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Old 09-29-2012, 06:15 AM   #29
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The problem is trying to go straight up the drive. From your pictures, it appears that there is room to make one side of the driveway much wider where it meets the road. By doing this, you can approach at an angle and should be able to drive up without dragging. You could probably try this without adding asphalt; just remove the lamp post and put the right wheels on the dirt (but not after a rain). Lots of us use the angle, or "crabbing" technique when entering or leaving establishments with steep drives. You would be amazed at the angled drives that can be accommodated by this technique. Of course, it sometimes requires the "500lb Gorilla" attitude to use every bit of pavement available; including the other lane.

Next question. Can you turn around at the top, or do you need to back down?

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Originally Posted by schmuttis View Post
With encouragement from you and a very nice sales staff that gave us another go at getting the motor home up the driveway - we did it. Now that's not to say it was easy - we inched the rig up the drive with blocking until we got everything on the same plane. Now to see if we can figure out a way to make this a little easier!


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Old 09-29-2012, 07:34 AM   #30
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life is too short to go to that much trouble to get in and out of your driveway. bite the bullet and have some grading and paving done

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Old 09-29-2012, 07:53 AM   #31
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Congrats - nice problem to have !!! gee-or-gee-us unit !

but looks like WAY too much work and prone to damage each time you want to 'enjoy' your nice rig just getting ready for a trip is work enough !!!

I'd check with your municipality (and HOA if u have one) about altering the slope to make a more permanent solution...
or how about paying the less than $100 per month to store it elsewhere
Our covered parking for the 5th wheel is $55 per month here in the country !

we just go get it the day or so before, park in the street and use the lawn tractor / golf cart/ small trailer/wagons as a tow vehicle/hauler to haul the stuff from the house to the street and go enjoy...
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Old 09-29-2012, 07:54 AM   #32
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Wow! How many times a year do you think you'll have to perform this exercise? I keep my TT in a self-store because of the same problem you have- too steep of a driveway. However, I can park mine in the street for short periods to service/load/unload it.

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