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Western Star rises to new heights with expanded Stratosphere line

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Western Star has developed three new Stratosphere sleepers, which feature an increased amount of ...

PHOENIX, Ariz. — Western Star has developed three new Stratosphere sleepers, which feature an increased amount of additional headroom provided in the area between the driver’s and passenger’s seat.

The added headroom will allow the driver or passenger to stand up and walk through the cab to the sleeper compartment without crouching or bending over.

The line of Stratosphere sleepers now includes 40- and 54-inch sizes as well as an 82-inch Ultra High model, the industry’s largest sleeper by interior volume, according to company officials.

The three new sleeper configurations will join the Stratosphere family alongside the existing 68- and 82-inch Stratosphere sleepers and feature the same distinctive walk-through design, roof-mounted air horns and marker lights, and flat floor.

“Since introducing our first Stratosphere sleeper three years ago, customer demand has increased tremendously,” said Matt Stevenson, manager of product strategy for Western Star. “By adding the new 40-, 54-, and 82-inch Ultra High configurations, we are now able to offer both over-the-road and vocational customers the best and broadest selection of walk-through sleepers in the industry.”

The new 40-inch Stratosphere sleeper is geared towards vocational applications such as specialized hauling, construction, oil field and logging. The new configuration weighs less than 500 pounds and offers a comfortable 31-inch bunk, which gives customers more payload opportunities and a roomy interior.

Designed for heavy haul, regional haul, construction, and export applications, the new 54-inch Stratosphere sleeper is primed towards weight-conscious customers.

“With so many comfort and performance options, both the 54- and 40-inch Stratosphere sleepers are poised to make a significant contribution to our success in the vocational sleeper market,” added Stevenson.

The new 82-inch Ultra High Stratosphere model is 13.8 inches higher than the original 82-inch Stratosphere and offers more than 30 cubic feet of additional living and storage space. The added space also allows for a fixed upper bunk that can be used in conjunction with a dinette seating option.

The new configurations are now available for order on Western Star 4900 EX, 4900 SA, and 4900 FA models.

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