Video look on a 353-inch-wheelbase 1999 Classic XL and its 190-inch sleeper

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This truck, when Snow Farms owner-operator Jayme Snow bought it 13 years ago and ran it alongside his father Daniel Snow often enough, was a “bone stock” unit, powered by a Detroit Series 60 and outfitted with a 70-inch condo sleeper.

You can make out the original look of the 1999 Classic XL through the glare on the laminated pages of a photo book showing progress Snow carries to shows to illustrate the extent of the transformation.You can make out the original look of the 1999 Classic XL through the glare on the laminated pages of a photo book showing progress Snow carries to shows to illustrate the extent of the transformation.

Since then, boy has it changed, from the Jones Performance hood with eight-inch-scoop cowl induction to over-under-style headlights (a nod to classic car models), running lights all around/inset in the custom bumper, and, most dramatic, a 10-foot extension of the sleeper and wheelbase to accommodate it.

Christened “The Duck,” the Freightliner is one of five units Snow’s fleet — two other owner-operated trucks hauling dry freight (Snow showed the Duck with a pristine Great Dane van) and two project cabovers Snow talks a bit more about in the video up top, including a 1983 that he considers something of homage to the 1977 cabover his dad started out in.Christened “The Duck,” the Freightliner is one of five units Snow’s fleet — two other owner-operated trucks hauling dry freight (Snow showed the Duck with a pristine Great Dane van) and two project cabovers Snow talks a bit more about in the video up top, including a 1983 that he considers something of homage to the 1977 cabover his dad started out in.

Snow, out of Arkansas, I met at the Guilty by Association Truck Show parked up next to his parents Daniel and Phyllis Snow’s 1996 Freightliner, the Goose companion to the Duck, as it were — funny story about that, though you’ll have to wait for it (stay tuned to hear it from Daniel at a later date).

Here’s a bit of a preview of that Goose, a 1996 model Freightliner that’s likewise garnered a well-known profile after many years of team operation.Here’s a bit of a preview of that Goose, a 1996 model Freightliner that’s likewise garnered a well-known profile after many years of team operation.

The sleeper on Jayme Snow’s unit grew with Snow’s young family, stretched twice over the course of 13 years of ownership, as you’ll hear him tell in the video. The interior is well-appointed, too, designed in part by his wife.

For more details on the truck, check it out via our last video look at it, published in 2017 at the Overdrive Youtube channel.

The two sleeper extensions took place, respectively, in 2012 to 130 inches, then in 2015 to 190, building from the 70-inch condo that was already there to preserve the integrated stand-up-from-the-seat practicality, moving straight into the living space behind, fully outfitted with kitchen and shower/toilet and home-quality decoration — catch some views of the trim in the video.The two sleeper extensions took place, respectively, in 2012 to 130 inches, then in 2015 to 190, building from the 70-inch condo that was already there to preserve the integrated stand-up-from-the-seat practicality, moving straight into the living space behind, fully outfitted with kitchen and shower/toilet and home-quality decoration — catch some views of the trim in the video.

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