Finding Somehwere To Park On Home Time Is Impossible

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andhe78's Comment
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Stay away from Jim's-I live just a few miles from there, they will tow an unattended truck, not to mention it's a great place to get stuff stolen off a truck.

Don't know how far away you want to be. My spot is about ten miles east of Jim's, up Walden, just inside Alden. The owner is very easy going, it costs me a couple bucks but it's worth knowing my truck is secure. Could probably work something out with owner depending on how often you want to be in or out. I'll give you his name and number if you think you want to go that far.

Rainey has a good idea, that's how I started looking for spots, with self storage places. Check craigslist, that is how I found my guy. Sure I don't have to remind you, but make sure you find a spot that is plowed.

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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Stay away from Jim's-I live just a few miles from there, they will tow an unattended truck, not to mention it's a great place to get stuff stolen off a truck.

Don't know how far away you want to be. My spot is about ten miles east of Jim's, up Walden, just inside Alden. The owner is very easy going, it costs me a couple bucks but it's worth knowing my truck is secure. Could probably work something out with owner depending on how often you want to be in or out. I'll give you his name and number if you think you want to go that far.

Rainey has a good idea, that's how I started looking for spots, with self storage places. Check craigslist, that is how I found my guy. Sure I don't have to remind you, but make sure you find a spot that is plowed.

I would like that, assuming it is secure enough to leave my personal vehicle while I am on the road. Otherwise it is farther than I would like my wife to have to drive to pick me up. Though I could unhook and drive my truck home. If the town gives me crap, I can move my temporary storage garage and use the pad beside my house to park. That is legal.

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andhe78's Comment
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Stay away from Jim's-I live just a few miles from there, they will tow an unattended truck, not to mention it's a great place to get stuff stolen off a truck.

Don't know how far away you want to be. My spot is about ten miles east of Jim's, up Walden, just inside Alden. The owner is very easy going, it costs me a couple bucks but it's worth knowing my truck is secure. Could probably work something out with owner depending on how often you want to be in or out. I'll give you his name and number if you think you want to go that far.

Rainey has a good idea, that's how I started looking for spots, with self storage places. Check craigslist, that is how I found my guy. Sure I don't have to remind you, but make sure you find a spot that is plowed.

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I would like that, assuming it is secure enough to leave my personal vehicle while I am on the road. Otherwise it is farther than I would like my wife to have to drive to pick me up. Though I could unhook and drive my truck home. If the town gives me crap, I can move my temporary storage garage and use the pad beside my house to park. That is legal.

L&M Stone. 716-683-1098. Ask for Leon. He's a really easy going guy. Not sure what kind of deal you can work out, since I am only home for about ten days every couple of months. I love the spot though, easy to get in and out of his yard at any time, plenty of room, he said he'd plow as needed, and it's on a truck route, yet far enough out of the city so no one messes with the truck. I've parked there for two weeks at a time without a problem.

If he asks, tell him the Maverick flatbed guy gave you his number.

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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Stay away from Jim's-I live just a few miles from there, they will tow an unattended truck, not to mention it's a great place to get stuff stolen off a truck.

Don't know how far away you want to be. My spot is about ten miles east of Jim's, up Walden, just inside Alden. The owner is very easy going, it costs me a couple bucks but it's worth knowing my truck is secure. Could probably work something out with owner depending on how often you want to be in or out. I'll give you his name and number if you think you want to go that far.

Rainey has a good idea, that's how I started looking for spots, with self storage places. Check craigslist, that is how I found my guy. Sure I don't have to remind you, but make sure you find a spot that is plowed.

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I would like that, assuming it is secure enough to leave my personal vehicle while I am on the road. Otherwise it is farther than I would like my wife to have to drive to pick me up. Though I could unhook and drive my truck home. If the town gives me crap, I can move my temporary storage garage and use the pad beside my house to park. That is legal.

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L&M Stone. 716-683-1098. Ask for Leon. He's a really easy going guy. Not sure what kind of deal you can work out, since I am only home for about ten days every couple of months. I love the spot though, easy to get in and out of his yard at any time, plenty of room, he said he'd plow as needed, and it's on a truck route, yet far enough out of the city so no one messes with the truck. I've parked there for two weeks at a time without a problem.

If he asks, tell him the Maverick flatbed guy gave you his number.

Thanks, I will give him a call. I take it you don't leave your vehicle there when you are on the road?

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andhe78's Comment
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Stay away from Jim's-I live just a few miles from there, they will tow an unattended truck, not to mention it's a great place to get stuff stolen off a truck.

Don't know how far away you want to be. My spot is about ten miles east of Jim's, up Walden, just inside Alden. The owner is very easy going, it costs me a couple bucks but it's worth knowing my truck is secure. Could probably work something out with owner depending on how often you want to be in or out. I'll give you his name and number if you think you want to go that far.

Rainey has a good idea, that's how I started looking for spots, with self storage places. Check craigslist, that is how I found my guy. Sure I don't have to remind you, but make sure you find a spot that is plowed.

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I would like that, assuming it is secure enough to leave my personal vehicle while I am on the road. Otherwise it is farther than I would like my wife to have to drive to pick me up. Though I could unhook and drive my truck home. If the town gives me crap, I can move my temporary storage garage and use the pad beside my house to park. That is legal.

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L&M Stone. 716-683-1098. Ask for Leon. He's a really easy going guy. Not sure what kind of deal you can work out, since I am only home for about ten days every couple of months. I love the spot though, easy to get in and out of his yard at any time, plenty of room, he said he'd plow as needed, and it's on a truck route, yet far enough out of the city so no one messes with the truck. I've parked there for two weeks at a time without a problem.

If he asks, tell him the Maverick flatbed guy gave you his number.

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Thanks, I will give him a call. I take it you don't leave your vehicle there when you are on the road?

No, my wife swings by and picks me up. But I never even asked him about that, since I didn't need it. Can't speak for him, but wouldn't think it would be an issue. He has a bunch of stuff parked back there already.

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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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L&M Stone. 716-683-1098. Ask for Leon. He's a really easy going guy. Not sure what kind of deal you can work out, since I am only home for about ten days every couple of months. I love the spot though, easy to get in and out of his yard at any time, plenty of room, he said he'd plow as needed, and it's on a truck route, yet far enough out of the city so no one messes with the truck. I've parked there for two weeks at a time without a problem.

If he asks, tell him the Maverick flatbed guy gave you his number.

Leon was out of town, I'll call him tomorrow, but I saw another ad on Craigslist, turns out it is his neighbor. He said $75/mo, park there, sleep there, drop trailer, whatever I need for $75/mo. So, one way or the other, I am set.

I did find a place right on the island where I live, but if they want more than $100/mo, I will probably just drop the trailer in Alden and bobtail home. I could leave my truck there too, so maybe in winter I would leave my pickup, though I'll have to be sure he plows in winter, he is 1400' back in the woods. Security through obscurity.

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

Patrick C.'s Comment
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I will just throw this out there. At Greenpac/Norpac we do drop n hook. Not always, but sometimes you may be without a trailer. I have done both drop n hook and live unload / loads, so..... take it for what you will

USMC AAV's Comment
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I was going to say the same thing but Rainy beat me to it. There is a huge u-haul place down the road from where I live that has room for semi parking (granted you have to pay for it), but the one advantage to this is it is behind a fence, under very bright lights with an on-site security as well. The fee for parking there isnt that bad, they gave me a discount rate because I only park there every two weeks or so. sometimes they will cut you a break

What about a self storage place? Life Storage has parking spots and my local manager would work with me if i asked. however i do.have a locker there.

but it might be cheaper to pay for a spave there by the month and not worry thsn pay at a truck stop.

Patrick C.'s Comment
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I asked the fellow Wolding drivers in that area. The suggestions I got were Thundercat Tramsport on whitehaven across from Fantasy Island. The next 2 would probably be a bobtail home situation C&S Truck and Trailer or Niagara Tank Lines on Allen Ave. From my understanding we use both as a drop lot on occasion. Just understand, standard practice is if the trailer isn't physically hooked to your truck, it is free game. Possession is 10/10 the rule with trailers.

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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I still drop my trailer at the abandoned stop, a n d bobtail home. " The property owner doesn't care about the trucks parking there. It is the city, that blocked the one side, and put up the signs.

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

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