How About This For An Sleeper

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Jason K.'s Comment
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Seen this on the news

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Jason

Scott M's Comment
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What truck stops have disposal facilities, for sewage and grey water?

Or do you have to go to a RV camping site, or maybe a KOA campground?

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Quite a few flying j truck stops have drops for grey water tanks, Even some rest areas are set up for it. I'm sure the handbooks they have listing truck stops are also available for rv owners listing amenities they have.

Scott M's Comment
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Excellent, Flying J and rest areas, that takes care of that issue.

Dave D. (Armyman)'s Comment
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While it is cool, I think that is too much rig. Maybe a little bigger than what I have now, with a dorm frig, and maybe a microwave. I can still shower at a truck stop.

Scott M's Comment
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It's way too much weight- would cut down on freight. And video had $240k price.

Tracey D.'s Comment
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The video/article says the older couple can haul up to 14,000 lbs. of cargo. On the other hand, I know a trucker who only hauls brand new HDs from the stores to their new owners. He only takes out 6-8 at a time across the country. Can't imagine he has a lot of weight to carry and I know he has a sleeper similar to this in size and amenities, but not quite so luxurious. What are the chances Swift or Prime will start handing these babies out to their drivers? Only in our dreams!

Errol V.'s Comment
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Tracey caught this:

The video/article says the older couple can haul up to 14,000 lbs. of cargo.

I watched that report. I think the reporter misread something. The maximum cargo weight is around 44,000 for a semi-trailer. (That means this "sleeper" eats up an additional 30,000 lbs.) No owner-op would make money if they were limited to 14,000.

Dave D. (Armyman)'s Comment
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Tracey caught this:

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The video/article says the older couple can haul up to 14,000 lbs. of cargo.

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I watched that report. I think the reporter misread something. The maximum cargo weight is around 44,000 for a semi-trailer. (That means this "sleeper" eats up an additional 30,000 lbs.) No owner-op would make money if they were limited to 14,000.

Well a KW, with DEF tank and Reefer trailer (EMPTY) but the fuel tanks are full and DEF tank at 7/8ths weighs just over 35,000 pounds.

So there might not be that much additional weight.

Dave

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Dave calculated:

Well a KW, with DEF tank and Reefer trailer (EMPTY) but the fuel tanks are full and DEF tank at 7/8ths weighs just over 35,000 pounds.

So there might not be that much additional weight.

How much does your hypothetical driver weigh?

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Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

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