Truck Stop Horror Stories

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Terminal Rat ( aka...J's Comment
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Ah, only blind-side parking. That's a good one. How do people do that, anyway? Do you just use the blind spot mirror?

I mostly do it on prayer and faith. LOL ! I honestly don't know but for some reason I'm actually sometimes better at it than sight side. LOL

JJ

Susan D. 's Comment
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I dont blind side unless there is absolutely no choice... IE codriver sleeping like when i delivered custom doors to a smaller Lowes in MO this morning. My codriver is really good at it... He usually flips the passenger mirror way out to open up his field of vision.

Johnny Boy's Comment
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Ah, only blind-side parking. That's a good one. How do people do that, anyway? Do you just use the blind spot mirror?

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I mostly do it on prayer and faith. LOL ! I honestly don't know but for some reason I'm actually sometimes better at it than sight side. LOL

JJ

I was wondering about those blindside slants myself, why the hell do they angle them that way?

I'm pretty new but I have just taken the truck to the left side of the parking lot "road" and backed into the slanted spots on the sight side.

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Pianoman's Comment
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My codriver is really good at it... He usually flips the passenger mirror way out to open up his field of vision.

My trainer taught me to do it that way and I did it like that for a while, but I found it actually works better for me to just leave the mirrors where they are. It's too disorienting to me to move around the mirrors when I'm backing, since I lose perspective on what I'm seeing in the mirrors. I've gotten pretty good at using the spot mirrors to see where my trailer is.

I had to do a 90 degree blindside to get into the last available space at the Love's in Fort Worth yesterday. I set the brakes several times during the back and hopped over to the passenger side seat to look out that mirror. It makes it more like a sight side back. I still GOALed a few times, but that trick helps me avoid GOALing like 30 times LOL.

Susan D. 's Comment
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I hear ya on moving the mirrors.. It completely throws me off lol. In the rare instance i must blindside.. I GOAL A LOT!!

Sambo's Comment
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I hear ya on moving the mirrors.. It completely throws me off lol. In the rare instance i must blindside.. I GOAL A LOT!!

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Mainiac73's Comment
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My favorite was at the ta near Portland. Guy had parked off the end of a row not in a space but left approx 3/4 of a truck width in between him and the next guy over. Truck in front of me swings around and lines up straight with the gap and proceeds to back in. I can obviously see it looks narrow and lay on my horn as he continues to back both rear corners of his trailer into both trucks on either side. What are mirrors for? Oh btw. I drove back in the lot to park figuring it must be nearly full. Nope. 40+ open spots. 6 side by side.

Or the chaos that insues when you park In a gravel lot with no lines. And you wake up to find what other drivers felt were good parking spots and straight park jobs

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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My favorite was at the ta near Portland. Guy had parked off the end of a row not in a space but left approx 3/4 of a truck width in between him and the next guy over. Truck in front of me swings around and lines up straight with the gap and proceeds to back in. I can obviously see it looks narrow and lay on my horn as he continues to back both rear corners of his trailer into both trucks on either side. What are mirrors for? Oh btw. I drove back in the lot to park figuring it must be nearly full. Nope. 40+ open spots. 6 side by side.

Or the chaos that insues when you park In a gravel lot with no lines. And you wake up to find what other drivers felt were good parking spots and straight park jobs

Hey I parked at night in a gravel lot that was completely dark. Was so tired I didn't even GOAL just went to bed. The lot was empty when I got there...in the morning..everyone was lined up with me... On slants...but the trucks were straight hhaaha

Big Ben's Comment
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My horror story was at the TA in Coachella. A woman knocks on my door saying she's selling tamales and I think wow tamales heck yes! But she wasn't selling tamales she just wasn't, that was just a cover of offering her services to me. I was really bummed because I really wanted tamales, I told her that what she did was horrible and shut my door. I cried a little inside my truck thinking that I could be eating some tamales right now. Yeah so that's my story, it still hurts to think about it.

Renegade's Comment
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That's Hilarious Ben.....

My horror story was at the TA in Coachella. A woman knocks on my door saying she's selling tamales and I think wow tamales heck yes! But she wasn't selling tamales she just wasn't, that was just a cover of offering her services to me. I was really bummed because I really wanted tamales, I told her that what she did was horrible and shut my door. I cried a little inside my truck thinking that I could be eating some tamales right now. Yeah so that's my story, it still hurts to think about it.

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