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Garage entry and exit

Hi all,
Anyone have any device or ideas on getting car safely in and out of the garage with only limited space either side.
Ive just ordered a wider door but am still concerned when reversing out.
Must be something to line the car up between the opening.

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Gary- Hang a tennis ball on a string to act as a guide. The string can just be taped up on the door or door frame. Can be anywhere it makes it easy for you to line up as you back out of the garage.

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i have found practice makes perfect. pick a reference point and use the mirrors. i have to back mine in to clear the spoiler. try it both ways and see which is easier. parking the car perfectly and then hanging something from the ceiling as a reference point is a great idea. Align it with something like just touching the center of the windshield. Installing mirror(s) at a strategic point in the garage or driveway is also a good idea if it's that tight.



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Hi all,
Anyone have any device or ideas on getting car safely in and out of the garage with only limited space either side.
Ive just ordered a wider door but am still concerned when reversing out.
Must be something to line the car up between the opening.
I am in a similar situation - 100% rely on when it's placed inside.

If it's pulled it in right you shouldn't have to move the wheel just hold it steady and back her out.
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I paniced today when i heard some noise from behind me thought id ran over something and caught the garage door frame.
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I paniced today when i heard some noise from behind me thought id ran over something and caught the garage door frame.
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That's no fun - I grew up driving delivery trucks and Suburbans and never had any problem backing them up.

But backing up the Ferrari is really difficult - lots of blind spots.

Bummer hope it's not too bad - sh*t happens

Forget about it and go for a drive.

Maybe this will make you feel better

Just washed my CL65 and Bourget chopper - this was about 3 years ago.

My two prized possessions at the time.

Son called and I jumped into the CL65 to go pick him up.

As I backed up I heard a THUMP - looked in the rear view mirror after pulling forward.

Saw the Bourget chopper swaying back and forth and watched it tumble - 14k worth of damage later.

If that wasn't bad enough when I picked up my son he said there is a hole in your bumper - which is where the bumper caught the peg of the bike - 7k.

I did a two for one in my own driveway LOL

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Gary- You can also fold the mirrors in before putting her in or taking her out.

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[QUOTE=champagne612;185852]That's no fun - I grew up driving delivery trucks and Suburbans and never had any problem backing them up.

But backing up the Ferrari is really difficult - lots of blind spots.

Bummer hope it's not too bad - sh*t happens

Forget about it and go for a drive.

Maybe this will make you feel better

Just washed my CL65 and Bourget chopper - this was about 3 years ago.

My two prized possessions at the time.

Son called and I jumped into the CL65 to go pick him up.

As I backed up I heard a THUMP - looked in the rear view mirror after pulling forward.

Saw the Bourget chopper swaying back and forth and watched it tumble - 14k worth of damage later.

If that wasn't bad enough when I picked up my son he said there is a hole in your bumper - which is where the bumper caught the peg of the bike - 7k.

I did a two for one in my own driveway LOL
Ouch,suppose they are only machines and they can always be repaired.
Life is to short .
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Would push the thing out but its slightly up hill,ahhh
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That's the result of what can happen with garage door frames...they are real razer blades that will shave off the paint. One day, you're a bit too tired or not enough concentrated and bingo!

I learned my lesson from it and now each time I move in or out the car, I protect the door drames just in case of
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Know that makes me feel sick.
But good to know others can make mistakes aswell.
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Gary, Stef- My starboard side mirror has a scratch from the same thing.

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Know that makes me feel sick.
But good to know others can make mistakes aswell.
Gary everyone does it - most just don't admit it.

Be a fun thread but given the freak out level of a respray on a Ferrari that wasn't performed at the factory - not sure how much of a response it would get.

I will never figure out why Ferrari owners get so goofy about body work.
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I learned my lesson from it and now each time I move in or out the car, I protect the door drames just in case of
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Gary, Stef- My starboard side mirror has a scratch from the same thing.
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Gary everyone does it - most just don't admit it.
Ouch... I know that feeling. Been there done that...
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get to know what you are driving and the surroundings... there is no substitute... it doesn't matter whether it is a car, boat, or airplane... if one is unsure of what is happening, "stuff" is ready and waiting to happen... first step is the make sure that the head isn't stuck where it don't shine
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get to know what you are driving and the surroundings... there is no substitute... it doesn't matter whether it is a car, boat, or airplane... if one is unsure of what is happening, "stuff" is ready and waiting to happen... first step is the make sure that the head isn't stuck where it don't shine
That, And don't reverse your car out of the garage with a raging hangover....

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