Need Some Help With 90 Degree Alley Dock And Offset

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Rob D.'s Comment
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The toy versions don't travel well.

Several of the winches were broken off when I opened it. The passenger side rear impact guard was broken off. And the driver's side mud flap broke off when I was trying some backing maneuvers. It still works for my purposes though.

In trying some of the backing maneuvers, I can already feel the resistance from the spread axles, which seems to be the most when the tractor is about a 30 degree angle to the trailer. Is this about the same for a real trailer?

Turtle's Comment
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Several of the winches were broken off when I opened it. The passenger side rear impact guard was broken off. And the driver's side mud flap broke off when I was trying some backing maneuvers.

Put that in your DVIR or it'll come out of your first check.

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The winches just pop back in I think. A little super glue will keep them there. The other stuff... Well, you'll get that on the big jobs.

In trying some of the backing maneuvers, I can already feel the resistance from the spread axles, which seems to be the most when the tractor is about a 30 degree angle to the trailer. Is this about the same for a real trailer?

Sounds about right. The resistance is affected by several variable factors, such as weight on the trailer, placement of load, even the incline of the pavement your on.

With flatbed being what I started out on, I really didn't know just how much the spread affected backing until I started pulling one of these dry vans. The mechanics of backing are pretty similar, but the resistance of a spread axle is quite different.

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.
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