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Old 01-06-2013, 10:57 AM   #113
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Kind of shocked at some of the responses on here with folks going as far to saying they intentionally blocked cars where they could not leave.

Had some of the auto drivers gotten upset, word been exchanged, and it eventually gotten into a physical altercation, many would have wondered why or blamed Cracker Barrel. I would be pretty pissed to be honest if someone intentionally blocked me in.

To me this is just setting yourself up to get your rv keyed are other damage. No condoning it, but I could see it in igniting the fury.

Roles reversed, I would bet the RV drivers would have gotten upset if auto blocked them in.

It's parking for gripes sake, I am towing darn near 60 feet when we travel and if i find There are no spots, there are no spots and I go elsewhere.

Nobody owes anyone free parking spaces even if you are eating in their restaurant.

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^^ Ditto. Our society has gone from "After you" to "ME First!", and it's not going to get any better with all the chest thumping.
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Old 01-06-2013, 01:28 PM   #115
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^^ Ditto. Our society has gone from "After you" to "ME First!", and it's not going to get any better with all the chest thumping.
What is sad and not trying to start another debate, but when one guy gets surrounded by 8 guys as mentioned earlier in this thread, the out numbered guy suddenly gets scared and pulls a gun in fear and someone or many end up dead over a parking space. At that point it doesn't matter who was right or wrong, someone doesn't go home. I have seen it happen for less then what we are speaking about here.

I am not advocating backing down from anything when challenged by someone else, (someone said earlier intimidation is risky to which I agree, you never know what the other guy is thinking or capable of) and I admit I am pretty head strong myself when people do stupid stuff and quick to voice my opinion, but Intentionally blocking other people, especially given that many had nothing to do with the parking, well I can see this heading south real quick and at the end of the day, it really doesn't matter.

Place a call to Cracker Barrel Management and see if they can help, if they can't/ don't / won't, well there are other places in the world to spend your money.


Man, I am beginning to sound like a 95 year old Geezer as my wife calls me, and I am only 41 !
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Old 01-06-2013, 01:52 PM   #116
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We have parked at a few. Doesn't fit in the space provided, but we improvise.
All with mnager's permission at dinner and he greeted us for breakfast the next morning.
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:48 PM   #117
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I like Cracker Barrel but agree that the RV parking spaces are often too short for my 40 footer and toad. My problem is finding the Cracker Barrel in the first place. I often pass it by and have to find a place to turn around which is often miles down the road. If not a Cracker Barrel, where else do you folks go to eat that accommodates your rigs?
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We don't have Cracker Barrels around here.
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:02 PM   #119
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If not a Cracker Barrel, where else do you folks go to eat that accommodates your rigs?
The only time we go to CB is if DW insists - I personally think they are awful. If we want restaurant meals while traveling, we normally look for restaurants in satellite locations in shopping centers. Many times the store will be set back and the satellite shops will be stand alone or in a small strip mall next to the main road. You can park in the back of the big parking lot and walk to the restaurant. Chains like Applebee's, Red Lobster, Outback, and some others do this frequently.
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From the large response of my comments I wanted to say just one more issue.

When we stopped at this CB almost the entire parking lot was empty...We did park around this persons car. Maybe it was poor judgement but after spending the night at the Racetrack all we wanted was a nice breakfast while we began our long ride home.

When all this was over I forgot to mention that this person was not even a customer. We asked the MGR when all this ended who this customer was or what. He told me that the car was there when he came in at 5 am to open up. Believes it was someone who went to a bar in the shopping center next door and left the car all night.

I understand all about people and our rigs...I try to be as nice as I can at all times...

So if you have any more comments about my behavior please send it to me direct. I love going to CB anytime of the day...Blueberry Pancakes taste good no matter what time of day.

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I guess my biggest issue is that because some idiot parked in a RV spot, several folks on this thread thought it was good revenge to lock in other auto's who had nothing to do with any of this.

That part makes no sense to me. That is almost like being a bully IMHO.

Deal with the people who are the culprits, not the innocent folks there just trying to get a meal. They didn't do anything wrong.


Another point to be made, we live in a society whereas some people think nothing of parking in a handicap or fire lane, they probably really don't care about rv parking.


Btw, I think CB food is hit or miss for the most part. JMHO.

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Well that MH and truck are one great looking unit.
Agree x2
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A little off topic I know, but please be careful where you do stop for breaks.


This place is right next to a Cracker Barrel here in Beaumont.



http://www.kplctv.com/story/20498209...napping-victim
Beaumont authorities searching for kidnapping victim

BEAUMONT, Texas (KPLC) -
Beaumont Police are investigating a reported aggravated kidnapping.

According to a news release from the Beaumont Police Department, the incident was reported early Thursday at the Petro Truck Stop in the 5400 block of Walden Road in the city.

Authorities say at about 5:20 a.m. Thursday, patrol officers responded to the scene when a 45-year-old Houston man called 911 to report that his truck had been stolen and his friend kidnapped by a man armed with a handgun.

The reported victim is a 33-year-old Hispanic female from San Antonio.

Authorities said the woman is described as 5-feet, 5-inches, weighing between 130 and 140 pounds. She is described as having shoulder length, dark hair. At the time of the alleged kidnapping, the woman was reportedly wearing blue jeans and a turquoise jacket.

Authorities said the vehicle reported stolen is a red, 2008 Dodge 3500 dually, bearing Texas license plates 16GYJ9.

According to authorities, the suspect is a black male with a dark complexion, in his mid- thirties, about 6-feet tall, weighing about 190 to 200 pounds.

"Information is still very preliminary at this early stage of the investigation. We are asking people to be on the lookout for red Dodge truck and the female. If anyone does see this vehicle, or the female, we ask that you phone the Beaumont Police Department at 832-1234," the release states.
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I finally recieved a response for Cracker Barrel on the "RV Parking"
Here it is:

Dear Mr. ..........,

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with all of us here at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. We're always pleased to hear from our guests.

We appreciate your email to our company regarding the discussion of the RV parking at Cracker Barrel. Our corporate office does get calls occassionally regarding RV parking in our lots, but to my knowledge not to the extent of what you are reading. We would love to know of our guests experiences and invite them to please contact us with the locations they have had difficulty with.

Our coach, bus and RV spots are clearly marked for use of larger vehicles, however at times this is ignored with drivers of regular sized cars or trucks.

Please let us know of any problems you or your friends have encountered, and we will be happy to address it further. Dates and locations would be most helpful. We appreciate your patronage look forward to seeing you in one of our locations again soon.

Sincerely,



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I stopped at one the other day (I81 exit 150a), north of Roanoke, on my way home from working the Redskins/Seahawks game in the work truck, and there was enough room to have parked 8 - 10 RVs and toads.
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