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Old 10-18-2019, 10:34 AM   #61
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Pure stupidity. Drive shaft broken? That means after he hit it he continued trying very hard to move forward.
Nope. That means he hit it hard enough to shove the axle back which dislocated the slip yoke. Either way it still could’ve been avoided.
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Old 10-18-2019, 01:03 PM   #62
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There probably only the two of us here who have ever had to do that. It is even worse when the wagon is hooked onto the bailer and it is raining.

Three of us.
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Old 10-18-2019, 01:05 PM   #63
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Pure stupidity. Drive shaft broken? That means after he hit it he continued trying very hard to move forward.
I think the drive shaft pulled out of the transmission when the rear axel slid on the spring mount plate, I doubt it was twisted off as that would take an extreme amount of torque.
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Old 10-18-2019, 01:16 PM   #64
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Its not all that hard to back a car that is on a dolly. Not much different than backing a trailer.
Sure not as hard as backing a hay wagon up hill into a dairy barn with an old tractor!
My neighbor was smart. His barn had huge doors on both ends. His
"hay delivery" was "Drive-Thru".


Maybe he tried to back up his hay wagon once and decided a second door was in order

FWIW, I think an old tractor would be easier to back a wagon with instead of Horses. My neighbor started farming with horses.
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Old 10-18-2019, 03:33 PM   #65
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Old 10-19-2019, 07:35 AM   #66
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... and possibly operators of large RVs.
Good catch!!! I do enjoy laughing at myself (ample opportunity)
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Old 10-19-2019, 07:44 AM   #67
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Good catch!!! I do enjoy laughing at myself (ample opportunity)
After just reading your original and Dans response, really....both are acceptable, but I did laugh my butt off on you're first one.
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Old 10-19-2019, 08:01 AM   #68
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Good catch!!! I do enjoy laughing at myself (ample opportunity)
Ha... yes, I DO understand the “ample opportunity” part!
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Old 11-08-2019, 09:57 AM   #69
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Until recently, we had a similar setup. Driving our Georgetown GT5 while pulling a Jeep Wrangler was extremely intimidating at first. After trips from Virginia to Grand Canyon and Virginia to Yellowstone, we got very comfortable with managing our stops. The one thing I had to learn was patience. You have to map out your stops and take you time getting into your stop.

I do agree that some kind of training is required, especially if you are jumping into a big rig day-one. Before we purchased our Class A, we started with a TT and Class C. This progress allowed us to gain valuable experience over many years. The funny thing is we just made the move to a GD 42' 5th and I feel like I am starting all over again.

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Old 11-17-2019, 12:46 PM   #70
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I have found that about half of people (I don't know which group i belong to) panic at the first fail and cause the problem to become worse. The "I just touched it, if I pull out it will be OK" vs "Let me stop and investigate before I move". My DW thinks it's related to having a Y chromosome (they are all defective) and testosterone.
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We drive a 40' class A diesel with a toad - only fill up at truck stops in truck lanes..... In the thousands of miles we've traveled, we've never had an issue...... (Knock on wood)
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Don't hurry and don't let other motorist hurry you. Also in full agreement that truck stops are the best place to refuel.
PLEASE: when done fueling ..........pull forward out of the pump so a semi can get in. These guys are on a time limit every hour, every day, every week. They're there to work.........not to vacation.
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