Went Solo Today, New Cascadia With Collision Avoidance System

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Marc Lee's Comment
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Congratulations again.

Two, no three questions...

Which great company put you in this fine machine?

Plastic still on the seats / sleeper?

New truck smell???

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Swift is the great company. Bedrolls still rolled up in plastic, metal parts outside still have the protective white plastic on them, fuel tanks were still bone dry and the truck had 20 miles on it and yeah, gotta love that new truck smell, toxic or not!! lol

Jason, thanks. I dont know if mine is fully loaded but so far it seems pretty well equipped. I have a fridge, microwave slot w/holdown strap, inverter, radio, swivel TV mount, sleeper fan, bunk heater and the interior is really nice! Its probably not fully loaded but its really nice, I dont know what else could be put into it or where what options rank but I just love the truck and think it will make a nice comfy home.

Oddball question, so the inverter has two plug-ins on it and the rest of the truck has 12volt outlets everywhere else. So to run a 110 microwave, TV or other 110volt appliance I have to run extension cords to the appliance, anyone see any problems with this or is it just how its done? Should be fine with a good quality HD cord right? I have never used an inverter before, just want to be safe, not burn my truck down trying to heat a burrito up...lol

AWESOME! SO HAPPY TO HEAR!

Susan D. 's Comment
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Sadly, I've hated this truck from day 1. I was really hoping I would come to like it, but the longer I'm in it, the more I dislike it. I can't bolt anything to the underside of the microwave space. There are lights and wiring in it.

Actually even having the TV on top of the fridge is a problem. The stupid ladder blocks the view of the screen. Maybe I'll bolt the d@mn thing to the under side of the upper bunk. Drivers who don't train (hey there's a thought) have the door to the overhead bins removed and fasten a mount to that. Unfortunately I desperately need more storage space than what's available in this truck. The fridge is great, don't get me wrong, but I already own a dometic portable freezer and did not need the fridge. I need the 2 large missing cabinets that aren't there because of the fridge.

The overpriced steering wheel cover is helping. I looked at organizers that fit on the back of the seats.. ugly cheap blue denim at Iowa 80 and the ones at Walmart, were way too small. I'll have to get some heavy duck canvas and make my own, I suppose. It bites not having anywhere to store my permit book, atlas, and clipboard with bol, spare log book pages, and medical card & long form.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Sadly, I've hated this truck from day 1. I was really hoping I would come to like it, but the longer I'm in it, the more I dislike it. I can't bolt anything to the underside of the microwave space. There are lights and wiring in it.

Actually even having the TV on top of the fridge is a problem. The stupid ladder blocks the view of the screen. Maybe I'll bolt the d@mn thing to the under side of the upper bunk. Drivers who don't train (hey there's a thought) have the door to the overhead bins removed and fasten a mount to that. Unfortunately I desperately need more storage space than what's available in this truck. The fridge is great, don't get me wrong, but I already own a dometic portable freezer and did not need the fridge. I need the 2 large missing cabinets that aren't there because of the fridge.

The overpriced steering wheel cover is helping. I looked at organizers that fit on the back of the seats.. ugly cheap blue denim at Iowa 80 and the ones at Walmart, were way too small. I'll have to get some heavy duck canvas and make my own, I suppose. It bites not having anywhere to store my permit book, atlas, and clipboard with bol, spare log book pages, and medical card & long form.

You could use my second idea (the shelving material in the recess) and use that as a base to build a box out of the shelving with a shelf or two inside, and even a door if you want, and then screw a swiveling TV mount to the side of that. Basically building a cabinet that wedges between the fridge and microwave.

This assumes you or your partner is somewhat handy, of course.

Brian's Comment
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Hey Susan I believe i saw a good multi organizer at Pilot? Might be what you're looking for. I got mine from pep boys but it would be too small for you. And I hear you on the steering wheel cover. Mine was 40 dollars. Is nice though

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