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Old 05-14-2019, 12:33 PM
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regen heat effects in the bed - dogs at risk?

2019 F250 shortbed with a Leer shell. My dogs ride back there (2 big buggars, totaling about 160-170 lbs). Am I going to be putting them at risk when the wretched regen function happens? How hot does the floor of the bed get?
 
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Old 05-14-2019, 02:51 PM
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I doubt there is any heat thru the bed at all. Regen takes place while moving so airflow alone should be sufficient to keep things cool. My bed is full of stuff with tonneau cover and I haven't seen any evidence of heat on stuff in the bed.
 
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Old 05-14-2019, 04:05 PM
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Originally Posted by blueglide View Post
I doubt there is any heat thru the bed at all. Regen takes place while moving so airflow alone should be sufficient to keep things cool. My bed is full of stuff with tonneau cover and I haven't seen any evidence of heat on stuff in the bed.
Do they not have ability to do parked regen? I dont know I dont drive diesel superduty but I do know many of the highway tractors I've driven had the ability to perform parked regens.
 
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Old 05-14-2019, 04:32 PM
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Do they not have ability to do parked regen? I dont know I dont drive diesel superduty but I do know many of the highway tractors I've driven had the ability to perform parked regens.
Good question...i don't know if they regen while parked and idling or not. I have never experienced it while just sitting....process takes 20-30 minutes while driving.
 
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Old 05-14-2019, 05:48 PM
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Originally Posted by blueglide View Post
Good question...i don't know if they regen while parked and idling or not. I have never experienced it while just sitting....process takes 20-30 minutes while driving.
Yes , the feature can be enabled with forscan to be able to do static regen's .
 
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Old 05-14-2019, 06:12 PM
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Originally Posted by RONMCHUGH View Post
Yes , the feature can be enabled with forscan to be able to do static regen's .
Static regen requires hood open and park brake set. RPM jumps to 2000. You definitely know when it is happening.
 
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Static regen requires hood open and park brake set. RPM jumps to 2000. You definitely know when it is happening.
Brake is required good being open is not...it will proceed with hood closed
 
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Old 05-14-2019, 09:25 PM
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Why are we even talking about static regen? There is NO need to do a static regen for 95% of owners. It is plain foolish to sit and do a static regen unless you are in a service truck that idles a lot but doesnít travel far or you absolutely canít drive it to regen. Downright irresponsible if you simply choose to do one with <95% DPF load.

Back to the OP question - no appreciable heat transferred to the bed. You may catch a slight smell if you stop and park the truck while a regen in is progress. If there is absolutely no breeze and you stop and park while a regen is in progress you may be able to feel the slightest warming of the bed, but nothing to be concerned about. Iíve loaded tools and such after stopping during a regen and didnít notice any heat (just the smell).

What is this ďwretched regenĒ thing anyway? Itís just a thing. It doesnít even matter to anyone but those that worry about it. The truck does it all on its own and will do so for hundreds of thousands of miles. (Yes, I monitor every one of mine, but I donít worry about any of them). Just drive it.
 
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Originally Posted by blueglide View Post
I doubt there is any heat thru the bed at all. Regen takes place while moving so airflow alone should be sufficient to keep things cool. My bed is full of stuff with tonneau cover and I haven't seen any evidence of heat on stuff in the bed.
The floorboards inside the cab get noticeably warmer on the pass. side when a regen takes place, even with the air-flow. With less insulation in the bed and live animals (not tools) back there, this is a legit question. Iíve never climbed in the bed to check but, I will now. Never thought of it.

Its only 1300 degrees radiating under the cab...
 
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Old 05-15-2019, 07:11 PM
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This is something Iíve never thought of, but itís one more reason Iíll be buying a gasser. My dogs go everywhere with me and always in the bed. Seems like itís usually raining here and I canít open the cap windows the whole way as I would like for ventilation.
 
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Originally Posted by alabamatoy View Post
2019 F250 shortbed with a Leer shell. My dogs ride back there (2 big buggars, totaling about 160-170 lbs). Am I going to be putting them at risk when the wretched regen function happens? How hot does the floor of the bed get?
My only feedback would be that I have a Bedrug installed which has expanded foam against the bed. Top that with a vinyl tonneau cover.
I have had the bedrug out and have seen no signs of heat problems. Not that this would relate to an animal's health but it doesn't seem to get too hot.
 
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Old 05-16-2019, 09:13 AM
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If it's really that much of a concern, put some insulating material on the underside of the bed. I've used sheets from Heatshield Products with good results. On one vehicle the headers were going to cook the brake line. With the Heatshield Products insulation the brake line stayed nice a cool.

Consider something like this: https://www.heatshieldproducts.com/hp-sticky-shield

You could also wrap the exhaust. They make wraps too. I put a wrap on the muffler of my side-by-side to prevent heat from coming into the cab.

There are enough ways for air to get into the bed that I doubt that the heat would be a problem. I haven't given it a second thought. I've put propane tanks and coolers in the bed right above where the exhaust is.
 
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Old 05-16-2019, 06:12 PM
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You guys are missing the point, if the ambient air in the bed gets to 200 degrees that's not going to effect your tools or equipment in the bed. But it would be pretty rough on a live animal
 
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I don't think the temperature would come anywhere close to that. For the ambient temperature to get to 200į F the bed would have to be a lot hotter than that. It would have cooked off the paint, let alone my cooler.
 
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I don't think the temperature would come anywhere close to that. For the ambient temperature to get to 200į F the bed would have to be a lot hotter than that. It would have cooked off the paint, let alone my cooler.

Well I guess it depends where you think the heat would come from.

Are we talking about the radiant heat from the exhaust piping that would heat the floor of the bed? That would probably only heat the underside of the floor and not make it up through the bedliner. Or are we saying the heat from the back of the exhaust blowing back towards the bed if the wind is going the wrong direction?
 

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