Winter driving tips

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by ThomasTrucker21, Nov 21, 2020.

  1. okiedokie

    okiedokie Road Train Member

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    That doesn't help frozen brakes. It helps to keep your air system from freezing. Frozen brakes are because they have been set and freeze to the drums. Propane torch & a hammer will release them when they are charged. Don't set your trailer brakes in cold weather. Problem solved.
     
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  3. lovesthedrive

    lovesthedrive Is here to help

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    Get a load to Maine. We are still with out snow and in the mid forties
     
  4. okiedokie

    okiedokie Road Train Member

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    La Niña
     
  5. AModelCat

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    Formulated for gasoline and diesel vehicles. I had no idea the air system cared which fuel is used to power the engine :rolleyes:
     
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  6. MTN Boomer

    MTN Boomer Heavy Load Member

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    Plain ol alcohol works. I see there is a limit on how much you can buy at the drug store.
     
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  7. Redtwin

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    Thanks, how much do you usually use.?
     
  8. Redtwin

    Redtwin Road Train Member

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    Not sure I want to carry a propane torch around. Not setting trailer brakes is already something I do, but that is of little use if you are hooking to a trailer that has been sitting in a sub zero drop lot for days.
     
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  9. okiedokie

    okiedokie Road Train Member

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    When I drove truck in the Winter I'd carry 1 in the cargo box. No big deal. It made life alot easier. I hear ya on the trailer yard. Just don't put it under the drivers seat. Lol You be surprised how many guys put Compressed cans under their seat. Big no no.
     
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  10. Redtwin

    Redtwin Road Train Member

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    No issues with tunnels or border crossings?
     
  11. skellr

    skellr Road Train Member

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    Yes.
    People claim it eats the seals in air valves over time. Maybe better to drain the air tanks frequently and make sure the dryer is working?
     
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