Monday, April 08, 2019

Inches Of Luxury

That's our current truck in the photo above.  It has a 132" ARI Custom sleeper on a Freightliner Coronado chassis. 

We're in the market for a new truck now, which is one of the reasons we recently went to the truck show in Kentucky.  I want a bigger sleeper, Ed wants to be able to go to Canada.

Going to Canada means we'd have to stick with the 132" and put it on a Volvo chassis, which has a shorter wheelbase than our Freightliner.  That will allow us to go anywhere in Canada, something we haven't been able to do in 10 years.

Sure, I'd love to go to Canada.  I love it up there.  But I also love the idea of a bigger sleeper.  Take a look at photos from ARI showing the interior of their 190" sleeper.  It's got a back bed, a side door, and tons of room!

These trucks are great for what we do.  Even though we have our house in Arizona, we choose to stay out sometimes for weeks, and when we're on the road I really love the comforts of home.  Overdrive did a piece last year on big sleepers.
The decor in this one is right up my alley.  Light color, barn wood flooring, greyish-black cabinet color.  There are a few other cabinet colors I like and Ed keeps telling me I have to make a decision because there's at least a five month wait time to get it.

These truck interiors are truly custom.  They will make and decorate it any way you desire and wish to pay for.  I can't say I love all of these looks, but if you're interested in seeing what other people have done with their interiors, scroll through these photos to see what kinds of choices one has.

As much as I want the big sleeper, and have been building a case for it, I'd kinda like being able to go to Canada again.  It opens up more opportunities for adventure, pictures, and scenery!

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Anonymous said...

Love the look of this interior. I love the space and the barn wood floors. I work in the fleet washing business and have seen my fair share of trucks. I have been talking with my husband about getting something like this so I can be with him while he is on the road. Can't wait to hear what you do!

The Daily Rant said...

LINDSAY: I don't think I would ever be able to go back to a conventional sleeper sized truck. When you're on the road as much as we are, and you're a couple, I think this is the only way to go. The sleeper in this photo is 180", which is awesome, but like I said, we have the 132" and it's just fine. It's such a nice way to travel if you have to be hanging out waiting on loads, etc. And, maybe your husband will be sold on the idea that in the long run, it actually saves you money - you don't need hotels, you don't have to pay to eat meals out, you don't have to idle your truck because you have the generator which uses waaay less fuel....just a thought!