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Old 01-29-2014, 04:22 PM
 
Location: MN
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Probably someone living in the 'countryside' without their own snow removal company or equip (and living in a climate with light powdery snow).

Granted I don't have one (rear plow), but it is a lot cheaper than my Dumptruck, Dozer and Bobcats and tractors I keep laying around.

I was actually looking for the great Internet Video of the guy with the old chevy station wagon and 'home-made' rear plow !!! that guy can move some SERIOUS snow!

Probably most C-D posters don't own a snow removal business, and not that many have their own bulldozers / loaders for snow removal. I have never considered getting a snow-blower, but my neighbor has an Oshkosh with a 10' x 6' snow blower, so I just use his (We 'back-it into the garage too!).
Oshkosh H-series High-Speed Snow Blower - Feature - Car and Driver

Maybe the OP lives in FL

That Oshkosh high speed blower is awesome! Your snow becomes the neighborhoods snow People backing into a garage the night before it snows would work well if you don't take care of it before you leave or head to work.
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Old 01-29-2014, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Here
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You do realize that both are exactly the same...what order you drive then back and back then drive are no different
They are not exactly the same.



When you back in into a parking spot, you are backing into a fixed spot either between 2 parked cars or between your garage junk. Then you pull out head first, with much better visibility into either moving parking lot traffic or out of your driveway into the street.

When you pull in nose first into a parking spot, you back out into that same traffic, with poorer visibility. That visibility either includes turning your body/head, limiting one half of the view, or looking into a small back-up camera screen or using your mirrors.

The best view to go into traffic is front first. That's why we don't drive backwards.
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Old 01-29-2014, 04:50 PM
 
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I always do. My garage isn't connected to the house and it puts the trunk closer to unload. My main reason is because I have so much trouble with my car, it makes it easier to get a jump or have someone work on it.
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Old 01-29-2014, 04:59 PM
 
Location: MN
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They are not exactly the same.



When you back in into a parking spot, you are backing into a fixed spot either between 2 parked cars or between your garage junk. Then you pull out head first, with much better visibility into either moving parking lot traffic or out of your driveway into the street.

When you pull in nose first into a parking spot, you back out into that same traffic, with poorer visibility. That visibility either includes turning your body/head, limiting one half of the view, or looking into a small back-up camera screen or using your mirrors.

The best view to go into traffic is front first. That's why we don't drive backwards.

With that logic, you have terrible views going into your garage, the same views as backing out....either way you do it, you have to back in with terrible views, whether it's into the garage or on to the driveway leaving, it's all relative, your backing down your driveway whether your arriving or leaving. Unless you have an area on your driveway you can do this (most don't)
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Old 01-29-2014, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Hudson Valley region, NY
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My main reason is because I have so much trouble with my car, it makes it easier to get a jump or have someone work on it.
Agreed. My Dad taught to back in so that way you always get easy access to the engine compartment. Especially as the house his parents had was a two car garage that was one car wide, so if you parked with the engine in you had no room to jump start the car if you need to. He also backs in every place he ever parks, I agree that it is much easier to get out as you can usually see better, but I tend to nose in anyway as it is faster (backing in tends to confuse other people and they try to grab your space, also pedestrians, at least around here, don't seem to get that you are going into a space and walk around behind you).
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Old 01-29-2014, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Plandome, NY
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at my home, I always back into a garage. I also back into my driveway. almost always.....unless I have tons of groceries or stuff to carry into the house.

Now in pubic parking lots, I got straight in. My dad said, if a car slammed into my parked car...its more repairable for rear end damage oppose to front end damage (think of the stuff under the hood). So I guess after all these decades, this was stuck in my mind.
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Old 01-29-2014, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Here
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With that logic, you have terrible views going into your garage, the same views as backing out....either way you do it, you have to back in with terrible views, whether it's into the garage or on to the driveway leaving, it's all relative, your backing down your driveway whether your arriving or leaving. Unless you have an area on your driveway you can do this (most don't)

I'd rather hit a stationary object than a moving one!

But you clearly do not understand that most parking lot accidents happen from when a car is backing out of a spot. Why do you think that is? Because some people blindly back out or have limited visibility when backing out.


Maybe backing into a spot is hard for you ?


Parking lot accidents: statistics, causes, and liability | MyParkingSign.com Blog

http://www.mnltap.umn.edu/publicatio...02-backing.pdf

http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/811144.PDF
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Old 01-29-2014, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Cole neighborhood, Denver, CO
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It's not just about convenience. If your garage is in an alley, it is EASIER to make the 90 degree angle while backing in. When backing in, 3/4 of the car is in front of the pivot point (your front wheels), making it easier to swing the car around. When pulling in forward, only 1/4 of your car is in front of the pivot point.

My wife scraped the front bumper of her brand new SUV on the side of the garage door opening three times before she finally heeded my advice and learned how to back in.
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Old 01-29-2014, 06:15 PM
 
Location: MN
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I'd rather hit a stationary object than a moving one!

But you clearly do not understand that most parking lot accidents happen from when a car is backing out of a spot. Why do you think that is? Because some people blindly back out or have limited visibility when backing out.


Maybe backing into a spot is hard for you ?


Parking lot accidents: statistics, causes, and liability | MyParkingSign.com Blog

http://www.mnltap.umn.edu/publicatio...02-backing.pdf

http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/811144.PDF
I understand all that. If backing out of a parking spot is done blindly, then that same person who backed into the spot did it blindly too and who cares if you hit a stationary or moving object in a lot, both are causing damage.

I back a 28 ft enclosed trailer behind a pick up truck into a parking spot daily during the summer at my shop The street I live on gets almost no traffic, so you won't see me hitting anything.
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Old 01-29-2014, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Twin Lakes /Taconic / Salisbury
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I understand all that. If backing out of a parking spot is done blindly, then that same person who backed into the spot did it blindly too and who cares if you hit a stationary or moving object in a lot, both are causing damage.

I back a 28 ft enclosed trailer behind a pick up truck into a parking spot daily during the summer at my shop The street I live on gets almost no traffic, so you won't see me hitting anything.

You really dont get it. Its statistically shown that backing into TRAFFIC is more dangerous than pulling forward into traffic. One of the reasons many fleets REQUIRE backing in/driving out.

THERES NOT TRAFFIC IN MOST PEOPLES DRIVEWAYS OR GARAGES. THERE IS TRAFFIC IN THE STREET THOUGH!

You are wrong. It is NOT "the same".
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