Custom 2021 Peterbilt 'home away from home' with a 168-inch ARI big bunk

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Updated Dec 27, 2022

F.T. Trucking small fleet owners Frank and Ivonne Trujillo, after a series of production delays, took delivery of this 2021 Cummins-powered Peterbilt 389 in October last year, adding a mammoth 168-inch ARI sleeper in the process described by both in the video above.

The rig is well-appointed inside with the comforts of a rolling home and office, and outside with plenty of custom touches completing the build.

Frank and Ivonne Trujillo's 2021 Peterbilt 389On the exterior, plenty of stainless is coupled with United Pacific "Black Out" headlight assemblies that complement the red-accented black paint job.

Pinstriping on F.T. Trucking's 2021 Peterbilt 389Expert free-hand striping inked on fenders, back and sides of the sleeper and elsewhere was done by Letterfly Pinstriping of Plant City, Florida, not far from F.T. Trucking's home base in Groveland.

Cuisinart convection/microwave combo unit in truck sleeperAs Ivonne walks through in the video, the interior's well-appointed with induction burner, sink, shower/bath, and this convection oven, also doubling as a microwave oven. The pull-out bed/table combo is almost queen size, she added.

old-school dash gauges in 2021 Peterbilt 389Frank noted the old-school gauges treatment on the 2021-model 389 has only gotten harder to come by since he spec'd the rig with it instead of the digital gauge display now standard.

Frank and Ivonne TrujilloFrank and Ivonne TrujilloI caught up with the Trujillos for a tour of the rig at the inaugural Large Cars & Guitars truck show in Kodak, Tennessee, early this month. The F.T. small fleet of eight dump trucks operates locally and regionally, Frank said, and also contracts with a few dozen independent dump truck and tractor owners to cover excess freight from the Trujillos' customer base, built over Frank's three-plus decades in the business.

This unit was built for the long haul, in more ways than one. Looking ahead to eventual potential retirement some years down the road, Ivonne envisioned it as a getaway vehicle, of a fashion, when the couple slows down. A way to take home over the road, enjoy the truck shows, and supplement all of it time to time with bonus freight income.

Frank Trujillo shining his 2021 Peterbilt 389Frank Trujillo had the sleeper's black paint shined to a mirror finish at Large Cars earlier this month.

Take an interior/exterior tour of rig yourself with the Trujillos via the video.

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