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Old 06-20-2015, 04:58 AM   #1
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Another Permanent campground ?

Placing 28 foot Dutchman in a seasonal campground. Would like to build a wood patio deck along the side of the camper and put a Dura-Built awning over top of patio deck. The problem is we would like to pull camper out a couple times a year for road trips.

If the deck is against the camper I would think it would be very hard to pull camper out without damaging the camper or the deck. Any suggestions?


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Old 06-20-2015, 05:26 AM   #2
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I suggest building folding or removable bridge on the deck that could be flipped, be on a slide or moved in some manner, when you are moving the unit. The same could be done for the awning. Just some random thoughts. In essence, I would get the RV close and just bridge the gap and create a gap when you want to move in or out.

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Old 06-20-2015, 12:03 PM   #3
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Pick a site that is level or tilts away from the deck. You do not want to have blocks under the deck side tires to level. If you do, the camper will lean into the deck as you pull you away.

Pick a site that allows straight in and out of the trailer and TV, this will greatly reduce the likelihood that you'll swing the trailer into the deck.

Make sure the deck is low enough to clear the steps, theses are things most often damaged. Leave a gap of 6 to 8" between deck and wheels.

build stairs out of decking that you slide against the camper and then away when ready to move.

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Old 06-23-2015, 09:47 AM   #4
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We have our TT at a permanent spot with intentions of pulling her out once a month to go on trips. We built a very low platform deck down one side - we park far enough away from it that we can fully open the stairs and so the the slide out does not extend over it. We just came back from our first trip away and had no problems backing into our spot - it only took a few minutes to get the distance from the deck just right again.
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Old 06-26-2015, 03:15 AM   #5
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Thanks Lilrhody, any pics?
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