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Re: Just Another One of THOSE Days
« Reply #20 on: October 02, 2021, 11:35:32 AM »
Wow. :o Glad your OK.
I wonder if the other driver knew what he was getting into when he hitched up. Just because a truck can pull it, doesn't mean it can stop it (let alone with an F150). Also double trailers have a set of physics all their own, when I pulled them with a semi I had to pass a written test and get a special endorsement on my CDL in order to do so.
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Re: Just Another One of THOSE Days
« Reply #21 on: October 02, 2021, 04:57:48 PM »
Now that is starting October with a bang.
Hope you took lots of pictures for insurance purposes.
Wishing you the best.
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Re: Just Another One of THOSE Days
« Reply #22 on: October 02, 2021, 05:05:22 PM »
No way he was from Maine pulling 2 trailers. The big boys can do it on the freeway and so many miles from it.
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Re: Just Another One of THOSE Days
« Reply #23 on: October 02, 2021, 05:46:21 PM »
I wouldnít pull two trailers behind a pickup anywhere in the northeast. Thatís a sure fire way to meet the person with bright flashing lights on top their vehicle.

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Re: Just Another One of THOSE Days
« Reply #24 on: October 02, 2021, 07:07:37 PM »
Didn't you just go through a lightning strike? Good thing you show the pictures, no offense but this is hard to believe. Don't go for No. 3. Hope you get a fair settlement and no spine trouble.

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Re: Just Another One of THOSE Days
« Reply #25 on: October 02, 2021, 08:56:15 PM »
You can pull 2 trailers in MN if the first one is a GN or 5th wheel. You see a lot of 5th wheel campers with a boat behind. I saw a lot of 5th wheel campers with 4 wheeler trailers behind when we were out West on vacation.
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Re: Just Another One of THOSE Days
« Reply #26 on: October 03, 2021, 10:12:52 AM »
  Lightning,  Covid, and now this.   Bad things happen in rhrees.  Hopefully this is it.  Going to find a walk in clinic in a bit.  Ribs are sore, bruised and battered, and lame all over.  My buddy looked the truck over and think it can be fixed.   I'm sure it'll be totalled but I can buy it back for salvage.  Hoping the adjuster is here tomorrow. 
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« Reply #27 on: October 03, 2021, 10:21:47 AM »
A f550 is crazy money now even old ones. If you need to up date get at least a 05. That was the first year of the wide front axle and a must have 10 wheel studs  that cures the broken wheel studs and the wheels going missing

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« Reply #28 on: October 03, 2021, 02:44:46 PM »
Bruised/sprained ribs, inflammation of muscles in my neck and abdomen. 
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« Reply #29 on: October 03, 2021, 04:24:47 PM »
Sorry to say Corley, I think if I saw you on the street I'd head the other way. At until your "streak" is over😬
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Re: Just Another One of THOSE Days
« Reply #30 on: October 04, 2021, 07:18:54 AM »
i'g get and MRI of the neck. My brother had a broken neck from a smaller type accident then yorn. He didn't even know he had one till he got rear-ended in his semi and they did and MRI then. One wrong bump/twist of his neck he wood've been paralyzed.

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« Reply #31 on: October 04, 2021, 10:14:14 AM »
Morning of phone calls with my insurance agent, adjusters, and attorney. Hurts to do just about everything now.  Rolling around on the x-ray table was miserable.  Dr. said it would get worse before it gets better.   Sneezing is a nightmare.
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Re: Just Another One of THOSE Days
« Reply #32 on: October 04, 2021, 10:18:39 AM »
And PTSD.  I went to Gaylord Saturday with my pickup and that trailer and was paranoid as can be about getting into a wreck.  My wife took me to the clinic and it was tough being a passenger.   Drove a mile to pick up the hired man this morning and didn't like it.
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Re: Just Another One of THOSE Days
« Reply #33 on: October 04, 2021, 11:33:43 AM »
And I've got 200 face cords of firewood on order and no truck.  I just had an order for 5 and turned away a heating assistance inquiry from the state. 
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Re: Just Another One of THOSE Days
« Reply #34 on: October 04, 2021, 11:36:54 AM »
In Michigan "recreational doubles" are allowed with an endorsement on your driver's license.   I'm sure the first trailer needs to be a fifth wheel  or goose neck.  I don't know what the  limits are on the second or the tow vehicle.  His F150 was far from being enough tractor.
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« Reply #35 on: October 04, 2021, 12:41:40 PM »
And I've got 200 face cords of firewood on order and no truck.


Insurance should cover the cost of renting a truck or hiring one? Probably not easy to find a rental with dump.

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« Reply #36 on: October 04, 2021, 04:48:50 PM »
I turned down another state inquiry for wood this afternoon.  I don't know what the benefit is this year but the last couple it's been 850 dollars.  So that's 1,700 dollars gross lost.  I didn't have rental/lease coverage.  When I got this truck, however many years ago, I was running a gooseneck dump too, a couple employees, and logging.  I phased that all out and never thought about this happening especially at the busiest time year.  In 16 years of running firewood all over the NW part of the Tip of Mitt, in all kinds of weather this is the first incident I've ever had involving another vehicle.  And it was a bright sunny dry pavement day in my hometown. 
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Re: Just Another One of THOSE Days
« Reply #37 on: October 04, 2021, 04:52:35 PM »
2003-2007 F550s with 6.0s are available in a decent price range if they didn't have a 6.0 ;) ;D
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« Reply #38 on: October 04, 2021, 04:59:02 PM »
  I drove into town this afternoon to talk to my only mobile firewood job.  Good time to do it since I can't haul any wood.  Some moron in a Subaru SUV thing tailgated me much of the way in and had several opportunities to pass  >:( >:( >:(
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« Reply #39 on: October 04, 2021, 05:42:48 PM »
The 6.0 in a f550 was only 225 hp. The one I have has been very good. Get ride of the egr cooler or put the new style in and they are fine. I have had every Ford diesel except a 6.4. I would buy a 6.0 over  a 7.3 and I have had four of them. I have three 6.7 one has been waiting fo parts for months. Cp4 pump came today still waiting for injectors. The pump ate itself.  4 k in parts. My newer one 29000 miles needed a new scr good thing Ford payed that one is was $5400


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