Why No Restrooms In Semi-truck Sleeper Cabs?

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guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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I guess you could OR you could save your $35k and just walk 20 feet to the bathroom across the parking lot.

Steven B.'s Comment
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Yeah, but it wouldn't cost so much for the shotgun stool in this scenario. Possibly saving a lot of stops too.

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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Yeah, but it wouldn't cost so much for the shotgun stool in this scenario. Possibly saving a lot of stops too.

How so? You going to install the porta potty as the drivers seat? If not then you will have to stop to use the bathroom.

Steven B.'s Comment
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Yes, but it could be incorporated into regular stops, instead of making an extra trip to a truck stop, however often that may be necessary.

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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There are some very major reasons to stop every three to four hours and walk around or to the truck stop. Stretch your legs and muscles. Sit to long and blood clots can form in your legs or lower back. To help refresh you and help you stay alert. Very important.

I am not sure why you are dead set on having a bathroom in your truck but if you think you are going to run straight through without stopping for a break then that will not happen especially with the new HOS rules.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Steven B.'s Comment
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Those would be things I could do along the way, not out of the way. That's all.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Old School's Comment
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I really don't know why I'm letting myself get pulled back into this silly thread, but I'm hoping our friend Steven can benefit from this. Still I don't get your obsession with a rolling toilet, and I look at this conversation and wonder are you being serious? Because if you are you have systematically ignored every shred of advice given you by well meaning experienced people who only want to help you.

The only way you're gonna have this nuisance that you consider a necessity is to be an owner operator , and that precious toilet of yours is not going to be the only thing getting drained in that scenario. So do yourself a big favor and flush this crazy notion of yours before you get yourself in a big stink.

Owner Operator:

An owner-operator is a driver who either owns or leases the truck they are driving. A self-employed driver.

Geo W.'s Comment
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Here is my 2 cents, Have a empty gallon jug for #1 and for #2 have a coffee can with a snap on lid. This what we have used when making trips to FLA from Pa...and the smell is next to none. confused.gif

Starcar's Comment
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In 15 years of OTR driving, I can count on 1 hand the times I've had to "find a bush" because there wasn't a rest stop or truck stop around. And after we got the porta pottie, I was perfectly happy. I dn't ask for alot of special things when I drive OTR, but I refuse to use the great outdoors to tan my backside... One thing you will realize after you have driven otr for awhile,,,,,your bladder will get bigger, so you can go longer between rest stops !!

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Steven B.'s Comment
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I really don't know why I'm letting myself get pulled back into this silly thread, but I'm hoping our friend Steven can benefit from this. Still I don't get your obsession with a rolling toilet, and I look at this conversation and wonder are you being serious? Because if you are you have systematically ignored every shred of advice given you by well meaning experienced people who only want to help you.

The only way you're gonna have this nuisance that you consider a necessity is to be an owner operator , and that precious toilet of yours is not going to be the only thing getting drained in that scenario. So do yourself a big favor and flush this crazy notion of yours before you get yourself in a big stink.

A crazy obsession? No, just looking out for number one, and two.

Owner Operator:

An owner-operator is a driver who either owns or leases the truck they are driving. A self-employed driver.

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