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Old 02-07-2016, 07:50 AM   #11
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I However, my concern is a crazy semi just pass by and driving pass that middle lane marker, and boom!! When that happen, how to proof that it's actually them that drive pass the middle lane marker, that is if we are still alive
Buy a dash-cam even for when driving in non construction areas.
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Old 02-07-2016, 10:00 AM   #12
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SparkDr has it right...just stop looking in the mirrors except for quick glances to look for passing vehicles. I focus on driving my truck in the center of my lane and the camper just follows. With the ProPride hitch, I am usually the one passing the slow, nervous drivers.
X 3 on this. Most states will maintain at least 10' lanes and usually shot for 11', so in reality, it's not as tight as it feels. Slowing down is good, but you have to balance that against the speed of others. Driving at near half the speed of others could end badly, even of its not your fault.

I, like the others have said, have found that looking at the mirrors less and focusing on keeping the truck centered in the lane, with occasional glances to the mirrors makes it easier. Haven't hit anything yet!!
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It gets easier the more you do it. 102" wide x 75 ft x 750,000 miles = no worries. Here is what I learned in a CDL class and as a professional driver for 6 years or so.
Concentrate on staying centered in your lane, watch the road the trailer will follow the tow unit. Straight lines are no issue turns, curves have an added dimension, off tracking. Whats off tracking? Anyone turned a corner just fine till the trailer got there, then it goes over the curb? That's off track, the trailer does not follow the tow vehicles track in curves and corners. The more you pull the less issue it is, watch the inside corner in turns and curves. Mirrors should be adjusted low enough to watch the trailer as it comes around curves, just a quick glance to see where the track is.
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Old 02-07-2016, 05:28 PM   #14
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I am a commercial truck driver and have pent my entire career pulling doubles and triples. They can wag a bunch. The industry nick name for them is " wiggle wagons". With that in mind, I 'll offer my advice.

The less you look back, the less likely you are to actually wiggle. People have a tendency of looking in the mirror and then compensate without consciously making a decision to do so. What results is a exaggerated wiggle that makes the problem worse. If your TV and mirrors (set as wide as the trailer) fit, then you've got room. Just pay attention to staying centered, traveling at an appropriate speed, and watching your off tracking and you'll be fine.
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I am a commercial truck driver and have pent my entire career pulling doubles and triples. They can wag a bunch. The industry nick name for them is " wiggle wagons". With that in mind, I 'll offer my advice.

The less you look back, the less likely you are to actually wiggle. People have a tendency of looking in the mirror and then compensate without consciously making a decision to do so. What results is a exaggerated wiggle that makes the problem worse. If your TV and mirrors (set as wide as the trailer) fit, then you've got room. Just pay attention to staying centered, traveling at an appropriate speed, and watching your off tracking and you'll be fine.

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Try to relax and remember, the lane they give you is wide enough for much wider vehicles to run through. It takes experience to avoid the mirrors, but work on it. You don't have to run Old Route 66! Stay centered in your lane, eyes forward, avoid knee jerk reaction to passing vehicles.
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I am a commercial truck driver and have pent my entire career pulling doubles and triples. They can wag a bunch. The industry nick name for them is " wiggle wagons". With that in mind, I 'll offer my advice.

The less you look back, the less likely you are to actually wiggle. People have a tendency of looking in the mirror and then compensate without consciously making a decision to do so. What results is a exaggerated wiggle that makes the problem worse. If your TV and mirrors (set as wide as the trailer) fit, then you've got room. Just pay attention to staying centered, traveling at an appropriate speed, and watching your off tracking and you'll be fine.

53 & 57ft good advice
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