Rollovers

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Susan D. 's Comment
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Those rolls weigh almost 7,000 pounds each. With generally 6 to a load, there will be 3 staggered in the front, a 15-20 foot gap then 3 staggered towards the back of the trailer. There's just no way to secure that stuff, hence the anti-skid mats. No load lock or strap is going to hold that stuff. They get to wobbling it sliding and they WILL come right through the side or front end of a trailer. They're nothing to be scared of hauling, but you have to respect the load and keep a really good following distance and crawl at a snail's pace around ramps and turns.

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G-Town's Comment
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Grumpy I have lost count the number of times I’ve seen or even witnessed off-ramp rollovers. The frequency is staggering. The severity of some is sickening. It can be argued speed is usually the primary cause of this kind of accident. Inattentiveness and disrespecting the incredible power of basic motion physics can be disastrous.

Read the consensus responses on how most of us handle off-ramps. Dropping the speed to a safe level before entering the turn is highly critical. As a rule I am under the posted speed limit by at least 5mph; and that’s in dry conditions and on ramps I know like the back of my hand. Not worth the risk.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Grumpy I have lost count the number of times I’ve seen or even witnessed off-ramp rollovers. The frequency is staggering. The severity of some is sickening. It can be argued speed is usually the primary cause of this kind of accident. Inattentiveness and disrespecting the incredible power of basic motion physics can be disastrous.

Read the consensus responses on how most of us handle off-ramps. Dropping the speed to a safe level before entering the turn is highly critical. As a rule I am under the posted speed limit by at least 5mph; and that’s in dry conditions and on ramps I know like the back of my hand. Not worth the risk.

I’m not arguing that fact. I’m just confused that my trainer hasn’t mentioned my speed. Like I said, I am usually at least 5 under, and he has over a million safe miles, so I want to be careful how I bring it up to him. Though he isn’t easily excited.

I definitely want to be safe.

And I mentioned passing because someone mentioned people passing him, but now I just realized he probably meant after the ramp, and when he got on the roadway.

G-Town's Comment
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It’s cool, I wasn’t arguing with you...

Sharing my experience.

Tractor Man's Comment
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^^^^^^^^ Ditto what G Town said.

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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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It’s cool, I wasn’t arguing with you...

Sharing my experience.

Lol

I know. I just quoted you because you were last. smile.gif

Rob T.'s Comment
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I thought for sure I was gonna roll today. Had a pickup at Kraft in Aurora Illinois that I had to drive 70 miles while empty. On I74 EB it wasnt bad, 60 mph wind gusts were pushing me along. The problem came the final 20 miles when I had to come north with wind blowing from the west. I watched my trailer wheels come completely off the ground. I was doing 40 mph because I didnt like the feel and ended up doing 25 mph the rest of the way after that. Coming back west (loaded 40k) sucked I'd be doing 70 and then the wind would pick up and I'd be struggling to do 55. Glad to be done for the night. Hopefully it's not as windy when I roll out at midnight.

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Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Glad you made it through ok. Wind is supposed to start dieing down by 8 or 9.

PJ's Comment
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Glad your safe, I am east of chicago about 25 miles and the wind is rocking me parked between two box vans. It sure is blowing up here.... I just need to take my butt back too the south, lol

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Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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My first trip past Denver in 12 years I saw a total of 15 trailers on their side some seemed like they had been there for weeks. As I was leaving Nebraska today they were pulling a flatbed driver's rig and trailer out of a ditch. Luckily he was empty or it could have been much worse. The wind and ice have been pretty intense. Of course I got the usual salute from many drivers who thought Iwas going too slow for them. I just smiled and waved. I think that made them even madder. I did see what was left of a truck and trailer fire. All you saw was the frame of both. I don't understand this fascination with speed in the snow and ice. It sure freaks me out when I see them passing me and their trailer is weaving all over.

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