Top Bunk Weight Limits?

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Minnis B.'s Comment
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Hey all

I am currently going through a private school and my instructor and myself were having a conversation on training once I choose a company. It got me thinking, I'm a pretty big boy and I know if the company dispatches as a solo truck during training I'll be on the top bunk. Does anyone happen to know what the weight limit is for the top bunk in say a FL Cascadia or other popular trucks?

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Werner N.'s Comment
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My top bunk has no embossing or warnings for weight in my freightliner cascades, maybe I'll dig out the manual to see later

Hey all

I am currently going through a private school and my instructor and myself were having a conversation on training once I choose a company. It got me thinking, I'm a pretty big boy and I know if the company dispatches as a solo truck during training I'll be on the top bunk. Does anyone happen to know what the weight limit is for the top bunk in say a FL Cascadia or other popular trucks?

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Penny's Comment
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Good Lord I hope it's a lot cause me and all my stuff is up here in my trainer's truck...and I'm not a little shrinking violet or anything!!

Errol V.'s Comment
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My trainer kept the top bunk for himself. I slept in the lower one.

Also, there's no ladder or steps for top bunk access - it's a climb up, stepping on footholds on cabinets (often two or three places) and you pull yourself into the bunk. It's not really a comfortable maneuver.

Penny's Comment
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I'm with Errol on the top bunk gymnastics...I'm managing to haul myself up there.

Luckily when the truck is moving I'm on the bottom bunk, but it's been a bit of a learning curve getting these old bones up there!

I'm sure I look somewhat like a beached whale in the process!!

Jim A.'s Comment
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My wife goes with me all the time (yay shes a great cook and better company) and on the top bunk gymnastics she insists I sleep on the bottom bunk because I'm 6'4". I hate having her doing the top bunk gymnastics in the middle of the night (to Go to the potty) so I built a ladder for her. It gets stowed on top bunk when not in use.

Susan D. 's Comment
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You make your wife sleep on the top bunk???

My other half is 6'4" and can easily use either bunk, but if we're in a truck together, we'll both be in the bottom bunk lol.

Oh and the only way a trainee is getting my bottom bunk is if I'm driving and they need to sleep as I don't allow anyone in the top bunk while the truck is moving. It's pretty gross if they didn't bring a sleeping bag that can easily be moved to the bottom. I'm not at all fond of someone having the nerve to use my personal bedding. Be sure‚Äč to bring a SLEEPING BAG.

G-Town's Comment
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Penny tells all:

I'm with Errol on the top bunk gymnastics...

I didn't know Errol was a gymnast... Impressive for a man his age.

Minnis B.'s Comment
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Thanks y'all, yeah I figured there would be a bit of a sideshow act to get up there. I'm 6'5 and close to 400 lbs so it should be interesting. I just don't wanna get up there and something give way and end up crushing whatever poor soul that gets to train me lol.

Bill F.'s Comment
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Is anyone else picturing the three stooges in a bunk bed scene?

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