Super cold gone and done me in tonight

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  1. newbietrucker91

    newbietrucker91 Medium Load Member

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    Cruising down a small road I started to hear air hissing and my air dropping fast. Put her in the snow ditch cause there is no shoulder in this road and saw the problem right away. Thing snapped in 2 the moment I tried to remove my glad hand so here i wait in the middle of no where Missouri at -10F for a repair truck. Hope i can pull her out of the snow but if not will then need to call for a winch out. They sending a TA repait truck 100 miles away to me so I hope he being a fresh hose with him or will be a waste of time.
     
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  3. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    another reason why i never liked those insipid plastic air lines.

    best of luck to you.
     
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  4. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    That truly sucks. Hope you stay warm.
     
  5. newbietrucker91

    newbietrucker91 Medium Load Member

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    Have enough fuel to idle if need be for 2 days. Was -21F last night when I had to call a truck to get me out of my parking spot at a pilot. Not I get 120 miles down the road and bam!

    I'm at least happy it did not put my breaks on the moment that it happened. Was a pickup on my tail not 100 ft away that would of been bad if it breaked.
     
  6. Tropsnart

    Tropsnart Heavy Load Member

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    You can take the fitting and move it down the hose past the break. 1 cut and a few turns of a wrench and back on the road.
     
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    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    This is where having spare fittings comes in handy.
     
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    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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  9. newbietrucker91

    newbietrucker91 Medium Load Member

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    Tech took 4 hours and fixed me up. Thankfully I have a manual and was able to rock myself out of the hole I put myself in. All in all been a wild night.
     
  10. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    I replace those crappy plastic airlines on sight. I have broken a couple in -30 or colder. They simply snap just like that.

    It's one of the commandments of winter driving. You will not drive a truck with those crappy airlines on them. You replace them with something closer to rubber that can take the cold better.
     
  11. newbietrucker91

    newbietrucker91 Medium Load Member

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    Sadly all the trailers at this Walmart DC use plastic airlines even tho is in the - range all winter.
     
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