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Wet shovels = fogged up windows.

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by vintage steel, Jan 7, 2015.

  1. vintage steel

    vintage steel Member
    Messages: 94

    I usually plow with a Ford Bronco. When I shovel walkways, a certain amount of snow sticks to the shovels, even though I clean them as best I can. When I throw the shovels in the back of the truck, the snow melts and makes the floor wet. over the course of a 30 hour storm, VERY WET. The wet floors fog my windows up, pretty bad.
    It is obviously critical that I can see. I plow with the side (door) windows and rear window down, and the defroster takes care of the windshield. The rear-side glass never clears up. Also, when I drive down the road, with the windows up, all the glass fogs up.
    This is annoying and potentially dangerous.
    I know someone has a solution to this problem.:help: :help:
    Thanks, Russ
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,392

    Yea, strap the shovels to the roof, or add a fan.
  3. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    a roof rack , fan or a rear mount rack that goes on you trailer hitch.

    or sea~drops
    I use them on my diving mask to keep it from fogging.
    and I have used it on the windows of a few snow~cats with good results
  4. alldayrj

    alldayrj PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,108

    This reminds me of the guy who visits the doctor complaining that every time he drinks his coffee, his eye has excruciating pain. So the doctor tells him to take the spoon out of the mug.
    maybe try taking the shovel out of the truck?
  5. just plow it

    just plow it Senior Member
    Messages: 131

    Get a plastic tupperware type of box with a lid so the water stays in the container and with the cover closed it should help the windows from fogging up. Or like the others said;strap it on the truck somewhere.
  6. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge PlowSite Veteran
    from NJ
    Messages: 3,699

    Oh man, that's funny....
  7. AccuCon

    AccuCon Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 619

    Thesnowplow shovels come with handy little mounting brackets...Secure to vehicle...plow on...(well a little more involved and probably completely different then that)...

    Bungee cord the shovel to the roof...To the light tower?
  8. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Get a trailer hitch carryall rack put shovels there
  9. vintage steel

    vintage steel Member
    Messages: 94

    I don't know what the answer is, Roof rack, maybe?
    I hate to drill holes in my roof.
    I don't want to hang something off my bumper, I like my truck as short as possible.
    "Deal with it" is probably the answer. Fogged up windows are a pet peeve of mine, friggin' drives me nuts!

    ...I could rip the cab off and fab it into a shorty pickup, like my blazer.
    Whatever, it don't snow enough here to worry about it.

    SHAWZER PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,287

    Does your bronco have ac ? Turn it on and adjust heat , it will help some .Thumbs Up
  11. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,392

    Whatever, it don't snow enough here to worry about it.

    Then why did you ask in the first place?
    Sometimes the answers aren't what you want to hear.
  12. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,174

    Broncos have removeable tops, put a half cab on it for the winter
  13. Rat_Power_78

    Rat_Power_78 Senior Member
    Messages: 184

    Yep, best thing you could ever do to one of those.
  14. dheavychevy38

    dheavychevy38 Senior Member
    Messages: 283

    Get a set of bow mounts and mount them to your plows light frame then just click the shovel in and drive. Plus if you see it missing the. U know you dont have a shovel
  15. vintage steel

    vintage steel Member
    Messages: 94

    strap them to the front, why in the heck didn't I think of that? Yep, that's the thing to do! Thank you, I'm appreciative for the answer, yet I still kinda feel like a ******* for not thinking it myself. Lol.

    BTW, I may end up converting this truck to a half cab,if I can find a cheap enough donor truck. I like the heck out of my half cab Blazer. I can't do it in the middle of the winter, I need the truck ready to go 24/7.
  16. On a Call

    On a Call PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,077

    If it were me I would, as mentioned, place a plastic tub in the back and set the blades in there catching all the water.