Sleeper help:

Discussion in 'Trucks [ Eighteen Wheelers ]' started by Powell-Peralta, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. Adios amigo

    Adios amigo Bobtail Member

    Feb 14, 2010
    Boston, MA
    For the winter, bundle up in a 0 degree European rated sleeping bag a sleeping bag mat availble at walmart for under 10 dollars will reflect all your body heat back to you. With all the windows and vents closed, the truck's engine off, and the curtains pulled, you will hear very little even if someone is idling his/her truck with a reefer running next to you. Cover the sleeper sunroof with cardboard and tape, take it off when you want to. By the way, this saves fuel too, and the cold air will always seep in in the middle of the night. If you parked anywhere but at a truck stop, you will feel refreshed when you wake up because of the fresh air you breathed when you slept. Have your portable toilet or milk jug handy. If nature calls in the middle of the night it will be quick and back to warm sleeping quickly. ONLY open your sleeping bag enough to get in and out fast and conserve heat. If all else fails, cook dinner or boil water in your portable stove to make your space warm. Do not light fires or burn sterno inside your sleeper(I learned this the hard way).
    In the summer, tough it out like a real man. Go without clothes inside your sleeper(no one knows). Drink plenty of water to cool your body and fight fatigue, wire some computer fans to a twelve volt "Marine Deep Cycle" battery, wear light clothing if you must, trade your boots for sneakers. Cover that sleeper window with white painted cardboard etc, etc, etc. Good luck.
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  3. Infosaur

    Infosaur Road Train Member

    I was looking at installing some computer fans in the bunk vent. They run pretty quiet and use very little power.

    Never got around to it though.
  4. Pipeliner_970

    Pipeliner_970 Bobtail Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    Canon City, Colorado
    Idle er up to bout 1000 and turn on heat or ac, whichever you need....
  5. Elvenhome21

    Elvenhome21 Heavy Load Member

    Nov 17, 2008
    Sheboygan, WI
    i use a flag tied to the cubby above the visors, it diffuses direct light, lets air pass through and gives you privacy, and you can still vaguely see whats going on outside.
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