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Old 06-15-2012, 08:43 PM
 
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The moving company insist I tell them for sure if the house we are moving to is accessible by a 53-ft truck.
How the heck can I tell? It's a regular family house in a cul-de-sac. Any advice?
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Old 06-15-2012, 09:06 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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...accessible by a 53-ft truck.
It's a regular family house in a cul-de-sac. Any advice?
Call the local fire department and ask them.
Odds are that the answer is no.
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Old 06-15-2012, 09:20 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Do you know the people that moved out? Maybe ask them what size truck they used.
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Old 06-15-2012, 09:43 PM
 
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Call the local fire department and ask them.
Odds are that the answer is no.
OK. I will. Why do you think the answer will be no?
I can't contact the previous occupants.
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Old 06-15-2012, 09:48 PM
 
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Here it is: voorheesville ny 12186 - Google Maps

To me it seems doable but I don't drive 18-wheelers.
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Old 06-15-2012, 11:27 PM
 
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Are you refering to the street with the circle at the end? If so, its about 80' which will accomodate that size truck (need about 40' turning radius) but the odds are they will not be able to back up into 2 of those driveways which means a street load. If all they want to know is if the truck can drive in , turn around and exit, without running up on curbs or having to do a spastic forward/reverse in 1 foot inclrements for an hour, it looks like it can be done.
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Old 06-15-2012, 11:31 PM
 
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Are you refering to the street with the circle at the end? If so, its about 80' which will accomodate that size truck (need about 40' turning radius) but the odds are they will not be able to back up into 2 of those driveways which means a street load. If all they want to know is if the truck can drive in , turn around and exit, without running up on curbs or having to do a spastic forward/reverse in 1 foot inclrements for an hour, it looks like it can be done.
Great. No, no need to drive into the driveway. Getting into the cul-de-sac is all we need. Thanks!
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Old 06-15-2012, 11:54 PM
 
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Are you refering to the street with the circle at the end? If so, its about 80' which will accomodate that size truck (need about 40' turning radius) but the odds are they will not be able to back up into 2 of those driveways which means a street load. If all they want to know is if the truck can drive in , turn around and exit, without running up on curbs or having to do a spastic forward/reverse in 1 foot inclrements for an hour, it looks like it can be done.
Let me just make sure I get this right- do you need 40' turning radius or diameter? The radius of the circle is exactly 40'.
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Old 06-17-2012, 03:09 PM
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Personally, I would tell them you don't know. If they can't find out on their own, get another mover.
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Old 06-17-2012, 04:21 PM
 
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Personally, I would tell them you don't know. If they can't find out on their own, get another mover.
I did tell them that. It's too late to switch companies as my stuff is already with them.
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