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    Originally posted by Ralf__ View Post
    And - in todays traffic there should be the described assistance for a safe change. A driver from East Europe without money or a driver in hurry could try to change a tyre without such assistance in heavy traffic -- could end with a deadly accident, So better not to enable this possibility.
    I quite agree, Ralf. It's essential. I was not implying that a driver should do the job himself, unaided. What I was saying was that if spares were carried then the chap coming out to do the change-over would not be bringing the wrong one.
    Ivy

    "To thine own self be true.......
    Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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    • janihudi
      janihudi commented
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      normaly trucks do have a spare,so we can change them by ourselfs,no problem with that,beside of a lot haevy work.
      there was a miscomunication now about the size,this was also the first time this happend to me.

    Yes, Thijs, I see what you mean about being unable to carry spares.

    but for a short trip it's oke to drive,knowing that the way of breaking will be weird,have to steer against,while breaking he want to go left,so i have to steer to the right to keep in line of the road.
    so the breaking wassn't the problem then,but that the truck will go left.but for those 20 km,no preblem,just highway
    And in those 20 Km, even if "just highway", an accident can happen just as easily. That is false reasoning, isn't it? An accident needs only a relatively small length of road in which to happen. And with that weird steering you'd be lucky to get out of it unscathed.
    And it is good that they have the road well coned off while the wheel is being changed. 5 minutes is plenty long enough in which to get hit in such circumstances,
    Ivy

    "To thine own self be true.......
    Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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      for ''normal'' driving for this short distance it's oke,not if you have to drive hundreds of kilometers,thatswhy we went straight away to the tyre specialist for chance them again.
      i know that it issn't right to drive like this,so you drive a little more carefull,some more distance,looking further ahead,no fast steering manouvres.

      i Always remered the dead off a dutch truckdriver years ago late 80's,Ralf knows that spot.
      coming out of the tunnel of the A81 it that time the old tunnel higher up the mountain,in direction of leonberg dreieck (Tcross of highway).
      (looking now at that highway a81 that part don't even exchist anymore,it's a tunnel know,i knew it was changed there,but that the tunnel is so long now)
      a lot of traffic jam in both directions,and on the CB stories went al over it.a truckdriver was changing his frontwheel at the road side and was scooped up by another truck
      .Dead.
      so since then i Always said,i will never change a tyre at the road side of the truck.now i don't have a spare so problem solved for me,but if the space ware shorter to the roadline,i didn't let do him his job,i'm not intrested in scrapping off bodyparts of the truck
      best regards Thijs

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        caught.



        you see,i'm not the only one,driving and making pics.
        Last edited by janihudi; December 14th, 2013, 12:51.
        best regards Thijs

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          Now you wouldn't get my E.S. driver doing that!
          Ivy

          "To thine own self be true.......
          Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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            no.but he has an Ivy.
            best regards Thijs

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              Eddie Stobart's don't need Ivy's to keep them in order!
              Ivy

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              Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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                Oh well, I guess Dutchie is just not interested. Won't bother next time. Bah!
                Ivy

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                Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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                  interested in what???????????????????????????
                  best regards Thijs

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                    pick up the highway cruiser this evening,so 2 days of cleaning an stuffing a cab.
                    i hat this weekend ,before it's started.
                    best regards Thijs

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                      Yes, I can imagine how you feel. You have had such a lovely long break this Christmas, Thijs, it's been good, hasn't it? And you've got so much done with your modelling, it's been great to watch and to see you about the forum.
                      Ivy

                      "To thine own self be true.......
                      Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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                        day 1 is done,it's clean (inside) al the junk is clean and in the cab, vacuuming the carpet (long and heavy),tomorrow the tiger carpet beating out for the dust,placing the curtain hooks and hang them back.
                        and at the outside i'm planning to polish the chrome roof lightbar,the airhorns and some other chrome parts.
                        but now,i'm broken
                        best regards Thijs

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                          Do you have room to park the Cruiser at home for the big cleaning? It might be fun to work on if it is right there at home but if you have to drive across town it might seem like work.

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                            it's just the truck,not the trailer with me.
                            but when there is 1 car parked in the narow entrence,i can look them up to park somewhere else,or make another round over the little square.
                            sowhen i came back Friday and parked it on the Industrial estate driving with my own car on the square i see that there was a lot of space,so went back to the truck and parked it already Friday eve here,so this afternoon he wil go back to meat his friend ,the trailer.
                            best regards Thijs

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                              Then this evening you enjoy a few last hours of freedom!
                              Ivy

                              "To thine own self be true.......
                              Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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