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Old 09-07-2012, 09:21 AM   #1
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how to get rv into steep driveway shed.

Well I have free indoor storage for winter. Only issue is it is quite steep to get rv into the shed. I'm almost positive mine will high center mostly cause my is a low sitting rv like motor home. Does anyone have clever ideas to get rv into shed? I'm thinking of putting rock down but it may give away a bit.
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Old 09-07-2012, 10:10 AM   #2
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It's not clear where your bad clearance is. Hitting the top of the door, frame hitting ground? Have you actually tried to get it in yet? Is so, how much more do you need and where?
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Not sure I understand your situation. You say it is steep, but then you say your RV will 'high center' That sounds like deep ruts that will cause undercarriage to hit the center hump. In that case, I'd fill in the ruts or remove the center high spots.
If you mean the undercarriage between the axles will hit, then I'd fill in before or after the hump to reduce elevation change.

Most often, people have trouble with long 'tail' behind rear axle dragging with an elevation change. Sometimes a build up at the point the rear axle goes into the 'dip' that causes rear to drag, or attacking the spot at an angle to keep both wheels from entering the dip at the same time can get you by the spot. Just be aware and check coming back through the spot from the other direction has clearance to make a simular maneuver to exit.
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The shed you back into than goes down a level of about 1 foot or more. The cement pad going down is well cement along with rest of shed. I believe the under carriage would hit and fifth wheel would be sitting on frame with tires off ground. Best bet I guess is to move dirt in?
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still a bit ambiguous to me you mean like this ?

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if so, you need to 'slow' the descent by lessening the angle to a straighter level...

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The shed you back into than goes down a level of about 1 foot or more. The cement pad going down is well cement along with rest of shed. I believe the under carriage would hit and fifth wheel would be sitting on frame with tires off ground. Best bet I guess is to move dirt in?
I'm still a bit confused, which illustration fits the scenario, the top one or the bottom?
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Make earthen ramps topped with board..
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Fill it with water, wait for freeze and skate in! lol
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Fill it with water, wait for freeze and skate in! lol
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I'm still a bit confused, which illustration fits the scenario, the top one or the bottom?
Top one. I have back "down" into the shed. Down or lower.
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problems parking

why don't you take pictures of the drive and problems ?
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This at my dads house 70 miles away. Otherwise I would love to.
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Top one. I have back "down" into the shed. Down or lower.
Well, depending on the % grade on the approach, it's length and the distance between the 5ers bumper and the rear axel, will determine how much height you need and the length of it to get it in, unhook and get out.

Without having exact measurments and being able to visualize this, you're not going to get any specific help.

Assuming the approach is concrete, you're not going to rip it out and level the grade. Using dirt is not a great idea as it would have to go half way in the shed, then you would want a small end loader. The last option is steel ramps to level the grade.

The bottom line is you're not going to know anything until you get it there to see what have and what you need. You may get lucky and get by with a few boards and/or letting some air out of the rear tires of the truck.
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