A Fun Little Exercise For The Rookies.

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Fatsquatch 's Comment
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So there's this place I pick up from every now and then in Eugene that's kind of a tight spot, and I thought it might be fun to see how everyone would approach this scenario.

For reference, the red line is the gate/entrance/exit, and the purple block is the outbound door.

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As with most of these, let's let the newbies have their shot before the experienced guys and gals go chiming in.

I'll throw up my personal solution in a couple days after everyone has had a chance to mull it over and throw in their 2 cents.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I am not even a rookie, so I know nothing, and this looks way too easy, so I know I am wrong, but what the heck, I've been wrong and embarrassed before.

Red is forward, blue is backing. There would be some pullups in there I'm sure, and I don't like the building on the blind side, but it is going to be there no matter what, so...

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Derek S.'s Comment
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I haven't stepped foot inside a truck yet, but my opinion it looks too tight for a u-turn. Maybe pull up to the right next to those vehicles when coming in the entrance as far up as you can, back up to straight out/angle the trailer toward the dock using that big space behind you, then driver-side back to the dock.

This is a neat idea, I like these training scenarios.

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Luke O.'s Comment
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I am not even a rookie, so I know nothing, and this looks way too easy, so I know I am wrong, but what the heck, I've been wrong and embarrassed before.

Red is forward, blue is backing. There would be some pullups in there I'm sure, and I don't like the building on the blind side, but it is going to be there no matter what, so...

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Havent even started a school yet haha, and took me a minute to understand your drawing, but Id say thats pretty close to how Id approach it.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I am not even a rookie, so I know nothing, and this looks way too easy, so I know I am wrong, but what the heck, I've been wrong and embarrassed before.

Red is forward, blue is backing. There would be some pullups in there I'm sure, and I don't like the building on the blind side, but it is going to be there no matter what, so...

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Havent even started a school yet haha, and took me a minute to understand your drawing, but Id say thats pretty close to how Id approach it.

I just wonder if the lot is always that empty.

Will H.'s Comment
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I am also a wannabe but I am thinking maybe a 3 point turn. Turn left once inside, do a diver side 90 back and more than a few pull ups. And then get laughed at by everyone there

Adam J.'s Comment
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I think that would be the best try and something that I would do.

I am not even a rookie, so I know nothing, and this looks way too easy, so I know I am wrong, but what the heck, I've been wrong and embarrassed before.

Red is forward, blue is backing. There would be some pullups in there I'm sure, and I don't like the building on the blind side, but it is going to be there no matter what, so...

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Don's Comment
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I concur with Grumpy's idea. Sometimes the overhead and what we see when we arrive can appear quite different, especially if large objects, trucks, cars, poles, temporary layouts like at home improvement stores, etc, are obstructing our ideal line.

I am not even a rookie, so I know nothing, and this looks way too easy, so I know I am wrong, but what the heck, I've been wrong and embarrassed before.

Red is forward, blue is backing. There would be some pullups in there I'm sure, and I don't like the building on the blind side, but it is going to be there no matter what, so...

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Junkyard Dog's Comment
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I am not even a rookie, so I know nothing, and this looks way too easy, so I know I am wrong, but what the heck, I've been wrong and embarrassed before.

Red is forward, blue is backing. There would be some pullups in there I'm sure, and I don't like the building on the blind side, but it is going to be there no matter what, so...

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I did a u-turn in a really tight lot the other day. With some cars in the way I had a few goals. It was very similar to that set up.

But I could see doing it Grumpy's way there is no Blind Side backing unless I'm looking at doing it the opposite way of Grumpy?

Dee Squared's Comment
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Look at Google Maps to study and then call and if the allow entering of of W 8th? If so drive past, adjust, and back it in? Looks easiest and safest to someone like me that is not yest a driver.

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