Where is everyone #5

Discussion in 'Flatbed Trucking Forum' started by DDlighttruck, Aug 27, 2017.

  1. Espressolane

    Espressolane Road Train Member

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    Been there. Didn’t even get a T-shirt.
    A few things that could be of value.
    Get a full medical check out done, with an evaluation with a neurologist. Your going to need this in the near future. Find the seniors advocacy agency in your area. They will have resources and info you will want. They may help with getting some care assistance. Your going to need it. This one is the thing no one wants to talk about. The affairs of the family. You probably need to find a legal counsel to make sure the estate is in order. That proper power of attorney documents are drawn and signed. That is an absolutely important part of things. Get digital and hard copies of everything. Then you get to have the absolute worst set of conversations your ever going to be involved with. Especially with siblings. Trust me on this, its not fun, be prepared. Don’t take the anger personally.
    One thing I didn’t do, and should have. At some point your going to need to petition for a declaration of incompetence. It really is only a legal tactic and provides a solid path to guardianship. The things you find out afterwards. This last item, you need to take care for yourself.
     
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  3. beastr123

    beastr123 Road Train Member

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    Pulled a 40ft Alloy back in the late 70's. They are now part of Western Trailers. They were 1000lb more than an 40ft Alloy outside rail flat. That was with steel hoppers underneath and 1/2" plywood floor. Steel rails and aluminum crossmembers on 12" centers.
    I also pulled a set of super-B convertibles from 89 to 93 and they were all steel with a coil package in each and weighed 7500lbs more than straight flats from the same manufacturer.
     
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  4. Tug Toy

    Tug Toy Road Train Member

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    Loaded, drove 600 miles, unloaded and waiting to pick up my insulation at 7 am tomorrow.
     
  5. shooter19802003

    shooter19802003 Road Train Member

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    Pshhhh, good excuse to get a new truck though!
     
  6. Qbf594

    Qbf594 Road Train Member

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    Ok I need help. I guess I forgot whatever I knew if I ever knew much LOL. I got aluminum coils in KY that I've done before but these are much bigger. He was going to put 3 on- 17k lb ea and I declined, I'd be over gross. So I have 2- almost 24k lb ea. I've only ever put 3 straps on a skidded coil. But I've only ever carried smaller ones 3 or 4 at a time... If I wanted to add another strap or 2 where the heck would I put them? Just keep adding more in a star pattern?
     
  7. shooter19802003

    shooter19802003 Road Train Member

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    Well, mechanic called. They somehow managed to ##### up my abs valve. So, they are trying to track down parts. I can't win. Ugh
     
  8. shooter19802003

    shooter19802003 Road Train Member

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    They are skidded?
     
  9. Qbf594

    Qbf594 Road Train Member

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    Yes. Sorry I was not clear. Aluminum skidded coils. Strap only. Beer cans in disguise LOL
     
  10. shooter19802003

    shooter19802003 Road Train Member

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    If you have metal edge protectors, toss a couple chains on an x pattern over the top.

    Edit: sorry I didn't see the strap only comment.
     
  11. shooter19802003

    shooter19802003 Road Train Member

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    If not toss 2 straps x pattern and one across the center. I also put a strap across the front at a hard angle to keep it from sliding forward.

    Edit: I have a few 2 inch straps with chain ends on them for such things. You can pull them at angles and they don't bind.
     
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