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Old 09-02-2008, 11:49 PM
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I seemed to have had a brain fart. I have 34,760 on the trailer tandem, which way do i need to slide the tandems?
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Old 09-02-2008, 11:54 PM
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Aft or backwards toward the DOT bumper. But pending where they are and the legth of the trailer watch out for the bridge law deal
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Old 09-03-2008, 03:11 AM
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Simple way to remember...slide the tandems towards the problem!
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Old 09-03-2008, 03:17 AM
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I seemed to have had a brain fart. I have 34,760 on the trailer tandem, which way do i need to slide the tandems?

You should slide it about 3 holes to the back. I usually count on about 200 pounds per hole. You may need to move one more, but with 3 you should be close on the weight. If you were heavy on your drives you would need to slide your trailer tandems forward.
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Old 09-03-2008, 08:20 AM
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Eff it.

Slide 'em forward and mash the pedal down! :P
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Old 09-03-2008, 08:28 AM
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...all the way back. Better tracking and ride. Easier on the product. :P
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Old 09-03-2008, 08:35 AM
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I did a lot of tandem sliding in 2004 running 48 state reefer.

By the 3rd month, I was very comfortable with the entire process. Knowing how to load heavy or light pallets that made a full load, how far to slide, all that stuff.

I always thought that was the trick. Load it correct first. Heavy pallets should have very few up front. Like single, single, double, single, double, single, double, etc. Just to keep weight off the drivers. The lighter pallets you could load double, single, double, single. It took some time to look at the amount of pallets and the net weight, then determine a good loading pattern (and get it right).
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Old 09-04-2008, 04:52 AM
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Vast majority of my loads are loaded uniform. Same weight from front to back. I measure from the back of the load to the back of the trailer, then put the rear vertical surface of the rear tandems at that point. 95% of the time, if not more, I'm right on the money.
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Old 09-05-2008, 05:36 AM
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If you have too much weight on the rear tandems, you'll want less overhang on the trailer. That should be simple to remember.
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Old 09-05-2008, 12:58 PM
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You always slide your tandems toward the weight. If you are heavy on the drives, then you move your trailer tandems forward toward the tractor. If you are heavy on your trailer, then you move the tandems toward the rear of the trailer.
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