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Old 09-24-2011, 12:04 PM   #1
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What to park on?

I'm in the process of making a parking area for our mpg. I've got most of the landscape timbers in, and the black landscape cloth is down. The area will be filled with "river rock" which is the smaller, mostly brown rock rather than the white rock that is commonly used on driveways. The purpose of this project is to make it easier for me to mow around the trailer.

Should I just park the trailer on the gravel, or should I put something else in for the tires to be on? If so, what's best?

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Old 09-24-2011, 07:12 PM   #2
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If you are going to keep it there for an extended stay use some kind of vapor barrier between the tires and the ground. They are several barriers on the market just for this purpose. I just use 40# dog food sacks between my concrete and the tires. But I keep my MH in the garage where the dog sacks are not an eye sore.

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Ours sits on limestone rocks.
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Old 09-24-2011, 07:58 PM   #4
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My personal concern is the footprint of the tire being on a complete solid surface. I would probably use 3/4" plywood as a barrier between the gravel and the tires. Just my personal preference.

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Cheap plastic floor mats for cars work well.
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Old 09-25-2011, 04:36 PM   #6
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BigSkyBob, I like your thinking! Even cheaper for me, I have some pieces of deck boards that could be cut to the proper size. Both ideas let me get the mpg on the parking area and then put something directly in front of or behind the tires to pull (push) onto.

Thanks for the suggestions.

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