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Old 10-01-2016, 03:45 PM   #1
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First post here. My wife and I are considering moving up from our 24ft TT to 36-37 DP. To access my street you have to go up a fairly steep incline as soon as you turn on to the residential part. I'm worried about being able to get the unit home.

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I had the same concerns but then I thought if some one orders a new appliance it comes in a 30' box truck and if they can get in and out than a 36' DP should.
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I never thought of that? Yes I have seen a large moving van on the street before...

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Function of overhang from rear wheels. If it is a sudden transition you might drag the rear. Some units have skid plates, but not a great solution for frequent use. I would definitely try it out before finalizing the deal - have the salesman bring it over.
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If its power and the ability to climb that worries you, don't worry. But it could drag if the approach angle is steep enough.
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Function of overhang from rear wheels. If it is a sudden transition you might drag the rear. Some units have skid plates, but not a great solution for frequent use. I would definitely try it out before finalizing the deal - have the salesman bring it over.
We may be purchasing from a private deal. Not sure yet narrowing down floor plans now. Looking at a Newmar 2002 D.Star 38 and a Monaco. If I buy local I'm pretty seller would do the drive, if I look elsewhere will have to figure something out..

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If its power and the ability to climb that worries you, don't worry. But it could drag if the approach angle is steep enough.
Its the drag that Im worried about. I used to tow my 24+ ft boot up without issues, trailer is fine. I've driven 5 tons before but never anything as big as 36-40 ft. Has me a little concerned...

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I can't imagine this grade transition being a problem. DPs that length don't typically have a long rear overhang. If there was a big crown in the main roadway creating a dip before the up grade then it might be a problem.
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I can't imagine this grade transition being a problem. DPs that length don't typically have a long rear overhang. If there was a big crown in the main roadway creating a dip before the up grade then it might be a problem.
It slopes a little bit, but because the picture shows making a right hand onto road you are actually turning from a dowhill to an uphill. Not sure if that makes a difference?

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Seller might not be willing to risk damaging the back the way a dealer would. I would be hesitant if it were my coach. For that matter, I would be reluctant to take my 34' around that turn without knowing it would work.
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It slopes a little bit, but because the picture shows making a right hand onto road you are actually turning from a dowhill to an uphill. Not sure if that makes a difference?



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I enlarged your pic & studied it again. Any grade transition looks to be long & shallow. It would also be a low speed turn. I would be truly surprised if it was a problem.
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Frankly, that turn looks like a piece of cake compared to the entrances in many campgrounds.
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Doesn't look like it would be an issue to me.
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