Backing Practice™ 20

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Pianoman's Comment
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Brett/Errol, please correct the number of it's wrong--I think we're on Backing Practice™ 20 now.

Anyways, this one is another Target store. Same procedure as in Backing Practice™ 18--drop loaded trailer somewhere off to the side, pull empty out of dock and put it aside, then reconnect to loaded and back it into dock. Fun stuff, right?!

Here are a few Google satellite images:

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So, how do you do it?

Errol V.'s Comment
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You're right on - #20.

I see a pattern: Target has one dock, and you have to be your own yard dog, of that right?

Errol V.'s Comment
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I forgot to add this in:

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Pianoman's Comment
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You're right on - #20.

I see a pattern: Target has one dock, and you have to be your own yard dog, of that right?

Cool thanks--got your email right after I posted it. Lol.

Sort of. Every Target I've been to so far has at least 3 doors, but we only use one or two of them. The Primary delivery always goes in the same door. Sometimes, depending on the size of the store and time of the year, there are two deliveries per day. In that case the primary delivery goes in one door and the secondary delivery goes in a second door. Regardless, we pretty much always take a trailer from the store and leave the loaded one in the same dock.

Cwc's Comment
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Wow... nobody had really replied to a backing practice??

Make the turn off of County line and the immediate right following the building to the left where you drop your loaded along the tree line (believe two are parked in the sat photos.) Hook to the empty in the dock. Pull out and offset back that into the same lineup where you dropped your loaded and hook up to your loaded. Pull up into the space they give you in front of the dock and back into said dock....

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George G.'s Comment
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Hey,

Why is this called backing practice 20?

Cwc's Comment
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Well... it's the 20th posting of Backing Practice.. Errol has been kind enough to post the riddles if you will.

G-Town's Comment
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Hey,

Why is this called backing practice 20?

Type the words backing practice in the search bar, upper left corner of this page. Hit search if on an iPhone or enter if on a PC. It will return all of the backing practice threads from the first to the twentieth.

Rick S.'s Comment
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Okeee - -

I'm going to assume our docks are on the lower LH corner of the bldg (I see 2 trailers there).

If so - I would come in from County line road past the front of the store(s)- swing around and drop my loaded in the 45 degree "cut" at the lower LH corner of the lot.

Grab my empty, pull forward, do a LH offset back and drop it on the LH side of the lot (by the trees). It looks like there's already a trailer sitting there.

Grab the full that I left in the cut - pull forward and to the right, and do a 90 degree sight side alley dock into the dock.

Drop that there, hook the empty I left under the trees and go back out the way I came in (E Countyline)..

OR -

You could come around the backside of the store. Drop your full back there. Grab your empty and pull forward to the left and drop the empty in the 45 degree cut towards the right side of the picture on the bottom. Go back and grab the full, use the 45 degree cut to the left as your setup and do an offset/straight back right into the dock. Grab your empty and head out the front side of the store.

There's more than one way to skin this cat - a lot depends on how many cars you have on the bottom side of the store (bottom of pic). You can make the right hander towards the back of the store coming into the lot, and the left hander around the back pretty easily. Doesn't look like you can go back out that way - because there appears to be a median where traffic exits onto countyline.

GPS coordinates would enable us to get a better look at the scene there.

Rick

Pianoman's Comment
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Sorry I did a lousy job on this. The docks are indeed in the lower left hand corner. The spot you are dropping in is the dock furthest to the right (east). There are actually three spaces total and when I was there it was exactly like in the image--two trailers present with the middle spot empty.

I forgot to mention trucks aren't allowed in front of the store. Doesn't really matter to me if it's "allowed" if it works, but it doesn't work in this case. You come in behind the store and leave the same way. Cars park in that side lot so there just isn't room to maneuver over there.

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