Generally Speaking, How Much Space Is In The Sleeper?

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Miqote's Comment
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The part of the truck where you sleep/chill, how big is it usually speaking? Is video gaming even possible in off time? There enough space?

Daniel's Comment
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The part of the truck where you sleep/chill, how big is it usually speaking? Is video gaming even possible in off time? There enough space?

Yes; You have plenty enough space for a TV/monitor, console, microwave, etc. all at once.

An APU/inverter is likely needed, depending on what you want.

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

Miqote's Comment
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The part of the truck where you sleep/chill, how big is it usually speaking? Is video gaming even possible in off time? There enough space?

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Yes; You have plenty enough space for a TV/monitor, console, microwave, etc. all at once.

An APU/inverter is likely needed, depending on what you want.

Oh, sweet, thx for the post! I'd still wanna game when I can! Important part of my life tbh

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

Old School's Comment
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You'll have more difficulty having a fast enough Internet connection for gaming than you will with enough space in the sleeper.

C. S.'s Comment
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You'll have more difficulty having a fast enough Internet connection for gaming than you will with enough space in the sleeper.

I second this. Even if you have a very fast connection through your phone/hotspot, your ping speeds will likely be dismal. Definitely not fast enough for most FPS.

However, offline gaming can easily be done. My boyfriend just had his birthday and I got him an Xbox One. He has played more fallout in the last few days than I would have thought possible.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Sleeper areas often have a place for a flat screen. My 2014 KW has a wall bracket + 12V just for the video.

The only place to sit your butt is on the bed.

Michael S.'s Comment
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Sleepers are anywhere from 48" to 72" deep (excluding custom jobs). Depth is from the back of the driver's seat to the back of the sleeper. The longer your sleeper the more room you'll have, for storage, but don't plan on a lot. Some of Volvo's sleepers have a bunk that can be reconfigured to a table.

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.

Miqote's Comment
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You'll have more difficulty having a fast enough Internet connection for gaming than you will with enough space in the sleeper.

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I second this. Even if you have a very fast connection through your phone/hotspot, your ping speeds will likely be dismal. Definitely not fast enough for most FPS.

However, offline gaming can easily be done. My boyfriend just had his birthday and I got him an Xbox One. He has played more fallout in the last few days than I would have thought possible.

No, I would just be playing an MMO.

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