Backing Practice 02

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Errol V.'s Comment
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Here's what I did today. It wasn't easy to get lined up with the dock.

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You enter the scene from the bottom left, the street continues up to a truck sized turn-around. I marked "Dock 9". There are two entry drives (white) and the infamous planters between.

There are some driveways across the street, but that's another company. Just like in that game Operation, if you so much as touch anything over there you are sooo out of the game.

How do you get your opened back doors up to Dock 9?

Errol V.'s Comment
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Additional question:

Time to go. There's a planter right in front of you going to the left. How do you make that left turn?

Sunrise Driver's Comment
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Looks to be alot of fun lol!!

Charlie Mac's Comment
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I'm gonna guess you pulled in to the 1st entrance (south) and straightened yourself up parallel to the center planter, followed by a 45degree back after clearing what I assume to be dock 8?

The Persian Conversion's Comment
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Go up to the turnaround, come back and align yourself to the east side of the street, then do a sharp 90+degree turn and then straighten out as you near the dock.

To leave, pull out to the right and make a wide turn around the planter, then use the turnaround again.

Steve_HBG's Comment
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Go up to the circle, make a 360, trace the path to the first drive on the left (it was the last drive on the right heading toward the circle), drive parallel to the parked trailers until reaching the second drive. Setup to do a straight line back to Dock 8 (the first one north of Dock 9). Pull out from 8 and do an offset into Dock 9.

To leave, pull into the street, follow the path the circle again, turn around, and leave.

That's what I would try.

Rob S.'s Comment
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Since there looks like a lot of space between docks I'd go with a blind side and lots of GOALs. When leaving I'd go right and use the turn around.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Here's a link for STREET VIEW. No tractors on the trailers, but with your tractor there's not all that much room.

Some have said they would line up parallel to the planters. If you're parallel to the planter and right next to it, and you back up and try to turn either right or left, you will roll into the curb.

So far, Rob S.'s and Steve's ideas might work. Persian, when you make a 90° sharp turn, (I believe you are heading "down" in the photo) turn right of left? Go forward or back up?

My answer - actually, the way I did it - tomorrow morning.

Jetguy's Comment
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Here's a link for STREET VIEW. No tractors on the trailers, but with your tractor there's not all that much room.

Some have said they would line up parallel to the planters. If you're parallel to the planter and right next to it, and you back up and try to turn either right or left, you will roll into the curb.

So far, Rob S.'s and Steve's ideas might work. Persian, when you make a 90° sharp turn, (I believe you are heading "down" in the photo) turn right of left? Go forward or back up?

My answer - actually, the way I did it - tomorrow morning.

EXCELENT, excellent, excellent! Thanks Errol. Learning different setups, and different ways to back, than I would have done it is fun, and makes me a better driver. I didn't think of Rob's- do 8 first, then offset to 9.

Errol, I'm looking forward to "03".

Errol V.'s Comment
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Jetguy, Rob said he cleared 8 on the way to 9.

If you accidentally back into the wrong dock, you may have to do it all over again!

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