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Re: Freightliner Trucks Discussion Thread

Posted: 12 Jan 2021 17:38
by supersobes
We know that the particular model of the Freightliner Cascadia that is in ATS has a sliding fifth wheel because it has the fifth wheel slide switch on the dashboard.

Re: Freightliner Trucks Discussion Thread

Posted: 12 Jan 2021 18:32
by HagenXXV
It would be a good gift of the fifth anniversary of ATS to be able to move the fifth wheel, but why do the traffic models have the fifth wheel and the cables in different position? Is it a mistake or is it some kind of hidden configuration that cries out to be released? :D :D :D

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Re: Freightliner Trucks Discussion Thread

Posted: 12 Jan 2021 19:38
by flight50
Adjusting the 5th wheel sounds like a F7 friendly feature to come someday. It makes more sense to preset it before attaching a trailer vs what we have now in presetting the tandems. I'm no trucker, but I don't think any real trucker would try to set the tandems before being loaded. Chances are, you'd have to adjust them again after loaded anyways so what's the point in adjusting before loaded.

Re: Freightliner Trucks Discussion Thread

Posted: 12 Jan 2021 19:58
by gandalf7472000
I don't like the use of the stand for the cables on aero trucks instead of being attached on the back of the cabin. It is ok for the classic trucks but not for the modern aero. It keeps the fifth wheel back and the trailer farther away, creating a bigger gap between the cabin and the trailer. That destroys the concept of aerodynamic fuel efficient modern truck, especially for the Cascadia with the aero package.

Re: Freightliner Trucks Discussion Thread

Posted: 12 Jan 2021 20:04
by supersobes
Yeah, in real-life the air and electric lines between the truck and trailer are supposed to hang from a bungee spring attached to the chrome bar on the back of the cab.

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Re: Freightliner Trucks Discussion Thread

Posted: 12 Jan 2021 20:06
by xXCARL1992Xx
the game cant do that, we cant even mount the cables to the chassis and attach them to the cab without them hanging in the air when the cab moves

Re: Freightliner Trucks Discussion Thread

Posted: 12 Jan 2021 20:07
by FierbetoN
Cabs don't move in ATS so that wouldn't be a problem right now.

Re: Freightliner Trucks Discussion Thread

Posted: 12 Jan 2021 20:11
by xXCARL1992Xx
doesnt change the fact that it still isnt doable, you cant attach a rubber rope to it so that is always stays by the cab and not starts to tangle up, we cant even add our own custom cables (well ATS can, 4 is the limit)

Re: Freightliner Trucks Discussion Thread

Posted: 12 Jan 2021 20:23
by gandalf7472000
you don't need to hang them from anywhere, connect them directly from the cab to the trailer. The cables are coiled and elastic.

Re: Freightliner Trucks Discussion Thread

Posted: 12 Jan 2021 20:28
by supersobes
On most of the trucks on the roads in North America in real-ife, they don't use coiled air and electric lines. They use straight lines that hang from the cab. The coiled lines are still used, but they're not as common.