I LOVE The Newer Freightliner Cascadia's!

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Marc Lee's Comment
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Got one out on the street today. Roomy, comfortable, smooth...

DT15 engine, DT 12 AMT.

Jim S.'s Comment
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I don’t like the lack of upper bunk ventilation. The upper bunk is about 20 - 30 degrees warmer, even with a/c wide open.

Marc Lee's Comment
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I don’t like the lack of upper bunk ventilation. The upper bunk is about 20 - 30 degrees warmer, even with a/c wide open.

Well... can't speak to that... not yet sleeping in one! Pretty sure I will just use that area for storage!

PackRat's Comment
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I don’t like the lack of upper bunk ventilation. The upper bunk is about 20 - 30 degrees warmer, even with a/c wide open.

Jim- From my experience, that is something encountered in most every condo-bunk setup I've operated, no matter the badge on the grill.

Marc-Every single Cascadia I've used has leaked water somewhere when it rained. A windshield, a door seal, the upper, aero fairing, around the windshield marker lights....Something to watch for.

Spaceman Spiff's Comment
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That upper bunk ventilation issue is for real in the dog days of summer. My plan for having some chance at air moving up there is to work small ducting from one of the two vents near the control panel of the bottom bunk. Might not be much but better than nothing.

Marc Lee's Comment
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Thanks PackRat. Spaceman... from one MacGiver / Rube Goldberg to (possibly) another... I would try to hack the fan and temperature sensor out of a register booster. Let me know if the donor item or design is not know or obvious!

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Aubrey M.'s Comment
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That upper bunk ventilation issue is for real in the dog days of summer. My plan for having some chance at air moving up there is to work small ducting from one of the two vents near the control panel of the bottom bunk. Might not be much but better than nothing.

My company does that standard now and puts a vent in the upper cabinet. It does help a good bit.

27250 miles so far and no leaks. However, you will get drenched if you have to roll the window down and it's raining given the shape of the cab and door. Despite being a company truck i put vent visors on mine to stop this as well as to help keep my convex mirrors visible/usable in rain when driving over 55mph.

Drew Oswalt's Comment
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Yes, the new Cascadias are nice. My trainer has one.

My '16 Cascadia has a vent for the upper bunk.

Also, I'm not looking forward to the leaking issue. Looks like mine has that issue. Certain things are a little rusty. Like speaker covers, and a couple DC outlets. Hopefully those leaks have been sealed when this truck was with the previous driver. But doubt it.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Spaceman Spiff's Comment
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Thanks PackRat. Spaceman... from one MacGiver / Rube Goldberg to (possibly) another... I would try to hack the fan and temperature sensor out of a register booster. Let me know if the donor item or design is not know or obvious!

Wow that's more engineering than I would be capable of. I guess I would go by the alias Mr. D. Tape

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Marc Lee's Comment
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Thanks PackRat. Spaceman... from one MacGiver / Rube Goldberg to (possibly) another... I would try to hack the fan and temperature sensor out of a register booster. Let me know if the donor item or design is not know or obvious!

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Wow that's more engineering than I would be capable of. I guess I would go by the alias Mr. D. Tape

So there are pre-built in-line fans but I did not see them with a thermal sensor. That fan would need a switch or it would run all the time. Register box with fan and sensor just needs to be moved into a duct housing!

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

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