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9 hours ago, oregontochapala said:

You can bet that if you were driving a loaded truck down the hill from well above Chapala Haciendas into town your brakes would be being used not to disturb the peace, but to slow your speed without burning out your brakes.

That's a steep hill and anyone with a brain who has driven it knows why they are braking. 

Over the years we have seen a half dozen trucks on their sides at the intersection. I always they were the ones who did not use the engine braking. The braks would fade so much fron the heat that they would not slow a loaded truck. I would suggest that the trucks are still braking on the flat in front of the hospital because their speed is still too high. 

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To the OP - you might try a sound machine. It provides white noise that, at least for me, evens out the annoying outside noise. I used one when we lived in Brisas by what we fondly called 'the street of barking dogs'.

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The problem in Mexico is that engine brake silencers are not required by law (or maybe its just not enforced). In the US and in Canada they are. Have you ever notice when driving NOB you never hear them. 

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1 hour ago, HoneyBee said:

The problem in Mexico is that engine brake silencers are not required by law (or maybe its just not enforced). In the US and in Canada they are. Have you ever notice when driving NOB you never hear them. 

On reflection .......I would suggest that not many of us lived near the highways were heavy   duty trucks operated...most of the major inclines/declines were on the interstate, where they also had the emergency side exits for the truck to go if there was a brake failure. Does anyone know if trucks have to pass any road worthy test??? 

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25 minutes ago, lakeside7 said:

On reflection .......I would suggest that not many of us lived near the highways were heavy   duty trucks operated...most of the major inclines/declines were on the interstate, where they also had the emergency side exits for the truck to go if there was a brake failure. Does anyone know if trucks have to pass any road worthy test??? 

Pass a road worthy test???    That's a good one. hahahaha

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20 hours ago, MtnMama said:

To the OP - you might try a sound machine. It provides white noise that, at least for me, evens out the annoying outside noise. I used one when we lived in Brisas by what we fondly called 'the street of barking dogs'.

Thank you for thevrespectful reply to my question. 

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23 hours ago, Mostlylost said:

Pass a road worthy test???    That's a good one. hahahaha

Never seen a set of scales here either which is where a lot of things got caught - at least NOB.
 

 

On 7/24/2020 at 9:58 PM, geeser said:

I would suggest that the trucks are still braking on the flat in front of the hospital because their speed is still too high. 

I always hear jake brakes on the hill past Chapala Haciendas, then again on the flat between the Pemex & Sane - 'speed too high' between Jake brakes and downshifting speed shouldn't be an issue.  I thought speed limits were just mild suggestions anyway.

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1 hour ago, dano1948 said:

Yes, trucks are inspected once a year, and given a sticker with month and year of the inspection and stuck on the windshield...

So your saying the truck that delivered the sand & gravel to my house was inspected .... then why did he have to spray starter fluid into the air intake to get it to run, had to do this 3 times just to back up 3 meters, then figure out how to hold down the gas, undo the box level and dump the load before the truck died again.

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1 hour ago, dano1948 said:

Yes, trucks are inspected once a year, and given a sticker with month and year of the inspection and stuck on the windshield...

That’s what he is saying..

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I could not count the times i have seen a overloaded dump truck, 6 wheeler or semi with bald tires and broken tail lights etc. Many of these trucks could never pass a safety inspection in the states.

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Ahh, but they are not in the States.  OSHA would have a field day here too but saying that isn't of any value either. 

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12 hours ago, WideSky said:

So your saying the truck that delivered the sand & gravel to my house was inspected .... then why did he have to spray starter fluid into the air intake to get it to run, had to do this 3 times just to back up 3 meters, then figure out how to hold down the gas, undo the box level and dump the load before the truck died again.

Inspections even in the states does not include the ease of starting. They deal only with safety equipment: brakes, lights, turn signals, wipers, seat belts.

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On 7/27/2020 at 9:32 AM, geeser said:

Inspections even in the states does not include the ease of starting. They deal only with safety equipment: brakes, lights, turn signals, wipers, seat belts.

Yeah but it's got to run during the inspection and this truck barely did. I also forgot to mention having someone wedging rocks under the tires.

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