Wal-mart parking entrance hazard
So, I'm pulling my Windjammer into the Shreveport LA Wal-mart on W Port Ave to do some shopping for supplies, my cousin is behind me in a Forest River 5th Wheel... I'm worming my way thru typical mid-day traffic at a long entrance driveway with left/right side traffic coming from several directions as the lane also goes past the fuel pumps area, some people are courteous and give us room to make turns in to clear curbs and them.
I go in first, busy using rear view mirrors and watching all around to clear moving cars and curb. Hurry Ray, hurry, watch that car there, and that one too, miss the one trying to go around you, go, go, turn, made it!!! In a bit, my cousin is coming in... wham, bam, crunch, grind... their A/C's are smacked and roof vents cracked across their tops!!!
As we look back, we see it, an overhead barrier with iron I-beams hanging from chains. I never saw it as I came in because I was too busy paying attention to all the left/right/front/behind traffic, and obviously my cousin didn't either. We notice that a tree partly obscures the contraption too as you're driving in past the fuel pump area to the right at the entrance.
We learn they have them at all three entrances. My bumper pull just cleared it, a fifth wheel is in trouble. No big warning signs, no big flashing hazzard lights, just better be looking up and see the 12' warning on it. Well, I never noticed the contraption itself much less the text printed on it.
Now aware, we go back and take a picture when there is a short break in the traffic so we can stand in the driveway...
+ 2013 Rockwood Windjammer 2809W
+ 2008 GMC Sierra Crew Z71
+ 2002 Ford F-250 7.3L 4X4