[Vwdiesel] mileage

lbaird119 at aol.com lbaird119 at aol.com
Sun Nov 29 00:15:07 PST 2009

If the tires start bouncing then of course that would change things.
s it the heat that does that? 

  It's the suspension, sort of.  Tires grip and start to slide, no load on them so they want to 
stop sliding.  Suspension is stiff so it's more like the whole trailer will then let inertia carry 
on while the tires are trying to stop and it'll then start hopping.  Think motorcycle and 
stopping quickly with just the front brakes.  The tractor has weight on the tires and 
stops faster than the trailer (my interpretation of what's going on anyway).
  My pappy always told me to never follow a partly loaded truck too close.  They 
may seem like they can't stop fast but when you consider the square FEET of 
contact to the road compard to your car, they'll outstop you almost every time!

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