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

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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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    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
     
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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.
     
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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
     
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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.
     
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  11. thepumpguysc

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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..
     
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  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.
     
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    Thats Cute[​IMG]
     
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    Even though that happened away's back it was only a Freightliner Columbia/with the electrical issues those have the owner was probably pleased.
     
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    We have 3 of the 53' van trailers and one of the 57' trailers for our band trailers here in Texas. I have pulled them all, and I hate that 57' trailer, when hooked to a tandem tractor. The 57 was a former bread trailer from the San Antonio area I heard. It is not bad to pull around with a single axle tractor, but with those tandem tractors, the extra length is very noticeable. I thought those big trailers were just a Texas "THING".
    Jeff
     
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    Like western Triples and KS Turnpike double 45s, bigger/longer is NOT always better.
     
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