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...then I started to sweat. Hyperventilated and passed out. Does anybody have the real length of the CT?


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Will 18'11" bring you back to 'normal'
Maybe an inch or two less, but no more is my guess!
You still there....(?)
 

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That’s a great idea!!!
No need to open the garage door to get gear out of the pickup bed :ROFLMAO:
I wouldn’t try using Summon to pull it out of the garage though.
 
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That’s a great idea!!!
No need to open the garage door to get gear out of the pickup bed :ROFLMAO:
I wouldn’t try using Summon to pull it out of the garage though.

Thought about bulging the door out a few inches to give me room. But I would have to do both doors for symetry.

Not sure if my HOA would allow house boobs.
 


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I could get 18' 11" to work. My garage measures 19' 3" from paint to door. May have to get a laser assist.
I had a tight fit issue like that at one time with a workbench on the back wall. I would pull the car in 95% of the way, get out, and GENTLY push from the driver's open door up until it ever so gingerly touched the bench. I'd jump in, set the parking brake and walk away. And yes, the car weighed a lot less than 6500#(+/-)...
 

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I had a tight fit issue like that at one time with a workbench on the back wall. I would pull the car in 95% of the way, get out, and GENTLY push from the driver's open door up until it ever so gingerly touched the bench. I'd jump in, set the parking brake and walk away. And yes, the car weighed a lot less than 6500#(+/-)...
I'd have set up a flag on a soft object like a fiberglass rod and hung it from the bench so I could see the contact force shown by the angle of the flag as I pulled in and pressed it against the bench.

My mom has a tennis ball hanging from the garage opener and a memorized spot on the windshield.

-Crissa
 

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I'd have set up a flag on a soft object like a fiberglass rod and hung it from the bench so I could see the contact force shown by the angle of the flag as I pulled in and pressed it against the bench.

My mom has a tennis ball hanging from the garage opener and a memorized spot on the windshield.

-Crissa
I've used the tennis ball trick. In fact, I have attached the end of the string to the garage door, through a small pulley over the stop spot, and the ball on the end. Then when the garage door closes, the ball goes up to the ceiling (or rafters) and out of the way. But this was too tight for even that. And by pushing the last few inches, I was certain nothing got hurt.

Oh, and it was only for a couple months and I was too lazy to install anything else!
 

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Easier and more consistent to secure a 2x4 or similar on the ground as a wheel chock at the point you want your wheels to stop rolling.
 

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I'd have set up a flag on a soft object like a fiberglass rod and hung it from the bench so I could see the contact force shown by the angle of the flag as I pulled in and pressed it against the bench.

My mom has a tennis ball hanging from the garage opener and a memorized spot on the windshield.

-Crissa
The trick with the tennis ball and a windshield with that kinda slope is making sure your air suspension is always at the same height and tires at the same pressure.

then I started to sweat. Hyperventilated and passed out. Does anybody have the real length of the CT?
I bet Europeans have a ball with that photo; “American ass always get too big to handle”
 


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Easier and more consistent to secure a 2x4 or similar on the ground as a wheel chock at the point you want your wheels to stop rolling.
Did I mention how lazy I was for those couple of months???
 

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Easier and more consistent to secure a 2x4 or similar on the ground as a wheel chock at the point you want your wheels to stop rolling.
It's kind of a tripping hazard, the tennis ball is less injurious to collide with, and the flag on the bumper would have its own potential sticking off a table.

-Crissa
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