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Old 11-30-2011, 09:43 PM   #15
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I just installed a "Crash Camera" on the Front of Our Rig. It records incidents/accidents on an SD Card. Only gets about 15 minutes of Full Video before Over-recording but might be long enough to get a look at the Offender.

At least You would know Who to flip the Bird to Mentally!
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:02 PM   #16
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I'm afraid with the way this world now revolves the person or persons may not make our day, with taking a joke we may leave for them.
Some are just ready for the fight, bad actors around restaurants these days.
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Old 11-30-2011, 11:20 PM   #17
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Had a guy do that to me this summer. Plenty of parking, but he pulled in right in front of me. Another dumbhead had already done the same thing behind. Luckily I was in the front seat just getting ready to leave so I laid on the horn just as they were getting out. Lots of dirty looks, but they did move. I could have escaped with about twenty back and forths, but the horn (super loud WoLo in front at ear level) was way more fun.
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Old 12-01-2011, 12:28 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by bluepill View Post
That's when you wish that you had picked up the buffalo chip as a present.

Wow......didn't step in that did you?
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Old 12-01-2011, 02:29 AM   #19
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Sometimes I just get tired of turning the other cheek.
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Old 12-01-2011, 04:28 AM   #20
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It just amaze's me what people will do. Every now and then we stop late at night at the old Walley World, park as far away as possable from the store. 9 out of 10 times when you get up to leave (usually before 7:00 AM) there sits one car in the way and the parking lot empty Go figure. Makes you have to fight the urge to choke the crap out of someone who desperately needs it.
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Old 12-01-2011, 06:19 AM   #21
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Simple remedy, Move your rig out and make sure you block the view. Take the valve stem removal tool you carry in your pocket and remove all 4 valve stems from the tires of the offending vehicle.
I'm with Bud, lets not go there please. I think of it as, that person was just displaying their intelligence.
I agree, that would be excessive. Loosening two valve stem cores would be sufficient.
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Old 12-01-2011, 06:47 AM   #22
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I always expect people to park in front of me so I make it impossible for people to block me in. The front end is always turned and angled into the way out, and blocking 1/2 of the spot in front. You can always stick out into the drive a little...

Worst case, if you are blocked, try to make it impossible for them to either open the doors, or block then in as best you can and pop in the longest movie you own into the DVR
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Old 12-01-2011, 07:09 AM   #23
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I think of people who do this as arrogant or ignorant (or both), and there seem to be more than ever displaying these tendencies. I have come to think that everyone on the road is a potential jerk until proven otherwise.

I also have a long rig when towing and, when parking, need to park longways over quite a few parking spaces. I always leave room at the front, next to an island, but also always leave less than one car width so someone can't squeeze in.

My other parking gripe is with the "RV-Bus" spaces at Cracker Barrel restaurants. I try to use these when we don't have the car trailer, but there are almost always 4 wheelers parked in the spaces, and yes, there are always other regular spaces available. Go figure...

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Has anyone had this happen ?
We recently stopped at a new Denny's restaurant in Canton Tx. It was mid morning and plenty of parking front, side and back for cars and pickups. We pulled around to the far side taking up several spaces as we are 45' and towing. I would not do this if it had been busy. When we got ready to leave, someone had parked in the only space I had left right in front of my rig and as close to me as he could get and still open the door. I looked around and counted just in the front 17 parking spaces and about that many in the back. Yes there were just that many when we went in. It was apparent he had park there just to spite as he had parked over the white line nearest to my rig. I wanted to go back in and confront the culprit but didn't . Just unhooked and backed up enough to get out. I'm sure he got a good laugh at my expense. People can be so rude!
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Old 12-01-2011, 07:31 AM   #24
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I always expect people to park in front of me so I make it impossible for people to block me in. The front end is always turned and angled into the way out, and blocking 1/2 of the spot in front.
Even with pulling a smaller tt I'll do as posted above, or I'll park in the next parking lot and walk over to the restaurant.
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Old 12-01-2011, 08:16 AM   #25
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With the dash cam, post the clip on YouTube. There is no expectation of privacy when in a public place.

Also, never argue with an idiot. They will ware you down to their level, and then beat you with experience.
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Old 12-01-2011, 08:39 AM   #26
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I had the same at a rest area on I-81 a couple of years ago.. Had a truck back right up to my front bumper. I was in the first parking place in line and had parked well back from the front line so I'd be able to get out. He backed right over the line. Fortunately everything was straight and I was able to back up without unhooking the toad.
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Old 12-01-2011, 09:41 AM   #27
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He is jealous, Here you have this 200,000 rolling palace (Note price is not intended to reflect real price of your mansion on wheels) and he's still living in an apartment.

So he's just GOT to take you down a notch because it is always easier to take someone else down than to build yourself up.

Now if you want my personal opinion of him... Can't post it. Forum rules prohibit that kind of language.
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Old 12-01-2011, 10:21 AM   #28
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I always set myself up so I cannot get blocked in, and I try to park and sit where I can see my rig just in case someone tries to do something stupid.
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