TV, 12 Volt Or 110 Volt

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Brad S.'s Comment
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I am in a 2019 International LT with auto start and an APU. It did not come with a TV so my question is would I be better served installing a 12 volt or 110 volt unit? Thanks

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

PJ's Comment
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That comes down to personal preference. The ones at truckstops work ok either way. I also have found them too be a bit more rugged than a standard tv. Plus they have the built in dvd player.

Susan D. 's Comment
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I bought one from a truck stop that works either way after my other one got damaged. I currently run it on 12 volt just to save a 110 outlet. It works great.

Tractor Man's Comment
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I bought one from a truck stop that works either way after my other one got damaged. I currently run it on 12 volt just to save a 110 outlet. It works great.

I hope your other TV didn't get crushed by a giant roll of paper crashing into your sleeper!

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Susan D. 's Comment
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Luckily no. My TV is still not properly mounted in my 2019 Cascadia. It rides on my bunk when the truck is moving. I'd set it on top of the fridge and a trainee accidentally knocked it off, busting the screen. He felt so bad and offered to buy me a new one, but I told him stuff happens and not to worry about it. Found the 22" with DVD player that night on sale for $120. My old one was a household LG (not a smart TV) that my company had provided lol. The only real way to mount the TV is to remove the door to one of those bin type cabinets.. and dog gone, I need that cabinet space.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Tractor Man's Comment
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My 2019 came with a pre installed swivel mount. I just assumed they all did.

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Obviously there are mount points built into the cab for that mount. I would assume it is a proprietary mount from Freightliner. Probably spendy. Ill look it up for you. Im in the middle of a 34. Plenty of time on my hands today😁

Susan D. 's Comment
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Thanks. Maybe I need to talk to Stoops or Truck Country about adding one. I've had this truck since late October and this TV mounting issue is getting old.

Tractor Man's Comment
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Does your FL have the open space between the top of Fridge and bottom of Microwave shelf like the picture I posted?

Tractor Man's Comment
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Susan, I can't seem to locate this specific mount online. Im sure any large parts and accesory dealer could get it for you. Here is a close up. The brand name on the mount is Southco

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PJ's Comment
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I bought a wall mount at walmart. Mounted it to the side of the cabnit, reinforced the back of the cabnit with a small piece of scrap metal I had laying around

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