Winter Driving – Tire Chaining – Kansas City Trailer Repair – By USTrailer.com

Winter Driving - Tire Chaining

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Winter often means snow-covered and icy roads. Experienced truckers know that the lighter the load, the less traction the tires have. Even trucks hauling heavy loads can lose traction in snow and ice. One of the most important things about driving a commercial motor vehicle during adverse weather conditions is to maintain vehicle traction. Ice, snow, and high winds all work towards reducing traction as well as visibility.

Tire chains are one of the best tools to help maintain traction when the road surfaces are covered in winter precipitation. In this video we will show you how to install tire chains on your commercial vehicle. Extreme conditions are not the best time to learn how to install tire chains, so inspect them and practice installing prior to needing to actually use them!

Please remember, even though you might have great traction and the experience to drive in less-than-perfect road conditions, the other driver might not!

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Brake Chamber Air Leak – Kansas City Trailer Repair – By USTrailer.com

Brake Chamber Air Leak

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He is replacing the chamber I could not believe this thing just quite on me
At first, you will hear a drum sound yet it is not an air leak. however, in no time given you will start to hear the air leak sound and if you do prolong this you will see you needle drop little by little
brake chamber indicates a leaking diaphragm, and this condition must be remedied before operating the vehicle

Upon starting the engine, the driver makes a note of the position of the second hand of his watch – or begins counting, and notes the time it takes for the air to build up to a certain value – the end of the gauge’s “red zone,” is a good one. The air pressure of the system, assuming it’s starting at Zero, must reach the end of the “red” zone of the gauge – 80 psi – within 90 seconds. It must continue to build to 120 psi, according to BC DOT regulations, within 3 minutes

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Coleman PowerMate 6 Gallon Air Compressor Repair, Part 2 – Kansas City Trailer Repair – By USTrailer.com

Coleman PowerMate 6 Gallon Air Compressor Repair, Part 2

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Originally recorded October 18, 2014.

Now that I knew this thing still worked, at least somewhat, it was time to fix what went wrong and replace the missing pieces with what I had laying around.

This was another one of those “redneck” fixes where nothing has to look original or perfect, it just has to work again. That being the case, there are no holds barred on what to use for the repair.

I found there was a device at the top of the cylinder head (I presume to release excess pressure as the unit is running) which had failed. It had an air vent that would stick open once the machine got to about 100 PSI, and started blowing air out. Because the piston is very hot, the air being expelled was as well, which actually melted a small hole in the housing. That clued me in where to look, the fix was my own idea.

I don’t think the wheel is going to end up working out; hot glue is not going to hold it. I can try to epoxy it in, but I think instead I might have a rubber foot that will fit over it, which I can then fill with hot glue and that will hold.

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General Maintenance Service Corporation – Truck Repair Shop in Medina, OH – Kansas City Trailer Repair – By USTrailer.com

General Maintenance Service Corporation - Truck Repair Shop in Medina, OH

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We are your local heavy truck repair shop that has been in business for over 30 years. Our mechanics are ASE certified and specialize in truck and trailer repair. Call us today for an appointment.

General Maintenance Service Corporation
875 W Smith Rd
Medina, OH 44256
(330) 725-7452

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