Kenworth Dashboard Height

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Susan D. 's Comment
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Exactly old school.. I was taught in cdl school that in order to run the big miles, be a low rider lol. I teach all my trainees how to properly adjust their seat and mirrors to alleviate swelling problems in their ankles and lower legs down the road.

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Ken M. (TailGunner)'s Comment
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I have legs that reach all the way to the ground, but I still keep the seat at it's highest adjustment in the Frightliner. I like the visibility it gives me. I think it might be a bit of a safety advantage, too.

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This is a common rookie mistake and misconception. Most experienced drivers keep their seat down low. Having it up high really cuts off the circulation to your legs. A lot of drivers start seeing their ankles swelling from keeping the seat too high. You want to easily be able to slip your hands under your legs with your feet flat on the floor.

Not to mention blood clots.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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I'm just happy that you guys told me before I died!

Steve's Comment
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Cwc touched on another point about the alignment of the mirrors. When I was a rookie and having the typical backing issues, my trainer made me lower my seat so that the mirrors were closer to eye level. Like setting up a shot on a pool table, get lower and you can better see where your trailer is pointed when backing.

Pete E Pothole's Comment
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So wait we're just gonna gloss over that BIG Scott is 5'8"?

I mean I'm only 5'6" but still....

Noob_Driver's Comment
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So wait we're just gonna gloss over that BIG Scott is 5'8"?

I mean I'm only 5'6" but still....

Lmao! Big scott.rofl-2.gif

PackRat's Comment
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So wait we're just gonna gloss over that BIG Scott is 5'8"?

I mean I'm only 5'6" but still....

He never stated that was his HEIGHT...

Noob_Driver's Comment
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So wait we're just gonna gloss over that BIG Scott is 5'8"?

I mean I'm only 5'6" but still....

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He never stated that was his HEIGHT...

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Tractor Man's Comment
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I adjust my seat so that I can see the top 2/3's of my fender mirrors. If I lean forward just a bit I can see the whole mirror. I'm 5'8 with a 28" inseam. Midget legs. I've always said if I had normal legs I'd be 6 feet tall!

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Tractor Man's Comment
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He never stated that was his HEIGHT...

So that's why they call me Little John!

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