Sleeping Bag Recommendation

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Michael B.'s Comment
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If price is a factor I got a sleeping bag at wal-mart for less than $10. Its called a warm weather sleeping bag with a comfort rating of 50 degrees. I have a blanket as well. I got the bag just as a barrier between trainers bedding and mine so we arent changing sheets everytime. Just lay my bag down over his bedding, cover up with my blanket and were good. If I had problems sliding off (which I dont) I could just get into it. The trucks are heated seperately front and back so while you are in the sleeper and he is driving you can set the heat or air as you like it so you wont need a 0 degree bag, you are basically wanting it as a barrier between your bedding and his. Luckily my trainer is pretty clean. We shower every other day on free team showers and any pee bottles he may or may not use I never see. He owns his truck and its pretty clean without any bad smells.

Gary E.'s Comment
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As a team driver, I can tell you that this choice is an important one. Getting good rest is a top priority if you are going to be able to operate the equipment safely. Here are some things to keep in mind: While the cab is normally temperature controlled, breakdowns happen and usually at the worst time. Be prepared to deal with cold. Synrhetic shelled bags do compact smaller and stay very warm, but on some matresses can slide easily which can literally be a pain! Think fast stops, hard turns, winding mountain roads... Avoid the mummy bag. Being able to stretch out makes it easier to sleep and in the event of a need to evacuate the truck, will make your escape faster.

Agreed....be prepared for the worst. Have a thin blanket for the warm seasons and a 5 season bag for the cold which may include winter breakdowns and heater breakdowns which are common in higher mileage trucks. Also some companies no longer allow you to idle, in winter you will need that 5 season bag. I experienced the Chicago snow storm of 2014 on a Walmart parking lot with no idle thanks to Prime, I was ready for it though with that 5 season bag. Also because buy a toweling style blanket to wrap around the mattress, it stops you slipping around. I sleep in a team truck 8hrs no issues on the worst road in the Midwest 69s75s Dallas.

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