APUs vs. Portable Generators for Trucks

Gary

 

Periodically we are asked what makes an auxiliary power unit worth the added initial cost over using a portable generator to run the a/c or to provide power to accessories in your truck while you are parked. I stress initial because it doesn’t take long for a quality APU to pay for itself while keeping you comfortable.

As most of you know, many states have now passed anti idling legislation that can result in fines up to $25,000 and even one year imprisonment in some states. This means that if you are parked in 5 degree weather or 105 degree weather, you may not be able to idle your truck to keep warm or cool.