Storage Space Question

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Hobo's Comment
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I'm driving a 2017 International and today I did a reset and decided to finally put all my stuff away. I am amazed at the amount of space in this truck. I brought a lot with me and I wasn't looking forward to trying to make it all fit but not only did I get it all organized and put away I have room left over. The question for those of you familiar with this model and others is can I expect this much storage space in most trucks or is this truck just unusually roomy?

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Bruce K.'s Comment
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I'm driving a 2017 International and today I did a reset and decided to finally put all my stuff away. I am amazed at the amount of space in this truck. I brought a lot with me and I wasn't looking forward to trying to make it all fit but not only did I get it all organized and put away I have room left over. The question for those of you familiar with this model and others is can I expect this much storage space in most trucks or is this truck just unusually roomy?

If you're a Hobo, you probably don't have much stuff to start with.

I'm only familiar with Frightliner, but my former 2016 had ample storage space.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Hobo's Comment
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Oh, I've got stuff, lots of stuff. It's not just the storage space, it's space in general I'm 6'2" and I bumped my head daily in my trainers cascadia but I can move around in this truck no problem at all.

Eric G.'s Comment
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I'm in a 2019 freightliner cascadia. It's got plenty of storage but I'm constantly hitting my head on stuff. These trucks are great if your 5'8 or shorter! But as far as storage yeah pretty much all the new trucks have alot of room.

PackRat's Comment
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It will all fit, no matter what make or model your company puts you in, only exception would be a daycab or the lightweights. No lie, I carry literally more than a thousand pounds of gear with me in/on the truck. That’s not including the tire chains either, so add close to another thousand. I have a double-bunk condo, 76” sleeper, and the passenger seat is still installed. If I can do it in a variety of different makes(International, KW, Freightliner), then it can be done in yours. I got my CB handle for a reason. smile.gif When I go back on the road (hopefully in July), good-luck-2.gif I’m going to do a new thread with pictures of most all the gear, equipment, appliances, and my other assorted necessities that I have out there with me. good-luck.gif

CB Handle:

This is the nickname people use on the CB

Rainy D.'s Comment
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I'm driving a 2017 International and today I did a reset and decided to finally put all my stuff away. I am amazed at the amount of space in this truck. I brought a lot with me and I wasn't looking forward to trying to make it all fit but not only did I get it all organized and put away I have room left over. The question for those of you familiar with this model and others is can I expect this much storage space in most trucks or is this truck just unusually roomy?

I have had 2015/2016 Cascadias and 2017/2020 internationals.

At first i hated the 2017 because i was missing a cabinet i kept the litter box in, and the entire underbunk was taken up by the ThermoKing APU. i had to get a chain rack installed and felt cheated of storage space. Until.. i put everything away.

Each truck will have features you like and be missing others you want. i love the cargo net storage under the top bunk...but some Cascadia drivers strap the microwave under there. This truck has my CB antenna on the back of the cab and i get no reception... yours has them on the mirrors and i lost 3 in 5 months due to wind.

For the most part.... the International has more space but i wish the entire cabinet door opened behind the seat.

if anyone can shove stuff on a truck it is me. lol my last student was amazed how i fit my stuff and him.... he helped me move from one truck to another and kept saying "it must be ending soon right?" lol

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

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.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I'm driving a 2017 International and today I did a reset and decided to finally put all my stuff away. I am amazed at the amount of space in this truck. I brought a lot with me and I wasn't looking forward to trying to make it all fit but not only did I get it all organized and put away I have room left over. The question for those of you familiar with this model and others is can I expect this much storage space in most trucks or is this truck just unusually roomy?

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I have had 2015/2016 Cascadias and 2017/2020 internationals.

At first i hated the 2017 because i was missing a cabinet i kept the litter box in, and the entire underbunk was taken up by the ThermoKing APU. i had to get a chain rack installed and felt cheated of storage space. Until.. i put everything away.

Each truck will have features you like and be missing others you want. i love the cargo net storage under the top bunk...but some Cascadia drivers strap the microwave under there. This truck has my CB antenna on the back of the cab and i get no reception... yours has them on the mirrors and i lost 3 in 5 months due to wind.

For the most part.... the International has more space but i wish the entire cabinet door opened behind the seat.

if anyone can shove stuff on a truck it is me. lol my last student was amazed how i fit my stuff and him.... he helped me move from one truck to another and kept saying "it must be ending soon right?" lol

I agree with the APU taking up the under bunk storage. And mine doesn’t work anyway!

I am pretty sure if I slide off the toad in the snow I can survive for st least a month. Lol. I have tons of good and water on my truck.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

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.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Like Rainy pointed out, you never realize how much stuff you have until it's moving day. I recently had to move out of my Frightliner and load everything into a rental car. Fortunately, Avis gave me a free upgrade to a Toyota Highlander or I wouldn't have been able to fit everything into a compact. (And two storage compartments in the Frightliner were empty, so it could have been worse). If I had to help somebody like PackRat move out, I'd need my cargo van and cargo trailer at least. If I ever have to move out of a truck again, I think I'll just simplify things by purchasing the tractor and using it as a mobile self-storage unit.

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