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Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Excellent photos, G !!!! I love learning by seeing. TYSM!

Question: The pup you are backing up to; what is that 'X' looking apparatus between the landing legs? Some sort of HUGE bungee??? I can't really see it, when you're getting the dolliy's 5th wheel plate up under the trailer. I see it in your rear view mirror, though.

Sorry & thanks!

~ Anne ~

Rhino's Comment
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Ya but I get paid to wait for the mech lol so it works out. I do carry some easier parts like seals n stuff.

G u guys back your dolly under the trailer first? I put mine in front back the lead trailer in front of that hook dolly to it then push it under the trailer.

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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.

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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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The X is the bracing for the landing gear. It’s his Utility designed their landing gear.

I only position the dolly in front of the trailing unit, not under it. Then back and attach the lead trailer to the dolly, then push the dolly under the trailing unit.

Excellent photos, G !!!! I love learning by seeing. TYSM!

Question: The pup you are backing up to; what is that 'X' looking apparatus between the landing legs? Some sort of HUGE bungee??? I can't really see it, when you're getting the dolliy's 5th wheel plate up under the trailer. I see it in your rear view mirror, though.

Sorry & thanks!

~ Anne ~

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I only position the dolly in front of the trailing unit, not under it. Then back and attach the lead trailer to the dolly, then push the dolly under the trailing unit.

I thought the same thing as Rino and was going to ask. The picture looks like the dolly is already hooked to the rear which I thought was odd.

Rhino's Comment
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Ya that’s why I had to ask lol cuz looked like it in the pic.

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I only position the dolly in front of the trailing unit, not under it. Then back and attach the lead trailer to the dolly, then push the dolly under the trailing unit.

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I thought the same thing as Rino and was going to ask. The picture looks like the dolly is already hooked to the rear which I thought was odd.

G-Town's Comment
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See below.

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Rhino's Comment
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See it now lol

See below.

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G-Town's Comment
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Dusk... pics kinda dark. I get it close, but definitely not under. For those of you unfamiliar with this, if you put the dolly under the trailing trailer before it’s attached to the lead trailer; as soon as I release the pintle hook on the tractor, the tongue of the dolly might fly up and rearrange my face. Total no-no.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Dusk... pics kinda dark. I get it close, but definitely not under. For those of you unfamiliar with this, if you put the dolly under the trailing trailer before it’s attached to the lead trailer; as soon as I release the pintle hook on the tractor, the tongue of the dolly might fly up and rearrange my face. Total no-no.

That pic is definitely better.

I was going to offer some professional advice, on why that is a bad idea.. I didn't want you to end up testing out your dental plan. smile.gif

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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This whole thread IS HUGELY educational.

Kinda seemed like a 'waste' of time (or something?) to hook up the lines & the socket, just to scootch it close, and then 'Disassemble, Stephanie!' but .. NOW I GET IT!

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Thanks, ALL~!

~ Anne ~

(Momma Anne, y'alls biggest fan, HAHA!) << TRUTH, tho.

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