What are your thoughts about legacy sleeper trucks??

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Humbretrucking, Feb 28, 2021.

  1. Humbretrucking

    Humbretrucking Light Load Member

    71
    60
    Sep 23, 2020
    0
    I’m thinking of getting a legacy sleeper semi. I was wondering about the turn radius.. in other words how difficult is it to maneuver compared to a normal bob tail.. I keep picturing getting stuck in situations especially tight docks.

    I’m very fascinated with the legacy sleeper
     
  2. Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  3. Allow Me.

    Allow Me. Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    9,391
    8,313
    May 28, 2009
    Rancho Mirage, Ca.
    0
    longer wheel base = more room needed to turn
     
  4. The Crossword Trucker

    The Crossword Trucker Medium Load Member

    529
    594
    Feb 21, 2015
    0
    I think there are some very good reasons why they are usually only used by bedbuggers
     
  5. mud23609

    mud23609 Medium Load Member

    521
    1,055
    Mar 9, 2015
    0
    Having never run a big house truck I do have one observation.

    Folks that don't have them make excuses on why they are bad (to big, to heavy, etc.)

    Folks that do have them wouldn't go back to a smaller truck even with the disadvantages.
     
    Roger McG, LoSt_AgAiN and Old Man Thank this.
  6. Old Man

    Old Man Road Train Member

    4,119
    10,832
    Apr 3, 2009
    Oklahoma City, OK
    0
    No problem, but if you’re doing lots of stops in big east coast cities it could be a problem.
    You just learn to make turns different.
     
  7. Arctic_fox

    Arctic_fox Light Load Member

    240
    498
    Sep 16, 2016
    0
    Job i worked for picked one up for a team on a dedicated route, one had to go under the knife so because i was friends with the guy they stuck me with him for a couple weeks. Their nice as hell but have some serious drawbacks that offset the advantages, most of which are obvious. Some less so.

    That said if i had a nice dedicated route i would love one, but i prefer my smaller sleeper as a money maker because it has a ton of advantages over those commercial RVs that are hard to offset.
     
  8. TheLoadOut

    TheLoadOut Heavy Load Member

    712
    2,469
    Nov 6, 2019
    0
    I would love a shower, toilet, and kitchen behind me.
     
    LoSt_AgAiN Thanks this.
  9. HoneyBadger67

    HoneyBadger67 Road Train Member

    1,799
    3,919
    Dec 15, 2018
    Champaign, IL
    0

    I'd be happy with just a cartridge type potty for us to pee in. A sink to wash up in might be nice, too, but a full shower would be a lot of space.
     
    TheLoadOut Thanks this.
  • Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  • Draft saved Draft deleted