10 foot spread vs 12 foot spread

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  1. Trukie

    Trukie Bobtail Member

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    Found a shop to make my tandem reefer into a spread and they do 12 foot spread conversion, is it better than 10 foot?
    Thoughts?
     
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  3. abyliks

    abyliks Road Train Member

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    Don’t get caught in Florida, Cali, or ct with it
     
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    God prefers Diesels Road Train Member

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    One time, Goldilocks snuck into a trailer dealership. She saw three spreads. She first pulled the 8'.

    "Oh no!" She said. "This is just too close together."

    Then, she pulled the 12'.

    "Oh no!" She said. "This one is just too far apart."

    Then she pulled the 10'.

    "Oh yes!" She exclaimed. "This one is just right!"

    I think that's how the story went.
     
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  5. Jacoooooooo

    Jacoooooooo Medium Load Member

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    Sounds like you will be the next one posting those reviews of shippers that go like this:
    “Incompetent! They loaded front heavy on a spread axle trailer”
    Good luck.
     
  6. Trukie

    Trukie Bobtail Member

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    Why is that
     
  7. jason6541

    jason6541 Road Train Member

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    10ft spread with dump valves on both axles. 12foot I don’t think you see any advantages.
     
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  8. bad-luck

    bad-luck Road Train Member

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    Just curious.... why do you want to go to a spread on a reefer? Even with a dump valve you will eat through tires like crazy.
     
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