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Author Topic: Abandoned trailer on I-71 by Ashland, OH weigh station?  (Read 583 times)

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Abandoned trailer on I-71 by Ashland, OH weigh station?
« on: June 21, 2019, 12:11:14 AM »

I drove on I-71 the other day (Sunday) and someone had left what appears to be an abandoned singlewide mobile home nearly in the road (It was off to the side but not by much). There's also an abandoned weigh station there.
1) What will they do with the trailer?
2) Is the weigh station still used by anyone?

This is at Mile 190-ish in Ashland County, I-71 SB.
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Re: Abandoned trailer on I-71 by Ashland, OH weigh station?
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2019, 09:52:54 PM »

I suppose there could be a problem with the trailer itself, maybe axle bearings or 1 or more flat tires. Trailer tires aren't meant to be moved far & definitely not at hwy speeds. Flats are so common they carry extra tires & change them roadside. They moved my brothers single wide 40 miles & had 4 flats. The guy moving the trailer was clueless, trying to go 55 mph. The trailer was twisted so the doors wouldn't close properly quite a mess.
If Ohio hadn't blocked access to the weigh station I'm surprised they didn't pull it in there. Did they have triangles set up to show it was a stopped vehicle, if not OHP should want the trailer moved now.
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Re: Abandoned trailer on I-71 by Ashland, OH weigh station?
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2019, 02:05:43 PM »

I suppose there could be a problem with the trailer itself, maybe axle bearings or 1 or more flat tires. Trailer tires aren't meant to be moved far & definitely not at hwy speeds. Flats are so common they carry extra tires & change them roadside. They moved my brothers single wide 40 miles & had 4 flats. The guy moving the trailer was clueless, trying to go 55 mph. The trailer was twisted so the doors wouldn't close properly quite a mess.
If Ohio hadn't blocked access to the weigh station I'm surprised they didn't pull it in there. Did they have triangles set up to show it was a stopped vehicle, if not OHP should want the trailer moved now.

Trailer is gone! OHP was super-helpful and got back to me. The man had left the trailer there temporarily b/c there were problems with his weigh equipment, and they were notified ASAP. It was gone the next day.

I love this forum--great responses and thank you!
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Re: Abandoned trailer on I-71 by Ashland, OH weigh station?
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2019, 04:31:36 AM »

Another thread reaching a conclusion.
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Re: Abandoned trailer on I-71 by Ashland, OH weigh station?
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2019, 05:45:12 PM »

 :)
I suppose there could be a problem with the trailer itself, maybe axle bearings or 1 or more flat tires. Trailer tires aren't meant to be moved far & definitely not at hwy speeds. Flats are so common they carry extra tires & change them roadside. They moved my brothers single wide 40 miles & had 4 flats. The guy moving the trailer was clueless, trying to go 55 mph. The trailer was twisted so the doors wouldn't close properly quite a mess.
If Ohio hadn't blocked access to the weigh station I'm surprised they didn't pull it in there. Did they have triangles set up to show it was a stopped vehicle, if not OHP should want the trailer moved now.

Trailer is gone! OHP was super-helpful and got back to me. The man had left the trailer there temporarily b/c there were problems with his weigh equipment, and they were notified ASAP. It was gone the next day.

I love this forum--great responses and thank you!
yw
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