Backing Practice™ 11: Flatbed Edition

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Errol V.'s Comment
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Link to a larger photo.

This location was suggested by Steve C. This is a flatbed pickup. Often skateboards are loaded/ unloaded inside. You will have to back your trailer in through warehouse doors indicated by the "Bay" labels.

There are two bays. The alleyway between the buildings is rather narrow. You can see one flatbed truck there, so you know how much space you have to maneuver.

The main entry comes from the top left. You can also come around from the right, if you need to.

The address is 1060 Pershall Rd, St. Louis, MO.

Steve C.'s Comment
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Hey, It looks like I may not have explained it well in my email. The part you have listed as the entrance actually isn't accessible. If you pull it up on google maps you enter at the north east corner of the property facing south. The northwest corner of the property (where you have the entrance drawn) is actually fenced off (or was when I was there at least). It's a real pickle.

Steve C.'s Comment
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This image might actually clear it up a bit. I hope this doesn't give too much away, just showing the actual entrance that is available.

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Operating While Intoxicated

Tman's Comment
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Using Steve C's photo.

Bay Two would be a simple back in. From noted "Entrance" Drive up past Bay two on your drivers side, take a left on far side of Bay one building (Left side of property in photo) and pull forward enough to setup trailer for somewhat of a straight back-in to Bay Two.

Bay One, if it isn't too busy a place and there is room, you could drive in from "Entrance" turn right just before building where Bay One is, go forward to straighten truck & trailer and then back up to left bending around building of Bay One being careful of the part of building that Bay Two is in, that juts out, just keep backing until you have Bay One on your driver side and do a drive side back in. It looks like from the angle of the two buildings you have more room to maneuver towards the "Entrance" side of Bay One (both straight ahead and to the side).

Tman's Comment
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I meant to say RIGHT turn on Bay Two back in. Take a Right on far side of Bay One Building (Left Side of Property)

Using Steve C's photo.

Bay Two would be a simple back in. From noted "Entrance" Drive up past Bay two on your drivers side, take a left on far side of Bay one building (Left side of property in photo) and pull forward enough to setup trailer for somewhat of a straight back-in to Bay Two.

Bay One, if it isn't too busy a place and there is room, you could drive in from "Entrance" turn right just before building where Bay One is, go forward to straighten truck & trailer and then back up to left bending around building of Bay One being careful of the part of building that Bay Two is in, that juts out, just keep backing until you have Bay One on your driver side and do a drive side back in. It looks like from the angle of the two buildings you have more room to maneuver towards the "Entrance" side of Bay One (both straight ahead and to the side).

Steve C.'s Comment
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Bay Two would be a simple back in. From noted "Entrance" Drive up past Bay two on your drivers side, take a left on far side of Bay one building (Left side of property in photo) and pull forward enough to setup trailer for somewhat of a straight back-in to Bay Two.

So now you are in bay two. You have a load of steel bars on your deck and you just finished strapping them down and tarping them. How do you get out? confused.gif

Errol V.'s Comment
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Steve, your photo is from Google Earth. Mine, which has the left side a clear shot from the street, is from G. Maps. wtf-2.gif

Steve C.'s Comment
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Steve, your photo is from Google Earth. Mine, which has the left side a clear shot from the street, is from G. Maps. wtf-2.gif

That's very strange. I'm hoping your picture is more up to date, if they cleared out the space that would make it much easier.

Rob S.'s Comment
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Bay Two would be a simple back in. From noted "Entrance" Drive up past Bay two on your drivers side, take a left on far side of Bay one building (Left side of property in photo) and pull forward enough to setup trailer for somewhat of a straight back-in to Bay Two.

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So now you are in bay two. You have a load of steel bars on your deck and you just finished strapping them down and tarping them. How do you get out? confused.gif

Wow, that's a mess of a place. I guess you'd have to pull up the dead end and blind side back out. Doesn't look like enough space to turn right out bay 2.

Tman's Comment
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The Old Serpentine Backing famous at some trucking schools. Pull out to left side of building for Bay One and start the long process of serpentine backing...start looking for a new job after you get out of there. good-luck.gif

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Bay Two would be a simple back in. From noted "Entrance" Drive up past Bay two on your drivers side, take a left on far side of Bay one building (Left side of property in photo) and pull forward enough to setup trailer for somewhat of a straight back-in to Bay Two.

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So now you are in bay two. You have a load of steel bars on your deck and you just finished strapping them down and tarping them. How do you get out? confused.gif

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