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James H.'s Comment
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Not on ours. The dolly has 2 electrical lines at FedEx freight. One to connect to the lead and the other connects to the tail.

Good to know. Also that you call the rear trailer the tail, but for us it's the kite. BTW my better half thought it was hysterical that I was going to spend my nights playing with pups, dollies, and kites.

G-Town's Comment
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James wrote:

BTW my better half thought it was hysterical that I was going to spend my nights playing with pups, dollies, and kites.

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Thank you for contributing to this James!

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Yes, otherwise ABS and rear lights are disabled if it’s trailer to trailer electrical connection.

There are definitely two sets of airlines, thank you for pointing that out. Since I was running only the dolly, the airlines normally attached to the second unit were stowed on the gladhand hanger on top of the dolly.

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Is there ever a problem with excessive ice buildup on the lines between the two trailers, ie pulling these apart?

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Just to be precise, there are two sets of airlines, one from the lead trailer to the dolly, and another from the dolly to the kite (what we call the rear trailer). There's a single electric line that goes from trailer to trailer, although you plug it into the dolly to activate its lights if there's no trailer behind it.

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Not on ours. The dolly has 2 electrical lines at FedEx freight. One to connect to the lead and the other connects to the tail.

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That WAS funny, what James said, haha!!! Is it a 'kite' because it 'catches wind?'

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So, G'town (and all...) each Dolly has it's OWN 5th wheel plate . . . ??? Guess that makes total sense. See, I'd never thought thru that part. Wow. And y'all drag those 'dollies' around by hand? My jet ski trailer was quite heavy, actually. What's it weigh, approx.?

~ Anne ~

ps: And no green line, at all...because the electricals plug into a 'socket' type thing. Right?

pps: Pardon my aloofness.

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HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Banks's Comment
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Our dollies with 3,000 lbs. I normally move them with tractor, but sometimes I'll do it by hand so I can get out quickly.

Meaning, I arrive at my destination and I know what I have to take back. After dropping my tail I line up the dolly while it's still attached to my lead and push it back to my new tail by hand.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Yes each dolly has its own 5th wheel, they weigh about 3k pounds so moving them by hand gets difficult with snow, ice, a bit of a incline or decline or a pebble on the ground.

We have 2 green light cords one for the lead trailer and one for the rear.

G-Town's Comment
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I’ll be using a tractor to spot the dolly in front of the trailing unit. Yes heavy, not easy to move more than a few feet.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Our dollies with 3,000 lbs. I normally move them with tractor, but sometimes I'll do it by hand so I can get out quickly.

Meaning, I arrive at my destination and I know what I have to take back. After dropping my tail I line up the dolly while it's still attached to my lead and push it back to my new tail by hand.

Yes each dolly has its own 5th wheel, they weigh about 3k pounds so moving them by hand gets difficult with snow, ice, a bit of a incline or decline or a pebble on the ground.

We have 2 green light cords one for the lead trailer and one for the rear.

I’ll be using a tractor to spot the dolly in front of the trailing unit. Yes heavy, not easy to move more than a few feet.

Thanks a bunch, y'all. This thread will be AMAZINGLY helpful for newbies, too!!! Love it~!

This is finally making sense to me. I appreciate it. (My JetSki/Trailer isn't even that heavy.... 1.2K on a 'wet' day.. Sheesh!)

TYSM~!

~ Anne ~

Rhino's Comment
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I just had a glad hand break on me. The receiving end the metal tab snapped now waiting on a mechanic. Trying to get to Reno gonna be a long night now.

PackRat's Comment
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I just had a glad hand break on me. The receiving end the metal tab snapped now waiting on a mechanic. Trying to get to Reno gonna be a long night now.

If you had a sleeper cab, you could carry lots of spare parts and the tools to repair your way out of delays.

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G-Town's Comment
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I used a tractor with a hook last night to spot the dolly in front of my trailing unit. The photos I believe are self explanatory.

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