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Extend backyard parking pad?

Unread postby Ormrod on Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:38 pm

Hey guys,

We are renting a house and just purchased an RV (Class C), but it looks like it might be about a foot too long to fit on the RV pad we have in the back. Our back yard isn't level at all, so it makes it a bit more difficult, right after the pad it slopes down a hill...

I'm trying to think of an easy way to build something to roll the back wheels onto which would give us enough space to shut the gate. I don't really want to do anything too permanent just in case we don't stay at this location for an extended amount of time...

Any ideas?

I was thinking if I leveled the slope out with soil, laid 2x4s over top of the dirt and then 2'x2' cement blocks on top of that it might hold...

Thanks!
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Re: Extend backyard parking pad?

Unread postby Little Kopit on Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:29 am

Gravel and patio blocks.

If you have a pick up truck these are easy to haul home yourself.

Possibly with a pegged plank to hold both snug to your present platform.

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Re: Extend backyard parking pad?

Unread postby Limey on Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:20 pm

Little Kopit wrote:Gravel and patio blocks.

If you have a pick up truck these are easy to haul home yourself.

Possibly with a pegged plank to hold both snug to your present platform.

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That's pretty much what I did. I have a pad about 30x10 with treated 2x4 edging. Pad is gravel with patio blocks for the area where the wheels sit.

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Re: Extend backyard parking pad?

Unread postby pwall on Wed Apr 04, 2012 5:21 pm

Pictures are worth a thousand words.....well, ok, a picture would be helpful for me.
I just moved into a new home, and have 30ft of space beside the house that I plan to park the trailer on.
Given that the trailer will sit there when not in use, probably pointless to expect grass to grow, so looking for ideas.
Was thinking of crushed stone and placing padio stones where the tires will sit.

This thread is perfect timing! :)
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Re: Extend backyard parking pad?

Unread postby mikhen on Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:21 pm

Hey another Class c owner. I'd say patio blocks and gravel.
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Re: Extend backyard parking pad?

Unread postby ejdixon on Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:01 pm

Congratulations on your new Class C!

Adding a layer of gravel and some patio blocks on top of the soil after you got it leveled out will be the way to go on this one.
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