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PackRat's Comment
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You're right.

Sorry I posted anything.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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You're right.

Sorry I posted anything.

i didnt mean to mean.. sorry if it sounded that way. I was just trying to say that there is a reason.. not some random hose popping lol

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Amber L.'s Comment
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So the hoses where attached to the bar across the back when I did my pre trip in the morning all high enough to not get caught and not to tight. But somehow during driving they came off the bar and got caught under the tires during the turn thus pulling them out of the truck, the glad hand connections were still connected.

The way my trainer said it made me think this was a problem on lots of trucks, which I thought it's not going to be on mine! I'll figure out a way to make it not one!

But now with what you all are saying it sounds like it was something he could have fixed but didn't and look where that got us!

Walking around the yard today I saw all different configurations of how the lines are held up, I just know ours will not be able to come off from a darn bump!!

Errol thanks for explaining that the trailer would just pull you to a stop, I was afraid with the rain and all it would skid and swing out but i see now what you mean about the truck still going faster. Not as scary but people behind you might find it quite surprising!!

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G-Town's Comment
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I don’t think it was the bouncing around that caused this. Sounds like the slack adjuster broke and the hoses were draped over the bar that you spoke of, making the hoses taught with very little slack. They pulled out of the gladhands when you made your turn...

Please take a look at this photo... this is relatively what the setup should look like.

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HOS:

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Amber L.'s Comment
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They pulled out of the gladhands when you made your turn...

They didn't pull out the glad hands the fittings broke on the truck leaving part of the threaded pipe in the truck, the glad hands were still connected at the trailer no damage there.

That is essentially the set up, there is an angled bar attached to the metal bar that they are attached to on my trainer's rig, instead of being directly attached to the metal bar like in this picture. I saw both ways at the yard yesterday.

G-Town's Comment
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Amber in reference to the picture I posted; the hoses and electrical pigtail are connected to two slack adjusters which are basically a spring loaded sling that are hung from the crossbar above the window. This allows for the hoses to move freely and prevents them from dragging on the frame or pulling out of their connections as you described.

I still believe your hoses were too taught and pulled out of the fittings on the cab during a tight turn.

Check your slack during your pretrip to make sure the hoses are not getting hung up on anything and the slack adjusters will allow them to stretch out to compensate for the turning of the trailer.

HOS:

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HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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Here's a new set I installed yesterday afternoon. These need to be adjusted. Can you see why?

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Amber L.'s Comment
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Pictures of the hose holder that fell off. It's only held on by a plastic clip, that clips up onto the metal bar not down over it. I have seen that some people zip tie it on and a lot of people don't use it. We have just clipped onto the metal bar instead of using it. 0606827001577804670.jpg0236451001577804694.jpg0223528001577804769.jpg0057416001577804834.jpg

HOS:

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HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Noob_Driver's Comment
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Here's a new set I installed yesterday afternoon. These need to be adjusted. Can you see why?

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No clue. Please elaborate.

Maybe your 2nd spring is connected to close to the trailer connection? Leaving that pretty tight with a good amount of slack left to play with?

PackRat's Comment
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Exactly, Noob Driver!

Once it dries out (rain), I'll adjust it and post some more pictures.

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