Planning first trip to UAE Harmony tomorrow :)

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Re: Planning first trip to UAE Harmony tomorrow :)

PostBy: Darren L On: Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:20 pm

just be careful with weight and the tarp,I drive truck and the DOT is really cracking down on weights with pick-ups and now it's not just the DOT stops but the local police have just as much power.This year alone I have been stopped at 12 DOT stops the most ever since I have been driving.
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Re: Planning first trip to UAE Harmony tomorrow :)

PostBy: coalkirk On: Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:29 am

jschaefer7406 wrote:Wow, tough crowd here today. Did you guys get up on the wrong side of the bed or what?!? This forum is usually so friendly, turns out you guys are just like every other internet forum. Cocky and rude :(.

So, let me see if I understand YOUR post. I wasn't asking for your opinion on whether or not I should tarp the load, but was simply asking if they REQUIRED it at Harmony. With all of the members here overloading U-Haul trailers and half ton trucks, I can't believe for a second that I'm the only one running "over limit".

As for "overloading my rig", there's no safety issue involved. Even with the 3 tons in the bed, the truck will still be 500lbs under the manufacturer GVW. Again, was simply asking if theyd load above the REGISTERED GVW, not for opinions on whether or not I should do so...

Joe


Wow! I just reread the posts right after your first and I don't see "cocky and rude." Remember you can't get voice inflection or tone from a typed word. You supply your own. As for hauling coal, please do it like you please then let us know how you like that $800 per ton coal you bring home. People who have actual experience were trying to answer your question and be helpful.
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Re: Planning first trip to UAE Harmony tomorrow :)

PostBy: jschaefer7406 On: Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:48 pm

Poconoeagle wrote:75 miles away in which direction? :?:


Jersey Shore area, near Williamsport :).

Scottscoaled wrote:What!!!!! No pictures???? :)


Didn't want to get in the way of the loader, but did snap two pics before leaving:

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Here she is at a stop on the way home, clearly NOT "overloaded":

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Joe
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Re: Planning first trip to UAE Harmony tomorrow :)

PostBy: jschaefer7406 On: Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:06 pm

coalkirk wrote:Wow! I just reread the posts right after your first and I don't see "cocky and rude." Remember you can't get voice inflection or tone from a typed word. You supply your own. As for hauling coal, please do it like you please then let us know how you like that $800 per ton coal you bring home. People who have actual experience were trying to answer your question and be helpful.


Did you bother to read my next post where I explained myself?!? :D

The "cocky and rude" part was aimed mostly at the first reply, not so much the other two following it. I'm sorry, spin it any way you want to, but this was meant to be demeaning and sarcastic:

steamup wrote:Let's see if I understand your post.

You are planning to run over limit but don't want to be bothered to tarp the load.


On another note, you're telling me that all who replied have ACTUAL experience with weight violation fines?!? Doubt that very much...

As for $800/ton coal, it'd have to be one hefty fine to make that happen. Many claim they know what the fine is, but the vehicle code clearly spells out $75 base fee + $75 for every 500lbs over registered weight. Being only 800 lbs over when leaving the scale, well...you do the math ;).

Bottom line is, unless the truck is clearly overloaded (squatting, bulging tires, etc), I have a hard time believing anyone will question the weight at a basic stop. Not like a light truck has to enter weigh scales. Most horror stories seem to come from either running CLEARLY overloaded and BEGGING to be stopped (and weighed), or from an accident that becomes an investigation.

As can be seen in the pics above, I'm not using your average pickup (or even average T-tag). As also mentioned in my earlier replies, there is no safety issue involved, as the truck is still 200 lbs under manufacturer GVW in the pics...:roll:.

Thanks,

Joe
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Re: Planning first trip to UAE Harmony tomorrow :)

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:37 pm

jschaefer7406 wrote:
coalkirk wrote:Wow! I just reread the posts right after your first and I don't see "cocky and rude." Remember you can't get voice inflection or tone from a typed word. You supply your own. As for hauling coal, please do it like you please then let us know how you like that $800 per ton coal you bring home. People who have actual experience were trying to answer your question and be helpful.


Did you bother to read my next post where I explained myself?!? :D

The "cocky and rude" part was aimed mostly at the first reply, not so much the other two following it. I'm sorry, spin it any way you want to, but this was meant to be demeaning and sarcastic:

steamup wrote:Let's see if I understand your post.

You are planning to run over limit but don't want to be bothered to tarp the load.


On another note, you're telling me that all who replied have ACTUAL experience with weight violation fines?!? Doubt that very much...

As for $800/ton coal, it'd have to be one hefty fine to make that happen. Many claim they know what the fine is, but the vehicle code clearly spells out $75 base fee + $75 for every 500lbs over registered weight. Being only 800 lbs over when leaving the scale, well...you do the math ;).

Bottom line is, unless the truck is clearly overloaded (squatting, bulging tires, etc), I have a hard time believing anyone will question the weight at a basic stop. Not like a light truck has to enter weigh scales. Most horror stories seem to come from either running CLEARLY overloaded and BEGGING to be stopped (and weighed), or from an accident that becomes an investigation.

As can be seen in the pics above, I'm not using your average pickup (or even average T-tag). As also mentioned in my earlier replies, there is no safety issue involved, as the truck is still 200 lbs under manufacturer GVW in the pics...:roll:.

Thanks,



Joe


Not trying to sound cocky or rude, but if you have all the answers . Why did you ask? :) People here were only trying to help.
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Re: Planning first trip to UAE Harmony tomorrow :)

PostBy: jschaefer7406 On: Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:06 pm

Flyer5 wrote:
jschaefer7406 wrote:Not trying to sound cocky or rude, but if you have all the answers . Why did you ask? :) People here were only trying to help.


That's just it, I DIDN'T ask :). Not for opinions on how much my truck can haul or whether or not it's advised to cover it. I simply asked if Harmony would load me beyond my weight class and if they REQUIRED tarping before leaving. They were simply yes or no questions, didn't intend to start a pissing match ;).

Thanks,

Joe
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Re: Planning first trip to UAE Harmony tomorrow :)

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:17 pm

jschaefer7406 wrote:
Flyer5 wrote:
jschaefer7406 wrote:Not trying to sound cocky or rude, but if you have all the answers . Why did you ask? :) People here were only trying to help.


That's just it, I DIDN'T ask :). Not for opinions on how much my truck can haul or whether or not it's advised to cover it. I simply asked if Harmony would load me beyond why weight class and if they REQUIRED tarping before leaving. They were simply yes or no questions, didn't intend to start a pissing match ;).

Thanks,

Joe



Again. People were only trying to help. If you don't want the advice just ignore that response and it will go away. Not everyone here has been stopped but most of us know someone who has been. They were just looking out for a forum member, with good intentions.
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Re: Planning first trip to UAE Harmony tomorrow :)

PostBy: jschaefer7406 On: Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:10 pm

Flyer5 wrote:Again. People were only trying to help. If you don't want the advice just ignore that response and it will go away. Not everyone here has been stopped but most of us know someone who has been. They were just looking out for a forum member, with good intentions.


I know they were. It's just hard when it seems everyone is attacking you like you're an idiot :(.

I know this is a great board. Hope there are no hard feelings ;).

Joe
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Re: Planning first trip to UAE Harmony tomorrow :)

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:37 pm

Hard feelings about what? What were we talking about? :D
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Re: Planning first trip to UAE Harmony tomorrow :)

PostBy: SteveZee On: Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:04 am

Let us know how you make out when it's done and if you think it was worthwhile.
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Re: Planning first trip to UAE Harmony tomorrow :)

PostBy: jschaefer7406 On: Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:14 am

SteveZee wrote:Let us know how you make out when it's done and if you think it was worthwhile.


Not sure what you mean? Trip is done, and was definitely worthwhile ;).

Joe
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Re: Planning first trip to UAE Harmony tomorrow :)

PostBy: SteveZee On: Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:53 pm

Oh ok excellent. I thought you were disgussing doing it. Well done.
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