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Old 03-01-2015, 11:50 PM   #1
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5th wheel RV Parking area project

Recently we bought our first 5th wheel and my wife and I decided we needed to build a covered RV parking area for it. So I thought I would post some pic's of my project so far. We will have the substrate for the pad delivered on Wednesday hopefully then it is a matter of waiting for the structure to be delivered and built. I hope you enjoy the pic's so far...

Side yard before starting:




Chain link fence installed at back of parking area:



Pulling a stump out:



Parking are dig in progress:



My buddy John digging the driveway to the parking area:



Tomorrow the 3/4" minus crushed concrete gets ordered to be delivered on Wednesday and then we are just waiting to be notified that the metal cover is ready to be delivered and installed. Can't wait for this project to be finished so I can park the 5'er under cover.
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I love these projects. Just waiting for spring here. We built a garage for ours in December but can't pour the floor until it warms up in the spring. Right now the floor is crushed stone. Can't wait.
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Project looks great, congrats on your parking and cover, wish I had the room for a cover. Out of curiosity did you add electric, water, and sewer while you were doing all that digging?
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Looking good !!! Wish I had that tractor !!!!!
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Looks like a great project. I'm tagging along for the finished pics.

Good luck with it,

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Make the structure, taller, wider and longer than you think is necessary today. Because, some day you will want a bigger trailer. Mine is 18 ft x 44 ft with a 14 ft x 14 ft sectional door.
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Make the structure, taller, wider and longer than you think is necessary today. Because, some day you will want a bigger trailer. Mine is 18 ft x 44 ft with a 14 ft x 14 ft sectional door.
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We built a 20'x30' RV port and a year later had to add 10' to it to accommodate a new rig. I wish I had made it another few inches higher because our next rig after that was ok on length but was higher. I have to be sure to be backing in dead center to avoid ripping off a vent cover.
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Old Radios - Bummer but spring is right around the corner.

Reng8d - Electric and water? Nope not this time. My budget is tapped out for now. We are doing 3'4 minus crushed concrete so I will be able to add it later.

monkey - for a smaller Mahindra it really kicked some tail.

r___r - thanks and please do.

dayle1 - We went as big as we could for the size of the property. Maybe when we sell this place and move farther out of the city we will go that route.

Half Dimes - never fails right?

Thanks for the replies everyone, I really appreciate your input.

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More pic's from the new pad

The 12 yard dump truck coming in and dumping 3/4 minus crushed concrete on Wednesday.



Drawing out the gravel. That's my lovely wife in the background and her baby...our 31' Springdale fiver.



Running a plate compactor over the gravel after FINALLY getting it spread out by shovel.



Next up...waiting on our metal cover to be brought in and installed on the pad. I called the company today to see if I could get a update on the cover install date but have not heard back yet. Stay tuned for more pic's.

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PDXDave, I'm interested in how large an area you dug up and how deep you dug down. Looks great now by the way.
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Chiefly1...thanks!!!

99-Am.Star...we dug down about 3". The main area is 23'W X 36'D and the driveway is 10'W X about 22'L. I have about 10-12 yards of dirt to get rid of now...LOL!!!
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PDXDave, Thank you.
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