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Old November 1st, 2015, 10:28 PM
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Going to be at a Job Fair in DC later this month. Looking for any advice on where to park in and around Ronald Reagan building. Figure my truck is around 6'4-6'6'ish. Ill try and remember to lower the hilift before going into any parking garages.
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Colonial parking lists the max heights of all their garages, so that's your best bet. Looks like the closest is the Willard and it's 6'6", probably cutting it too tight. Didn't look further, but I'm sure you'll find something. I'm at 15th and P and mine has like 8'6" max.
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If you're in a tough spot, you could park in our parking lot in NWDC. It's right next to redline metro AU/TENLEY stop and you could take it to METRO CENTER STATION stop which is only two blocks away from Reagan bldg. Let me know if I can help!
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Yeah an alternative is that I catch a train in Aberdeen and take that into the city and back.
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Are they paying for your parking? The Ronald Reagan Building has its own parking garage and your truck should fit fine.
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Old November 2nd, 2015, 08:23 AM
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Yeah an alternative is that I catch a train in Aberdeen and take that into the city and back.
Given you don't know the city yet I would suggest Metro. The garage attendants are getting fickle and seems they can/will turn you away if they think for a single instance your truck will be two seconds of additional work for them. Hell some can't drive stick worth a shit.
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I second using the Metro whenever possible in DC.
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Yeah I figured that Parking attendents and valets can be fickle when it comes to a RHD manual station wagon. Wouldnt be the first time they have told me to park it myself, lmao.
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Are they paying for your parking? The Ronald Reagan Building has its own parking garage and your truck should fit fine.
2nd on this - in fact, I recall parking my NAS D in that lot. And it's taller than yours.
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Ended up renting a car cause I was unable to fix my rear pinion seal before having to leave for the job fair. On the way out of the parking garage under the Reagan building after the parking attendant booth. I spied a grey hardtop defender parked in an alcove(?) just before the exit/entry for the parking garage.
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