How are sleepers measured?

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  1. Deezl Smoke

    Deezl Smoke Light Load Member

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    Several friends and myself are wanting to know how the sleeper size is measured?
    I have a 2021 Pete 567 that says 80" sleeper. The box itself is the same length OD as my old 1996 Uni-bilt 63". I know the cab to sleeper connection on the 567 is much wider and the head room in the cab is much taller, so do the factories include a portion of the cab into the advertised sleeper size? Similar to a condo sleeper?
     
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  3. Cdemars316

    Cdemars316 Bobtail Member

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    I think Pete started doing that sometimes in the 2000's the 48" flat top is now called a 54" or something like that but it's the same sleeper. The old measurement used to be the actual sleeper size
     
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  4. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    I want to say they measure from the back of the driver's seat?
     
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  5. MOBee

    MOBee Road Train Member

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    I agree, but then you have to measure the bunk for more correct numbers for sleeping/mattress area.
     
  6. VinceBlack

    VinceBlack Light Load Member

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    was wondering the same thing myself!
     
  7. Studebaker Hawk

    Studebaker Hawk Road Train Member

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    It is entirely up to the manufacturer. There is no industry standard, nor is there any Federal regulation regarding the same.
    As long as it meets the minimum requirements, which were put in place in 1938 and amended in 1975, you are good to go.
    Just for laughs, here are those requirements:

    https://www.ecfr.gov/current/title-...ubchapter-B/part-393/subpart-G/section-393.76

    You will read that the sleeper must be:
    75" long
    24" wide
    24" space above the sleeper mattress
    Must have louvers at each end to provide ventilation.
    The opening to the cab must be at least 18" high and 36" wide.

    Some of the whales in this industry now would be in a world of hurt.
     
  8. Deezl Smoke

    Deezl Smoke Light Load Member

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    :):D Thanks, I needed that right now. Merry Christmas.
     
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