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  1. #11
    Jr. Apprentice mrs.silveradotrailblazer's Avatar
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    With my Trailblazer--usually pull in, but away from most everyone else--STB taught me that one. We put too much into our rides to have it dinged up by careless people who drive clunkers.

  2. #12


    At work I back in. But for the most of the time when I go some where beside work I pull in when I drive but for the most of the time the wife drives her SUV because the truck is to hard for her to get in to. To tall.
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    I have always backed into my parking spot since day 1 or getting my permit. It is much easier, and if you are good at it, it doesn't take too much longer. Im glad I got all the practice before I got down to Auburn, with 8.5 inches of lift, it's very hard to tell how much room you have in the front when you are parking and the parking spots are WAY to small. Like just a couple inches on either side inside the lines and you get fines if you tire is even touching the line (I love seeing Honda civics get tickets for that!!) If I get there early enough and there is no cars and I forget to pull through the spot, I can kiss backing out until the car beside me is gone!

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    I was at work today and a giant F-250 Lariat backed in next to my truck.. it took him not one, not two, but THREE tries to get it right. Gotta love those clowns who cant maneuver their trucks to save their life. If I was that bad at driving I would just pull forward into a spot far away from everyone else lol. No benefit to back into a spot if it takes you 2 minutes and you almost take out 2 cars in the process. I always say that if your truck is too big for you too handle, you don't need to be driving it!! (he was driving a ford so that speaks for itself....)
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    Jr. Engineer Chevy Girl's Avatar
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    I think it's a guy thing to want to back in everywhere. I never back into a spot.
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    Like many of you, I prefer to back into parking spots. However, my issue (which is worse now that I sold the Silverado and bought an Avalanche) is that I can't really see whats behind me, and therfore can't judge the distanche. Because of that, I usually pull forward into a parking spot, unless its at school where there is a bar to keep cars separated that I can nudge my trailer hitch against.

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  7. #17


    Quote Originally Posted by Chevy Girl View Post
    I think it's a guy thing to want to back in everywhere. I never back into a spot.
    Its not a guy thing necessarily. I try to pull in to the back side of a space so when I leave I am pulling forward out of the space. I feel much safer doing this in shopping malls and places like Walmart, and movie theaters where small kids are walking or even adults for that matter.

    I can see things that cross my path in front of the truck more easily than behind me.

    If i cant pull in the space form the opposite side I do back in if at all possible.

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  8. #18


    I always back in. Most parking lot aisles are just too narrow so it's the only way to get in the first try. And it is easier to pull forward out into traffic. Plus, it's nice to be greeted by that big smiling grille when you return.

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  9. #19


    I reverse in, just habit but I agree that it is easier to pull out.

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    Jr. Apprentice EastCoastSlide's Avatar
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    Definitely back in, its easier to get a wider turn radius and even out between the lines

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