I Love It When I'm Right About My Trucks Mechanical Issue.

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NaeNaeInNC's Comment
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Once again, RA argued with me about nothing being wrong with my truck.

No way a 900w microwave, running in 30% power, with all other items unplugged, and APU or truck running, was overloading the 1500w inverter. Same exact set up as in my first truck. Even the same short appliance specific extension cord.

Roll into the shop today, and surprise. All my batteries are in the process of dying, my Apu alternator is dying, AND the hot wires connecting the inverter, AND the APU to the batteries were #1, wrong, and #2, corroded.

Oh, gee. Perhaps that's POSSIBLY the same issue I told you it was going to be, a month and a half ago.

Many curse words are still being said, while talking to my doggos to calm myself down.

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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.

BK's Comment
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Can I put a swear jar in your truck and keep all the dollar bills? Please?

NaeNaeInNC's Comment
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Yeah, I'd go broke funding a swear jar! It's almost like I had twenty years of customer frustrations to cuss out, and now that it's me and the dogs, it all comes pouring out

I routinely scare the bejezus out of my dad while talking on the phone. I'll be mid sentence, start telling someone not to be a stupid buttwipe in much faster and colorful language, then right back to the discussion. He said it's like a mini heart attack because he is never sure if I am about to be in an accident, or if I'm good. Oops?

Can I put a swear jar in your truck and keep all the dollar bills? Please?

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