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Old 11-08-2012, 08:13 PM   #1
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I was wondering what ingenious apparatus you all use to gauge your stopping point in your garage?

If I don't pull up far enough, my back sticks out under my car port and I get some run-off from the roof on the back of my car. If I pull too forward forward... Dont want to think about what would happen !!


I'm using the ol'tennis ball method, but this is pretty unsightly. Take a look. Any ideas?!

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Old 11-08-2012, 08:16 PM   #2
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I bought one of those laser pointers for parking devices, works great.
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:18 PM   #3
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I'd say use the ball and string but you've got that covered.

They sell electronic devices that you mount on the wall and sensors tell you when to stop vie lights.??
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:18 PM   #4
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I bought a concave 18" mirror on amazon
it was like 50 bucks and is a hell of a lot more useful than a suspended tennis ball
try that
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:19 PM   #5
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I use a sensor stoplight
http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Park-Zon...item4abe219c45
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:21 PM   #6
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:21 PM   #7
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I use the audible method..................j/k don't need for my garage

as an idea, you could always screw/glue a piece of wood on the floor so that you will know when to stop
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:26 PM   #8
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I use the "Braille" method...as soon as I "FEEL" it hit the front wall, I back up 6" and I'm fine !!
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:28 PM   #9
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I use the "Braille" method...as soon as I "FEEL" it hit the front wall, I back up 6" and I'm fine !!
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:30 PM   #10
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I don't think that's so bad: the tennis ball/string method. But, my friends use an anchored in piece of quite narrow, but about two inches high wood--it works but it's sort of easy to trip over (after a year or more, this past week they shaved it down to about 1 inch). I use a plastic roll over stop but it slides around so it's not really the best. I also have just enough room to put in a crushable box that I can hear if I get too close (and start to push on it). Unlike you, I back in.
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:35 PM   #11
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I use a brick. The front end just barely clears it.
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Knock the wall down and push it back 2 feet. Corvette needs more room that you do.
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:45 PM   #13
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Usually the walls are my first indication i've gone too far.
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:48 PM   #14
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http://www.liftmaster.com/lmcv2/page...x?modelId=8132

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Old 11-08-2012, 08:48 PM   #15
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rubber parking block that is the width of the tire, sticks to the concrete floor. the ball had to go...
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:46 PM   #16
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I use the tennis ball for all three cars. If you are worried about the looks go with the electronic device or a wheel stop.
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:47 PM   #17
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I have a piece of 90 degree PVC glued to the floor....roll up and stop when I feel it...
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:17 PM   #18
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double bingo...works great
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:21 PM   #19
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What you have works so I would stick with it.
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:22 PM   #20
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good ol' tennis ball from a string.
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