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Bruce K.'s Comment
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Marc, "don't pedal yourself around the parking lot" was a play on words. Lol.

Where will you stow the bike? In the cab? Sometimes I see a RV with a bike(s) mounted on the grill. I've never seen that on a truck. Maybe you can be the first.

Cwc's Comment
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This was my winter ride... I take my trainer and laptop. Get parked near the showers and Zwift or Trainerroad for awhile, hop off the bike and into the shower. You should see the looks you get while wearing lycra in a truck stop parking lot.

And yes... Bikes in truckstops are scary.

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Did you mean to attach a picture there?

Didn't know they made high-vis Lycra but I bet they do!

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Yep... I sure did Marc

Marc Lee's Comment
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Marc, "don't pedal yourself around the parking lot" was a play on words. Lol.

Where will you stow the bike? In the cab? Sometimes I see a RV with a bike(s) mounted on the grill. I've never seen that on a truck. Maybe you can be the first.

Ah... good one! Obviously that thought never occurred to me!

(My "Driver" "Manager" usually handles such things for me!)

Marc Lee's Comment
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Bruce, as for storage... dunno. Guess I was thinking in a double sleeper... upper bunk. Does Schneider do doubles or just Singles like Hunt?

Cwc... you carried that in your rig???

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Marc, as far as I know Schneider has double bunks on all trucks. Both my trucks were double bunks. That top bunk is invaluable for storage.

Cwc's Comment
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Bruce, as for storage... dunno. Guess I was thinking in a double sleeper... upper bunk. Does Schneider do doubles or just Singles like Hunt?

Cwc... you carried that in your rig???

Sure.. No passenger seat. I've also seen others take the front wheel off and stow behind the passenger seat vertically. Double bunk is the easiest. You can also buy an axle mount and bolt/screw it to a 2x4 or whatever really. Riding the trainer doesn't even take internet if you don't want to... I've downloaded several "maps" to ride different places and also different training reps... Hill climb days, sprints, recovery day strolls. And the multiple hours in and out of the saddle endurance rides..... Which are gruelling....in a fun sort of kill yourself waysmile.gif

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

Marc Lee's Comment
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Marc, as far as I know Schneider has double bunks on all trucks. Both my trucks were double bunks. That top bunk is invaluable for storage.

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And that, my friend, is why I REALLY left Hunt for Schneider!

That and the extra 30 States! shocked.png

Bruce K.'s Comment
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You probably already know this, but the top bunk hinges up and latches to the rear of the cab if you don't want to use it. I always kept it down for storage and if my Mom came to visit.

Cwc's Comment
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Oh... I figure I should also mention... Dogs are evil.

My best encounter was after a rather nasty set of hills, on the final and steepest hill of my ride. While on my way back to the truck a pitbull minus the leash came to greet me.. Not good. No gas left in the tank and still traveling at 02mph uphill. That was a bad day.

My other encounter was... Self inflicted more than anything else... I have a set of Bluetooth ear buds. I were them to watch movies from the laptop while the engine/APU runs. I don't talk and drive as I'm not to big on talking on the phone to begin with.

On one of my rides I had the bright idea of wearing the ear buds and listen to music while riding.

I came around a corner,seen a dog running after me and grabed a fist full of really good disc brakes. Had I not had the headphones in I would have probably heard the chain the dog was on rattling.

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That was almost two years ago. And I just took that picture.

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.

Marc Lee's Comment
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Feeling better about my choice. Vendor sent a link to the assembly video. I thought that was nice!Columba folding bike review

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