Sleeping On Upper Bunk

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RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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Any of you chose to sleep on the upper bunk, instead of the lower, so you can keep your things at hand and maybe create more like a little "hang out" space more than a sleeping space on the first level?


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Brett Aquila's Comment
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When I ran solo I used to keep my top bunk folded up so it made it look and feel a lot bigger on the inside. I really didn't need that bunk for storage or anything so I got it out of the way and enjoyed my cathedral ceiling!


Susan D. 's Comment
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As a rule, no. However during training, that might be where the trainer tells me to sleep, provided that the truck isn't moving. Have you ever been on a top bunk in a condo sleeper? The bed is more narrow, and the "mattress" sucks, if you can even call it a mattress.

Errol V.'s Comment
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I haven't had the "Upper Bunk" privilege. My instructor used the U.B. and had a curtain strung across for added privacy. Sure looked cozy though! I guess claustrophobia wasn't his problem. :)

RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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I wouldn't sleep up there whole truck is moving, of course. I was thinking when I'll go solo with my own truck. Who knows, I might not need it either. I just thought maybe I could set the lower bunk as "living space", and the upper bunk as "sleeping space", granted I'd switch the mattress for a better one (or add a padded one on top). I don't move much and always keep my side of the bed so I don't need a full size bed.

Speaking of which....if I want to bring someone, is the lower bunk large enough for two? (Like a full size or at least a wide twin)?

Errol V.'s Comment
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RV is hopeful:

.if I want to bring someone, is the lower bunk large enough for two? (Like a full size or at least a wide twin)?

It's strictly Twin for width - 39". You two should be real good friends.

Susan D. 's Comment
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Lol, yes it's doable with 2, if you REALLY like each other a lot. If I got lucky enough to get a volvo with the table/booth or studio sofa,dI'd gladly sleep on top, with a very thick memory foam topper. Tge "mattresses" that come on the volvo upper bunks are a tbin hard foam type of crap lol. My cdl school had a volvo with the table and I was very compelled to test out the top bunk lol. The builtin fridge and microwave were great too lol.


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Kenny S.'s Comment
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I'm currently laying on the top grand suite as we speak lol. I actually don't mind it.

RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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If I don't really like the other person, is there a space to bungee cord him behind the tractor? Down on the catwalk?

Susan D. 's Comment
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Absolutely! Just be kind and wrap them in a tarp first.


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