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Old 09-12-2012, 08:48 AM
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:50 AM
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Maybe not...link to my pic not working here.
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Old 09-12-2012, 09:16 AM
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Just edied the link...
saw this when dropped off my wife's car on Monday.
Takes some skill.

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Old 09-12-2012, 09:45 AM
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Reminded me...

This reminded me of my favorite parking picture that I took in Amsterdam on my last ED. This is not my car but looks like a pretty tough parking job with not much clearance with the poles and a drop off to a canal on the one side. Don't screw up!!!
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Old 09-12-2012, 03:30 PM
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The white one is mine. ;-) Hoping it leaves Munich soon.
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Old 09-12-2012, 07:01 PM
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Jah, saw that last week when I dropped off... The nice LogInOut lady had several of us follow her to a remote lot to park our cars, instead of trying that maneuver.

Hope they found our cars when the truck arrived!
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Old 09-12-2012, 07:42 PM
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Is that a "frozen" Merc?
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:52 AM
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Is that a "frozen" Merc?
Yep. It was pretty sweet.
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:18 AM
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They were gone in the PM...either the truck arrived or they moved them to a remote location.
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:51 AM
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Isn't that about what it looks like on the ship?
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:58 PM
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Isn't that about what it looks like on the ship?
I'd bet they're not quite that close -- the stevedores load those puppies FAST, and in order to secure them they'd need a bit more room between the cars. Also I wouldn't think you'd want them too close, in case rough sees got the cars "jiggling" on their suspensions.
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:23 PM
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I'd bet they're not quite that close -- the stevedores load those puppies FAST, and in order to secure them they'd need a bit more room between the cars. Also I wouldn't think you'd want them too close, in case rough sees got the cars "jiggling" on their suspensions.
Are they just parked side by side on the ship? Is there any kind of protective material between them in case of "jiggling"?
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Are they just parked side by side on the ship? Is there any kind of protective material between them in case of "jiggling"?
I had understood them to be tied down exceptionally tightly, and they use suspension blocks to reduce jiggling.

That said, they're probably a bit further apart but not much. You certainly can't get out of either side (I believe they pull in, driver gets out, and the next car comes in right next to it so driver could no longer get out).

Here's an article about toyotas and other cars--4" overhead, 6" between cars. Pretty interesting how they orchestrate the unloading.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/15/au...pagewanted=all
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