Do you have any difficulties when using 98” high rolltite?

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  1. c.w

    c.w Bobtail Member

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    My company said that lot of customer hate roll tite,so hard to find a load,because 98 inches high…. is it true?
    I m really tired in tarpping. I don’t know why they reluctant to let me buy the trapping system!
     
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  3. shooter19802003

    shooter19802003 Road Train Member

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    I don't know about the height thing. However, I didn't buy one because alot of places we load at aren't loading them anymore. Even though they've loaded them for years. so we have a couple of guys that are really getting harder to find loads for. What was told to us is because of liability. They don't want to have to pay for the mistakes of their crap forklift skills.
     
  4. Tug Toy

    Tug Toy Road Train Member

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    All kinds of outbound freight good for a conestoga. It’s getting return trips that’s a pain in the arse. We have one but it’s 104 tall inside. It sits most the time now because we don’t have out outbound customer we bought it for.
    No rail, oversized, crane mats, hay, 2x6 limber and about a dozen other things. Super sacks are no fun once you get to the destination either. ( good luck opening the kit once you get there)
     
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  5. c.w

    c.w Bobtail Member

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    which means if we still have to tarping ,Not using any innovations?
    I think in my company、I need at least 2 set tarp per year!Over thousand dollars!Plus it waste lots of my time and energy,Without roll tite is not good choice,We want working hard not just feel working hard
     
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    shooter19802003 Road Train Member

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    My hangup is not the work. It's not difficult to roll out a tarp and toss some bungies on it. My hangup is the time it takes. That is time I could be down the road. Time is money.
     
  7. c.w

    c.w Bobtail Member

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    how do you feel about this one?
    3ps tarp plus amazing load.
     

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  8. shooter19802003

    shooter19802003 Road Train Member

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    Lol, reminds me of my crap. I often use every piece of padding I have.....and wish I had more. I like your tarp rack. I seen a guy the other day that had something similar. It was solid aluminum and prolly 24ft or so long and he had a tarp that covered the whole thing. Pretty cool.
     
  9. Tug Toy

    Tug Toy Road Train Member

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    Conestoga is only good for dedicated tarp freight and multi stop tarp loads. After using one that’s my experience. General load board freight it gets in the way more than not.
     
  10. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    If you never haul anything that extends beyond the edges of your deck then a roll top would be fine. My old boss had a couple conestogas but I never pulled one. I did pull a hard top curtain van for a few months and hated it, ended up going back to a flatbed.
     
  11. Lostkeys

    Lostkeys Heavy Load Member

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    How much of your freight is over 98" tall or 102" wide? 98" is fairly standard height for a flat conastoga. Some shippers won't load conastogas because they can't get as much product on the trailer. For example plastic pipe, insulation, etc
     
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