Volvo 860 2019 (or 2020) questions

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  1. jlzeitler62

    jlzeitler62 Bobtail Member

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    My SO just picked up his new (to him) Volvo 860. He is a company driver and this is a lease truck. I/We have a couple of questions.

    Not sure if it is a 2019 or 2020. He is driving and hasn't had a chance to check the sticker. The truck has 150k ish miles.

    Do anyone have a solution for the lack of desk? It seems cooking or doing paperwork is going to be difficult without a flat surface. Any cool solutions that anyone has come up with (purchasing the workstation is not really an option)?

    Is the operator manual available anywhere? Getting help from his company is sometimes difficult. We are trying to find out as much as possible on our own.

    Any good tips? It seems, even with all the little cubbies, that he is missing a pantry. Any suggestion of where to store things?

    Any cool accessories? Is there any thing that can be added to where the cup holders click in? Any place to look?

    Thanks
     
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  3. DUNE-T

    DUNE-T Road Train Member

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    He can put the table up
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  4. jlzeitler62

    jlzeitler62 Bobtail Member

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    I believe that is an option that he doesn't have. He has a full lower bunk.
     
  5. DUNE-T

    DUNE-T Road Train Member

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    Have him come on this forum and post for himself, it will be much easier to figure out things than going through you as a middle man
     
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  6. Ok big boy

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    I use a wooden TV tray to cook on and do paperwork. Easy to store away.
     
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  7. baha

    baha Road Train Member

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    You can put velcro starps to hold tv table to floor so it won't fold over while you are driving?
     
  8. jlzeitler62

    jlzeitler62 Bobtail Member

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    • He is running low on data right now.
    • He will be out of the country later today and will not have internet access
    • I was trying to come up with some options that perhaps I could take care of before he got home this weekend (Amazon Prime is my friend)
    • I was only in the truck for a few minutes while helping him move all his gear, but I have been checking out the youtube videos, etc to try to get some feel for what is there.
    • I may not be a truck driver, but I have some knowledge. But I am fairly good at research and thought I would use those skills. Truck Forum has been a help in the past, I thought I would try here again.
     
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  9. jlzeitler62

    jlzeitler62 Bobtail Member

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    Thank you.
     
  10. jlzeitler62

    jlzeitler62 Bobtail Member

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    Or bounce around if folded?

    Good idea.

    Thanks!
     
  11. flood

    flood Road Train Member

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    Depending on the bed set up
    The 860 has a camper type bed. Center lifts up.... has 4 Cushions the 2 at the head and food end stay as the seat and the 2 in the middle are the back rest when in the table mode... now with that said the last driver may have tajen out the cushions and put a mattress instead....

    The other option they use is a recliner..
    The driver side lifts up so you can watch tv.... if it has this option then in the middle of the back wall is a pannel (between the mattress and the wall) that lifts up and flows down across the bed like a TV tray
     
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