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People Who Park In cul-de-sacs!!!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by kissmygrass, Jul 21, 2005.

  1. kissmygrass

    kissmygrass LawnSite Member
    from Montana
    Posts: 7

    Does anyone else in here go freaking nuts when people (especially landscapers who should know better) park their friggin' trailers inside the cul-de-sac?!? I delt whith this twice today and just wanted to get the word out that if you can't pull up past the cul-de-sac and park on the side of the street like everyone else, then you are part of the problem not the solution and should be weeded out of existence. :waving:
  2. KINGjosh

    KINGjosh LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 531

    I park in the culdasac and love it! I do it every chance I get.
  3. lawnjockey75

    lawnjockey75 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 18

    That same person goes through life p---ing people off all the time. They aren't smart enough to know better, and NEVER will be.
  4. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,925

    The way I look at it is that I am there for 1/2 hour to an hour max. Wait your turn. Also I dont know about where you are at but our culde sackssssssss are big enough that you can park 3 cars and still turn a 6x12 trailer around.
  5. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,496

    I'm hjaving a little trouble understanding the dilemna here, because around here, all the culdesacs have atleast 5 houses in them. There is plenty of room.
  6. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    I assume you DO know how to do the jack-knife U-turn?

    This may help:
    - Turn as far as you can, then stop when you can go no further.
    - Put in reverse and SLOWLY back while turning the wheel the opposite way AND
    - *WATCH* your trailer as it jack-knifes and STOP right before the corner of the trailer hits the rear quarter-panel of your truck.
    - Then, put in Drive and go forward SLOWLY while turning the wheel back the way you intend to go.

    May take more than 1-2 back-ups, but it gets me through every time.
  7. Gizmo_019

    Gizmo_019 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 104

    I do that alot topsites, just make sure your watchin your trailer out of your drivers side mirror as the passenger side one is decieving! I hate that, why can't they give us a real glass in that mirror? I hate lookin out the back glass too because it makes me feel like less of a man :p But anyway, no culde sacs around here to worry about. Matter of fact, our streets are not wide enough to park on!, so I am almost always backing out of drive ways.
  8. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,858

    buy a FORD. Sorry to say it, but my old '88 F-250 can turn thru just about any culdasac I find, cars or no cars... I do have one that is too tight to turn in if there's a car too close so I have to back out of the block, no biggie, only about a 1/4 block. However I had my 20' trailer on my gmc one day and thought I was going to go around this culdasac NO WAY!!! The turning radius of the truck wasn't tight enough to do it. Had to do the jack knife method... Not fun. I never have known why chevy/gmc has such a wide turning radius??? Anyone?
  9. wissel_landscaping

    wissel_landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from ohio
    Posts: 262

    I go around the cul-de-sac and go a few feet up the street like i am leaving then back up and park right in the middle, cars, garbage trucks ect.. can go right around the back of my trailer with no problem. never been in anybodys way for the short time i'm there.
  10. Shuter

    Shuter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,171

    I always park where I have to, even in a cul de sac. I hope I was not in your way.

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