Suggestions on how to set up air lines to avoid rubbing?

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  1. GlassRoots

    GlassRoots Bobtail Member

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    The lines between my truck and trailer are touching in two spots, the mounting bracket where the lines start and the mounting bracket for the exhaust. It's a rental so I can't move either, so how would i go about setting the lines up so they aren't touching anything?

    The lines are connected to 2 springs above but it doesnt help.

     
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  3. Val_Caldera

    Val_Caldera Road Train Member

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    They Look Fine.
    They're Wrapped Up.
    Factory Setting.
    The Plasti-Rubber Banding Is Appropriate.

    The "Rental Shop" Will CHANGE NOTHING!!

    YOU Can Alter The Design By ELIMINATING The Plasti-Rubber Banding, But I would not.
    Where Exactly Is The PROBLEM other than sad choice of footwear??
    o_O:confused::rolleyes:
     

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  4. LameMule

    LameMule Heavy Load Member

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    The footwear is the only saftey concern.
     
  5. GlassRoots

    GlassRoots Bobtail Member

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    It's actually made contact with the lines in between the spacing of the rubber. There isn't a hole yet but deep enough to feel and see. Definitely a violation and going to have to replace the two air lines today.
     
  6. God prefers Diesels

    God prefers Diesels Road Train Member

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    Buy some heater hose and zip ties, and wrap them wherever they can touch as padding.

    Like this:

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  7. ProfessionalNoticer

    ProfessionalNoticer Road Train Member

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    I was going to suggest the same thing as GPD above. The rental company should have zero problem with you doing that. I use the same method on everything on my truck and trailers. Caught one today, in fact.
     
  8. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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  9. Numb

    Numb Crusty Curmudgeon

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    add a bungie cord.
     
  10. Goodysnap

    Goodysnap Road Train Member

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    Next time you're in the shop, maybe they could switch you over from rubber to coils? You have a lot of hose there that is not really needed.
     
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  11. GlassRoots

    GlassRoots Bobtail Member

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    Yea I think that's what I'll probably do since the 2 air lines are toast anyway
     
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