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Old 02-27-2012, 12:24 PM
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HA. Great picture.

I'm sure eventually I'll get to the point where I'm not so intense about dents/scratches/marks, but on Day 4 of ownership, that girl will get treated like a freakin newborn.
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I used to drive an old full size pickup so was used to driving a large vehicle. The problem I had was after my old full size I drove an s10 for years then came back to an even bigger full size. I was ok with it but what I had issues with was judging tire to curb distance lol. I always try to park right up on the curb to get my car farther away from the other car. I've had it for a year now and am very comfortable now parking it, I get about 2" away from the curb every time now with no fear .
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def. have to get use to the front bumper distance........ for the first month I found myself a good 5 feet away from the parking stops ......... lol maybe a parking cam for the front would help
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i drove a 99 chevy before i bought my RAM. my RAM is slightly longer, higher and a fair bit wider then the chevy.
its a pain in the a$$ to find a spot around here to park my truck because they get smaller every year! i can park my truck now in places other people fail to park their car. i'm getting better or they really suck. but you get used to it too

the only problem i had was not seeing the low hood of the car behind me because of the tall tailgate, fixed it by installing an aftermarked rearview cam.
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def. have to get use to the front bumper distance........ for the first month I found myself a good 5 feet away from the parking stops ......... lol maybe a parking cam for the front would help
LOL that was my learning curve as well, especially pulling into a spot in front of another vehicle. My old truck had the steering radius of a battleship so I got used to that part but it does get easier with time, practice and just knowing your truck. I, too, park well away from others, too, though, which helps a lot.

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LOL when I was in high school I once left the house, walked AROUND MY MOMS CAR, got in my truck and fired it up, then proceeded to back into my mom's dodge stratus....I didn't see it over the tailgate (but apparently knew it was there as I just walked around it) haha.
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Bottom line, I feel a little better now after reading these responses. Just like anything else, it's just a matter of getting used to the feel of it it seems.
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LOL when I was in high school I once left the house, walked AROUND MY MOMS CAR, got in my truck and fired it up, then proceeded to back into my mom's dodge stratus....I didn't see it over the tailgate (but apparently knew it was there as I just walked around it) haha.
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*holes, not dents, lol. It's only a hole when you first back into it but then when you pull forward and the ball grabs the bumper and rips the entire bumper cover off that's when it's really bad hahaha.
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I can feel your pain with trying to park, I live in a fairly congested area so sometimes parking is limited, I am coming from a s10zr2 which was pretty easy to park. I went down to the beach and practiced a little on saturday, and had the g/f stand in front by the bumper so I could get a better idea of the length of the hood and bumper....I just got back from the post office and did pretty well in a tight spot.....I to am trying to avoid all the dents and dings that I accumulated on the chevy so I can see me parking away in the parking lots...
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