Coffin Sleepers- A thing of the past?

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  1. drh72

    drh72 Light Load Member

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    What is consider a coffin sleeper today?? When I was young my dads trucks came as day cabs and he would order a 36" sleeper. They took the back window out of the cab and that's how you got into the sleeper. That is what I always considered a coffin sleeper. Move into the 80's and he ordered a day cab Super liner and installed a 48" walk though, (cut the back of cab out the width of the window) that was not considered a coffin because you could walk into it. (Bent over of course) His 60" flat top on one of his Internationals was considered a motel, LOL...then the last truck was a International with a 72" pro sleeper and he didn't know what to think with that mansion, considering his first sleeper was a board between the seats.
     
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  3. singlescrewshaker

    singlescrewshaker Road Train Member

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    That is awesome!! :thumbup:
    What time does the cookout begin.?
     
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  4. Cat sdp

    Cat sdp . .

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    We need some clarification here I think.....

    A coffin sleeper is one where the back window has been taken out and that’s the opening between the cab and sleeper.
     
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  5. Lyle H

    Lyle H Heavy Load Member

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    The predecessor to the “walk-in”, the coffin was the “fall-in”.
     
  6. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    Coffin sleeper?

    I bought the whole darned funeral home!

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  7. Cat sdp

    Cat sdp . .

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    Best picture I could find....

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    You didn’t see many overweight truckers back then
     
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  8. DougA

    DougA Road Train Member

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    34" wide on the outside.
     
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