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Old 09-14-2019, 08:50 AM   #85
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I just bought a 38ft last month and I have a 10ft wide driveway with the street being 24ft wide. If you drive in facing the cul-de-sac, you can cut the corner on the grass into your driveway. Then you should only have to pull up one or two times to get the coach backed into the driveway. That was how I was able to get my coach backed in. If you have trees lining your street, make sure the limbs are high enough for clearance.
Incline of road can make all the difference, and eliminate the alternative.

Whether there's a drainage ditch on either side of the driveway makes all the difference about cutting a corner onto the grass.

How close to the road that fence is makes a ton of difference, especially if there is a drainage ditch.

Backing in is the only way to go, since backing Out of the driveway will cause that big overhang to impact the fence, IMO.
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Driveway parking.

Looking outward from the front of our house, the street is a fairly steep right-sloping grade. Our drive way is perpendicular with the first 20+ feet a steep uphill grade before leveling out flat. We approach going uphill with the coach on the street, swing toward the opposite curb when the rear wheels are even with the upper edge of the driveway, then back up as we straighten the coach to center it on the driveway. This works even with a tree and fence on the lower edge of the drive.
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You will fit. Without reading all reply’s this is what I do because my situation is very similar to yours. First, I back in to my driveway from a sometimes busy 2 way road. I first make a U-turn in a large parking area just up the street so I can approach my driveway from driver’s side. You could use the cul-de-sac. I bring the MH into the the wrong lane and stop on the far edge of the driveway about 8 feet from the center of rear tire. Still stopped I turn steering wheel hard right a move MH as far as I can. I then stop and turn steering wheel to hard left then backup into the driveway then straighten MH as I move into the driveway. No need to talk about my ‘Z’ turn to park next to my garage. BTW, MH is about 35 ft.
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Well I did it! Had my brother ground guide me. We tried two times before getting it. First time we were not aligned straight enough with the driveway. So I had to make my 45 degree start angle for backing in a little closer to the driveway. We did experience some rear wheel spinning out when trying to get over the slight bump in the curve. Other than that it was good!

We had an audience of our neighbors on one side of the street watching. They didn't say anything so we must have done better than expected.Click image for larger version

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C5,

Congrats on the success of backing in! We knew you could do it!!!

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Great to hear and see picture ! Thank you for posting and Congratulations !Like Mark said ......we knew ya could do it ! Enjoy!
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Good job, gets easier from here on. Nice looking coach too.
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