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Old 12-13-2014, 02:45 PM   #1
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Best material for parking an RV on over winter?

Hello all.
Does anyone have direct experience with parking a 33 ft RV on a grassy area next to a driveway and if so, what is the best material to use over the grass and under the wheels?
Is it 1/4 or 1/2 plywood, cut to a dimension greater than the tire? Or is something else better to distribute the weight of the RV over the grass. The driveway is not wide enough to park the RV and get our cars in and out of the garage.
Any and all thoughts, suggestions and comments are greatly appreciated!
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Old 12-13-2014, 02:47 PM   #2
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Mine is on limestone "gravel" or crushed rock. No boards.
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I park my enclosed trailer on asphalt, bought 2 mats http://www.alturnamats.com/alturnamats.php for under the tires.
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Old 12-13-2014, 03:07 PM   #4
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Did Tar & Gravel for about 10 yrs, in driveway, last 11 yrs on smooth concrete in 40 X 60 garage, 14 X 14 doors, 18' inside.
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I use truck mud flaps. If you have a truck supply store nearby, they are very inexpensive. Buy one each for the rear and a third one that you can cut in half for the front.
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I'm parked on concrete but I have plastic sheets down and then Advanteck (spelling?) on top of the plastic and under the tires.
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Best material I've found for over winter parking is the coral gravel or grass in Key West. Tried it the last two years and absolutely no problems.
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Old 12-13-2014, 05:40 PM   #8
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The problem when parking on grass with boards or other things under the tires is when you go to leave in spring it could be a real mess if it isn't really dry. I would consider widening the drive way and put down a good base of gravel.
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Old 12-13-2014, 06:05 PM   #9
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Hi G Man,
Plastic is the best material. One can Google and purchase "official" plastic pads or purchase them at Walmart in the Kitchenware department.
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This topic has been discussed before. Many recommend horse stall bed or pads purchased thru Tractor Supply. They can be cut to size and seem to be the choice of many.
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Best material I've found for over winter parking is the coral gravel or grass in Key West. Tried it the last two years and absolutely no problems.
Now here is a guy who knows what he is talking about! Going south is the answer. I said in another post that I park on blacktop but I have air shipped to me from my relatives in Hawaii that I mist over my RV to keep it comfortable. This works well other than the cost of shipping the air but I will follow your lead next year. I plan to be in the Keys also.
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Best material I've found for over winter parking is the coral gravel or grass in Key West. Tried it the last two years and absolutely no problems.
Now yur' talkin' They have excellent barstools there also ... perfect fit.
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Some prefer carpet, I am not for anything but concrete, have other things to spend my concerns over.
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Dennis4809 has the best winter parking plan I have heard so far..
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