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Another d'oh moment

  1. Sep 16, 2011 #1

    jtbell

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    Another "d'oh" moment

    I learned something today and felt stupid for not having known it before...

    The automated car wash that I use has a sign above the entrance: No Dually Trucks. I'd always wondered what that meant, but never bothered to ask the attendant.

    Today I saw someone mention dually trucks in the comments in an article on cnn.com, so I finally did a Google search, and learned that these are pickup trucks with wide rear ends and four tires on the rear axle:

    [PLAIN]http://cdn2.worldcarfans.co/2008/11/medium/toyota-tundra-diesel-dually-at-sema-2008_1.jpg [Broken]

    Of course, I've seen these every day for years around here, but never knew what they were called. The crowd I hang out with doesn't use them, so I never hear anybody talking about them.
     
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  3. Sep 16, 2011 #2

    lisab

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    Re: Another "d'oh" moment

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoBLGE2cCdU
     
  4. Sep 16, 2011 #3

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    Re: Another "d'oh" moment

    :rofl: Bucking for the 2011 Community Spirit award? You’ve got my vote.
     
  5. Sep 16, 2011 #4
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    I had neither ever heard the term nor noticed the trucks, and I don't feel like saying "D'oh!".
     
  6. Sep 16, 2011 #5

    DaveC426913

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    Re: Another "d'oh" moment

    I know the term. Always thought it was short for 'dual axle', which would be a misnomer, since its not. But 'dual wheel' makes sense.

    You wouldn't fit a double-wheel vehicle into those wheel slots some car washes use.
     
  7. Sep 16, 2011 #6

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    Re: Another "d'oh" moment

    Meh - I'd never heard the term before my first extended expedition below the Mason Dixon Line in my 20s. I think it has something to do with the people:pickup-truck ratio.
     
  8. Sep 16, 2011 #7
    Re: Another "d'oh" moment

    Duly noted.

    [PLAIN]http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/education/dueling/Dueling-01.jpg [Broken]
     
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  9. Sep 16, 2011 #8

    Ivan Seeking

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    Re: Another "d'oh" moment

    I think these are used mainly by building contractors and people in related trades. I've also seen them used for large RVs that require a 5th wheel.
     
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