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Old 11-12-2006, 11:55 PM
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Default Sleeper bed dimensions?

Is there a standard size for sleeper bunks? I want to know so I can order a mattress pad prior to graduation so I will have one ready when I finish training.
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Old 11-13-2006, 12:01 AM
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Trucks have different size beds. You will need to get your truck or at least find out what kind of truck you will be driving before anyone can answer this. Or just buy a big foam egg crate pad and cut it to size when you get your truck.
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Old 11-13-2006, 12:26 AM
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The mattress size is generally a bit longer than a standard twin matt, and a bit wider. Truckstops sell the most common size sheets, or you can just use a larger standard (full size) sheet, and tuck it under.
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Old 11-13-2006, 01:18 AM
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Yeah, i am in a Freightshaker Columbia with the 70 inch sleeper...I have a twin size set of bedding on it but you have to stretch out the fitted sheet pretty good to get it on there....it goes on without problem but fits real snug...so like to rev. said the size is a bit different from a standard twin.
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Old 11-13-2006, 01:48 AM
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YMMV.

I have a Freightliner Columbia and a standard twin sheet is a little big.

It's the mattresses, not the bunks.

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Old 11-13-2006, 01:53 AM
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Twin XL is most common and can be hard to find sometimes. All the big stores, K-mart, Wal-Mart, ect.. have then when it's college move in time but soon run out.
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Another gal told me to get jersy sheets for the bunks. They are made out of the same cloth as tee shirts. I did and the bottom fitted sheet stretches nicely over the bunk.

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I went to Mattress Giant and ordered a twin XL and had it the next day. Extra firm Sealy for $199. Went to Bed Bath and Beyond for the XL sheets. Why anyone would want a foam mattress instead of a real one is beyond me!
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Old 11-13-2006, 12:44 PM
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I went to Mattress Giant and ordered a twin XL and had it the next day. Extra firm Sealy for $199. Went to Bed Bath and Beyond for the XL sheets. Why anyone would want a foam mattress instead of a real one is beyond me!
Some people like sore hips, from bottoming out the mattress. :wink:
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Why anyone would want a foam mattress instead of a real one is beyond me!
You are assuming that the mattress in all trucks are those foam jobs. (Which I do agree suck)

I have worked for a lot of companies and have only been with two who did not order innerspring mattresses for the company trucks.

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Back to the original topic.

Bunks and matresses can and do vary from truck to truck as far as size and even quality go.

Mattress sizes will range anywhere from a twin to a twin and a half (in width) in length they will either be standard or long.
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