"The problem ain't going to Fix Itself", but this time somehow it did.

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by A Bug, Jan 24, 2020.

  1. A Bug

    A Bug Medium Load Member

    Mar 15, 2014
    Sevierville TN
    For the last three hundred miles I've been trying to figure this out.

    My Conestoga had a problem. It would not lock down in the rear, so while driving it would hang loosely and flap in the wind.

    The mechanism used a metal bar screwed in that would lock in the place with the use of a winch bar and an oversized allen wrench adapter.

    The metal bar was upside down and jammed in place so I planned on using a mallet and some WD-40 later on the fix the problem, but I was in a hurry at the moment and needed to get on the next load so I figured I would just wait until I shut down for the night and work on it at a truck stop.

    Thing is that night it was about 18 degrees and snowing so being lazy as I am I just put it off for later and went to sleep.

    While driving the next day I noticed my Conestoga was not flapping loosely in the wind. When I got to my receiver to unload a couple aluminum coils I look at the thing and it is fixed. Metal bar is right side up and locked in place.

    It is impossible for it to have just bumped into place by the shaking of the trailer. It would require the force of at least 20 lbs on that winch bar to lock it in place while using the adapter key.

    I doubt that God miraclously fixed it. His miracles are that of Christ giving sight to the blind and raising the dead, not repairing some lazy tucker's conestoga.

    That leaves only the possibility that someone else fixed it while I was at the truck stop.

    Someone would have had to been walking along the back of the lot where I was parked and seen my loose Conestoga, then they would go get their own winch bar plus the adapter needed that only a few of the drivers for my own company use.

    And they would have to be bold enough to go in the back of some random trailer and fix the problem in the cold while its driver was sleeping.

    What am I missing here? What do you guys think? I did not just imagine all this or make any of it up. This has been on my mind all day long now.
  2. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

    Mar 5, 2016
    White County, Arkansas
    First check your load and see if it's intact.

    Who knows there be angels among us. Things like that have happened a time or two. However rarely.
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  3. happy feet

    happy feet Bobtail Member

    Jan 22, 2020
    Its not for us to question his works, only to appreciate them and pay it foward!
  4. rachi

    rachi Road Train Member

    Feb 25, 2010
    Maybe it wasn't upside down in the first place?
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  5. Milr72

    Milr72 Medium Load Member

    Dec 16, 2011
    S W Missouri
    It's amazing what a good night's sleep can do for you!
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  6. Espressolane

    Espressolane Road Train Member

    Nov 21, 2009
    Just south of the north 40
    Sometimes a good cup of coffee in the morning works .
  7. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

    Apr 26, 2013
    Yep there is still good drivers out there. He probably pulled the same trailer and just helping a fellow driver out.
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  8. SmallPackage

    SmallPackage Medium Load Member

    Dec 20, 2019
    Marion Texas
    Either a caped crusader, a lovable gremlin, or you were sleep walking.
  9. mitmaks

    mitmaks Road Train Member

    May 16, 2014
    Maybe pigment of your imagination
  10. jammer910Z

    jammer910Z Road Train Member

    May 28, 2015
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