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Western Star defrost

Discussion in 'Trucks' started by Tradesman, Feb 9, 2019.

  1. Tradesman

    Tradesman Senior Member

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    I have a 2019 western star 4700 sf on my Boom truck and the only thing that Irritates me about the truck is the defrost, it doesn’t have any vents at the side window ( like almost everything else I’ve ever had ) and to keep both the windshield and the side glass clean I need to keep changing from defrost to vent. It does a good job of both just not at the same time. Maybe I’m missing something, Any suggestions would be appreciated.
    I know it’s a first world problem but it’s an annoyance to constantly be flipping back and forth on an otherwise well appointed truck.
     
  2. seville009

    seville009 Well-Known Member

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    Get a smsll 12 volt fan to keep the air moving better in the cab; should help.
     
  3. hvy 1ton

    hvy 1ton Senior Member

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    Are the windows fogging up on the inside or ice building on the outside? Anytime there is a lot of moisture in the cab(normally me getting wet or tracking snow in) I have to run the heater uncomfortably warm to keep the windows from fogging.
     
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  4. DMiller

    DMiller Senior Member

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    Try 379 Petes, NASTY and required a dash mount fan to keep the fog down!!
     
  5. Tradesman

    Tradesman Senior Member

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    Looks like a fan is in my future.
    Thanks
     
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    Tags Senior Member

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    Is the deal a free monkey with every fan or is it a free fan with every monkey?? :p
     
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  8. Tradesman

    Tradesman Senior Member

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    I thought he was insinuating the operator looked like that, and didn’t have time to respond appropriately. That reply would take some serious thought, I like your angle better.
     
  9. crane operator

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  10. Canadian_digger

    Canadian_digger Senior Member

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    Does the truck have A/C. You can try and turn it on with the heat. It helps get rid or moisture. Some vehicles it turns on automatically when set to defrost.