a shipper today in a T shirt. A woman couldn’t believe it, as they were wearing Carhart coats inside.

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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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You're in the top bunk. That's where all the heat goes.

Yes, you're safe with those vents opened up. I do it all the time. The smell of stale urine is stronger than the diesel fumes. I'm not sure which is worse.

It sure does. I’m so congested I can’t smell the urine. :)

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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Haha, I just agreed with Packrat in another thread, now I'm disagreeing.

Better get back in line!rofl-3.gif

LDRSHIP's Comment
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I always open my vents when I park. You are fine to have your vent windows open. You do realize Cascadias have two vents located on the back of the cab that let outside air in. The fresh air comes in thru inline where the top bunk sits when it is down. Look at the back wall in the middle.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I always open my vents when I park. You are fine to have your vent windows open. You do realize Cascadias have two vents located on the back of the cab that let outside air in. The fresh air comes in thru inline where the top bunk sits when it is down. Look at the back wall in the middle.

I don’t see anything up here. Except heat waves, like a mirage. rofl-2.gif

LDRSHIP's Comment
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I always open my vents when I park. You are fine to have your vent windows open. You do realize Cascadias have two vents located on the back of the cab that let outside air in. The fresh air comes in thru inline where the top bunk sits when it is down. Look at the back wall in the middle.

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I don’t see anything up here. Except heat waves, like a mirage. rofl-2.gif

I will send you some weather from Iowa to cool you off.

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