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New sleeper options introduced by Kenworth (March 31, 2004)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Kenworth introduced new 86-inch and 72-inch AeroCab Diamond sleepers at the Mid-America Trucking...


LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kenworth introduced new 86-inch and 72-inch AeroCab Diamond sleepers at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

“Customers interested in Kenworth sleepers now have more choices,” said Steve Gilligan, Kenworth general marketing manager. “Customers can select the 86-inch Studio AeroCab or 72-inch AeroCab VIT loaded with all the comforts and amenities, or they can now order a premium AeroCab Diamond sleeper, then customize it to their liking and budget.”

The Diamond features a fixed 42-inch by 80-inch lower bunk with an optional upper bunk also available. The sleeper can also provide up to 69 cubic feet of storage with room for an optional refrigerator and still shaves up to 150-pounds off existing sleepers.

“It’s a bulkhead-free floor plan which provides more room for the driver in the cab, plus more space in the sleeper,” explained Gilligan. “The increased space will enhance driver comfort if they have to spend additional time in the sleeper due to the new Hours of Service regulations.”

Both the 86- and 72-inch sleepers feature vista windows, a wall-mounted console providing independent temperature control in the sleeper and ambient lighting adjustments. The interiors are available in four colour schemes and also include an entertainment jack for headphones.

For customers concerned about resale value, the AeroCab is designed so the sleeper can be easily removed and retrofitted with an extended day cab conversion kit for the second or third owner.


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