Why I hate wide singles on a truck.

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  1. LTL Bull

    LTL Bull Road Train Member

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    4158A902-DEEE-4C7F-A00C-91FB2EF3E7B3.jpeg Trying to get to Philadelphia tonight and here we go! Nap time for me
     

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  3. shatteredsquare

    shatteredsquare Road Train Member

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    when those go it's like a car bomb! gas cloud 4 feet wide and trailer shrapnel in all directions. RIP fender

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  4. LTL Bull

    LTL Bull Road Train Member

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    Yep. I pulled tankers for Suttles back in the day and had several blowouts with duals, the fender may get bent but it never got blown apart like this did. Took my driver’s side light box too
     
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    shatteredsquare Road Train Member

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    lmao

    damage description: GONE
     
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    Oh, "Super Singles" for a spell, was supposed to be better than sliced bread. Seemed everybody jumped on the bandwagon, like aero skirts. The single tires are junk, and the fairings do little, what an industry to exploit.:thumbup:
     
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    Arctic_fox Experienced mx13 execrator

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    Never understood why these stupid tires are even a thing and why they stayed a thing after people figured out the cons. Between the damage and road call when one eventually blows, any posible fuel savings are near instantly wiped out. And god help any 4 wheeler next to one of these going off and the ensueing lawsuit if their vehicle is trashed.
     
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  8. Long FLD

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    It’s probably less to do with fuel and more to do with the weight savings in a bulk application.
     
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    shatteredsquare Road Train Member

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    for real, how much MPG do you have to save over time to recoup the cost of rebuilding 1/4 of a whole trailer rear end and a $1100 tire.
     
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  10. LTL Bull

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    Yep rim was replaced too, so I have no idea how much that added. Plus I’m still sitting here, been here since 2135 last night. Now they’re talking about having someone from over 6 hours away come fix the fender and light bar. So the cost savings is really adding up
     
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    How many trucks does your company run? How many loads get hauled at roughly 1000 pounds more over duals? I doubt they’re doing it for cost savings in a bulk operation. If you’re hauling 25 ton then every 50 loads your company hauls generates the revenue of an extra load. Pencil that out over the course of a year versus having a blowout and it makes it easier to see the why of it.
     
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