Lightweight Vs. Condo

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midnight fox's Comment
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Not inspired in the slightest by the posts about Prime's pay increases. rofl-1.gif

I'd done a lot of looking into how it is to make your own meals in the truck, but I'm curious if the difference in size of the lightweights makes that too difficult to do in reality. Beyond taking the passenger seat out for a fridge, is it still feasible to have the George Foreman grill and the slow cooker and microwave and storage space and etc. in a lightweight? I'm wondering if the difference in pay really makes a difference if in the end you spend more on food because you don't have your own space to prepare it more cheaply.

And on a side note because it's been bugging me, what happens with the passenger seat exactly, is it up to you to stash it somewhere, or does it end up being held at a terminal or something? lol

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

PackRat's Comment
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Plenty of room for that stuff. Just remember when you go to drive, put the excess gear on your bunk. When you are finished for that day, reverse the process. Get creative and store things in totes or sturdy boxes in the truck. Cram small stuff into any available spot. As long as it doesn't block your view, and won't slide around while driving, anywhere is fair game for storage.

Diver Driver's Comment
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You stash the seat on the cat walk. rofl-2.gif

Seriously though, (I ran a lightweight for over a year) the terminal takes it out and stores it with all their other stuff.

The foreman grill will fit under your bunk no problem. I've seen some people make a whole storage rack over the foot of the bunk. Get creative, but be careful about drilling holes for things. (I just wouldn't)

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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You stash the seat on the cat walk. rofl-2.gif

Bad Diver, bad! Answer the question smh.

They just take the seat out and keep them. When you turn in the truck, they will reinstall one without you knowing then sell the truck.

Yes, be careful of drill holes etc. They will charge you when you turn it in. If you need something installed the detail shop will do it. They charge you out of your next pay.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Jeremy's Comment
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I checked out the inside of a lightweight and i cant even imagine myself in one of them but im a big guy and i like having as many comforts as i can have ill keep my single bunk condo

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