Parking Does Anyone Else Care?

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40 Days's Comment
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Probably first world problem but... Parking at an angle truck leaning left, right, forward, or backward. I find myself changing spots 2 or 3 times and then G.O.A.L to make sure I'm level or pulling forward and backward till it's as level as possible. Feet over head is the worst. I hear others on radio ask what the heck I'm doing and I probably look like a dog spinning circles looking for the perfect place to poop. Should I get over the how level my truck is or do you guys care too?

andhe78's Comment
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A couple blocks under the drives of one side or the other can help a lot. But yeah, there were truck stops I’d refuse to park at because there wasn’t a flat spot in the entire lot.

Turtle's Comment
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I care. It bugs me to no end having my head below my feet when trying to sleep. Forward or backward isn't as much of a big deal to me, but I will dump the bags if it helps.

Viking's Comment
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I just grab my pillow and sleep the other way on the mattress that night.

PackRat's Comment
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I care, too. I usually park before 1400, so most parking lots are fairly open. I'll circle the lot to find what I consider the best spot: near the back row, hopefully a flatbed parked on one side, driver's side higher than passenger side once I back in, never on the end of a row.

Biggest thing is picture getting out at 0200. Park so you are the least likely to get blocked.

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Nah....too many years playing War Games in the Air Force....I can sleep anywhere and with any amount of noise around me. Feet above my head is the way I'm supposed to sleep anyway.

Unloaded this morning and don't pick up until 2000 tomorrow and they are less than3 miles away wtf.gif so I took a nap just off the property of Americold in Ontario CA....under Ontario Airport flight path. Got a good 3 hr nap :-D

Pacific Pearl's Comment
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... I hear others on radio ask what the heck I'm doing and I probably look like a dog spinning circles looking for the perfect place to poop.

While I strongly advise all drivers to have and use a C.B. - that's only while they're going down the road. Use the off button in truck stops and parking lots and you will stop hearing voices.

Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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... I hear others on radio ask what the heck I'm doing and I probably look like a dog spinning circles looking for the perfect place to poop.

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While I strongly advise all drivers to have and use a C.B. - that's only while they're going down the road. Use the off button in truck stops and parking lots and you will stop hearing voices.

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... I hear others on radio ask what the heck I'm doing and I probably look like a dog spinning circles looking for the perfect place to poop.

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While I strongly advise all drivers to have and use a C.B. - that's only while they're going down the road. Use the off button in truck stops and parking lots and you will stop hearing voices.

IMHO, some will 'STILL' hear voices.... rofl-3.gif

Mikey B.'s Comment
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Meh, dont care so much. If plenty spots are available I try to find a fairly level spot that has less chance of being blocked in but in a pinch any spot will do.

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