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Old 01-11-2019, 05:37 PM   #1
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DS4018 turning radius

I am trying to figure out if you can
turn a 2019 DS 4018 from a 24’
street into a 24’ driveway easily?

Were building a house and RV garage and the concrete guy is ready to cut the driveway.

Street is 24’ and I’am going with a
24’ curb cut. 24’ width will run up the drive for 20’ and then taper to
16’.

No trees, mailboxes etc. on the sides.

RV isn’t here till March and now I’m laying awake worrying it may not make the turn.

Appreciate all thoughts!

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Old 01-11-2019, 06:18 PM   #2
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The driveway is probably double the width you need to back into with a 24' wide street.

Mine pivots at about a foot behind the tag axle tire. If I line that point up with the edge of the driveway I am backing into and turn the wheel all the way, it will go right in a single wide driveway.
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Should be no problem. -Paul
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Old 01-11-2019, 07:27 PM   #4
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I turn my 43' from a 10' road onto a 18' driveway apron that tapers down to 8' at 24'. I also am dodging a gate controller and a mailbox, both on driver side, so that determines my maximum cut. I have it perfected when coming at it from the normal route, but once I came on the opposite and felt like I was driving for the first time.
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I turn my 43' from a 10' road onto a 18' driveway apron that tapers down to 8' at 24'. I also am dodging a gate controller and a mailbox, both on driver side, so that determines my maximum cut. I have it perfected when coming at it from the normal route, but once I came on the opposite and felt like I was driving for the first time.


Thanks for the info. , your pulling in or backing in?
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Thanks for the info. , your pulling in or backing in?
Pulling in usually. I have backed in too, and it worked. Again, felt like a new driver, but no damage!
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Pulling in usually. I have backed in too, and it worked. Again, felt like a new driver, but no damage!


Great thanks for the reassurance!
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I back in off of a county road that is at most 20' wide (might be a bit narrower) into a gravel drive that at it's widest is 18' tapering to 13' quickly.

I'm 43' 10" and a wheel base of 281" and no independent front suspension, so only a 55" wheel cut.

I do that with room to spare. While the drive flare at the road is nice, i could easily back in if it was 13' drive all the way to the road.

Going from a 24' road to 24' drive should be a piece of cake.

As to pulling forward, I pull off of a state highway onto the 20' county road, and is a hair over 90" turn. I can make it staying in the right lane, but it's tight. If a straddle the yellow line, effectively using about 18-20' of the highway, I can easily pull onto the 20' county road.
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Backing up a coach is where most damage occurs. GO SLOW, USE BOTH MIRRORS AND THE CAMERAS, AND MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL, IDENTIFY WHERE YOU MIGHT BACK INTO SOMETHING AND HAVE A SPOTTER THERE, WHERE YOU CAN SEE THEM IN THE MIRROR! If you can't see the spotter, STOP. And don't move until you can. Frequently the worst place can be the passenger front corner.



It can get expensive quickly!


Your driveway and access road are much wider than most campgrounds. That's a real good thing.



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Backing up a coach is where most damage occurs. GO SLOW, USE BOTH MIRRORS AND THE CAMERAS, AND MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL, IDENTIFY WHERE YOU MIGHT BACK INTO SOMETHING AND HAVE A SPOTTER THERE, WHERE YOU CAN SEE THEM IN THE MIRROR! If you can't see the spotter, STOP. And don't move until you can. Frequently the worst place can be the passenger front corner.



It can get expensive quickly!


Your driveway and access road are much wider than most campgrounds. That's a real good thing.



I hope you have many years with no incidents! -Paul


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