Not only is it not going to be fun it's not sex and it isn't even sexy. Actually it's quite nasty but you better be prepared for it.
Just picture a beautiful after noon when the sun is starting to set and your feeling about as good as you possibly can. You've got your new first truck and stocked it with all the supplies you need and some extras. Your new $900 laptop is sitting on the pretty stand you found through a post on Truck.Net and your $300 GPS map system shows your right on time and headed in the right direction. No one's arguing on the CB and the Bear reports tell you the road is clear for the next 200 miles. Being evening you decide to stop and grab a bite to eat and a soda. You get back in the shiny truck and head down the road finishing the food you bought and guzzling down the soda. No worries about the soda because you bought a couple extra for later on. The roads clear, the traffics light and the stereo is on low playing your favorite song.
That's when it happens. First it's a slight grumble in your stomach and you don't think a thing about it. Next it's like some one turned on the faucet and giant lump has run through your intestines and is now at the bottom wanting out right now immediately. Your stomachs growling, your bowels are aching and you can hardly stand the pain of holding it in. If that wasn't bad enough the closest truck stop is the one you left 40 miles behind and there's not a thing in sight except a long straight road filled with empty exit and entrance ramps. You spot a sign for a Truck stop but it's 45 miles ahead of you. Your in trouble and you know it and no matter what you have to stop. Thats when things can get real messy real fast because that food that you just ate isn't waiting for no one.
But it doesn't have to be that way if you plan accordingly. You see you forgot the one thing you will need sooner or later. It might not be the first day or the first year. I might not even be the first five years but some time some where it is going to happen. Although you bought all the essentials and some high dollar equipment you didn't get an item that cost a couple bucks in a dollar store and the needed accessories that cost a buck or two more. What are they, a small garbage bucket and some garbage bags to fit it. All you need is one that sits between the seats and is easy to use, even for trash because that will be what it's used for the majority of the time. But when that very special and extremely painful moment arrives and you have no choice you will be ready for it. While some just think it's nasty and I personally think it's the schitts (pun or lack of intended) it is something that is a must have in a truck. Making sure it has some news paper in the bottom and air tight bags makes clean up a whole lot easier than dealing with soiled clothing. Just make sure the trash is thrown in a trash receptacle and not on the side of the road some where. OH, and tie that bag up on the cat walk behind the sleeper nice and securely so it can't come off for transport and roll them windows down.
Some may or will argue how nasty it is and a dog wouldn't do it etc.. I'm here to tell you, if your dog gets the runs in the truck he's gonna do it to, just not in the garbage can.
The relief of being ready is priceless. Plus if you get parked just right you can still watch the sun go down.
When I had that problem, I grabbed the TP and the wipes, and ran around to the passenger side duals...
Kinda sad to be able to say I have had "Bridgestone" across the cheeks, imprinted by Armour All....
It must be.............normal human beings don't eat sleep and crap in their bedrooms. I guess Stuffs is more of a dweller than we thought. Either that or he is sucking up for a Co- Moderator position with Shuffler.
Stuffs................ you do log that on line 4 right? After all, paperwork is involved.
I thought that normal people didnt pee in bottles, or crap in their sleeper!
You complain about the smell of a pee stained parkinglot in the summer, I cant imagine the aroma of recycled truckstop food in the sleeper....Some things are better left unsaid. At least I did it outside.
As far as that goes normal people don't drive trucks. They don't crap in a can in their sleeper or beside their tandems or in some back lot and they don't pee in bottles and throw them and their trash on the side of the road. But driving isn't exactly normal and drivers can't always do normal things. It's best to be prepared for things that come up or go down as the case may be.
While some are to good for some things or are just above doing such things the rest of us can be normal people and we will have problems. If you want to portray the "lifestyle" of trucking you might as well tell it all and this is part of it.
Thats very true.
Well, playing pocket pool in the sleeper is a way of life too, but I have yet to see a detailed description of how that goes down. Is that next?
No but I do hear Craig is going to open up a Gay forum for extremely happy truckers. If you need info you could probably find it there.
Its mine, and I know very well what it likes. Men isn't it. But since you know that this forum will be open, before anyone else, maybe they are looking for a moderator position for you?
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