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Old 01-24-2015, 07:52 PM   #85
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Gosh..it's been so long, but on the manual slack adjusters, I believe you snug them up and then back off a quarter of a turn. Correct me if I'm wrong.
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Old 01-24-2015, 08:10 PM   #86
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Gosh..it's been so long, but on the manual slack adjusters, I believe you snug them up and then back off a quarter of a turn. Correct me if I'm wrong.
A 9/16 box end worked great. Yes you snug them right up and back off a 1/4 turn. That will put you very close.
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Well, you learn something new every day. That is news to me, thank you for clarifying that.

Used to be in the old days they would pull you over for inspections here and pull a wheel and look for rust in the brake drum.
Cooperhawk, OK, Just so I get the fact's straight, where is the HERE, that you are referring to? Not in the "Good Ol USA" have I ever heard of any inspecting officer that had the tools or know how to do that, when all they would have to do is look under or slide under and look, and while under there, grab your slack adjuster and see how much play you have? All of the inspecting officers I have ever seen, have creepers, that they slide under your truck or trailer, or at the weight stations, they have inspecting bay's they pull you into, and they have a pit, to do the inspections! I have never seen a IO "Pull a wheel" as you say! But I did not start my trucking till the mid 70's, so maybe that kind of thing happened "before my time" Rail!
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In the sixties a grain truck lost it on the old hill into the Duluth Harbor. The truck went completely out of control and ended up slamming into a house killing the driver, his wife, and I believe some occupants of the home. He had tried to gear down to slow the rig and the transmission had broken open. When they looked at the wreck they found only a couple brake drums that were not rusty.

That started a campaign to get trucks maintained better. For a while they would pull a truck in and pull a wheel and brake drum, at random, and if you got caught with non working brakes, there was a hefty fine. It did not take long to get a lot of old equipment off the road.

Now of course we have DOT inspections.
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The only reason a brake drum would be rusty is from sitting idle after some rain or moisture in the air. If a truck were driven and the brake drums were rusty that would mean that that brake was completely not working at all and the shoes were not even close to the drum.
I am not saying that that could not happen but in the case of that truck that would be the worst maintained vehicle you could find on the road. Anyone that would take it out on the road is a danger to society!
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Smitty, What Saratoga did you drive. I was on the USS Saratoga, CVA 60....
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They do not hate Rv'ers they have a problem with people that can not drive.
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Why do truckers dislike us so?

I'm curious about all these folks talking about flashing their high beams at truckers. 50 years ago I was taught that you only flashed the HB [moderator edit] if you wanted to get someone dangerous out of the way-- like the guy doing 55 in the left lane. HB in your mirror at night are a nasty thing. I was also taught-- and observed, and continue to observe-- that truckers almost universally use the on/off flash rather than the HB flash when they want to signal other vehicles.

And no, I have never gotten the sense that truckers dislike RVers. Nothing but friendly at fuel stops, rest stops, etc.
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we are on vacation and they are working... I have only had a few that were not friendly.. most are nice, my rig is longer than most of them anyway. on a side note last time out I had a can tailgating me for over 100 miles, he would actualy block the other lane for me so I could pass slower traffic. kind of like a escort.
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Im a trucker who gets cutoff by cars constantly. Their lane slows so they cut me off to get ahead of one car who was leaving a bit of room in front ( oh I must find a way to get up into that space) and I still end up passing him. Rvers dont do this in fact they are by far the most courteous drivers on the road. I only hate them because im jealous that im not rolling in my rv
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I had a trucker swat his trailer at me while I was doing 60 in a 65 zone. He passed me in the wrong lane, swatted his trailer at me and gave us the finger when I blew the horn to let him know it wasn't clear. [Moderator Edit]
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I had a trucker swat his trailer at me while I was doing 60 in a 65 zone. He passed me in the wrong lane, swatted his trailer at me and gave us the finger when I blew the horn to let him know it wasn't clear. [Moderator Edit].
Maybe it was the way you were driving, too slow in traffic on a freeway?
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Maybe it was the way you were driving, to slow in traffic on a freeway?
His video on this site tells the whole story. You can draw your own conclusions.
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Oh no, here we go again..........your video would of fit right in, in this thread.....!
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