Re-purposed Reefer Trailers.

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BK's Comment
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This is kind of a weird thing, but I was told that south of the border reefer trailers are used as living quarters by people. I actually think this is a “cool” idea and I wonder if anyone has knowledge of this practice?

I can see that this could be a great alternative for housing in places with no electricity for air conditioning.

So, where do decommissioned reefer trailers go for retirement?


A refrigerated trailer.

Rob T.'s Comment
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I always figured they just got scrapped. Our shop has one they took everything off the underside and have it sitting on the concrete they use as storage. My father in law took an old dry van and used it to create a bridge over the creek at his moms house. He pulled it down there then got the axle and landing fear removed and dragged it across the creek.

I would think using a reefer to keep yourself cool would be expensive if you're using diesel.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.


A refrigerated trailer.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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There ya go, the Gov. could set up a "Reefer Village", out in the boonies somewhere, taken the illegals there and let em live there off grid. Not in fancy NY hotels with every amenity for free, our OWN homeless people cannot get!! And look how that's turned out pfffft

Same as with any military base ever shut down, they coulda' put the homeless in those houses/dorms. Dunno what they ever did do with the San Diego Naval Base after closing that huge facility (my old boot camp)


A refrigerated trailer.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
James J.'s Comment
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The base was turned into housing and shopping.They kept the bridge,uss never sail ,the golf course and some of the buildings and I think a few of the barracks.if your curious I can get a few pics next time I am over there,or you could just street view it .co 301 was when I went thru

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