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Old 06-10-2016, 12:43 AM   #121
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Old 06-15-2016, 10:17 PM   #122
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Old 07-11-2016, 09:36 PM   #123
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Old 07-12-2016, 10:07 PM   #124
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Ouch. That can happen. I've bumped a parked trailer or two in my time, no damage of course, but the overhang is something you gotta watch. The truck pulling out was too close on the left side to try to swing wide. Should have gone out straight until the tail was clear, THEN turned.
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Old 07-13-2016, 07:31 AM   #125
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Old 07-13-2016, 08:40 AM   #126
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Hard to tell distances, but it looked like the truck doing the filming was too close for the truck pulling out to pull clear before turning. There was still room to pull further out though.
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Old 07-13-2016, 11:07 PM   #127
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Some older truck stops have lots designed for the older standard trailer length of 45 feet, not the newer 53 foot ones. They can be very tricky to park and unpark (depark?) in.
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Old 07-15-2016, 10:43 AM   #128
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Maybe I'm missing something blatantly obvious to everyone else, but why aren't wider parking spaces used and marked out?
Rear overhang less likely to clout adjacent vehicles in the turn?
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Old 07-15-2016, 12:47 PM   #129
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The more space you got, the more money you might make, so they crowd in as many trucks as will fit on the property.
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Old 07-15-2016, 07:13 PM   #130
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Maybe I'm missing something blatantly obvious to everyone else, but why aren't wider parking spaces used and marked out?
Rear overhang less likely to clout adjacent vehicles in the turn?
Actually, some new truck stops and a very few older ones are doing just this. Wider spaces, especially in rest stops does help prevent this situation but, as digr said, the more spaces ya got, the more trucks can get in and the more money you are likely to make.
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Old 08-04-2016, 06:52 PM   #132
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Old 08-04-2016, 08:26 PM   #133
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Tires explode when they burn. Big Rig tire pressures are northwards of 100 psi.

No idea how that one happened. Mebbe electrical, could have been a tire fire that got out of control, or even a fuel leak near hot exhaust parts. Looks nasty though. Hope the driver got out with his phone, logbooks and paperwork.
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Old 08-05-2016, 12:08 PM   #134
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A good reason to inflate the tires with nitrogen.
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Old 08-05-2016, 08:58 PM   #135
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They would still explode. It is the explosive decompression of all the internal pressure suddenly being released as the tire melts away that causes the loud bang, not the gases themselves.
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