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Old 12-03-2008, 04:04 PM
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Who hates frost on their winsheild?

Me Too.

I learned a trick last winter. This works. I may be late to the party on this one, and you may all know this already, but for those of you don't....try this. When you plug your truck in at night, just open the defrost. Turn the switch to defrost for the night. This keeps the vent open at the winsheild, and the heat from the block heater will prevent frost from forming on the winsheild over night. It's just enough...

It works. I have been driving and plugging in diesels since 93, and just learned this last year....
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never knew that.

ill do that when it will get colder

thanks!!
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here's some more tricks.

for frost on side mirrors- tie a plastic store bag around it at night
for frost on windows- throw a tarp over the entire truck(easy one...lol)
for clean, even, weight for traction- buy a small air mattress at walmart,...fill it half-way with water...it will freeze and locks itself between the fender wells,...and still keep a clean flat surface in the bed of your truck,...instead of bricks, snow, or what ever you currently use, that probably slides around.....
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good idea ill have to try that
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here's some more tricks.

for frost on side mirrors- tie a plastic store bag around it at night
for frost on windows- throw a tarp over the entire truck(easy one...lol)
for clean, even, weight for traction- buy a small air mattress at walmart,...fill it half-way with water...it will freeze and locks itself between the fender wells,...and still keep a clean flat surface in the bed of your truck,...instead of bricks, snow, or what ever you currently use, that probably slides around.....
is the that amount of water in the mattress enough weight to make a difference in our big trucks?
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Old 12-03-2008, 04:15 PM
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anything makes a diff.
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Old 12-03-2008, 04:22 PM
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here's some more tricks.

for frost on side mirrors- tie a plastic store bag around it at night
for frost on windows- throw a tarp over the entire truck(easy one...lol)
for clean, even, weight for traction- buy a small air mattress at walmart,...fill it half-way with water...it will freeze and locks itself between the fender wells,...and still keep a clean flat surface in the bed of your truck,...instead of bricks, snow, or what ever you currently use, that probably slides around.....
This is good stuff too, the defrost while plugged in is just super easy for us lazy folks....
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Old 12-03-2008, 04:24 PM
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is the that amount of water in the mattress enough weight to make a difference in our big trucks?
Dunno,...but it will absolutely be better,....and definitly better than putting snow, parking curbs, or just about anything else in there.

Remember though,...it helps traction,....not braking so much.

And you don't need a huge air mattress, just one the will fit between the fender wells, so it can lock itself in when it freezes(twin works good)....11-14 bux at walmart.

I accidentally walked away and left the water running,.....you'd be surprised how much weight in water they hold when they are full........azz end was sagging BIG TIME!!!!........I had to let a lot of water out
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great ideas. tank i especially like the air matress trick. gonna have to try that.
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Old 12-03-2008, 04:29 PM
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yea I mite try the air mattress, we just got some snow today and the rear end slides around way too easy
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