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Bigger and bigger SUVs, pickups are outgrowing home garages, public parking spaces

Parking your truck is becoming a tighter squeeze.

Across America, the drive for bigger vehicles is bumping into physical limitations. SUVs and pickups are getting so large that they’re struggling to fit into some home and parking garages and public parking spaces.

Homeowners may need to think twice about purchasing larger vehicles, while parking lot operators are starting to charge oversize fees to accommodate behemoth SUVs and trucks.

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SUVs like the Chevrolet Suburban and Ford Expedition and pickups like Fiat Chrysler’s Ram are examples of popular vehicles that have grown in size in recent years, testing parking limitations.

When Kristen Trevino moved to her new home in the Dallas area recently, she ran into a problem.

Her 2016 Ford F-150 did not fit in the garage. Undeterred, she bought the 2019 model. That one also didn’t fit.

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