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Just when you thought parking areas were crowded enough

Discussion in 'Trailers' started by Ronsii, Nov 21, 2019.

  1. Ronsii

    Ronsii Senior Member

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    Like many places there is never enough room!!! and this leads to trucks driving into all sorts of things and trailers backing into and over even more stuff:eek:

    So I get to the site to fix a few *issues* with things the trailers have had intimate relations with ;) and see the line of trailers sitting there and ask one of the yard guys about it... why is it sticking back further than the others?...
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    So he says... come here and look at this... ok, I follow him over to the trailer and we work our way to the front of it and I see this...
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    And I thought it was bad with the 53footers when they try to shoehorn them into spots around here!!!!
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    We both wondered how it could have even gotten this far west without being caught at a weigh station....
     
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    RZucker Senior Member

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    It says "not for rail use" but I wonder if it still sneaked in on a train.
     
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  3. Ronsii

    Ronsii Senior Member

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    yeah... hard to say??? next thing you know we'll have some 59 footers showing up.....
     
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    Just make it an even '60.
     
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  5. Ronsii

    Ronsii Senior Member

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    I guess it could be worse... ;)

    They could start bringing these things in... spotted him getting off the freeway into puyallup.

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  6. petepilot

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    THATS a wood chopper
     
  7. hvy 1ton

    hvy 1ton Senior Member

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    I thought all the 57 footers were grandfathered in Texas trailers, but it looks like new trailers are still being built and are (supposed) to be restricted to Texas.
     
  8. Ronsii

    Ronsii Senior Member

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    I think there are at least 6 or 7 states that use 57's and a couple that use 59's I think the 59's are what is grandfathered in tx but good all the way in la
     
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    fwiw I have been passed by 70 foot single deck cattle trailers in kans. neb. okla. and texas. but not on interstates. st. roads only
     
  10. Ronsii

    Ronsii Senior Member

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    Kinda funny, exactly one week ago someone rolled a semi on the south end of Sumner on the 410 freeway now this morning they rolled on on the north end getting off of hwy 167.
    Last weeks rollover.

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    don't have pics of todays yet.
     
  11. thepumpguysc

    thepumpguysc Senior Member

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    The hiway speeds here are 70mph.. the exit ramp speeds are 25 mph in some spots..
    THAT makes for some "interesting" commutes..{aggravating}
    A group of 50-75 cars traveling in a pack at 70+ mph & 1 of them decides he needs to get off..
    No turn signal, no warning.. just hits the brakes to "merge" into the exit lane..
    Hold onto yer coffee..
     
  12. mowingman

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    One of our trailers for band equipment is a 57 footer and has the axles adjusted way back. I hate that thing compared to the other 53's we have. For a couple of years, we got a single axle tractor to use with that trailer. Now, it seems the bosses don't care since they don't have to drive it, and we get a tandem axle to pull it with. Once, I had to take it into an unloading dock in a tunnel under AT&T Stadium,(Dallas Cowboys stadium). Now let me tell you, that was a real chore.