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Old 06-13-2016, 12:49 PM   #43
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We are always amazed at how magnetic a MH can be. We parked at the very far end of an almost empty parking lot. Went in for lunch, came out and low-and-behold some doofus parked RIGHT IN FRONT of our rig. Luckily, DH was able to back up (no toad) but really? is it a closeness thing? Another time we were at a Cracker Barrel and another doofus parked within inches of the MH. She was sitting eating in her car. We had to make a right turn (into) her poorly parked car. She just sat there, munching away while we tried to maneuver around her. I kept telling DH to take off her bumper (we're probably better insured!)
My wife would have had started the discussion (again!) of how passive aggressive I am and been yelling at me BEFORE I demonstrated how loud our air horns were

too close and they will make you spill your food !
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Old 06-13-2016, 01:49 PM   #44
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We recently stopped at a mall outside Atlanta and parked in the very last row away from the mall itself. There was not a car within 100 yards of our coach. Had a lovely time shopping and dining and come out to " A Parking Ticket" for taking up two spaces. I was so mad I wanted to return everything and explain to every merchant why, but a cooler head prevailed and I spoke to mall security and then went back to every merchant and explained why we would never shop there again.
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Old 06-13-2016, 01:49 PM   #45
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My wife would have had started the discussion (again!) of how passive aggressive I am and been yelling at me BEFORE I demonstrated how loud our air horns were

too close and they will make you spill your food !

That's what I was thinking!!!!! See how much she enjoys the air horn while trying to eat.

I had a similar experience two miles after leaving the dealer with our new Storm last November. We are in horrible traffic east of Atlanta and trying to get into the correct lane. A nice four wheeler was letting us in but I didn't want to wipe out their car and my new motor home in the process so I was waiting for the line of cars in front of us to move. Another motorist was trying to turn left in front of us to get to a parking lot but that parking lot was entrance was 100' behind us and not at all accessible for her. She decided to turn left in front of us anyway and really screwed things up. She couldn't move, I couldn't move, the person behind her couldn't move , nor could the nice person behind me.

Since she was only inches from the front of my new ride I just laid on the horn for about 20 seconds. I didn't realize how loud the electric horn was on an F53. I have no idea where she ended up going

Of course the DW had a few choice words for me that lasted for way more than 20 seconds, but I had an inward smile.

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If everyone owned a 40' RV there wouldn't be a parking issue. But since most people don't have a clue we'll just have to put up with it.
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I ran into this problem many times as an OTR trucker.


Had a few mishaps because someone thought it was a good idea to park directly in a blind spot behind my trailer.


First time, I didn't get out to look first before I backed up, moved that car out of the way with ease but an unhappy owner.


Second time, I was moving and this fool just parked right behind me as I was backing up. That cost me also.


Hard to stay calm when the first this out of their mouth is ("YOU SHOUDNT BE HERE").



And I'll have to be honest and add, because of these situations, I've done a few things that I'm not proud of and won't mention, but it did involve a tow chain.

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Just put a couple shopping carts front and rear. No body else will ever move them!
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The cones work. I have used them for many years. 99% of the time the problem is because people don't realize our limitations. The cones drive the point home. Not many people will get out of their car to move cones, it is just easier for them to park somewhere else.
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I have pulled up to the diesel pumps at Flying J when their was a car at the front pump. I filled my tank and they were still there blocking my exit. 15 minutes later the people came back from EATING AND WALKING THEIR DOG !!!!
I love to blare my air horn at those idiots - does kind of wake them up a little and everyone gets to look at them and stare!. I have had people up into Flying J pumps the wrong way - I pull right up to them and stare until they back out and go on their way.
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And in many J's you have to go against the normal direction to get propane. Just saying there's probably a reason why.
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And in many J's you have to go against the normal direction to get propane. Just saying there's probably a reason why.

Refer trucks can fill propane from either side, that's why


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We recently did Propane at FJ in Pembroke NY with toad. We called to see if they had a long hose. Nope, go against the traffic pattern an pull through the "wrong" way. As is the case a car was parked in the pull through zone -- waiting and not smart enough to figure out why I just didn't ho around her...


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