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    I don't know many people that moved here from homes with basements that don't have them here where they can fit any truck in the two mini cooper garages they build here.

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    I don't really use anything as a reference. I just back in. My garage is two cars wide and 2 cars deep. Behind where I park is where the lawn mower, air compressor, and a few other things are stored. I can almost fit my wife's torrent in front of my truck after I back in. I know as long as I am a few feet away from the garage door then I am good. In my younger years with my 02 silverado, I may have had a few to many doing yard work and did not back in far enough, the door hit the bowtie and put a small scratch in it. About a week after I bought the yukon xl my wife pulled it in forward and did not go far enough. The door missed shattering the back window by 1/16". Needless to say she now backs it in.

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    Yeah, I'm looking forward to the day when I have a large enough garage to not have to worry about space. Our goal is next year to move, but who knows if we'll be ready by then ... Summer 2013 is just 9 months away.

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    My truck is too long for garages. I don't think my truck has ever been fully enclosed at any point in its life.

    Growing up, however, my dad always hung a golf ball from a string to make contact with the windshield. Now that he is retired, he opted for those newfangled lasers - once the dot hits your dash, you stop. I may go for the lasers...if I ever have a garage, or rather, a car that fits in a garage.
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    Laser finders to help you park? huh, that would maybe keep the kids from playing with the tennis ball hanging from the ceiling. I might have to look into that.

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    I just back it in. I don't use any point of reference. You just get used to what looks right. Our fire truck bays have yellow boxes painted on the floor with red spots where the tires are supposed to be. You just get used to where it goes and it becomes second nature.
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    My M6 is parked in a spot in my detached garage/workshop by using two rubber parking mats I bought from J.C. Whitney. They are a slightly rectangular mat with a raised stop at one end. I can move them around when I want to reposition the vehicle. However, my wife's car is parked by using a stationary object (to the left of the driver window view) in the garage. Works great and doesn't cost a dime.
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    Someone gave me a Park Zone PZX-9901 parking aid as a gift for my main garage for my wife's SUV. Never installed it. My own built in radar works fine. And the pole barn where I park my trucks, it's 30'd x 40'w, so there's a vast amount of margin for error.

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