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Posted:  1 year, 8 months ago

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CB radios

Yes I have had everything checked out so I guess that's it the linear or they just don't want to answer

Hello fellow truckers, I am having a CB radio crisis. I am looking for a good radio that gets out pretty good. I currently have a cobra 29 which is ok I guess, but a lot of times I get no response from others or I get walked on. What makes for a pretty strong radio? Is it the radio itself or the antenna? I use a Wilson 3000 antenna. Can anyone help me with some suggestions without breaking my wallet? A lil humor there....... Thanks in advance......

Posted:  1 year, 8 months ago

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Weight limits

Question: If my weight is over on the trailer tandems which way do I slide the tandems? If the weight is over on the drives which way do you slide the tandems? however the total weight is good under 80,000 and the steers are good. Can someone help or give me a rule of thumb? Thank you in advance.

Posted:  2 years, 5 months ago

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Needed help with tandem sliding or weight limit

Yeah I should have went back and made the shipper remove some freight and shift some around, but after two scaling attempts and time running out, I took a chance. And yes I was sweating it out until I got to a point where I knew I was in the clear. Thank GOD.......

If I'm understanding correctly, I would have made that shipper remove some freight from that trailer and shift the remaining load.

Posted:  2 years, 5 months ago

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Needed help with tandem sliding or weight limit

Yeah I checked that, but its welded that way.

If the fifth wheel is in a fixed position than it wouldnt ever be off so much. No company puts their fifth wheel in a fixed position so far back. Original poster is either doing it wrong or doesn't know how to adjust it.

I've had adjusted fifth wheels, usually that meant they disconnected the air line leading to the fifth wheel that withdraws the locking pins. Look for a disconnected air line running along your frame right before your fifth wheel. If its disconnect it, connect it back, slide fifth wheel then disconnect it again and put it back how it was.

Either way, you're going to be hard pressed to find a shipper who will take off weight when youre not even close to max gross weight.

Posted:  2 years, 5 months ago

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Needed help with tandem sliding or weight limit

I had a trailer that I weighed St 9640 Dr 44800 total truck and trailer 78500 rear 34020. After calculation it came out to be St 9640 Dr 35160 Tr 33700. I slid my Tr tandems up 6 notches and came out with this St 9500 Dr 43940 Truck and Trailer 78520 TR 34740. After calculation it came out to be ST 9500 Dr 34440 and Tr 34560. I know I was over weight on my Drives and Trailer Tandems I went on and got lucky no scales. What would have been the proper fix. Oh by the why my fifth wheel would not slide. Can someone help?

Posted:  3 years ago

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CB radios

Ok. That must be it. The Linear amps because everything else checks out.

Assuming you've had the antenna (and wiring) checked out and tuned in - then realize that a stock/unmodified radio is only going to get out so far.

Most of the guys that are walking all over you - probably have modified radios or linear amps running behind the radio to boost their output.

Rick

Posted:  3 years ago

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Direction to slide tandems

Thanks Ernie S. I will try this and apply it to my daily job. I appreciate your help and advice.

The way I always explain it is this:

Your tandems (trailer wheels) are stationary, move the load towards the smaller of the 2 weights. Example, you have 32425 on your drive axle, and 33967 on your tandems. With your trailer brakes set & pins released, pull the truck forward to move weight forward.

On average, most reefer trailers when you are moving your tandems, you move between 300 - 500 lbs per hole. So with this example, you would want to move your load forward (tandems back) 2 -3 holes to balance the load between drives & tandems. But also as was pointed out, you have to keep bridge laws in mind for the states you are traveling into/through.

Ernie

Posted:  3 years ago

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CB radios

Hello fellow truckers, I am having a CB radio crisis. I am looking for a good radio that gets out pretty good. I currently have a cobra 29 which is ok I guess, but a lot of times I get no response from others or I get walked on. What makes for a pretty strong radio? Is it the radio itself or the antenna? I use a Wilson 3000 antenna. Can anyone help me with some suggestions without breaking my wallet? A lil humor there....... Thanks in advance......

Posted:  3 years ago

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Direction to slide tandems

Thanks for the information

Compare the Drive weight with the Tandem weight. If the Drive is heavier, move the Tandems toward the heavy weight. If the Tandems are heavier, move the Tandems away (back) from the weight.

Secret mathematical formula: Subtract the smaller from the larger (just like in school). Divide that number by 500, round up (4.25 becomes 5). That is the number of 4" spaced holes to move.

Drives // Tandem: 31120 // 34760

Difference: 34760 - 31120 = 3640

Divide by 500: 3640 รท 500 = 7.28

Round "up": 8 holes. The heaviest is the Tandems, so move them back 8 holes. Do not get comfused here: to move the tandems back, you need to keep tandem brakes on and move the truck forward.

Posted:  3 years ago

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Direction to slide tandems

Thanks Old School for the tip on High Road Training Program. I will definitely look into it and study it. appreciate all the help and advice I can get out here.

Duane all your questions will be answered, and you'll learn a lot on this whole subject by going through the "weights and balance" section of our High Road Training Program.

It will make your life so much easier out here, and you'll have the confidence of a professional as you are doing your daily tasks as a driver.

Duane all your questions will be answered, and you'll learn a lot on this whole subject by going through the "weights and balance" section of our High Road Training Program.

It will make your life so much easier out here, and you'll have the confidence of a professional as you are doing your daily tasks as a driver.

Posted:  3 years ago

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Direction to slide tandems

Thanks Deb R. I will try to remember this on my next weigh.

Posted:  3 years ago

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Direction to slide tandems

When weighing my truck by axle; Say the drives are over weight, which direction should I slide the tandems? Say I am over weight on the trailer, which direction should the tandems be slide and how much weight does each hole represent? Can anyone help me figure this thing out?

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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Thinking about purchasing a truck

Thank you I will check that out.

The OOIDA would be your best source for this information.

Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

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Thinking about purchasing a truck

I am thinking about purchasing me a truck. I am not sure if I want a day cab or sleeper, but I know I want a Pete or KW. I would want something that is comfortable and pulls great. Can someone help me about what I need to look for, be aware of and what I need to do to becoming an owner operator? Most of all is it worth it? I am a company driver now, but I am not happy and looking for something bigger and better to provide for myself and family. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Posted:  3 years, 9 months ago

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Per axle weighing

Thanks guys this helps me a lot. I will be remembering and using the methods learned here. Thanks a bunch....

Posted:  3 years, 9 months ago

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Per axle weighing

How do you make sure you have the right weight when weighing each axel seperately. ex. Steer 9,340, Drive 40,360, Total 72,603, Trailer 31,300. Weight may not match up, but just throwing a figure out there.

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