Your Top Five Things You Can't Live Without

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Old School's Comment
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First, I'm lazy & can't count too high.

Haha, so says the former math teacher! rofl-2.gif

Patrick C.'s Comment
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Patrick, what do you cook/heat with the hot plate??

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This!

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Nice... What, no hot sauce?

The hot sauce came after the pic, lol

Colin K.'s Comment
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Errol: "First, I'm lazy & can't count too high. So I mark the correct tandem hole when I have to adjust the trailer balance." You are being very modest. Doing something like that is the sign of a smart, efficient person, not a lazy one. Thank you for taking the time to respond. I learned something.

Stay safe out there everyone, Colin K.

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Deke's Comment
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Thanks Old School.....I will definitely read the thread.....

Errol, thanks, the yellow crayon/chalk thing is just the kind of stuff I'm looking for. I know these days most everybody will want their electronic devices, etc....but I would never have thought abought the crayon. If I'm successful in my endeavor, I will be driving a spread axle flatbed however, so I won't have to count pin holes.....😄....still a good idea to have for other things I'm sure.....

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Road atlas, gloves and tools, cb, cleaning supplies (I'm a bit over the top on having a clean vehicle) and without a doubt, the Keurig for on demand coffee.

Deke's Comment
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Yes Robert, a Keurig is at the top of my wish list.

And Old School, I have to take a pass on the Merle Haggard cd......lol

millionmiler24's Comment
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Clothes, Food, Rand McNally Laminated Motor Carriers Road Atlas, Phone (Samsung Galaxy S8+, Note8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X), and Laptop (MacBook Pro or better Windows 10 based equivalent)

Parrothead66's Comment
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Just last week a got one of those tire markers, tire pens, yellow things...whatever you call it from the shop so I could mark nails etc...also when I ck my tire pressures I can do the whole truck/trailer and not have to trust my memory, just write it on the sidewall

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Errol, your response that you can't do without Yellow chalk/crayon caught my eye. May I ask an ignorant question and ask what you use it for?

Thank you. Stay safe out there, everybody. Colin K.

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First, I'm lazy & can't count too high. So I mark the correct tandem hole when I have to adjust the trailer balance.

Second, if I find a nail/ bolt/ chunk of metal in a tire, I mark the side if the tire so the repair tech can find it. (Handy Hint: If the damage is on a right-side tire, be sure to mark the same "o'clock" position on the left side so you can easily see it in your mirror, and roll to where the actual location is easy to get at, not somewhere on the bottom of the tire.)

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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