Making your truck’s cab and the sleeper a home away from home takes a bit of planning and budgeting, but it’s a really worth investing. After all you want to be able to pull off the road and rest in your vehicle, do not feel robbed of home comforts.You may want to check out safety options for your truck for more.
You can start adding those fun little extras once you have the basics; a bed, a mattress, storage space, a refrigerator and a microwave. Such products aren’t really that costly and they really add to your truck cab and sleeper features and functionality.
- Inverter / Cargo Control
It is a nice little tool that directly hooks up to your truck battery or a battery bank to convert it to available AC power in the cab and sleeper. The advantage of having an inverter / charger option is that when you are parked, if you have the ability to connect to an external power source it will automatically keep the batteries in the bank fully charged and ready, without any concern about power drain.
The AC power can be used to operate any form of electrical equipment in the sleeper. This means you can watch TV, charge your phone and laptop, run your fridge and even have a cooker at home. This is also a great way to run in the truck heaters and air conditioners or sleeper fans to keep the temperature just as you wish. Using this option to draw from a battery bank often means you don’t have to keep the truck idling while using electricity, which is a perfect way to save on the fuel costs.
- Armoires And Cabinets
It is a real time and energy saver to customize your sleeper with cupboards and cabinets which are close to those used in campers and RVs. Anything in the cabinet area can be placed into storage containers and locked in place. Additionally, when the truck is in motion, the doors or drawers in the units are closed, avoiding spills and constant pick-up of containers that roll around the concrete.
Although a lot of truck sleepers provide standard storage under the bed or under the benches, this is rarely enough room for anything you need on the road. You can create customized spaces for anything from clothes to built-in sound systems, televisions and computer stations with the option of fully customizing the cabinets.
- Microwave / Oven for Convection
A convection microwave, also known as a convection microwave oven, offers you another way to prepare food from a standard microwave oven. A microwave heats up the food from the inside, but the food is not crispy or crisp. On the other hand, a convection microwave cooks with the speed of a microwave but gives that great crispy, brown look and real roasted taste.
Since the appearance and texture of the food are just as important as the taste, one upgrade to consider is to opt for the convection microwave. Some have the ability to actually bake as well as roast in the oven.
- Flach Screen TV and Montage
The sleeper ‘s ability to relax and unwind is a great choice and one that’s particularly necessary for those long road trips. A 22 inch flat screen television is a good choice for practically any truck size. Constant vibration is the major problem with any form of TV in a truck. The continuous cracking of simply going down the road in just a few weeks of use can cause major problems with the device.
It is important to have a TV mount which is designed to reduce vibration. You can directly install the TV onto a panel, and then firmly add the panel to the truck’s interior surface. Additionally you can also use a telescopic mount and have a locking bracket under which the TV rests while not in use.
- The best bed and pillows will match your budget
A big safety problem is having enough rest on the lane. It will also help you live a lot longer in the job, lower your tension and improve your ability to get all ready for another day behind the wheel in the morning.
The basic mattress offered with your sleeper will do, but this would not usually be the ideal fit for your comfort and any special needs you might have. When you look around you can find that several mattress companies sell custom mattresses based on the size of the bed frame that are built for a truck. All available in memory foam, cold spray, spray foam, spring and non-spring types of mattresses.