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Do you have Parking rules?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Tlook, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. Jan 11, 2011 at 7:41 PM
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    Tlook

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    just wondering if anyone else has parking rules like not anywhere near shopping carts or way out in the back of the parking lot like i do idk if there is another thread out there like this just popped in my head.
     
  2. Jan 11, 2011 at 7:45 PM
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    Johns Taco

    Johns Taco I'm not 4x4, and have an open diff. So i'm 4x1

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    I always park next to and real close to the shopping cart return cage. I like the steel roll cage protecting 1 side of my vehicle. :D
     
  3. Jan 11, 2011 at 7:51 PM
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    747

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    Check out the Prius plate.:rolleyes:
     
  4. Jan 11, 2011 at 8:07 PM
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    theduck911

    theduck911 Max's Canadian Twin

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    Yea, I usually try to find a place away from most people, but even when I park in the middle of nowhere I come outside and find someone right up next to me
     
  5. Jan 11, 2011 at 8:18 PM
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    TacomaJPP

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    Here are my rules:

    1) Park out, but not too far out. In the middle of nowhere, Murphy's law will hunt you down and punish you severely.

    2) Back in when/where appropriate.

    3) Never park next to a crapper, ever.

    4) Park against curbs when possible.

    5) Never park near a car where I see multiple people exit.

    6) Don't park next to the buggy corale. People will carelessly use your truck as another stall.

    7) Park dead-nuts center of your parking space....always, everytime.

    8) Mule kick any car that dings yours.
     
  6. Jan 11, 2011 at 8:19 PM
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    theduck911

    theduck911 Max's Canadian Twin

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    Amen, to that!
     
  7. Jan 11, 2011 at 8:22 PM
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    AndrewFalk

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    I look for:

    A. Cars that I know...at work, school, etc.

    B. Nice cars...people take care of them, and should do the same to mine.

    C. Trucks...driven by men.

    D. Large parking spots...people who aren't parked on the lines.
     
  8. Jan 11, 2011 at 8:22 PM
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    TacomaJPP

    TacomaJPP To secure peace, is to prepare for war

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    I've walked out and watched a guy sling his door open and hit my truck. I wasn't going to go to jail for whipping his a$$, so I very discretely put my size 12 dead center of his driver side door with the force close to this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrRaVyr0B6A
     
  9. Jan 11, 2011 at 8:27 PM
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    theduck911

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    Nice.

    It doesn't make any sense to me how people manage to do that, like it's not like you didn't see the car when you pulled in. But now I have my sliders, which are good for protecting against car doors so it's a little better and people with trucks tend to be more careful so I don't need to worry about them:)
     
  10. Jan 12, 2011 at 7:08 AM
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    Bama_TACO

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    If you have to park by someone and have a choice, park by the passenger side of the car next to you. Most people travel alone.
     
  11. Jan 12, 2011 at 7:14 AM
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    EEtaco

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    I try to find other well kept vehicles and park at least one space over from them, find a wide spot next to a curb, or a parallel spot at the end of the line.
     
  12. Jan 12, 2011 at 7:20 AM
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    SuperTacoma

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    1) Far away from the crowd
    a) exercise
    b) most people are do not respect others vehicles
    2) Away from carts
    3) Usually near an island prefer an island with a space between the cart return.

    I tell you I can be a mile away from the entrance and come out and there will be 3 or 4 cars surrounding me. I don't know if they are aholes or respect the care I take but if the latter don't park on top of me.
     
  13. Jan 12, 2011 at 7:33 AM
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    NoMallCrawlTaco

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    <<doesn't park next to cart corales.

    I have watched to many IDIOTS play grocery cart curling across the isles and they miss the corales 9 times out of 10.
     
  14. Jan 12, 2011 at 8:09 AM
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    bamma

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    My problem with parking on the passenger side is you have a higher probability of a child opening the door, and many children open doors without thinking. I've had a few dings that way. (caught in the act).

    I try to park by an island in a parking lot so i can park very close to the island and be farther away from any car that parks on the other side.

    I also try and park uphill in a parking lot, as loose carts have a lower probability of rolling into me.
     
  15. Jan 12, 2011 at 8:14 AM
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    SlimDigg

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    I always park at the back with the other big trucks. Walking the extra 30 seconds instead of trying to weasel in that last space at walmart is just stupid.

    Go to the back of the lot, get that pull through, and rest at ease knowing everyone else that parks there (usually other lifted trucks) care as much about their vehicles as you do.
     
  16. Jan 12, 2011 at 8:32 AM
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    Zombie Runner

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    I always try and park next to an island, that way there can only be one car next to me, and I get as close as I can to it to keep other assholes away.

    I check my truck for dings every time some one is next to me, if they did ding my door they are gonna get a window smashed and the door fucked up by my 3D mag light.

    http://www.youparklikeanasshole.com/
     
  17. Jan 12, 2011 at 8:56 AM
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    twfsa

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    If the parking lot is slanted I always park up from the vehicel next to me,in case they let there door open without hanging on to it gravity lets it slam into my truck.
     
  18. Jan 12, 2011 at 1:17 PM
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    MTgirl

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    Rules...
    #1 - Safety in numbers, always park next to another Taco in the hopes that they will respect my truck as much as they respect theirs. Bonus: Hope they notice your TW decal if they return to their vehicle first.
    #2 - get next to a curb, planter, light post, cart corral. Anything large and sturdy enough to deflect an out of control nut case (aka 90% of the driving public).
    #3 - avoid getting near beaters or any vehicle with any body damage
    #4 - avoid cars belonging to 'old people' and anyone with kids. I think there's a higher rate of door dings with these people. Kids especially...frantic mom trying to shove her groceries and kids into the car in a hurry beofre the kids have another meltdown, strollers getting jammed between the cars or those stupid shopping carts that look like racecars but steer like the Titanic.
     
  19. Jan 12, 2011 at 1:21 PM
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    Przemekmsu

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    I always park next to very expensive cars, BMW, BENZ, LEXUS, ACURAS, Etc. Those car owners don't bang their doors against my truck ever???????????? My advice is never park next to Old cars, and handicap park spaces!!!!!!!!!!
     
  20. Jan 12, 2011 at 1:26 PM
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    Ninja

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    If possible I park next to Handicap spaces, extra wide lanes and for whatever reason the same car that I park next too is still there after I leave....no dings. :D
     
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