Unpleasant call from neighbor

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by skallagrime, Apr 4, 2021.

  1. skallagrime

    skallagrime Road Train Member

    1,604
    3,123
    Apr 10, 2012
    Indiana
    0
    Not sure where this belongs, just figured I'd share my bad morning

    Neighbor went into town, passed the corner where a bunch of us park our trailers over the weekend. Gave me a call.

    Have 47,000 lb of sheet steel on, it didnt move so thats nice

    Passenger side leg gear gave up at least 8 hours after i dropped it.

    Its stable, couldnt lower other leg to take twist out of trailer. will get someone to lift it tomorrow morning.
    20210404_103901.jpg 20210404_103811.jpg
     
  2. Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  3. Jaebo74

    Jaebo74 Medium Load Member

    433
    1,851
    Feb 4, 2021
    0
    That sucks, I used to run a yard dog and we had this happen about 3 times a year to fully loaded carpet trailers.
     
  4. skallagrime

    skallagrime Road Train Member

    1,604
    3,123
    Apr 10, 2012
    Indiana
    0
    Yeah i imagine a flatbed might be easier than a van in my situation since i think theyre just going to have to park next to it with a rotater cuff, if you had a big forklift where you worked it might not be as bad... other than the obvious hassle and repair issues.
     
    FerrissWheel Thanks this.
  5. Jaebo74

    Jaebo74 Medium Load Member

    433
    1,851
    Feb 4, 2021
    0
    Nah,. We didn't have anything that would touch that
     
    FerrissWheel Thanks this.
  6. skallagrime

    skallagrime Road Train Member

    1,604
    3,123
    Apr 10, 2012
    Indiana
    0
    Unfortunately none of my neighbors has QUITE a big enough tractor with forks in my case either :p
     
    FerrissWheel and JoeyJunk Thank this.
  7. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

    10,893
    25,099
    May 25, 2017
    under a shade tree
    0
    i hope your trailer survives..
     
  8. black_dog106

    black_dog106 Road Train Member

    1,753
    1,498
    Mar 29, 2009
    MA
    0
    If it was my trailer, guess I know where I would be on Easter. Blocking, jacking to get a truck under it!
     
  9. roundhouse

    roundhouse Road Train Member

    1,117
    2,022
    Jul 11, 2018
    0
    I’ve had em
    Sink into the pavement

    never had one collapse the leg

    just dump Your airbags and hit it hard.

    someone with a tractor set up for an RGN might be able to back under it and raise it.
     
  10. jinxutoo

    jinxutoo Light Load Member

    134
    223
    Jan 17, 2012
    Illinois
    0
    Good job with the chains
     
    FerrissWheel and JoeyJunk Thank this.
  11. staceydude

    staceydude Medium Load Member

    675
    2,518
    Apr 3, 2020
    0
    That sucks, hopefully it is okay aftermath wise
     
    FerrissWheel and JoeyJunk Thank this.
  • Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  • Draft saved Draft deleted