Poll: Which type of trailer should SCS include for Trailer Ownership next?

Which trailers should SCS include for trailer ownership next?

Tankers (Food & ADR)
25
40%
Livestock
13
21%
Car & Truck transporter
8
13%
Bulk (pneumatic / silos)
7
11%
Bulk (tippers)
8
13%
Other (specify in the comments)
1
2%
 
Total votes: 62

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#21 Post by jackalnxt » 04 Feb 2020 09:16

How will they calculate livestock damage though? If you have a lot of cargo damage or flip the truck over, that will definitely mean some dead animals. That might affect the rating for the game and maybe they just don't want to deal with that.

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#22 Post by Mohegan13 » 04 Feb 2020 09:32

We already have FM livestock in the game. It works just fine.

I want livestock and tankers (of the available options) - livestock is really limited currently it would be nice to see more options, different types of livestock and appropriate trailers, even horse box trailers.

I do want car transporters as well, however I ignored that option because I think they should wait until we have rigids and specialised trucks so that we can have the modern style that has part of the transporter frame on the actual truck.

My main want though; and I'm fairly certain I mentioned it before, would be double deck and aero trailers popular in the UK.
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#23 Post by Some newbie driver » 04 Feb 2020 18:06

In reality, most of the actual car transporters aren't rigid at all, they are tractors linked to an special frame that hooks into the fifth well and on other special purpose points mounted on the truck. But they are tractors nowadays.

Problem with modern car transporters trailers in Europe is that they require low roof cabins versions. I don't know if they aren't already into the game because SCS had no priority on them (considering how limited would be actually its use) or if because they were not included on the license SCS obtained from the respective brands.

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#24 Post by FlyingPigeon » 04 Feb 2020 18:47

i think SCS will keep it simple and make a normal semi trailer for cars sort of what we have now. its not unrealistic either, the style we have in game is common in Sweden.
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#25 Post by Some newbie driver » 04 Feb 2020 19:02

They are still usual the actual car transporter we have in the game, indeed. They have two main advantages as far as I know: they are more chap to purchase and maintain and the use of the tractor is more flexible (they can change fast as usual the trailer type they pull).

But those with a part of the body linked to the rigid truck or the tractor and with low roof will always be able to load 1 car more. That's a lot more profitable on regular haulage routes.

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#26 Post by FlyingPigeon » 04 Feb 2020 19:51

well economy is not the strong side of this game so i dont think it will play a role.
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#27 Post by Some newbie driver » 04 Feb 2020 20:26

I meant why those kind of car transporters had been more and more popular than "regular trailer" IRL.

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#28 Post by alluke » 05 Feb 2020 20:20

jackalnxt wrote:
04 Feb 2020 09:16
How will they calculate livestock damage though? If you have a lot of cargo damage or flip the truck over, that will definitely mean some dead animals. That might affect the rating for the game and maybe they just don't want to deal with that.
The animals could start mooing every time you hit something or take a corner too fast. :D

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#29 Post by Mohegan13 » 05 Feb 2020 20:58

Some newbie driver wrote:
04 Feb 2020 18:06
Problem with modern car transporters trailers in Europe is that they require low roof cabins versions.
True... But who wouldn't want a little puppy transporter?

It's sooo cuuuuuuuuuute.

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#30 Post by dahaka » 05 Feb 2020 21:55

alluke wrote:
05 Feb 2020 20:20
The animals could start mooing every time you hit something or take a corner too fast. :D
Animals make all sorts of noises while being transported, (depending on what animal is being transported), but the loudest thing with livestock transport, is the clanking sound of animal hooves on the steel floors of the trailers. That's the loudest thing, and has a very distinctive sound.

As for damage, the only thing we will see in game is a percentage. If animals get injured, it can be quite gruesome, usually we are talking about broken bones and stuff, hardly material for a child friendly game like ETS2. But fret not, its not as easy as you think to injure the animals, even braking real hard is not a problem, the animals have pretty good balance and most of them wont fall down. However, one thing that is guaranteed to topple the animals is braking, releasing the brake, then braking again immediately. Its widely known between livestock drivers that this is a no-no thing to do.

Livestock trailers, or at least the widespread ones through Europe are 4 meters tall, when empty, and have an extendable roof, with which the trailers become about 4,2 - 4,3 meters, as opposed to what we currently have in-game which is I think 4,5 meters tall all the time. If you are carrying pigs, sheep or goats for example, you don't have to extend the roof. That is normally done for cows, which are much taller than other animals. A big difference is that most of them come with windows that can be opened and closed. Obviously when the trailer is loaded, the windows are open so the animals can breathe, and when the trailer is empty they are closed down, to improve aerodynamics and therefore fuel consumption.
Trailers are also equipped with fans all over the side to help keep the animals cool during summer time.
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