Running Doubles

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G-Town's Comment
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Big leagues. Very cool. I’ve got almost 9 years on Walmart Dedicated; started running pup doubles early September of this year.

Don’t be a stranger to this thread. You’ve got unique experience with overall length and of course weight (120+ GCVW).

Thank you for contributing to this David.

I wasn’t doing it right the first two comments. I’ve been hauling doubles for 12 years. 0983561001640189161.jpg

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Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Man of few words.

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That was TOOOOOO FUNNY, G'town! I'm literally ROFLMAO, still!!!

Ah, I see now, re: the dolly 'push' setup, AND THE GREENS! Thank you so much for taking the time!

David W., nice pix! Sheesh, Alaska; and a sleeper, no less. Bet 'THAT'S' fun (not) with that wheelbase, eh?

THANKS ALL!! Not that I'd ever have the desire to pull doubles , but I'm NOW underSTANDING it!! :)

~ Anne ~

ps: still chuckling! rofl-3.gif sorry.gif rofl-3.gif

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

G-Town's Comment
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Anne if ever I pursue stand-up comedy...I’ll have at least one person in the audience laughing at me!

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Man of few words.

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That was TOOOOOO FUNNY, G'town! I'm literally ROFLMAO, still!!!

Ah, I see now, re: the dolly 'push' setup, AND THE GREENS! Thank you so much for taking the time!

David W., nice pix! Sheesh, Alaska; and a sleeper, no less. Bet 'THAT'S' fun (not) with that wheelbase, eh?

THANKS ALL!! Not that I'd ever have the desire to pull doubles , but I'm NOW underSTANDING it!! :)

~ Anne ~

ps: still chuckling! rofl-3.gif sorry.gif rofl-3.gif

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Anne if ever I pursue stand-up comedy...I’ll have at least one person in the audience laughing at me!

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confused.gif

Man of few words.

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That was TOOOOOO FUNNY, G'town! I'm literally ROFLMAO, still!!!

Ah, I see now, re: the dolly 'push' setup, AND THE GREENS! Thank you so much for taking the time!

David W., nice pix! Sheesh, Alaska; and a sleeper, no less. Bet 'THAT'S' fun (not) with that wheelbase, eh?

THANKS ALL!! Not that I'd ever have the desire to pull doubles , but I'm NOW underSTANDING it!! :)

~ Anne ~

ps: still chuckling! rofl-3.gif sorry.gif rofl-3.gif

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ALWAYS your biggest fan, man !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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~ Anne ~

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

G-Town's Comment
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Anne if ever I pursue stand-up comedy...I’ll have at least one person in the audience laughing at me!

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Man of few words.

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That was TOOOOOO FUNNY, G'town! I'm literally ROFLMAO, still!!!

Ah, I see now, re: the dolly 'push' setup, AND THE GREENS! Thank you so much for taking the time!

David W., nice pix! Sheesh, Alaska; and a sleeper, no less. Bet 'THAT'S' fun (not) with that wheelbase, eh?

THANKS ALL!! Not that I'd ever have the desire to pull doubles , but I'm NOW underSTANDING it!! :)

~ Anne ~

ps: still chuckling! rofl-3.gif sorry.gif rofl-3.gif

double-quotes-end.png

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ALWAYS your biggest fan, man !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

thank-you-2.gif smile.gif thank-you-2.gif

~ Anne ~

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

PackRat's Comment
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Anne if ever I pursue stand-up comedy...I’ll have at least one person in the audience laughing at me!

double-quotes-start.png

double-quotes-start.png

double-quotes-start.png

confused.gif

Man of few words.

double-quotes-start.png

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double-quotes-end.png

double-quotes-end.png

double-quotes-end.png

double-quotes-end.png

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That was TOOOOOO FUNNY, G'town! I'm literally ROFLMAO, still!!!

Ah, I see now, re: the dolly 'push' setup, AND THE GREENS! Thank you so much for taking the time!

David W., nice pix! Sheesh, Alaska; and a sleeper, no less. Bet 'THAT'S' fun (not) with that wheelbase, eh?

THANKS ALL!! Not that I'd ever have the desire to pull doubles , but I'm NOW underSTANDING it!! :)

~ Anne ~

ps: still chuckling! rofl-3.gif sorry.gif rofl-3.gif

double-quotes-end.png

Yep. Only one.

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

G-Town's Comment
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What? I’d expect you in the front row pelting me with popcorn.

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Anne if ever I pursue stand-up comedy...I’ll have at least one person in the audience laughing at me!

double-quotes-start.png

double-quotes-start.png

double-quotes-start.png

double-quotes-start.png

double-quotes-start.png

confused.gif

Man of few words.

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That was TOOOOOO FUNNY, G'town! I'm literally ROFLMAO, still!!!

Ah, I see now, re: the dolly 'push' setup, AND THE GREENS! Thank you so much for taking the time!

David W., nice pix! Sheesh, Alaska; and a sleeper, no less. Bet 'THAT'S' fun (not) with that wheelbase, eh?

THANKS ALL!! Not that I'd ever have the desire to pull doubles , but I'm NOW underSTANDING it!! :)

~ Anne ~

ps: still chuckling! rofl-3.gif sorry.gif rofl-3.gif

double-quotes-end.png

double-quotes-end.png

double-quotes-end.png

Yep. Only one.

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

PackRat's Comment
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Not any more. Can't throw with this right shoulder.

G-Town's Comment
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For anyone considering running doubles; working for a company requiring the driver to perform the setup build and breakdown, there are several tools I consider essential.

Waterproof steel tip boots with an aggressive tread, a high quality, hi-vis rain jacket. Each setup and subsequent inspection requires about 30-35 minutes. One tiny misalignment or problem (like replacing a gladhand gasket) will add time. Thus you are out in the weather working around heavy trucks, trailers and associated components. I invested in these boots before I left Walmart. They haven’t let me down. NortiV8 is the brand.

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A good flashlight that can withstand being dropped from time to time. I use this more than any other tool. I use it to mark the ground, illuminate my target spot when backing up to the dolly. Many uses. It has a holster making it easy to find and carry along. I always have spare batteries and two of these lights.

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A miners light... hands free brightness, goes without saying. Many times I need both hands in pitch blackness when setting up.

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Long cable ties. I use these in place of bungee cords to secure electrical cables and air hoses to the dolly.

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My favorite gloves... Harbor Freight! I swear by this brand.

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My mini sledge hammer required for coaxing stubborn pintle hook locks into place. It comes in handy for other problems in need of directed force. Such as tight door latches, sticking air valves, rail gates that are misaligned...etc.

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Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
G-Town's Comment
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Not any more. Can't throw with this right shoulder.

Yeah... I can relate, between the two of us we have enough working parts to make one person.

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