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Old 09-20-2016, 11:59 AM   #1
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5th wheel parking pad

One side of my 5th wheel is parked on my driveway and the other side is parked on dirt. I was thinking of putting cement blocks under the wheels on the dirt side, with a gravel base, as I really don't want to put out the money to widen my driveway. Any thoughts or input would be very appreciated. Thank you in advance.

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Yes those two tires need to be out of the dirt. Concrete blocks about two feet wide and long enough front to back to make sure the tire contact patch is ALL on concrete (or other hard surface). Bury the blocks flush with the ground level or just slightly higher than the ground.

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You can get thick rubber stall mats about 4'X6' for about $39.00 at Tractor Supply or a similar store. Cut them into large strips using a utility knife. Cheap & quick.

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Both good ways to solve the problem...
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I like the idea of stall pads- fast enough if the ground is firm enough underneath. For my 5th I had to level a space with compacted base course material and then put down a couple layers of 12 x 12 x 1 patio pavers level with the ground for the wheels and the landing gears to keep all of this out of contact with the dirt. The wheel pads are about 3' x 5' in size and the landing gear pads are just 18" x 18" blocks. I got these blocks within 1/4" of level in each direction. Then I placed a 6 x 6 timber behind the driver's side wheel pad for a chock. Ponded a couple of 24" long rebar rods into the ground to hold it in place. Then I painted a red strip on the 6 x 6 to indicate left - right alignment for the driver's side wheels. In order to open my slides in this parking space I have to have the rig +/- 2 inches of the right alignment. But I get to keep it at home this way. I got 30 Amp power and water right at the pad, but sadly no sewer hookup for at home tank dumps. I do have a blue tote that works for this OK.

Some day I may pour 6" thick concrete pads to replace the patio pavers. Got to be able to move the trailer enough to clear the space long enough for the concrete to cure.
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