Backing Practice™ 16

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Errol V.'s Comment
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This is one for my personal collection. The first picture is the overall location. The second is a closer look at the dock area.

This is rural Georgia. I drive in from the top of this picture and park on the side of the road on the left. I walked into the yard. Two dogs laying in the yard lazily eye the new guy.

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A guy comes out and says first pull into the scale, then go down the hill to the dock. Finally you need to get back to the scale again to finish your papers.

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That guy gave me suggestions on how to get into the scale. But you have to figure it out yourself. (It's not hard at all.) The scale is the small dark line at the end of the pointer. You can't go in gate 1 - the top gate of three - there's just not enough space to pull in from the street and get all your axles into the scale.

1. How do your get into the scale?

2. What twists and turns will get you backed up to the dock?

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Errol V.'s Comment
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The truck to the right of the blue dot in the second picture isn't there.

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ChickieMonster's Comment
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To get on the scale: pull into the second entrance, line it up and straight back onto it.

To get to the dock: pull straight forward off the scale, drive around the first building toward the bottom, spin around once you pass the dock in that open area then set it up for a 90. Or possibly a 45. I can never tell how much room there is from these pics. (I think your little location dot gave away which way the dock faces)

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Errol V.'s Comment
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@ChickieMonster, yes, just a photograph, and I was there to see the whole thing. Like that the scale is really narrow. Is there a way to pull forward into it?

Worried about the scale of the area when you "spin" in a truck? That red-nosed truck in picture #2 can give you an idea of how much room you have.

Imagine where you are (left/ right) when you come into the dock yard. Past the end of the white trailer, you're kind of in the middle. You decide to turn "picture left" toward the dock, or "picture right" towards the right side of the picture. Then you spin?

ChickieMonster's Comment
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Well since that red nosed truck isn't there I would come in all the way over by the tree line then turn towards the docks to turn around. That puts you in a pretty good spot to set up for the backing.

As far as the scale I'm pretty stumped. You could pull in from the bottom, and then turn back left onto the road?

Errol V.'s Comment
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C.M. is stumped:

As far as the scale I'm pretty stumped. You could pull in from the bottom, and then turn back left onto the road?

Well you might get the scale by backing. In the picture you can't see there's a curb on both sides making a narrow lane. Your idea if backing in would probably work. The guy told me how to do it so I did it that way.

I usually wait a day or so before explaining how I did it. I can't explain every detail, so I just point out things that come up, like the scale curbs, until tomorrow.

Chiefmac's Comment
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Here goes...left into gate 3, left to the scale; out gate 1 and left onto road; left into gate 3; between buldings; right turn parallel to dock; left to set up spot; back to dock; left out from dock; between buildings; right to scale and papers; out gate 1 and right onto road. Figure 8s and roundy rounds...lol.

Kurt G.'s Comment
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Hmm...maybe pull in diagonally next to the scale, then back as if there were a dock behind it? Looks like maybe truck have been backing into the grass back there. But you said can't go in gate 1, so maybe that's means that's not the answer? After that I think I'm stuck in the yard, unless you can make that turn at the bottom.

Danny G.'s Comment
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Enter gate 3 and go directly between the 2 buildings. Continue past the dock all the way down and around the lower buildings. From there it's straight to the scale and then out gate 1 and back into gate 3 and between the 2 buildings and set up for backing up into the dock.

Kanelin's Comment
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Ok, Ive never backed a truck, but maybe this will work. Into gate 2 and turn right to line up. Back up past the scale, then pull onto it. Then it looks like there is room to go around the bottom building and pull up where the red truck is. Then back to the dock, no blind side there. Pull out to the left and go upto the scale, then out gate 1.

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