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Old 12-16-2013, 03:15 PM   #1
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Electric brakes and the Almighty

I ran across this little ditty in my archives. Since the industry is "still madly in love" with the junky electric brakes, I figured I'll "entertain" the believers and non-believers amongst you.



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So Henry, why not just replace them with hydaulics? Your ditty mentioned Dexter, but there is Another One.

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This should pretty well explain why you do not need disc brakes on the trailer...or any brakes for that matter.

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So Henry, why not just replace them with hydaulics? Your ditty mentioned Dexter, but there is Another One.

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Yes, my apprentice, you indeed have "other choices" to improve you standing with the Almighty.

The ditty, shows you the righteous way on something you will likely drag off the dealer's lot.

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Old 12-18-2013, 06:33 PM   #5
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Master, I did indeed drag those objects off a dealers lot, but left all of it behind the shop in an unnamed northern Indiana town. The going and the whoaing were both much improved.
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My padawan, you are indeed wise and ready to guide young padawans of your own. Below is an excerpt from a treatise I wrote long time ago which also touches on the subject at hand.

I recall one particular poor soul who sought my help, which I was unable to render. You see his territory and therefore chariot distribution was controlled by a Barron of Deception who persuaded this poor soul that the 7,000 lb axles on the chariot in stock were “axles adequate”. This soul had some doubts and wanted to wait for the King’s tradesmen to deliver a better chariot with 8,000 lb axles, but the Barron of Deception was just too convincing. This soul hoped that my controller would help, easiest sale I could have made, but I couldn’t do it. I had to explain that no controller in the world would help on a chariot equipped with “axles (and brakes) inadequate”, that rightfully only belonged on oxen pulled supply wagons. He walked away chagrined as I chose to keep my feelings to myself. His pony was definitely not up to the task to stop the chariot and belonged in the glue factory, or as a source of protein. Only a Clydesdale, like mine, could have given him a relief from the Depends moments that he dreaded on his downhill travels. I also felt that should a Clydesdale not be in his future, he needed all our prayers to negotiate his chariot behind his F-350 pony and not meeting the Lord before his prime.
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Yikes, a literate engineer! Now consider deeply and go back to that memorable post about the F150 that got Angie's attention. That is worth a reprint.
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Terry, my memory escapes me which particular post you are referring to.

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