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Old 09-27-2016, 09:56 PM   #295
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Do truckers have holding tanks? or did they provide that for RVs? Seems like a trucker would really get annoyed if he had to wait for me to dump and purge tanks.

Doing it simultaneously with filling fuel, I am done dumping tanks before fuel is full. JMHO
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Do truckers have holding tanks?
Yes, it's called a Gatorade bottle.
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Yes, it's called a Gatorade bottle.
I've always wondered.....there are many women truckers out there.
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Old 09-27-2016, 11:35 PM   #298
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Do truckers have holding tanks?..............

Google "trucker bomb".


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Do truckers have holding tanks? or did they provide that for RVs? Seems like a trucker would really get annoyed if he had to wait for me to dump and purge tanks.
The dump station was at an RV specific island. No trucks allowed. It was separated away from the truck lanes. Wish they all were like that.
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We just returned to our home base in Florida after 4 months on the road, we stop mainly at FlyingJ/Pilot for fuel. We have never had a problem with truckers. We have had positive remarks as where have we been traveling. I also remark at times about there rigs this seem to brake the ice to further conversations.
But truckers are one of the meany backbones of our country.


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Yes, it's called a Gatorade bottle.

I see some of these giant sleepers anymore so I assumed they started adding showers and toilets. Maybe they did and it still goes in the milk jug!

Trailer Park Boys had a good episode about that.
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I see some of these giant sleepers anymore so I assumed they started adding showers and toilets. Maybe they did and it still goes in the milk jug!

Trailer Park Boys had a good episode about that.
The dump it in the DEF tank.
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The dump it in the DEF tank.
It might actually work
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It might actually work
You might be on to something, don't mention it to the government, we might start getting changed for our urine output, LOL.😳
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Some of the really big sleepers we see are actually set up exactly like a class (C) MH inside, with refrigerator shower and stove.
Most of these are show carriers and the drivers stay parked for long periods of time during the show.

The show articles are packed up, and reloaded by a team, then the drivers transport the same articles to the next show or back to storage.

This is just one area of specialize carriers as where the drivers actually live in the trucks just as a full-time or RV 'er
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Some of the really big sleepers we see are actually set up exactly like a class (C) MH inside, with refrigerator shower and stove.
Most of these are show carriers and the drivers stay parked for long periods of time during the show.

The show articles are packed up, and reloaded by a team, then the drivers transport the same articles to the next show or back to storage.

This is just one area of specialize carriers as where the drivers actually live in the trucks just as a full-time or RV 'er
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Yes, this is correct, a lot of the specialized carriers that haul the classic auto's are set up the same way!
I was leased to Landstar, the largest O/O based company in the U.S. and we had many guys that had the big sleepers that were set up the same as a RV, some did A&E, (ammunition and explosives), some like me, did the Gaming Industry, (Slot Machines), and some did the Trade Show side.
The big sleepers, are set up the same as a RV, and use many of the same component's as the RV's do! Most of the big sleeper manufactures are in the northern Indiana area, and owned and built by the Amish. ARI, ICT, and Double Eagle, were the big 3, and Double Eagle is now out of business. There are a few more custom private makers, that will add onto your current sleeper, and make it as big and nice as you want! The super C's came from these custom's, and what you see today!
My truck was one of these custom made like the super C's you see today, only not quite a lavish! It had everything my Monaco has, just not near as nice or big! It had a roof air, 13.5 BTU with a heat strip, 10K/8k diesel generator, made by Double Eagle, and the bathroom/shower/toilet was all in the same small room, called a wet bath, similar to the one's in the class B/C MH's. It also had a fully equipt'd kitchen. The bed folded up against the wall, and it had a booth style table that set up when the bed was up! They are fully self contained, same as a MH!
So there is your history of the big sleeper Class 8 trucks! You now see a lot of O/O's that retire from trucking, just make their Class 8 semi into a tow vehicle for their big 5th wheel's!
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Some of the really big sleepers we see are actually set up exactly like a class (C) MH inside, with refrigerator shower and stove.
Most of these are show carriers and the drivers stay parked for long periods of time during the show.
There are many full-timers with big, heavy 5th wheels that pull them with a HDT. They outfit them as you state. When parked for a while they just take their HDT (heavy duty trucks) and go off camping in the boonies leaving their big 5th wheels behind in a RV park.
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