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So I have this weird observation. As I've mentioned I'm a first time truck owner. Having a new shiny Ranger I park in the back of parking lots well away from other cars. Plus I don't mind getting a little extra walking in. Over the last few months I have noticed something interesting. People driving other trucks just love parking right next to mine no matter how many spots are free on each side of my truck.

This came to mind again this morning. I went to the grocery store early this morning and parked in the back of the lot that was mostly empty. I was in the store maybe 5 minutes just to get some milk and cereal. I come out and there is a Ram 2500 parked right next to me even though there were still many empty spaces on each side.

As stated I've observed this many times to the point it seems not to be a coincidence. What's up with that? Is it some kind of weird kind of flex? Like, "Hey buddy check out my badass truck." I've owned many cars, not trucks, and also parked them well away from other cars in the back of the lot. But have rarely come back to see someone parked right next to me when there were several more spaces available.

Maybe it is a regional thing? Is it a truck thing, like trucks park right next to trucks no matter what? Or maybe it is my Ranger is so awesome it has some subconscious effect on other truck owners that draw them to my truck? :p Still when it happens I end up doing a walk around to see if they door dinged me.

Anyway, just a weird and kind of funny observation for a weekend conversation.
When I notice a cool truck in a parking lot somewhere, I park near it, not necessarily next to it, just to have a look coming and going (without appearing to look). I'm just curious about what other drivers are running, for future reference or just for fun. So maybe the truck owners parking next to you guys are just wondering, not necessarily "flexing"!



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i havent noticed an uptik in people parking their trucks close to me,

but the one time a Canyon driver did, and he parked obnoxiously close....i keyed the jerks door.
what I noticed though, was his paint was much more durable than our rangers. it took several attempts to dig deep enough to hit bare metal.
I just keep really heavy duty zip ties in my truck for that reason. Zip tie doors together gets the point across without getting into criminal acts. A couple 3’ zip ties makes your feelings known pretty well.
 

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When I notice a cool truck in a parking lot somewhere, I park near it, not necessarily next to it, just to have a look coming and going (without appearing to look). I'm just curious about what other drivers are running, for future reference or just for fun. So maybe the truck owners parking next to you guys are just wondering, not necessarily "flexing"!
i came here to say this. anytime there's a car or truck i'm curious about, i park nearby so i can walk past it or get a good look. there still are not an immense amount of rangers on the road so it garners a lot of attention.
 

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So I have this weird observation. As I've mentioned I'm a first time truck owner. Having a new shiny Ranger I park in the back of parking lots well away from other cars. Plus I don't mind getting a little extra walking in. Over the last few months I have noticed something interesting. People driving other trucks just love parking right next to mine no matter how many spots are free on each side of my truck.

This came to mind again this morning. I went to the grocery store early this morning and parked in the back of the lot that was mostly empty. I was in the store maybe 5 minutes just to get some milk and cereal. I come out and there is a Ram 2500 parked right next to me even though there were still many empty spaces on each side.

As stated I've observed this many times to the point it seems not to be a coincidence. What's up with that? Is it some kind of weird kind of flex? Like, "Hey buddy check out my badass truck." I've owned many cars, not trucks, and also parked them well away from other cars in the back of the lot. But have rarely come back to see someone parked right next to me when there were several more spaces available.

Maybe it is a regional thing? Is it a truck thing, like trucks park right next to trucks no matter what? Or maybe it is my Ranger is so awesome it has some subconscious effect on other truck owners that draw them to my truck? :p Still when it happens I end up doing a walk around to see if they door dinged me.

Anyway, just a weird and kind of funny observation for a weekend conversation.
Big trucks are bitch to park, most owners stay far away because of that.
 

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So I have this weird observation. As I've mentioned I'm a first time truck owner. Having a new shiny Ranger I park in the back of parking lots well away from other cars. Plus I don't mind getting a little extra walking in. Over the last few months I have noticed something interesting. People driving other trucks just love parking right next to mine no matter how many spots are free on each side of my truck.

This came to mind again this morning. I went to the grocery store early this morning and parked in the back of the lot that was mostly empty. I was in the store maybe 5 minutes just to get some milk and cereal. I come out and there is a Ram 2500 parked right next to me even though there were still many empty spaces on each side.

As stated I've observed this many times to the point it seems not to be a coincidence. What's up with that? Is it some kind of weird kind of flex? Like, "Hey buddy check out my badass truck." I've owned many cars, not trucks, and also parked them well away from other cars in the back of the lot. But have rarely come back to see someone parked right next to me when there were several more spaces available.

Maybe it is a regional thing? Is it a truck thing, like trucks park right next to trucks no matter what? Or maybe it is my Ranger is so awesome it has some subconscious effect on other truck owners that draw them to my truck? :p Still when it happens I end up doing a walk around to see if they door dinged me.

Anyway, just a weird and kind of funny observation for a weekend conversation.
My "Lone Ranger" has the opposite effect with those with 20/20 eyesight :devil:
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Its a cluster mentality. You could be the only vehicle in the entire lot and someone will park next to you. Its incredibly annoying.

Ive owned all different types of vehicles and it seems like: trucks park next my trucks and sports/muscle cars parked next to my mustang/hellcat, motorcycles next to my yamaha.
I have also owned junk and I mean complete garbage rust buckets. People don't seem to park next to those. 😁
 

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My dad had a F250 that he had a hard time parking in some lots, so he'd park way out and take up 2-4 spots. People would bitch at him for taking up extra spots, he would respond with 'well, that's why I parked way out, so it wouldn't be a problem for people'.
 
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Big trucks are bitch to park, most owners stay far away because of that.
Understandable, but that doesn't explain why they park in the spot right next to me when there are several spots open on each side of my truck. :)

From reading over this thread I think what I have noticed is a mix. People parking near to compare, maybe some flex, and maybe just trucks parking next to trucks out of some sort of bond. Anyway it doesn't really bother me as long as they don't ding my truck. :)
 
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Understandable, but that doesn't explain why they park in the spot right next to me when there are several spots open on each side of my truck. :)

From reading over this thread I think what I have noticed is a mix. People parking near to compare, maybe some flex, and maybe just trucks parking next to trucks out of some sort of bond. Anyway it doesn't really bother me as long as they don't ding my truck. :)
I used to have a Monte Carlo, I spent two days waxing it by hand, and then parked wicked far out in the lot. Some guy kept parking next to me, one day he happened to pull in right as I did and remarked how smart it was to park out there and not get dings. I told him it didn't do me any good to park far out if he parked right next to me, and pointed out that there was dozens of other spots he could have taken. He didn't take it well.
 

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All I do is park mine in the parking lot' not near anyone else's truck, most look good, and one guy always says how I'm making his truck look bad,I'm not parked next to it right, he says no, then I jokingly ask in front of his co worker, "Is yours the GMC ? He says yeah, I said oh that was your first mistake, the other guy starts laughing
 

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Understandable, but that doesn't explain why they park in the spot right next to me when there are several spots open on each side of my truck. :)

From reading over this thread I think what I have noticed is a mix. People parking near to compare, maybe some flex, and maybe just trucks parking next to trucks out of some sort of bond. Anyway it doesn't really bother me as long as they don't ding my truck. :)
Amen!
 

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this SUV waited for me to finish getting out of my truck so he can part right next to me.
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Probably checking you out in the side view mirror as you walked away...:cool:
 

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