Passenger seat removal ?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Mac2012, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. Mac2012

    Mac2012 Bobtail Member

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    Going to orientation next week.....have been reading up my new trade (hopefully)....just a thought...but has anyone ever removed the paaenger seat from their truck to make extra room for a fridge, shelves or just more storage ? have not been able to find any history of this action....even by O/O.....if you are not planning to carry any passengers it seems like a no brainer...but I'm sure there must be a reason that I am over looking......any thoughts ?
     
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  3. Jumbo

    Jumbo Road Train Member

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    I have never had a passenger seat. I usually mount a box to the seat base for extra storage.
     
  4. jbatmick

    jbatmick Road Train Member

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    I am an O/O, and have removed the seat for more room. But I guarantee there will come a time you wish you had it back.
     
  5. JohnP3

    JohnP3 Road Train Member

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    Many trucks would come in without the passenger seat, Peterbilt had their batteries under the seat in some so that did not work.
    Their is no regulation that, specifies what you can mount in the passenger seat area. It must be very secure, so it will not fall into the driver if the truck goes on it's side.
     
  6. Mac2012

    Mac2012 Bobtail Member

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    "out to the road....out neath' the stars.....feelin' the breeze.....passin' the cars...."
     
  7. Trucail

    Trucail Medium Load Member

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    There are plenty of trucks that don't have passenger seats.
     
  8. mr.speaker

    mr.speaker Light Load Member

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    I've seen a lot of prime trucks with no seat at truckstops, then again they might be the light trucks since they also only had one fuel tank.
     
  9. sdaniel

    sdaniel Road Train Member

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    You can do it easy ! Six bolts usually . Hardest part is capping the air line. Best of luck
     
  10. Allan M

    Allan M Medium Load Member

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    Just fold the air line over and zip tie it.
    I've taken the passenger seats out of my last 2 trucks to make more room.
     
  11. larry_minn

    larry_minn Light Load Member

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    How do you pick up those sexy 19 yr old hitch-hikers? :0 I was in one tractor that had a steel chair there....(I am talking folding chair) ...
    If you are not allowed to have pass, I don't see why you couldn't remove it. Might save you 50 lbs.
     
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