A&E: Shipping Wars

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by pmyers, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. Maui

    Maui Well-Known Member

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    That was a great line.
     
  2. verdugan

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    Agreed. Having said that, I was still surprised how long it takes to get each permit.

    I thought there were more expensive too. They were only $30. Why wouldn't the shipper (or the guy who bought the truck) pay for the permits?
     
  3. NetJunkie

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    Yeah. This fake drama is annoying. I said the same thing about the tires as soon as he mentioned being a little too tall. But then again...do monster trucks have air filled tires or are they just really, really stiff? Either way it seems for like $30/state you'd line up permits....

    They intentionally don't ask simple questions to make more drama and it's becoming more and more obvious.
     
  4. innocentfreak

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    I also can't imagine there isn't something in the website terms that covers
    inaccurate listings. It seems every episode now is about something that isn't as listed.
     
  5. Mikeyis4dcats

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    monster truck tires are a heavy beaded tire, and are if you were to deflate them you'd run the risk of the tire coming off the rim, and while that would be bad enough on a car, it would be disasterous for a monster truck headed down the highway.

    typically they are transported with the large tires replaced with regular sized tires, but that isn't probably wasn't an option.

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  6. Mikeyis4dcats

    Mikeyis4dcats Well-Known Member

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    the transporter could refuse the delivery if the item was not as listed, but they have an incentive to get the deal done, as otherwise they have driven who knows how far to get the shipment picked up and would be paid nothing if they refuse.
     
  7. Mikeyis4dcats

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    the cost of oversized load permits adds up, and some states can be pretty expensive. but the biggest issue with oversized loads is that some states prohibit driving after daylight, during rush hour periods, require pilot cars, etc. Those are the requirements that really cost those guys money.
     
  8. innocentfreak

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    Good to know. They did say the guy didn't have travel tires, but didn't address why lowering the truck wasn't an option.
     
  9. NetJunkie

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    Do monster trucks have some suspension travel? Could ratchet it down and compress it a bit.
     
  10. pmyers

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    Is it even possible for that rear dualy wheel to come off on the passanger side, get in front of the truck, and then cross over into oncoming traffic? Something about that scene seemed really off and highly edited to me.
     
  11. Azlen

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    The whole thing about Jarrett losing the bid because he lost power on his laptop seemed a bit contrived as well.
     
  12. pmyers

    pmyers Well-Known Member

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    well we've discussed that bidding process before and know that is all staged. They do NOT pull over at a certain time and log in. These bids happen over a long period of time and then the seller chooses who they want. Similiar to an Ebay auction.
     
  13. Ment

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    It could come off, she brakes and wheel keeps going. Robbie astride a thermonuclear missile. :up::up::up:
     
  14. Donbadabon

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    They've changed the voice-over intro this season to say that U-ship offers special timed-auctions to high-level shippers (something to that wording). So if they are being honest, it sounds like the drivers we see have a different access to the site than normal folks.

    Of course it could still all be staged. Either way, I love the show.
     
  15. Einselen

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    The whole bidding and laptop dying was a bit annoying but what was worse is the whole price drop of 50% and the we can't do it for that low but at the end it seems Robbie and Chris made a decent profit (though they did save a few thousand by having two trucks and drivers already).
     
  16. pmyers

    pmyers Well-Known Member

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    Anybody else chuckle like Beavis and Butthead when Jen talks about needing big loads?
     
  17. Ment

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    Yes cause my inner 12 yr old is always on alert. :D
     
  18. MarkofT

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    Having been in a vehicle where the passenger rear wheel departed midtrip, it works just like that. Ours passed partly because it was going downhill. They got passed because when the wheel departed, they lost all forward power. With that load, they would have a significant loss of speed. Physics would dictate a left curve due to the tilt of the axis of rotation.
     
  19. Frylock

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    I think its all staged. They just changed the opening to cover up the fact that people likely kept going to uship and not seeing what they see on the show.
     
  20. verdugan

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    I think it's staged because there's no way Jarred (the guy with the van that is always screwing up) would get invited to those special auctions with such crappy feedback.
     

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