Making The Sleeper Cozy Like Your Home

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ShortRound's Comment
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No no. I meant I'm still scared! :P

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ooooooooh!! rofl-3.gif

That's great you're scared though. That means you've been listening to all sides and you're considering everything. We just want to make sure you've gathered as much information as you can so you can make the right decision for yourself.

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I think I've read every damn forum on the interwebs on Prime leasing :D I'll figure it out. Worst case scenario I'll be company, and it's not a shabby gig at Prime at all. Though..I don't think I want one of those little trucks. Still need to learn the pros and cons of having one of those.

The lightweight trucks trucks are not horrible if you are creative with the space available. I have the passenger seat removed from mine (like many people do). I have a fridge, TV, cat (and all his supplies, as well as the regular stuff you will need to carry. There Ian't ALOT of room to walk around, but there is enough space to change clothes, etc.

I also cook on the truck with a 2qt crock pot, and plan on getting a microwave soon.

Fridge and TV are mounted solid with mounts I fabricated to bolt in existing holes.

I also invested in a used pickup bed tool box, which I mounted on the frame behind the cab. This holds all my tools fluids, and other things I don't need to access quickly (food stockpile, extra paper towels, kitty litter, etc.).

Everything is removable without damage to the truck. Quite possible to make the LWs livable if you are creative.

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Scott L. aka Lawdog's Comment
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Those of us who were in the Navy and lived on ships, should have no difficulty with living space-management with just a small locker and a coffin rack.

~scott

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HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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"The lightweight trucks trucks are not horrible if you are creative with the space available. I have the passenger seat removed from mine (like many people do). I have a fridge, TV, cat (and all his supplies, as well as the regular stuff you will need to carry. There Ian't ALOT of room to walk around, but there is enough space to change clothes, etc.

I also cook on the truck with a 2qt crock pot, and plan on getting a microwave soon.

Fridge and TV are mounted solid with mounts I fabricated to bolt in existing holes.

I also invested in a used pickup bed tool box, which I mounted on the frame behind the cab. This holds all my tools fluids, and other things I don't need to access quickly (food stockpile, extra paper towels, kitty litter, etc.).

Everything is removable without damage to the truck. Quite possible to make the LWs livable if you are creative."

This is what I'm talking about. I did see the interior of a truck. I can quite manage with that space no problem. There is all sorts of way to design your space to have all the little necessities to make it comfortable. Like anything, it's planning and using available tools to help you achieve that.

Of course, when you go on training in someone else's truck, I plan on bringing the strict minimum. Clothes, toiletries and food will be priority.

Daniel N.'s Comment
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Those of us who were in the Navy and lived on ships, should have no difficulty with living space-management with just a small locker and a coffin rack.

~scott

Scott L., that's right! The ships were just...Oh man, I couldn't even dare to walk through even the P-ways without bumping into a shipmate most the time LOL ...so, Imagine the truck. solo is no problem, but if you have a co-driver, well, that makes it all the more tight. But being in the Navy, we have had a lot worse, in fact, a truck is a huge relief from it!

But RebelliousVamp, I think you'll be fine. I'm sure you know what to do if in fact things don't get as comfy as you had liked to, can't hurt to try you know. I always keep the bare essentials if I'm traveling somewhere, like on a bus. But you look like you have tons of small things to keep up with rofl-1.gif

If I had a wife or a significant other who came along also, I'm sure it'd have its own set of problems. lol

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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Those of us who were in the Navy and lived on ships, should have no difficulty with living space-management with just a small locker and a coffin rack.

~scott

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Scott L., that's right! The ships were just...Oh man, I couldn't even dare to walk through even the P-ways without bumping into a shipmate most the time LOL ...so, Imagine the truck. solo is no problem, but if you have a co-driver, well, that makes it all the more tight. But being in the Navy, we have had a lot worse, in fact, a truck is a huge relief from it!

But RebelliousVamp, I think you'll be fine. I'm sure you know what to do if in fact things don't get as comfy as you had liked to, can't hurt to try you know. I always keep the bare essentials if I'm traveling somewhere, like on a bus. But you look like you have tons of small things to keep up with rofl-1.gif

If I had a wife or a significant other who came along also, I'm sure it'd have its own set of problems. lol

Hey now! I'm not high maintenance, I just LOVE coziness!! It makes me feel happy and safe. It helps me relax. And it's a form of "self love" if you will. It's taking care of myself with little things that make me smile. I feel very lonely...so this helps me a bit. :(

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Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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I forgot to add a smiley face to my last reply, it comes off as if I was vexed...lol

G-Town's Comment
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RV of you get a local gig all bets are off on the "Bed, Bath, and Beyond" designer bedding.

RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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RV of you get a local gig all bets are off on the "Bed, Bath, and Beyond" designer bedding.

Don't challenge me!! My friend works for a local company, drives the same truck every day!

Errol V.'s Comment
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I just ran across a video from Boss Lady (Allie Knight) in a detailed 20 minute tour of her Pete. See how things fit in the tiny space of a sleeper cab.

A Bosslady Tour - 2016 Peterbilt 579 Sleeper Interior

Miss Red's Comment
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I just ran across a video from Boss Lady (Allie Knight) in a detailed 20 minute tour of her Pete. See how things fit in the tiny space of a sleeper cab.

Thanks for posting this. I actually had gotten the idea to have a candle from Allie :) She burns them in a couple of her videos and I thought that must be nice. Make it smell like "home." I like seeing all her little geeky touches (sack boy), octopus pillow. Nice video.

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