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Old 02-07-2015, 01:00 AM   #11
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I can say the exact opposite for Seaworld's Aquatica water park. They melted down when I broke formation and first tried taking 2 spots. They could barely contain themselves when I wanted to back up over a grassy median. The lacky had to radio a supervisor. He didn't see the humor in my offer to just park it in their bus spots.
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Old 02-07-2015, 02:27 AM   #12
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My one ton is old,ugly,and a little beat up,(runs like a top though) so most people go out of THERE way to NOT park next to mine out of fear I wouldn't care if I hit them
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Old 02-07-2015, 06:33 AM   #13
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I can say the exact opposite for Seaworld's Aquatica water park. They melted down when I broke formation and first tried taking 2 spots. They could barely contain themselves when I wanted to back up over a grassy median. The lacky had to radio a supervisor. He didn't see the humor in my offer to just park it in their bus spots.
That's funny we had kind of the same thing happen at Busch Gardens in Va. took a little while but they finally understood, it wasn't like we got to park any closer actually farther away.
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Old 02-07-2015, 07:41 AM   #14
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Parking at the (NASCAR HOF) is Easy to drive in BUT you will find that you must remove Both rear outside tires to make the (EXIT Turn) by the ticket booth! Youroo!! Not that many Nascar Fans drive (Long & Wide Pickups)!
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Old 02-07-2015, 08:01 AM   #15
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Parking at the (NASCAR HOF) is Easy to drive in BUT you will find that you must remove Both rear outside tires to make the (EXIT Turn) by the ticket booth! Youroo!! Not that many Nascar Fans drive (Long & Wide Pickups)!

The parking garage in Key West was like this. It had to be mere inches getting through the ticket booth. Crazy tight.
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Old 02-07-2015, 08:43 AM   #16
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My one ton is old,ugly,and a little beat up,(runs like a top though) so most people go out of THERE way to NOT park next to mine out of fear I wouldn't care if I hit them

Reminds me of some advice my dad gave me when I was learning to drive.

"If you're trying to merge and nobody's letting you in avoid the old, beat up cars and aim for who ever's got the newest and shiniest. They're the most likely to avoid hitting you."

Back to the topic at hand:

E-Dad, be glad you don't have to park at the Detroit airport. I have to put my wheels on the line like that with my non-dually 1/2 ton just to fit in a spot. And I almost never see two spots available side by side. It's one of the reasons I'm reluctant to get a dually when I look for my next truck.


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Old 02-07-2015, 09:22 AM   #17
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Dually

I can't even make it through my banks drive up windows or the ATM without getting out to fold in and fold out the mirrors on my 2500 HD. Not a chance of getting through with a dually.
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Old 02-07-2015, 09:28 AM   #18
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As has been mentioned depends on the parking lot...... In some the spaces are so short (and the aisles narrow) half the truck is in the aisle unless you can put part of it in the space in front / behind you. I try to park out but that does not always work. (Sometimes it does take 4 spaces in lots designed for mini cars) Never had a big issue as yet if I have a couple of inches on each side its good.


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One other thing I found out through the rule book on son's University a few years ago that in some localities it is not legal to back into to parking spaces. There it would earn you a citation. (mainly because the parking decal was on the rear) I almost always back in when in a pickup it is just easier.

I asked a police officer friend about it he said it is not an uncommon in lots of areas but rarely enforced. ( unless revenue is needed )


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Old 02-07-2015, 10:54 AM   #20
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I can't imagine NOT backing into spots. 'round here, it's about the only way to go with the spots being so short!
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