Parking the truck at home??

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  1. rumbarrel

    rumbarrel Light Load Member

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    Say guys, what can one do if they live in a neighborhood that prohibits truck parking? I hope to hook up with someone soon, but will need to be with a company that allows ya to take the truck home. I think there are restrictions that prohibit truck parking in my neighborhood.

    I dont have enough property to be able to park on. I MIGHT be able to fit just the tractor on property tho.

    I live about 50 miles south of Reno, NV....and i believe there are drop yards there for many companies. Would most companies allow me to drop trailer in reno and bobtail home??
     
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  3. Roadmedic

    Roadmedic Road Train Member

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    The town I live in also prohibits the bobtail in the residential neighborhood.

    You had better check the law out in full before you bring the truck home.

    I came home and found that the laws had been changed and received a warning. I had the property to put the entire truck on it.
     
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  4. IROCUBabe

    IROCUBabe Road Train Member

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    I live in Arlington TX sadly, but that's for another post, suffice to say I expected my neighbors to go nuts when I parked my bobtail in front. Couldnt fit a trailer definatly not but the tractor fit fine. Technically there is a law in Arlington says no parking, but the neighbors dont seem to care, and its been parked out there four 4 days straight once no one complained.

    One day last month we parked there for two days, and the mail man got pissed cause the truck blocked our mailbox and called the police whom just sorta haphazardly asked when we were moving the truck and then decided that was fine for him lol.

    We've been parking it at the local corner gas station since then though, they have enough space and they don't generally mind. Its a short walk home. Usually I'll send hubby home to get the car :biggrin_25526:
     
  5. witchwaywest

    witchwaywest Medium Load Member

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    A while back I ran into the same problem.The zoning laws didn't permit the parking of commercial vehicles on residential property.I did any way.It went well for a while.I wasn't home much any way.It only took one phone call by a nosy neighbor to the building inspecter.I was told to keep the tractor off the property.I found a local construction company with yard space.This is where I ended up parking it and at no charge.As for the trailer,my company early on didn't care where I parked the trailer,as long as the pin lock was on.I would usually park and drop at the local supermarket.That changed also,as I never asked permission first.The local cops told me to move it.The trailer ended up at the local truckstop but at 15.00 per day.Company policy later changed.No more dropped trailers at unsecured locations.Now I had to drop my trailer at their secure lot 45 miles from the house.I didn't do it one time though and they had a wrecker come up,break the pin lock off and tow the trailer to the secure lot.My advice would be,find a small business in your area with unused yard space and just ask.It can't hurt to ask.You may have to pay or just barter your services in your off time.I washed equipment and trucks for that construction company.
     
  6. Native Dancer

    Native Dancer Heavy Load Member

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    I live in the back of beyond so parking in the summer is not a problem on my 170 acres. Because of snow I can't get the truck home in the winter. I park it at a mini-storage for $20/month. I pay it wether it is there or not. There are places in the open I could park for free but the peace of mind knowing it is in a secure place and not worrying about tarps, wheels, fuel etc. disappearing is worth the $20.
     
  7. Scuby

    Scuby Heavy Load Member

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    I agree with Roadmedic check with your hometown's laws regarding that.
     
  8. Brickman

    Brickman Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    5.5 acres allows me plenty of room to park.

    Allow the dirt county road is another story if it rains or snows.
     
  9. jimnfor

    jimnfor Light Load Member

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    wal-mart usually doesnt mind if you park around back, where the delivery trucks sit. and a good gesture on your part is to go in and ask/request to the manager if its ok (it shows him you're honest and concerned about what the store thinks). its worked for me for over a year. I leave my car there, parked up front.
     
  10. Designors

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    Check with the locals .... the city my folks live in they have a thing of 15 minute parking .... mine usually sits for 2 -3 days if I have it at their house .... had no problems yet

    If I know that I will be there for an extended period I have a secure lot at an excavators business .... pay nothing for it and have the key to the yard .... someone that my folks work with .... have a spot to park when I come in town

    Usually have everything at the house the night before I leave that way I dont have to get a ride to the truck at 1 am .... some places are getting tougher about it all .... so before you have someone knocking on the door with a ticket see what the rules are for it
     
  11. Cybergal

    Cybergal Road Train Member

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    Walmart, Kmart are a couple up here that don't mind at all, as long as you ask them.:yes2557:
     
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