When you spend most of your time on the road, you may start to feel homesick or like you don’t have a place to call your own. But if you know how to make your semi feel like home, you’ll never be without a place of refuge on long trips. With a little bit of creativity and personalization, you’ll feel right at home no matter where in the world you are.
Personalizing the Cabin
The first step is to make the cabin of your semi truly your own—think of it like decorating your college dorm room so that it’s more distinct and personal. Seat covers will help keep you comfortable while you drive, and a mattress and pillows will provide you a place to sleep. What you want is to make your truck cab feel more like a living space. Other amenities to make your semi feel like home include electronics like a TV and appropriate players to watch your favorite movies and relax after getting off the road. Personally, we’d recommend getting some sort of ambient lighting, as well, for a more comfortable atmosphere at night.
Improving the Exterior
The outside is just as important as the inside. Any homeowner wants their home to look nice, so personalize your truck’s exterior with features you enjoy. Make it more vintage with Mack truck parts, or you could look for something more modern to make your truck stand out as sleek and new. However, you might also just take the time to hand wash and wax your semi so that it stays glossy and safe from dirt and debris that would otherwise wear it down.
Getting Better Sleep
As we mentioned, adding a mattress to your semi is a great addition and saves you money on having to find and pay for lodgings each night. However, that doesn’t mean the conditions are perfect for sleep, as sounds and light could be an issue. Investing in blackout curtains will help keep the cabin dark, while a noise machine can help replace the sound of traffic with something more relaxing and conducive to sleep. Earplugs and face masks are also good substitutes. Whatever you prefer will be the best route to take.