Why are pups so wiggly?

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  1. Canadianhauler21

    Canadianhauler21 Medium Load Member

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    See these pup trailers on the interstate wiggling all over the place. Why do they move around so much? Is it the driver that's doing it or is that just how they are? When it's windy oh man I don't even pass them.
     
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  3. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    Sometimes ruts in the road will make the trailers fight.

    A good driver should be able to keep them straight.
     
  4. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

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    That’s why the call them wiggle wagons.
     
  5. FozzyNOK

    FozzyNOK Road Train Member

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    Lots of moving parts designed to move.... and like the other poster said.. roads aren't exactly smooth.
     
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  6. JoeTruck

    JoeTruck Light Load Member

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    Two pivot points moving in different directions.
     
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  7. Old_n_gray

    Old_n_gray Light Load Member

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    Could be empties or driver looking at his/her phone.
     
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  8. Allow Me.

    Allow Me. Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Properly loaded with proper air pressure in the tires , they don't wiggle. Under-inflated tires, worn out springs on the con-gear, heavy rear trailer/light front trailer...might wiggle a bit
     
  9. '88K100

    '88K100 Light Load Member

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    Light rear wagon. A heavy rear wagon can also cause this. Had a heavy tailgate loader trailer as my rear trailer. Could not switch it to lead as it lacked hardware. Could not get it to pull straight , wobbled all over at road speed,,,Ended up moving it 220 miles at 45mph!! Never again. I still pull A trains but most the rest of Canada is B’s or C’s
    A’s are from the Stone Age
     
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  10. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    Once they become dogs they tend to settle down and become less energetic ;)
     
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