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Old 10-18-2017, 02:00 PM   #1
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Semi Accident- Brakes Rigged Up With Plastic Bag!

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Old 10-18-2017, 02:05 PM   #2
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wow!! pretty bad.. so if thats the rears.. then oe of those bags lets loose and instant 8 wheels locked solid!.. yeooow!! or worse yet f it was the trailer brakes...

where's the DOT enforcement cars when you need em.. they wouldve OOS him immediately..
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Old 10-18-2017, 02:29 PM   #3
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Never did anything stupid like that but did have the emergency line pop off on I75 resulting in the trailer brakes locking up and bring me to a stop in the left-hand lane, stupid 20 foot container trailers that stretch the brake lines
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Old 10-18-2017, 03:04 PM   #4
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Maybe I'm wrong here, but it looks like all he did was use the plastic bag and zip ties to hold the lines together to keep them from being loose. So unless he used the bag and zip ties to fix an air leak, I fail to see how that lone item would've affected braking performance. Yeah, it's not the way it came from the factory, but I'd rather have him do it that way then to leave them dangle and get wrapped up in the driveshaft.

I know farmers that have used bail twine in situations just like that. Wrong way of doing it? Probably according to DOT, but if it works for the temporary fix that it was intended to be, what's the issue?

If you read the article, it also said speed was a factor....
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