Joined: Apr 9, 2011
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Posted: Apr 25, 2011 06:51 PM
Msg. 1 of 2
I just wanted to mention a great device that has made my job easier when it comes to sliding tandems. This device is used to pull the pin out enough so that you can then pull the handle easier. You may hook up to an older model trailer and find that the tandems may not have been moved in a long time or it is just rusty and set in. This device hooks onto the bottom of the bottom rail of the trailerl with a clamp, and this has a chain with a notched piece that allows one to hook the other end to the handle of the trailer tandems. There is a spring in between the two points that will allow tension against pin, once the chain is pulled. By securing both ends and releasing the handle of the trailer, to open position, you get back in the truck, pull hand brake and nudge the trailer until the pin comes out. Works like a charm.
The second part of this is, if you have been able to pull the release handle, but cannot quite notch it to lock in the out position, once you have the handle out and the tension of the rod jumper pulling the handle, you can take a pair of vice grips and lock them on the handle and against the trailer. This method, using a rod jumper, prevents many injuries to shoulders, arms and losing your footing. Be safe and happy trucking!
Joined: Jan 4, 2009
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Posted: May 2, 2011 01:35 AM
Msg. 2 of 2
I had a home-made one of these and love it!! Good idea Susan. There is a thread that I started called: Product suggestions and ideas for life on the road...
You may want to put it there as well?
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Edited by Miss Impala on May 2, 2011 at 01:37 AM