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Old 02-26-2012, 04:00 PM
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Haven't ever had a problem, although on that note I'm a trucker so I'm used to driving battleships into smallspaces. there is a learning curve in the aspect of where you stage the truck to start your turn into the spot, my soon to be wife is picking up on it pretty quick.
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My RCSB truck parks like a smart car compared to my previous 2006 chevy silverado crewcab with a 6inch lift.
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Only had my truck 2 months and still not easy but like everyone else I find I am walking a bit further now who cares about the spots right outside the store that is where you get all the door dings anyway from careless others.
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Good point. Not only is this my first new car, but I've wanted this truck for so long that every time I walk out from a store I'm compulsively checking for scratches and marks.

Maybe the answer is slat armor?
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Its the price we pay for leaving a large carbon footprint.
Yes...it was much easier parking my 2002 Chevy Step side
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I usually look for two open spots next to each other. If only a single. I found it easiest to pull in the spot front first if you start to park halfway into the occupied spot just beyond the one you want. If you turn properly when you back up you will line right up for a strait shot into the space.

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Yup, parking is a challange. I have been getting quite creative in avoiding the problem. Which means I get lots of exercise in the process.
Ive always parked way out in the "open" so parking has never been an issue. I will park a ways out before trying to park close with all the crazy door slammin idiots Never an issue parking.
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If a space looks like it may be tight, i either back into it or find a parking spot further away

I have driven several 10 wheelers that were easier to drive down the city streets then my Ram does. I still am not sure just where my passenger side is, like is it 6" or a foot from the vehicle parked on the side of the street
It is easier to tell with a semi truck
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I gave up all notions of a pretty truck. lol It is nice truck, but I knew from day one that someday someone is going to hit it or I'll hit something I don't worry about it. I drive a truck. not a 200,000 dollar Lamborghini Its built to take a beating. I treat it like my baby but she's gonna get dinged. I find that its easier to back into most spots especially if its gonna be tight. Plus the practice is good for you. If you practice parking in ridiculous spots the time you have to park somewhere you really shouldn't be you'll have no problem doing it.
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Here's a tight spot for ya :




I did that on my trip through California on R&R leave in January.
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