|Yesterday 06:24 AM|
Rushville, IN – A truck inspection this morning by Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division (CVED) Trooper Eric Thumb, led to the discovery of a semi-tractor pulling double trailers that was 96,300 pounds overweight. CVED Trooper Eric Thumb was driving through Rushville just before 11 a.m. this morning when he noticed a southbound semi pulling double trailers known as a “Michigan Train” southbound on Main St. at Park Blvd.
From his training and experience Thumb knew that the trailer set up is often used to haul overweight loads, with special overweight permits, across northern Indiana. Trooper Thumb got the truck stopped to do an inspection and discovered the driver, Gene Maag, age 36 of Waterloo, Indiana, was driving a truck with no registration plate and no federally required company markings or federal tax numbers on the side of the vehicle.
The maximum allowable weight for a commercial motor vehicle in Indiana, without a special permit, is 80,000 pounds. As part of his vehicle inspection Trooper Thumb weighed the truck and its steel coil cargo, discovering a combined weight of 176,300 pounds, or 96,300 pounds over the maximum allowable weight, without a special permit.
The fines for the overweight violation alone are just under $14,000. The truck, a 2000 Peterbilt, which belongs to Tri-State Trucking, out of Waterloo, Indiana, was impounded and the driver cited for the overweight violation and no truck registration. The driver was also issued a warning for no federally required markings or numbers on the sides of the truck. The steel coils, which had been en route from Butler, Indiana to Madison, Indiana were impounded with the truck until they can be properly unloaded and legally loaded onto other trucks.
|01-17-2020 09:24 PM|
I flat tow my Isuzu Rodeo all the time behind my Class A. Been towing it that way for 20 years. On the Rodeo I have a Brakemaster air brake slave cylinder that attaches to an anchor point under the drivers seat and a plate that hangs over the brake pedal in the Rodeo. And the Isuzu Dana 44 Rear Axle under it is a Full Floater with dial out hubs so I don't spin the expensive ARB rear end diffs. ( There are Superwinch manual dial out huns on all 4 corners.)
I have a compressor in the basememnt of the coach and a second brake pedal above the Motorhomes normal hydraulic assist brake pedal. When I push the Coaches brake pedal it moves the air brake pedal and applies the wheels hydraulic disc brakes on the Towed.
A nice added feature if I'm rolling down a steep grade and want to save my coaches brakes I can toe the top pedal bar, like on an airplane, and apply the Rodeos brakes seperately.
The two vehicles have electric brake light wiring harnesses like a trasiler and an air line for the brake system. It only tskes seconds to hookup or disconnect it all.
I use a Brakemaster collapsable towbar on the Rodeo too that can be folded and stored on it's front bumper, or pulled and locked insidde the motorhomes basement storage.
Towed Brakes on Motorhomes are not new. So that's not dumb or big.
|01-17-2020 08:19 PM|
Yea a toad with a brake buddy is the devil
|01-17-2020 08:04 PM|
|Benny||Hell, I used to flat tow my Sami behind a 2wd Toyota pickup.|
|01-17-2020 07:53 PM|
|mvanhelden||Brakes on a Sammy towed behind a motor home? Fuck that, I’d rather it be dead then a shitty little contraption failing and making a brake fire on it.|
|01-17-2020 07:04 PM|
|Black Sheep||Mainland Florida is 20 years behind the time. They make Kentucky look cutting edge|
|01-17-2020 07:01 PM|
Warning! This post contains graphic pics of flat towing. Those skeemish folks should turn their computer off immediately.
So my friend from Canada came down to visit and I thought you guys would get a kick out of this.
Now before you start questioning the sanity of Canucks, the monster on the back had brakes. It was an interesting gadget. You drop this box in the driver's side floor and clamp the arm on the brake pedal. Plug in 12volts and your ready. It has a iPhone looking thing that is bluetoothed to it. If you push the putt on on it, the brakes come on. It also has a inertia device that will keep it from pushing the motorhome.
My friend and I, took a ride in the Sazuki and got it up to 40mph and hit the button. It didn't lock the wheels, but it sure did stop quick. It's completely portable and you can install it in another car in minutes. It even had a "brake away" switch that would put the brake on if the car got loose from the motorhome.
When you turn it on, you can hear a air compressor running for a short while. Obviously, the arm is air powered. It operates fast when you hit the button. I wonder how it would do on a power brake vehicals.
|01-16-2020 09:59 AM|
He loaded them backwards. If you let the heads hang off the back of the trailer, you can haul twice that, and its more aerodynamic.
|01-12-2020 05:59 PM|
|Cableguy103276||I would love to see that car make a emergency stop and have that shit show just fold up in the car.|
|01-12-2020 09:18 AM|
Kinda looks like its pulling up the hitch on the envoy
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|01-11-2020 07:56 PM|
Big, yes. Dumb? Not really.
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|clb 017||Container stock(think nursery trees)|
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|87manche||is that like a million 5 gallon pails of roofing tar?|
|01-10-2020 09:36 PM|
Saw this guy this morning
|01-10-2020 09:14 PM|
big dumb loads... post your pics.
There’s two 4x4s sideways across the bedsides
That’s what all the lumber hanging over is resting on
If you look closely over the left tail light you can see one
My money was on those 4x4s snapping and dumping the lumber
|01-10-2020 04:30 PM|
it's like balancing forks on the edge of a glass.
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|01-09-2020 05:59 AM|
big dumb loads... post your pics.
Right at sunset , zoomed in at the max because I couldnt get the camera activated fast enough
I was sitting in the truck, chowing down on healthy chick fil-a supper
My fingers were so slippery with delicious chicken grease that the phone screen wouldn’t work .
Wiped my hands on my pants , pulled the phone out of my pocket
And my new Duluth trading firehose pants will not absorb anything , not water and definitely not chicken grease , had to scrub em on my dri-fit shirt which wouldn’t work to wipe off chicken grease either
And damn, it just occurred to me I could have hit the save button on the dash cam and had the two minutes before and after .
Haven’t had the dash cam long , got it after some nitwit tried to pass me on the right while I was making a wide right turn with a 40 foot trailer
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