Comments By SouthernJourneyman

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Posted:  8 years, 6 months ago

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It's offical

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Thanks. Southern. You want to be my trainer? Haha

Maybe one day. Don't think I'm ready for that yet.

Posted:  8 years, 6 months ago

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Treated fuel

If you are down south and heading north then you want to treat your fuel. I live and work in Montana and we always fill with #2 and I have yet to treat. I have yet to gel up either. The fuel up north is going to be different than the fuel down south. A lot of the time they will have a chart on the top of the pump giving you the gel temps of the fuel. At least town pump seems to do that.

You can also ask where you are fueling just to be sure. Maybe some more experienced folks can say, but I'm not sure just how far north you need to go before you start finding treated fuel.

Posted:  8 years, 6 months ago

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It's offical

Congrats SamTon. I think you'll be happy over here.

Posted:  8 years, 6 months ago

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Strapping pipe

Me personally I would strap each layer individually plus a belly band in the center. Had a load very similar to that last week. Used 12 straps plus two to make the belly band. I stagger them also. So the first strap goes over the top, second strap over the middle layer and third strap over the bottom layer. Then start at the top again and work your way down. After that put in a belly band and start from the rear, should be a mirror image of the front. Some folks may call it overkill but you can never oversight. And I've seen to many pics of pipe going through a cab to take shortcuts.

Posted:  8 years, 6 months ago

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Tough Call...What would you do?

I agree with what most have said. Review company policy, contact DM.

Otherwise I would get the load to Walmart ASAP in hopes to preserve the load. If they reject then go from there. But I would let them make that decision.

Posted:  8 years, 6 months ago

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Flatbed

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I'd be real cautious about going flatbed then. Not saying all companies are the same but I have a tall load I have to climb almost once a week.

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Will Melton let you take a ladder

Yes you can. There is a spot to strap one to the headache rack.

Posted:  8 years, 6 months ago

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Flatbed

I'd be real cautious about going flatbed then. Not saying all companies are the same but I have a tall load I have to climb almost once a week.

Posted:  8 years, 6 months ago

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Musicians! Describe your rig!

I'm a bit of a bass player but not much room for all that. Thinking about getting a classical guitar and learning that. Or a fiddle.

Posted:  8 years, 6 months ago

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Engaging air brakes in winter/freezing conditions

Just use the tractor brakes. I was spent the night up there at the J on exit 2 off I80 last night. I only pull the tractor brakes as a rule and still took a bit to get going. They were froze up pretty good. Hate to think how long I would have been beating on trailer brakes.

Posted:  8 years, 6 months ago

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Buying a C.B. radio

Ok. I'll be sitting around all day.

Steve- I may have to look into some of those improvements.

One of these days I would like to invest in a Galaxy. I've heard lots of good stuff about them. That and I was a radio operator in the Army so I'm a bit of a radio nerd.

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