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post #12732 of 12828 (permalink) Old 01-13-2020, 05:24 AM
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If they were correct... Goodluck finding a trailer sometimes if you drop and hook at the first one. At the second one, make sure you have your safety vest on. You have plenty of time to find it while you wait in line to get to the office.

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They have a new factory not far off interstate at first drop, not bad they give you little map of spaces where the trailer goes and gets picked.

Second location yes, right about vests, had these kiosks you had to put load info in before the office would even talk to you.
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Keep the weight on your drives.

I'm not gonna go with most of that?
What I've done back in my big truck days when I was light or empty and wanted to ensure my trailer stayed tracking behind me was grab a pop can out of the trash and cut a little half dollar size disc out of it with my pocket knife. Loosen the service brakes glad hand until you can slip your blockoff disc in between the rubber seals then crank the glad hand back down. Now if you have to jam down on the brakes more than you would like, no worries about the trailer brakes locking up. Of course, in an "emergency" you still have the spring brakes that you can apply by manually pulling the trailer protection valve.

In my own mind, I feel like I invented this but I'm sure someone somewhere else has done similar at some point.

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I never would have done anything that foolish in my days. I liked brakes on all my wheels.

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What I've done back in my big truck days when I was light or empty and wanted to ensure my trailer stayed tracking behind me was grab a pop can out of the trash and cut a little half dollar size disc out of it with my pocket knife. Loosen the service brakes glad hand until you can slip your blockoff disc in between the rubber seals then crank the glad hand back down. Now if you have to jam down on the brakes more than you would like, no worries about the trailer brakes locking up. Of course, in an "emergency" you still have the spring brakes that you can apply by manually pulling the trailer protection valve.

In my own mind, I feel like I invented this but I'm sure someone somewhere else has done similar at some point.


Thatís another thing Tyler and I have discussed. Why isnít there a regulator to proportion trailer brakes based on weight. Would be pretty simple on an air ride trailer.


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I never would have done anything that foolish in my days. I liked brakes on all my wheels.
When you're light or empty as he described, you'd be much better off without trailer brakes.

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I never would have done anything that foolish in my days. I liked brakes on all my wheels.
Yeah brakes on all your wheels is pretty cool until you look back and see your trailer trying to pass you on ice or snow pack.

If 10 brakes will stop 80,000# then 6 brakes is fine for 50,000# or less, especially when it's the specific 6 brakes that won't jackknife you.

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Tyler is really gonna freak me out if he can tell me what color the truck I'm driving is....
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Tyler is really gonna freak me out if he can tell me what color the truck I'm driving is....
It's a blue truck.

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