What do you do if you cant get tandems to slide

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Kolorado, Jul 14, 2021.

  1. TravR1

    TravR1 Road Train Member

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    This ^^

    It's happened to me a handful of times. My trailers use air to pull the pins inward, allowing it to slide. If the pins dont go in, you can try taping it with a hammer to jerk some of the gunk loose. I wouldn't smash it with a hammer, just lighter more consistent tapping is probably all you need.

    Rock the truck back and forth, then try it again. More tapping. Make sure the ground is level and your truck is straight.

    In my case they have all eventually given in and I was able to slide them. But occasionally it can take persistent work and patience. lol
     
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    Permatex Assembly Lube, made for assembling interior assembly's inside your motor, such as lube the cam before entry, lube the bearings for the crank, rods etc....I use it on metal to metal contacts on the brake assembly's. I also use it mixed with anti-seze makes a "slippery" goo for all kinds of applications.
     
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