Go Back  F150online Forums > F-Series Trucks > 2004 - 2008 F-150
Don't trust "transport" truck drivers >

Don't trust "transport" truck drivers

2004 - 2008 F-150

Don't trust "transport" truck drivers

 
  #1  
Old 11-09-2011, 11:12 PM
Patman's Avatar
Global Moderator &
Senior Member

Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: DFW
Posts: 20,875
Likes: 0
Received 6 Likes on 3 Posts
Don't trust "transport" truck drivers

This shocked me...


I thought it was a lowered Limited, so i wanted to go check it out. Its actually an AWD Limited that is chained down so tight, the suspension is all the way bottomed out, and the frame is actually bending.

check out the bumpstop completely flattened (actually surrounding the horn on the 2" block)


cab/box separation


remember the 04-08 frames are crazy strong, I've never seen one bend like this before. Also remember how tough the suspension is, we've seen members load 3000lbs in the bed and still not bottom out the axle on the bumpstop. I can't even imagine how much pressure they have down on the truck.....
 

Last edited by Patman; 11-09-2011 at 11:15 PM.
  #2  
Old 11-09-2011, 11:20 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Decatur,AL
Posts: 3,019
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Holy crap!
 
  #3  
Old 11-09-2011, 11:24 PM
88racing's Avatar
Technical Article Contributor
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: In the fast lane from LA to Tokyo...
Posts: 10,697
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Looks like his chain tightening trick back fire on him and he pulled the tail ramp down to far.....


Ya ....I wouldn't trust that one either......
 
  #4  
Old 11-09-2011, 11:24 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Concord, nC
Posts: 10,627
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
omg, that's insane. Don't know what to say to that
 
  #5  
Old 11-09-2011, 11:26 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 301
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
What a waste of a beautiful truck. Truck driver must own a chevy...
 
  #6  
Old 11-09-2011, 11:31 PM
Patman's Avatar
Global Moderator &
Senior Member

Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: DFW
Posts: 20,875
Likes: 0
Received 6 Likes on 3 Posts
the only thing i could figure is he was trying to get it to squat to lower the overall profile of the cargo on the trailer
 
  #7  
Old 11-10-2011, 01:32 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 1,117
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
You should of told him that was your truck and that it was coming out of his paycheck.
 
  #8  
Old 11-10-2011, 01:56 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Corona, Crazyfornia
Posts: 2,540
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Tires look a little lower profile than normal too.
 
  #9  
Old 11-10-2011, 02:55 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Az
Posts: 371
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
that driver better be payin' for the damage he caused to your truck.
 
  #10  
Old 11-10-2011, 07:32 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Byhalia, MS
Posts: 1,329
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
That's insane--I'm sure he heard popping as he tightened 'er down....
 
  #11  
Old 11-10-2011, 08:17 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: N.Alabama
Posts: 168
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by 88racing View Post
Looks like his chain tightening trick back fire on him and he pulled the tail ramp down to far.....


Ya ....I wouldn't trust that one either......
You hit 88.Dorped the hydrolics on the back trailer deck.What a shame.
 
  #12  
Old 11-10-2011, 10:13 AM
ddellwo's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 2,815
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
No problem -- before he unchains it he'll just raise the back ramp up a little bit and bend it right back to where it needs to be.....

 
  #13  
Old 11-10-2011, 10:51 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 3,711
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Holy Crap!
 
  #14  
Old 11-10-2011, 11:04 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Maricopa, AZ
Posts: 4,719
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
the ramps are even bent, I thought it had a flat tire but the ramps are bent down
 
  #15  
Old 11-10-2011, 11:20 AM
Patman's Avatar
Global Moderator &
Senior Member

Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: DFW
Posts: 20,875
Likes: 0
Received 6 Likes on 3 Posts
load ramps are bent, but the tires were deflated as well, so both
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Don't trust "transport" truck drivers


Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: