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    Medium Load Member pcfreak's Avatar
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    I currently pull "b" trains hauling grain. Practice is all it takes. I once had to blind side back the pup toward a tire shop door to get a tire fixed. No biggie.

    You have to think a few steps ahead or the pup will get away from you pretty quick.


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    Road Train Member _ton bundle's Avatar
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    Its not that hard to do, just takes a lot of time pulling doubles to get the feel of how they move. I could put the back trailer in between two other trailers easily enough. I never tried to put one in a dock though.

    Trust me, if you are lazy enough, you'll have the motivation to figure it out. 60 hours a week of building and breaking sets will drive a person nuts if you don't learn all of the shortcuts. I never used a straight line back. I would set up at almost a 45 degree angle 'C' pattern on the driver's side and just ride the angle, turning the wheel to the left.

    I couldn't do it anymore and I thank God everyday that I don't have to deal with doubles anymore. But I have to admit, it is a neat party trick and gets you some street cred when you can pull it off.

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    Never back double: TRUE
    It's non sense backing up doubles when you really don't have to. What the manual says: "The first rule when it comes to backing is: DON'T, if you don't have to" Unless you have good experience and skill. Backing up with sets of doubles is like pushing a wet noodle. I've done it more than 50x and I thought it doesn't really "necessarily" reduce the work.

    Vale

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    Road Train Member Powell-Peralta's Avatar
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    To echo what allow me stated, yes technically they can. But to me, it's not worth the hassle and breaking the set down + re-assembly really doesnt take more than 15 mins.

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    Wrecker drivers in the big draggin wagons have to do it all the time. They cant break it down since the vehicle in tow has had the driveshaft removed.

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    hardly anybody backs those up, some can but why, you still gotta unhook for the other, if you get lucky doing it, and believe me most of it is, but still have to unhook sooner or later

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    Quote Originally Posted by fulgrwnmn View Post
    hardly anybody backs those up, some can but why, you still gotta unhook for the other, if you get lucky doing it, and believe me most of it is, but still have to unhook sooner or later
    one reason guys do it in our yard is because theres no room to drop the set and break it down alot of the times...you pretty much have to put it in a slot, you just have to hope you get one with alot of room to work with

    our yard is way to small, so is our dock

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    Light Load Member Nevada_Bob's Avatar
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    I learned how to back up one trailer with a dolly simply out of laziness but I don't have the patience to back up two trailers.

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    Master FMCSA Interpreter GasHauler's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nevada_Bob View Post
    I learned how to back up one trailer with a dolly simply out of laziness but I don't have the patience to back up two trailers.
    Why not just hook the trailer to the dolly, it's no difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d-man57 View Post
    He makes that look awful easy and blindsiding it to boot!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGBUg...eature=channel

    thats like your doubles.. with converter dollys.

    same guy that backed the B doubles and Triples.

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