One of the favorite giant semi sleeper tractors (of all time, probably) is Tony Bennett’s old bright yellow one that was running for Southern Pride trucking. Owner-operators and truck drivers everywhere have appreciated this truck, and one of the interesting things about it is it was the longest factory-made truck.
But now there’s a new longest factory made truck, by the looks of things. This one comes to us from Ron Arguin, a member of the Plains Trains page.
According to Ron, this big red sleeper semi is the biggest to come out of ARI now. It’s a 260″ bunk on a 410 wheelbase. The big yellow Southern Pride truck was a 385 wheelbase with a 205 inch Double Eagle studio sleeper unit on it. So the math checks out.
So this big tractor (photo above) is a Landstar Kenoworth T880.
It was built by ARI sleepers for a couple, Larry and Sarah, at Ft Wayne Truck Center. The paint is Candy Apple Red painted by CRS Custom Paint.
With a big semi sleeper unit like this, how long could you stay on the road before having to return back, long-haul drivers? Or maybe this is a question that can even go to the RVers out there? How does a 260 inch bunk compare with a luxury motorhome, fifth wheeler or toy hauler?