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    02-23-2011, 12:42 PM
Yeah if you have a wreck with the tractor trailer, it's a safe bet to say the tractor trailer will win that battle.

I agree, some people are stupid around trailers of any sort, and it's not worth risking your life for.
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    02-23-2011, 01:34 PM
People are stupid, what can you do? I am extremely thankful that where I live is very rural. In order to get to a city with more than 10,000 people, I have to drive for at least 2 hours. I will never forget a story my Dad tells all the time. He was riding with one of his bosses many, many years ago in some big city. They were not pulling a trailer but they were driving one of those huge honking trucks with the trailer ball that sticks way out behind. There was this woman who was a complete and utter witch about riding their ass no matter how fast they went. If they slowed down, she would lay on the horn and start shouting obscenities out of her window. So, at one of the stoplights, they started to speed up toward a yellow light and then hit the brakes. She rear ended them and drove the trailer ball right through the front of the radiator on her little sports car. When the light turned green a minute later, they just drove off and left her there (illegal as that was even in the '70s). The boss's truck had zero damage and her car was demolished.
    02-23-2011, 01:37 PM
I was taught when I was 15 in drivers ed that anything with more than two axels has a 1-3 block at least longer stopping distance. Which means my truck and trailer has 4 axels and I start stopping around a block before the light, however I also go about 5 under. AND STALE GREEN LIGHTS AND TRAFFIC CAMS SCARE ME.
I get zoomed around by all the little cars that can speed up and make the light. I try to go slow and give myself stopping time because I know it'll turn yellow when I get past stopping point and i'll get my picture taken rolling through the intersection.

I remember my first trainer I had from 3 years old to 10 took me to my first show when I was 9. I didn't understand anything about driving but I did know what you're not supposed to do which is cut anybody off. Some idiot cut us off only to slam on his breaks at the light in front of us. Within a second she had the rig parked and was out of the truck at his window screaming at him. It was muffled since I was inside the truck but her flailing arms told the story. She was pissed!

Third trainer I was showing with from 13 to 16 years old took me and a couple of her other students to the beach. We had a 6 horse gooseneck living quarters and her family's huge truck. Everyone on the road was very inconsiderate but of course that's nothing new. One guy though was trying to taunt us. He'd weave in and out in front of us, braking for no reason and just being a completely idiot. Kim pulled out her cellphone and called the state patrol. We took a detour following this jackhole until he was pulled over.

Just recently I had a wonderful haul which gave me a breath of fresh air. I was hauling Legacy over for some pictures and I didn't have anyone cut me off, slam on their breaks in front of me or give me a hard time getting on the freeway. It was really nice!
However just days before that I was taking Caleigh to a vet appointment and had to go over a pretty narrow bridge. Because the bridge is not truck and trailer or even Semi friendly there is a HUGE sign for both directions saying "yeild to large haul traffic" Main reason, I have to hug the side and I still cross the center line. Semi's take up the entire bridge.
Some idiot either missed the sign or more than likely though he could squeek past me so he hugged his side, jumped the curb with two wheels and almost took out his mirror. Because of his dumba** I got the finger and honked at. Riiiiiight.
    02-23-2011, 01:38 PM
Smrobs, I had something similar happen to me. Had the ball on the back of my truck, and some moron wasn't paying attention and slammed into it. Buckled the whole front of her car, and my truck had no damage whatsoever.

She was shrieking about her car, I was going to get sued, blah de blah blah, when I reminded her that SHE hit ME and I'd be more than willing to wait for the cops to show up and make a report. That shut her down pretty quickly.

The strange part is that it was during morning rush hour, and I was stopped at a red light when she hit me.
    02-23-2011, 01:47 PM
LOL, yep. That's one reason why I love old Soapy ('86 Chevy 1-ton). He looks like hell but he runs like a top and he's built like a tank. He's been in lots of scrapes that would have killed a lesser truck. He makes me feel very safe when I'm behind the wheel.
    02-23-2011, 01:51 PM
I actually somewhat understand people going crazy on weekday in traffic. However on weekends it drives me bananas. Although I have to say for the most part people are very tolerant when I drive my trailer, especially given the fact where I live (Maryland is one of those states with the rudest drivers). The worst ones are those utility tracks, UPS, FedEx, etc. The best ones are usually bikers.
    02-23-2011, 01:52 PM
Originally Posted by smrobs    
LOL, yep. That's one reason why I love old Soapy ('86 Chevy 1-ton). He looks like hell but he runs like a top and he's built like a tank. He's been in lots of scrapes that would have killed a lesser truck. He makes me feel very safe when I'm behind the wheel.
Yep, people have much more respect for those huge older american trucks - I noticed that too. Lol!
    02-23-2011, 01:55 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by drafts4ever    
Me too! There is a highway near where my horse lives that has lights that are impossible to judge when you have a trailer, they alway turn orange at just the wrong time. Luckily no traffic camera

Smrobs - I love that your truck is a 'he' rather than an 'it'.
    02-23-2011, 01:55 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by smrobs    
LOL, yep. That's one reason why I love old Soapy ('86 Chevy 1-ton). He looks like hell but he runs like a top and he's built like a tank. He's been in lots of scrapes that would have killed a lesser truck. He makes me feel very safe when I'm behind the wheel.
My dad hauls every thing with an '89 bronco! I love that beast, we even call him the beast. He's big, he's loud, he stalls because he choaks him self(needs new fuel pump) but the best thing about him is that he is INDASTRUCTABLE! I should get pics of him.
    02-23-2011, 01:59 PM
Y'all, when you're hauling, if you go through a traffic light that has a camera, you can fight the ticket.

Most judges, especially rural ones, know that you can't stop if you're hauling and the light turns yellow.

There are exceptions on the books just for something like that.

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