Trailer maintenance

Discussion in 'Boats, Blinds, & Gadgets Forum' started by fowlwhacker, Jul 22, 2021.

  1. Tuleman

    Tuleman Elite Refuge Member

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    I have to agree. Nothing screams "ROOKIES!!!" louder at oh-dark-thirty than several guys with their rig sitting on the one-lane ramp, casually loading everything into the boat, unstrapping it, putting in the plug, filling the gas tank, putting on their waders, truck headlights on high beam/shining in everyone else's eyes, etc.
    It also screams "INCONSIDERATE JERKS"....
    We should never pull onto the ramp until the boat is ready to float off the trailer.
     
  2. reddogge

    reddogge Senior Refuge Member

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    And thank you for mentioning turning your headlights off so you don't blind everyone.
     
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  3. Aunt Betty

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    How it works for me.
    How I was taught. Depending on venue there's always a parking lot or at least a line of people getting rigs ready. I unchain my safety chains, undo my straps and transom saver, put gun in, all my fiddling around happens there. I have this light so I can light up everything.
    Creep forward each time it's time. Finally my turn to launch.

    Now when it's over...
    In some venues it's so flat that I drain on the ramp with plug out or the water turns to ice. I'm a yankee it gets icy here so that's the one time I'll be in your way. Don't take long. Forgive me plz.
    Habit
     
  4. bang you'r dead

    bang you'r dead Canada Forum Mod. Eh! Moderator

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    Our headlights come on automatically in Canada. Everyone gets blinded.
     
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    GUNNERX2 Elite Refuge Member

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    You do know there is an override don't you? At least on US vehicles and I would suspect it would be the same for Canada.
     
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    bang you'r dead Canada Forum Mod. Eh! Moderator

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    I could bypass it on my old truck, but I don't know if I can do it on the new one. All vehicles sold in Canada have to have automatic daytime running lights. I had to add them to my mr-2 that I imported into Canada.
     
  7. reddogge

    reddogge Senior Refuge Member

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    You can't just turn off your headlights? How are you gonna run from the police?
     
  8. Tuleman

    Tuleman Elite Refuge Member

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    Daytime running lights, on most vehicles, are not headlights. DRL's are not nearly as bright, at least not here in the US.
     
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    Bullet21XD Elite Refuge Member

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    What do you have? Every truck i've had there's been an off bypass.
     
  10. Aunt Betty

    Aunt Betty Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    In general the duck hunters I see know this but there's always this one guy who has it loaded all wrong. This may help.
     

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