Refer On Steroids

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Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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I have had my present refer since coming off home time. About 2 weeks now. It is the loudest, fuel stealing refer I have had since being out here. I had someone next to me at the Petro in Wells, Nv move his tractor and trailer to another spot because of the noise. When above O degrees, it stays steady within 2 degrees. But below O temp it goes into defrost 4 or 5 times in a half hour. Then it sucks down the fuel like it hasn't seen fuel before now. Anyway it seems that it is on steroids.

Has anyone else had a refer like this one? Dispatch asks me you need fuel for your refer again? I tell them yes, I'm down to 1/4 tank again.

It's due a PM next month but I'm going to see if they will look.at it early after this load I'm on. I'll be about 80 miles from West Valley, Utah.

Raptor

Dave (formerly known as K's Comment
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On the Prime's reefers the worst is fuel hog and produce sensitive. They run 24/7. Especially bad when the load is set for 55 and ambient is below freezing. Miscellaneous frozen can be bad on the older reefers. -10 with ambient above 90 with direct sunlight they'll run almost constantly.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

PlanB's Comment
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I had one that drove me insane. Setpoint was Freeshmeat 28 degrees in start/stop mode. But the reefer would cool to 27 degrees and then kick on heat to 29 degrees then cool back to 27 then heat to 29....cool to 27....heat to 29....

Road assist just said they'll note it and just roll with it.... It was a drop at the receiver and they'll catch up with it later....

I was so happy when I dropped that trailer.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Dave (formerly known as K's Comment
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I had one that drove me insane. Setpoint was Freeshmeat 28 degrees in start/stop mode. But the reefer would cool to 27 degrees and then kick on heat to 29 degrees then cool back to 27 then heat to 29....cool to 27....heat to 29....

Road assist just said they'll note it and just roll with it.... It was a drop at the receiver and they'll catch up with it later....

I was so happy when I dropped that trailer.

Yep, sometimes there are the ones you never want to see again.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

RealDiehl's Comment
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I never had one that guzzled fuel like that. I've had a few that were really loud. One was a beast. It rumbled and vibrated like you wouldn't believe. When it kicked on while in the sleeper I swear I thought the vibrations were going to steadily bounce me onto the floor while I slept.

Matthew W.'s Comment
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I never had one that guzzled fuel like that. I've had a few that were really loud. One was a beast. It rumbled and vibrated like you wouldn't believe. When it kicked on while in the sleeper I swear I thought the vibrations were going to steadily bounce me onto the floor while I slept.

Good thing trucks come with a safety net for bottom bunk! rofl-3.gifrofl-3.gif

Dave (formerly known as K's Comment
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I never had one that guzzled fuel like that. I've had a few that were really loud. One was a beast. It rumbled and vibrated like you wouldn't believe. When it kicked on while in the sleeper I swear I thought the vibrations were going to steadily bounce me onto the floor while I slept.

Haha! I know that one! Rough starting, rough running, rough shutting down and LOUD!

RealDiehl's Comment
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I never had one that guzzled fuel like that. I've had a few that were really loud. One was a beast. It rumbled and vibrated like you wouldn't believe. When it kicked on while in the sleeper I swear I thought the vibrations were going to steadily bounce me onto the floor while I slept.

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Good thing trucks come with a safety net for bottom bunk! rofl-3.gifrofl-3.gif

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