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Old 08-22-2014, 08:38 PM   #127
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Hyd disk brakes are nice on trailers. I have specced several work trailers to be built with them, I really really like them, but I didn't feel I needed them on my A/S, it stops well.

If money was no object and I didnt need to prioritize my trailer would have em.
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Old 08-22-2014, 09:00 PM   #128
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Disk brakes are better than antilock in my book, although adequately sized drums can work very well.

Virtually all 18 wheelers have very good drum brakes.
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Old 08-22-2014, 10:27 PM   #129
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I wouldn't believe it if I hadn't seen it:

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Old 08-22-2014, 11:14 PM   #130
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Disproval of "Darwin"... they still keep showing up!!!
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Old 08-22-2014, 11:24 PM   #131
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Safety: Learning from Incidents, Accidents & Crashes

Fifteen minutes before the video was recorded, just as they left the rest area at the tail end of a particularly difficult trip, the fellows wife told him she was divorcing him, and as soon as they got home she was taking the Nissan and leaving..

On his final pre departure walk around he quietly slipped the transmission into park....
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Old 08-22-2014, 11:45 PM   #132
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Here is my theory of what really happened.....

I think the truck was not an automatic but had a manual transmission....

At about 8:00 AM that morning he had mistakenly left the transmission in reverse after hitching up.

He pulled the poor little truck for several hours with the poor engine turning backward.... and really fast considering the gearing, until the engine seized from lack of oil, which in spite of the engine turning 6,800 rpm backwards took some time. Oil pumps don't work turning backwards....

He was too embarrassed at this point to throw the tranny into neutral, because he has a big ego, so he acted like Pee Wee Herman when he crashed his bicycle,,, "I meant to do that"....
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Old 08-24-2014, 09:38 AM   #133
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As we all know, hitches are a big factor when it comes to safety. But it can frequently be difficult to research them here because it's an almost religious issue and the discussions often end up in a quagmire if personal opinion and emotion.

Most have probably seen these, but there are two threads on-going right now that are the best I've seen on the topic of hitches. Heavily centered on discussing off the ball hitches, Hensley Arrows and ProPrides, but highly informed with lots of facts. Here are the links:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f238...ns-124331.html
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f464...ng-124322.html

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Even if the trans was in reverse the engine still will turn forward. Think about every time we drive in reverse. Still not good. If that is what happened ?
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Old 08-24-2014, 10:43 AM   #135
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Even if the trans was in reverse the engine still will turn forward. Think about every time we drive in reverse. Still not good. If that is what happened ?
Not so. With the trans in reverse and wheels going forward, it drives everything else backward.
When you drive in reverse you are going backwards.
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Old 08-24-2014, 10:53 AM   #137
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Automatic transmission made the need for antilock brakes. With a clutch, the engine idles, the brakes are the same on all wheels in almost all conditions , because nothing is making one pair turn while the other locks up and renders steering useless. I always preferred sticks, but now you hardly can't get a manual with more than 2000 or 3000 lbs tow rating. In a stick, I could control braking and steering, and avoided many situations where automatics would crash.


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Automatics and front wheel drive. There are too many forces influencing the wheels you want to steer with. Front wheel drive basically makes ABS necessary.
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Not so. With the trans in reverse and wheels going forward, it drives everything else backward.
When you drive in reverse you are going backwards.
Right.
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OOOPs. Thanks for straightening me out on that one. I was only thinking in 1 direction.
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Airstream accident today:

RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Towing: Jackknife with Hensley

WBCCI members - anyone know these folks? Hope everyone is OK.

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