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Old 02-06-2016, 09:14 PM   #1
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highway road construction, narrow

I am used to pull 7 feet trailer. Now I have 8 feet wide Cruise Lite 195BH.
Some of the interstate when there is a road construction, the lanes becomes a very narrow 2 lanes.
I remember even with 7 feet wide trailer, I already keep looking at the mirror fearing that it would scrape those concrete road divider, or fearing that it would scrape other vehicle passing by casing accident
I'm particularly concerned when a semi pass my by on a narrow road.
Now that I'm pulling 8 feet wide I'm more concerned with narrow highway under construction.
What do you all do with 8 feet wide trailers in narrrow road like that?
Even with sway control, there would at least be a little bit of tail wagging when a semi pass by.
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Old 02-06-2016, 09:31 PM   #2
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Aim for the middle!

On the way to Yellowstone I ran a work zone Between Ashton and Henrys Lake.

Lanes were about 8' 6" between the candle stick markers, I just aimed for the middle and drove about 30 MPH.
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Old 02-06-2016, 09:39 PM   #3
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Slow down and only watch ONE side of the trailer in the mirrors.keep it in the center of the lane and again,watch only ONE side of the trailer. Ive been hauling 8'-6 for 51 years and never hit nutin with the trailer.Did I say slow down?
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I can watch the center and keep it close to the center lane mark. However, my concern is a crazy semi just pass by and driving pass that middle lane marker, and boom!! When that happen, how to proof that it's actually them that drive pass the middle lane marker, that is if we are still alive
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Old 02-06-2016, 10:05 PM   #5
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At one time there was a grey hound bus that did that to me. Luckily I steer to the right quickly. He was probably mad for me driving too slow
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Old 02-06-2016, 10:07 PM   #6
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Well,I dont want to sound arrogant or condsending,but you are afraid of scuffing it up,either learn to drive it or dont drive it at all.There is not a whole lot of skill reqd to keep it in your own lane,and if someone else crosses over and gets you,thats what ins is for.

edit) are your mirrors wider than the trailer? If they are not and you cant see down the entire side of your trailer,thats most of your problem right there.
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Old 02-06-2016, 10:32 PM   #7
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highway road construction, narrow

I have space issues so narrow lanes don't help. In time experience has helped but I still rather not drive in the slow lane when there are block barriers close by. Going a little slower does help when I am feeling uneasy. My Cruise Lite is only 7.5" wide but it took behind the wheel experience to feel comfortable. I stay in my lane and let the semi driver adjust his/her position. I figure they have more experience so I'm ok.
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Old 02-07-2016, 12:52 PM   #8
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X2 Trbomax. Be confident in your abilities, proper equipment. Narrow lanes and not to courteous drivers are everywhere.
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Nothing makes me happier than to see a white knuckled driver half way in my lane when I'm in my semi. The lanes are adequate for two semis to meet with no problem. Stay on your side and don't make me scrape the barrier with 80000 lbs to wrestle...sheeze. Learn to pull your camper!!!!!!!!
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Nothing makes me happier than to see a white knuckled driver half way in my lane when I'm in my semi. The lanes are adequate for two semis to meet with no problem. Stay on your side and don't make me scrape the barrier with 80000 lbs to wrestle...sheeze. Learn to pull your camper!!!!!!!!


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