Making The Sleeper Cozy Like Your Home

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Patrick C.'s Comment
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I call my sleeper, my Roadpartment. I have 2 crockpots, a coffee pot, inverter, Coleman cooler (but it just crapped out last night. Lasted 6 months), tv, DVD player, an air mattress under my thin truck mattress. A memory foam topper on top. A arm chair pillow for sitting up watching tv. Audio cords running from the DVD player and tv to plug into the truck stereo to play the sound over the truck speakers. Nothing like built in surround sound, lol. I have the trucks tv antenna hooked up. I think my next addition will build shelving to install my Xbox into my truck. Maybe a sound bar as well.

All I know is the day they tell me they are moving me out of my truck, they will have to drag me kicking and screaming, lol. I don't care that my truck is 5 years old with over 550k miles. I will gladly stay in it until the wheels fall off.

Drive Safe and God Speed.

Steak Eater's Comment
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I wish there were more pictures in this thread. Am I missing a thread with them somewhere? I watched the video of the inside of the truck. Very informative.

Patrick C.'s Comment
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Here are some pics.

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Steak Eater's Comment
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Here are some pics.

Nicely done. Thank you!

I've never been in an OTR truck / sleeper. It's hard for me to imagine the space availability or storage areas.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Big Holli's Comment
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I drive team. Double bunks. We have a little fridge. Planning on putting a tv in.

Kat H.'s Comment
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Geez Persian......you just uncovered a simple and obvious idea that I had totally missed. Although we have an awesome list of Items To Bring To CDL School, Training, and OTR and a great list of Winter Driving Tips & Items To Bring, we don't have anything to show what people already have in their truck. We should maybe start a new conversation just for that.

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I can't tell if you're being sarcastic or serious...

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I'm being totally serious. People that have never driven trucks or lived on the road have no clue what the inside of a truck looks like or how it's organized. The first time I ever saw the inside of a big rig was the first time I climbed into one at truck driving school. I had no clue what they were like. So I think people would totally dig seeing how people mount their television, refrigerator, inverter, and all that.....clothing, snacks, the whole deal.

Great advice! Seriously taken

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Lynn H.'s Comment
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I love pictures and videos of your trucks' interiors and have wished for more. I've always been obsessed with tiny houses and living and traveling in an RV or van or converted bus or whatever. So, this fits with that. That's for sure.

Joseph L.'s Comment
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My trainer kept apologizing to me because of the lack of room and available storage. I threw my duffle bag and back up on the top bunk spread out a blanket and realize that little cramp space was going to be my mini studio apartment. About two weeks in I was getting down the top bunk and my elbow hit this latch and this storage door popped open. Because the top mattress generally covered the handle /latch it looked like one solid unit. We ended up using it to store gifts I got for the family and ballcaps

Taco Samuelson's Comment
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My trainer kept apologizing to me because of the lack of room and available storage. I threw my duffle bag and back up on the top bunk spread out a blanket and realize that little cramp space was going to be my mini studio apartment. About two weeks in I was getting down the top bunk and my elbow hit this latch and this storage door popped open. Because the top mattress generally covered the handle /latch it looked like one solid unit. We ended up using it to store gifts I got for the family and ballcaps

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