Downstream Affect Of Laziness And/or Ambivalence

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G-Town's Comment
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Here is another photo...enlarge the label and you’ll piece it together.

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I’ll provide my point to all this in the morning. Appreciate the interest!

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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We have them on some of ours, different shape. Many have been removed due to them not working properly. They look cool lit up at night while waiting for it to go out.

Rob T.'s Comment
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One more guess. 5th wheel locked?

Thats what i was thinking as well, however after seeing the new pics i now know what it really is. Thank you for sharing this G Town, id never seen that light before.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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From what I found, that is an old label. There is a newer one due to an upgrade to the system.

I'll post it after GTown posts tomorrow.

millionmiler24 (CRST Amba's Comment
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How many of you know what this clear light is and what it’s for? If so equipped found on the front wall, near the driver’s side of the trailer. Usually visible in the side mirror.

I’d like to give the newbies and rookies a chance to answer before opening it up to everyone...

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There is a point to be made that involves all of us; either giving or receiving. I’ll give it some time.

To be continued...

Tire inflation system on the trailer? That’s what that Meritor label said.

G-Town's Comment
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So, yes (assuming it’s functioning properly) if the light is lit it means a sensor has indicated a drop in tire pressure on one or more of the trailer tires. The auto-inflate kicks in using air pressure bled from the trailer’s brake supply and will maintain cold pressure until the tire is repaired. And when it’s lit, it’s very obvious and next to impossible to miss.

A few of the older Walmart trailers have them, most of the newer dry vans and some reefers delivered in the last two years have this equipment.

Yes cool stuff, but again there is a point to all this relevant to the title that I’ll share after some much needed sleep.

This image shows the air lines routed from the bearing cab to each tire; inner and outer.

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Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

G-Town's Comment
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From what I found, that is an old label. There is a newer one due to an upgrade to the system.

I'll post it after GTown posts tomorrow.

That’s true. They no longer have that style label. The initial auto-inflate warning light photo I posted is on a Great Dane trailer less than a year old, 150 series. The older one is on a 107 series, about 8 years old.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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OK, I'm pretty sure I know what GTown's point is going to be, and I don't think it has anything to do with the upgraded system, so I'll share that now.

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Then again, maybe I'm wrong about his point, but I don't think so.

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G-Town's Comment
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OK, I'm pretty sure I know what GTown's point is going to be, and I don't think it has anything to do with the upgraded system, so I'll share that now.

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Then again, maybe I'm wrong about his point, but I don't think so.

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You’re workin’ it Grumpy.

The newer systems have both auto-inflate and therm-alert. My story is all about the auto-inflate aspect of the system.

Good stuff. And good night! 💤

Dave (formerly known as K's Comment
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I might be guessing here a little but I'm thinking the moral of this is going to be, if the light is on there is a tire problem. STOP! Get it fixed!

The Prime trailers have a system like this also. It's critical to keep an eye on that light. Under inflated tires blow out and can build up enough heat to catch on fire.

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