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Photo Pickup Truck Sleeper Cab

I found these photos of a sleeper, stating that it is a newly manufactured one, but no manufactures name and I cant seem to find them doing all kinds of searches on the internet. Has anyone seen these before or have any info on them?

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Default Re: Pickup Truck Sleeper Cab

its been a while since i have seen one of those, they were popular in the late 70s early 80s. the one in your pictures looks that era. some of the ones i recall the back glass was removed and some sort of rubber boot sealed the sleeper to the cab.
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Default Re: Pickup Truck Sleeper Cab

It looks like someone cut a 1970's vintage pickup camper down to make it. Judging by the color of the siding and interior it does not look to have been built with anything modern.
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I know theres companies that make new campers made to look like the vintage ones, thought maybe somebody was doing the same with sleepers, pretty cool looking I'd love to have one.

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A few more photos.

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Isn't that what the back seat of an extended cab for?

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If you weren't so far away I would give ye a sleeper off a 05 Freightliner I have down here. But it would cost you more in fuel than it is worth to drive that far.
I always wanted to put a vintage truck sleeper behind a 40's truck cab and stretch the frame. I had a 47 ford for a while but traded it for my 66. Had the sleeper and the 47 been here at the same time, they would have got joined.
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if its homemade resembles the portion of a slide in camper that hangs over the cab.
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My Second-Cousin has been using a molded fiberglass one like what's shown in the picture here for the past 20 years or so, traveling the country as an Iron-Worker, but he's had it for so long it's hard telling where he bought it.

This looks like the currently available version of them.
https://www.cowtownsleepers.com/
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I've seen several of these, Used by contract haulers who deliver new campers to dealerships. Might even be made by a camper builder
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Isn't that what the back seat of an extended cab for?

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Only short people can sleep in back seat of a modern truck. After a long day drive I need to stretch my legs, cannot do it in back seat of a Dmax.
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For those of you that don`t know and some of you that do. No pickup maker builds the rear portion of the cab large enough for anyone to sleep in , It is anywhere from 3 to 5 in. to small in all directions, THIS IS PER THE DOT HAND BOOK and also if you are over 5 ft. 7 in tall you will have a dam bad nights sleep , because you can`t stretch out. No limit on the windows. Roger Weinhold AKA Charlie 1925
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Wait, so the Federal government, via DOT, discriminates against tall people? I'm gonna sue!
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For those of you that don`t know and some of you that do. No pickup maker builds the rear portion of the cab large enough for anyone to sleep in , It is anywhere from 3 to 5 in. to small in all directions, THIS IS PER THE DOT HAND BOOK and also if you are over 5 ft. 7 in tall you will have a dam bad nights sleep , because you can`t stretch out. No limit on the windows. Roger Weinhold AKA Charlie 1925

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Damn,that is about a crock of s--t deliberately making something that way.
I do know you can't sleep comfortable in a 89 Crown vic backseat either! I bought a Interceptor and I loved it but the first trip I made in it i slept 2 nights at Arden at the Apple country tractor show and those were the worst nights sleep I ever had.Thank goodness I had electric heat up on the rear dash but cramped.
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i did not know the dot was involved. for what its worth the sleeper on volvo trucks is not wide enough if you are 6'1" either. best truck i have ever drove but sleeping was cramped.
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I was not aware that someone was to sleep in this sleeper at tractor shows, The first part of this thread had to do with using the sleeper to rest in after a days drive using the truck for commercial use where one is subject to being checked at scales. That`s where the DOT gets involed. DOT did`t care how you sleep at shows, But they can get involed on the trip to and from the shows. Best of luck and happy camping at tractor shows.
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Charlie1925 Yes the sleeper would be to use at tractor shows. In the past Ive thrown a mattress in the back of my Yukon and that worked really good but now Ive got a dually club cab pickup and a gooseneck, I tried one time to sleep in the back of it and like everyone else here said when your 6'+ forget it.

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Did you find anything more on the mini campers? I'm kind of interested in knowing pricing, weight, and if it can connect via back window so you have heat and ac.

Still not understanding how DOT is involved with subject of sleeping in a truck?
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On the one I posted I think I was misinformed, its either an old manufactured one that there wasnt that many made of, perhaps by Bell Camper Manufacturing, or was a homemade/modified camper somebody did.

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It seems there are lots of these available now - see for example;

https://www.cowtownsleepers.com/phot...jcx46on0wur35i
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