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Old 01-16-2007, 11:22 AM
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Great that you can laugh about this, even though it sucks.
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Old 01-16-2007, 11:49 AM
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When you lose air the brakes lockup, the air is used to release the brakes, parking brakes are stout on these medium trucks.

I suspect it was a slimy ramp and it just slid (wheels locked up)- will let Lubes confirm

That said- does the parking brake actuate all corners or just ther rear axle??
It was low tide and the ramp was covered in slime. It was so bad 3 guys slipped on it. It was as bad as ice.
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Gino you're killing me!

This rig might be better suited to your "unique" requirements.
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I pour bleach right on the ramp to kill the slime. Generally 2-3gallons works on our ramp. Have been slid back with a 6ton trailer and a 10 ton boat behind my Kenworth T800. Don't feel bad it happens to the best of us no matter how much you plan and prepare.

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Old 01-16-2007, 03:16 PM
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sounds like the ramp could use a little time with a pressure washer and some bleach
 
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I pour bleach right on the ramp to kill the slime. Generally 2-3gallons works on our ramp. Have been slid back with a 6ton trailer and a 10 ton boat behind my Kenworth T800. Don't feel bad it happens to the best of us no matter how much you plan and prepare.

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Niiiiiiice, I'm sure the fish (and Parks and Wildlife) loooooove that. Don't let'em catch you... I imagine it's a fairly big fine.

How about trying a wire brush (similar to what they use on pools etc....) on an extendable pole instead?

And no, I'm not an "animal hugger", just feel sorry for the little [email protected]! haha.

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I pour bleach right on the ramp to kill the slime. Generally 2-3gallons works on our ramp. Have been slid back with a 6ton trailer and a 10 ton boat behind my Kenworth T800. Don't feel bad it happens to the best of us no matter how much you plan and prepare.

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I would think the bleach would make it more slick,unless ya kill the slim and rinsed the bleach off.

Like at the drag strips they called it the bleach box
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