Magnum ltd - fargo, nd

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  1. Winnyf1

    Winnyf1 Road Train Member

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    To drop, lower the gear just to touching and drop your bags...generally hook with the bags inflated, but there are times when you need to dump em and then inflate them as you pull under the trailer.

    Lol one unnamed trainer tells his students to dump their bags, dolly down to touch and pull out...you can guess what that does for the next driver...
     
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  3. RickyDickyDo

    RickyDickyDo Heavy Load Member

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    Way i unhook is crank landing gear to ground, back off one turn, dump bags pull out. Backing under to hook up, bags up, you should already know where the trailer is in your mirrors when backing. At that point you should feel the 5th wheel plate make contact with trailer. If you back pass you predetermined point in your mirror. Stop and goal it.
     
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  4. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

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    Dropping open deck trailers of glass is so much different. Wind gear until you can just get your foot under there, lower the trailer airbags with the "load/unload" switch, then lower your truck airbags and ease out.
     
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  5. Winnyf1

    Winnyf1 Road Train Member

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    What, do sudden moves? Hey really good to see you're enjoying the new gig.
     
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  6. Ray Strack

    Ray Strack Medium Load Member

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    Funny how everyone has a different way of doing it. Granted an inch or 2 probably doesnt make a huge difference.

    In school we were told to dolly down to half an inch above the ground and unhook. I dont think our trucks could dump the air bags there.
     
  7. WalterSobchak

    WalterSobchak Medium Load Member

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    Here an inch of two can make a difference with the plate at the rear on these Peterbilts. The Prostar I was in before coming here could pull out from under a trailer bags inflated with little worry. Our trucks however love catching that plate on the king pin if you don't drop the air bags. If you walk around the yard, you will likely notice a few trucks, especially 15s and 16s have a crescent cut out of that plate.
     
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  8. Zata40

    Zata40 Road Train Member

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    Have you ever got to a receiver and REALLY hope they take forever? Let me sleep, please! I don't even care about the detention right now Lol

    Still trying to recover from the abrupt switch to night driving because of the harsh winds in WY about a week ago. It messed my whole rhythm up.
     
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  9. Ray Strack

    Ray Strack Medium Load Member

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    Right, but as long as you drop the bags youre okay right?
     
  10. Brian76

    Brian76 Light Load Member

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    Drop the bags when you drop a trailer. You shouldn’t have to drop the bags backing under unless someone dropped it super low. You should get out and look if your ever in doubt unless you like cranking 40,000 pounds.
     
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  11. Oor

    Oor Road Train Member

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    Dear lord, snow forecasted across MS and AL. Ain't getting into that cluster on 20. Guess I'm stuck with 40.
     
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