I don't know what year truck you're thinking about, but here's something to consider.
First of all you definitely need something that has a unibilt sleeper that has nothing behind the seat. I'm preferential to the fld120 trucks, and with the unibilt sleeper if your seat was set up right you could go back as far as you wanted to.
Also, you have to consider that if the seat is so far back where is the steering wheel going to be? Of all the trucks that I have driven, the FLD 120 and classic trucks have a tilt telescopic steering wheel that has a massive massive range of settings. Maybe there's something like that on the newer trucks but I never in my life saw a truck that a tilt/ telescopic wheel that had such range for up and down and in and out. I would think that would be very important for you.
Also the fld120 dash wraps around you. So if you have a seat that's pushed way back, if you had something like the Peterbilt with a flat Dash that's a long way to reach. I always hated to reach like that because it gives you a backache.
And depending the kind of freight you're going to haul, maybe you should consider a condo that you can stand up and change your clothes and move around. I would imagine that's got to be tough in a flat top or mid roof if you're that tall.
Now for some useless and kind of unrelated trivia... Tom Selleck could not fit into the Ferrari on Magnum PI. If you ever watch the show the top is never on the car and his head actually sticks out.
He was on a talk show one day and they said wow you really are a big guy you're 6'4". He laughed and said that he was the runt of his family. He said his brothers are 6'7". He wasn't kidding.
I'm 6 foot 7, whats the best truck for me?
Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by ThatTallGuy, Jul 20, 2019.
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BigBob410 Road Train Member
magoo68, LoneRanger, Banker and 2 others Thank this.
- Feb 2, 2016
Ok I had much more bad things to say about Freightliner but I'll be quiet. I did drive a 02 FLD120 which was a good truck. It had no leg room either but was a day cab so probably that's why.MartinFromBC Thanks this.
MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member
- Sep 19, 2005
I’m pretty much all leg, so much so that I have to sit in the back in church, and my 579 Pete is actually pretty comfortable.
ThatTallGuy Bobtail Member
Thanks again for the input yall, it's greatley appreciated!BigBob410 Thanks this.
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Zeviander Road Train Member
- Jan 23, 2015
Cascadia is great, including the transition from cab to sleeper and vice versa. In the couple weeks I was in a Pinnacle, I had a perpetual headache from bashing my noggin on the cab roof, lol.
I still would love to move back to my flat top Pete though.
Tall Mike Road Train Member
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- Aug 20, 2014
Pedigreed Bulldog Road Train Member
As for banging your head on the roof, try letting a little air out of the seat. Lowering the seat will also allow you to slide it back a little and still reach the pedals...perhaps it won't feel so cramped that way. Nice thing about Mack seats is that little wheel on the side that tips the seat bottom up by your knees, allowing you to have the seat lower without creating a pressure point under your rear because your legs are still on the seat.Zeviander Thanks this.
jammer910Z Road Train Member
Get you a One stack Mack with a window in the back.
Set the seat on the floor and grab gears.
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