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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:
 

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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:
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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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?
 

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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.
 

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I know an '88 Ford uses an I-beam suspention, and most other trucks use A-arms. My uncle '86 ex. cab Ford will turn circles around my '94 reg. cab Chevy short wheelbase. Come to think of it, my '70 Ford will cut pretty sharp too. Has to be somethin to do with the I-beam suspention or the steering boxes or somethin :confused:
 

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kissmygrass said:
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:
whats your house #. i'll back up into your driveway and park next time.
 

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I have a street with 4 houses on the culdesac and the idiots that live in two of the houses park with the front bumper to the curb. Thus eliminating most of the turning radius of the culdesac. I pull up into their drive and do the jack knife turn between their two trucks. Every once in a while they come running out as I just miss their truck (from their perspective) I have at least 2 feet. But they still refuse to use their garage or driveway to park like civilized people.
 

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I usually drive an extended cab Dodge with an 18 foot trailer. Cul-de-sac turning in definitely difficult when cars park all over it. With the size of most cul-de-sacs around here and cars parked on both sides it becomes impossible to turnaround even with the jack-knife method. I am often forced to back down the street and turnaround in a driveway or a side street. Be cool and don't park on cul-de-sacs.
 
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