Hitting the road again, need a mattress

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  1. LTL Bull

    LTL Bull Light Load Member

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    I just quit R&L after nine years as an LTL driver. I got a nice job with a small open deck outfit and have enjoyed it so far. The owner put me in a 2015 Cascadia and I love the truck except for the mattress. The owner put a new one in but I'm a big guy and I don't sleep well on it. I have temporarily corrected the problem with an air mattress but it's not what I want long term. Any suggestions on an aftermarket mattress upgrade for a cascadia lower bunk?
     
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  3. tnevin225

    tnevin225 Road Train Member

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    I usually get a Sealy Posturepetic
     
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  4. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Measure your mattress holder and get one from tuft and needle. Ships right to ur house in a box. Very very nice mattresses. But u will pay for it as well
     
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  5. olddog_newtricks

    olddog_newtricks Medium Load Member

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    Go to your local mattress store and pick one. Size twin XL it should fit just right.
     
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  6. Professor No-Name

    Professor No-Name Heavy Load Member

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    We get ours from Wal-Mart. It's the memory foam ones that come in a box. We got an 8 inch thick twin size. Just pull it out an unroll it. Let it sit overnight to fully expand. We only paid like a 150 and it's very comfy.
     
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  7. Moon_beam

    Moon_beam Medium Load Member

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    Why did you quit R&L?
     
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  8. LTL Bull

    LTL Bull Light Load Member

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    I've got about 15 years left driving. There were basically three options at R&L for me.
    1) stay where I was at which was 0900 start on a decent bid run but I don't have a straight truck or pup that runs my area so all residential were on me to complete with a 53' liftgate trailer Resi's are about 20-25% of stops.
    2) go to night linehaul which is 5 days a week starting 2200-0001 which I don't like, I prefer starting 0300-0500
    3) hope for daytime linehaul but that doesn't start till 1000-1200 given my seniority and projected seniority and Buffalo or Chicago 5 days a week.

    Didn't really like any of those three options long term, 45 minute one way commute and Service Center Manager I don't like working for. So 10-10.50 hrs a day with commute was about 12 hour day, day in and day out . This opportunity popped up, small outfit, start Sunday evening or Monday morning, 1-3 nights out, done by mid day Friday, money is as good as or better than R&L. Truck goes home with me, no commute, riders OK so wife and kids can go once in a while. Commute and insurance saving is 7000$ per year. Just a good fit that popped up.
     
  9. tow614

    tow614 Road Train Member

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    Any mattress store... it's called a king twin size mattress
     
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  10. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

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    My Cascadia uses a Twin XL mattress.
     
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