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An arrangement for drying and storage of work clothing such as gloves or shoes in a heavy vehicle.

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000188528D
Publication Date: 2009-Oct-13
Document File: 2 page(s) / 27K

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Abstract

Abstract The invention relates to an arrangement for drying and storage of work clothing such as gloves or shoes in a heavy vehicle, for example a truck. According to the invention, a closet is situated forward of a front wheel of the vehicle situated on the driver’s side. There is usually an existing space which is situated forward of the wheel housing of the front wheel and internally relative to the vehicle’s step element and is very suitable for accommodating a closet. It is also possible for the closet to be situated forward of the front wheel and internally relative to the step element on the passenger side. The closet then comprises a device for heating the interior of the closet. The heating device might be coupled to the vehicle engine coolant circuit so as thereby to utilize excess heat from the vehicle engine or may be heated in other ways.

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An arrangement for drying and storage of work clothing such as gloves or shoes in a heavy vehicle.

The invention relates to an arrangement for drying and storage of work clothing such as gloves or shoes in a heavy vehicle, for example a truck.

The truck driver and/or the passenger are occasionally forced to work in gloves and/or shoes which can become wet and there might be a need to dry and store those shoes and gloves in the vehicle.

In order to overcome problems associated with storage of wet clothing or shoes in a vehicle it is previously known to arrange a closet in the vehicle cab. The closet then comprises a device for heating the interior of the closet. The heating device might be coupled to the vehicle engine coolant circuit so as thereby to utilize excess heat from the vehicle engine. The heat generated when the engine is switched on is continuously evacuated to prevent overheating of the engine. Some of this heat is used to heat the cab but also for use in the closet as a heat source.

A drawback with an ordinary closet in a vehicle cab is that it takes a lot of space and limits the truck drivers and/or the passenger’s possibility to move around in the cab. These problems are overcome by this invention.

According to the invention, a closet is situated forward of a front wheel of the vehicle situated on the driver’s side.  There is usually an existing space which is situated forward of the wheel housing of...