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Old 11-24-2014, 07:26 PM   #15
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Concrete pad in the past, now fulltime to keep the wheels turning.

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Old 11-24-2014, 07:33 PM   #16
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I can collect some pictures of why you don't want to park a DP coach on 4" of concrete..... Driveway is ruined with cracks in all directions from where the rear tires rest. And yes, base was prepped pretty good with compacted sand.

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Old 11-24-2014, 07:44 PM   #17
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I can collect some pictures of why you don't want to park a DP coach on 4" of concrete..... Driveway is ruined with cracks in all directions from where the rear tires rest. And yes, base was prepped pretty good with compacted sand.
4" is what you use for a sidewalk. I have just put down a pad that is 8" thick 4000 psi concrete with fiber reinforcing. That was on top of 6" compacted base. Should be good for a while.
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From the Portland Cement Association:

"As for thickness, non-reinforced pavement four inches thick is standard for passenger car driveways. For heavier vehicles, a thickness of five inches is recommended. To eliminate standing water, the driveway should be sloped towards the street a minimum of one percent, or 1/8 inch per foot, for proper drainage."
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Old 11-25-2014, 09:27 AM   #19
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I put my unit up on jack stands with lambs wool under the tires, I also clean the tires with crest toothpaste and a large scrub brush before I retire it for it's 2 week winter rest. As for the roof, It sits under a carport so the sun is no prob but the tires get a cover made of black lexan, it's bullet proof.
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A bit of overkill, but we just had a concrete driveway installed to replace the deteriorating asphalt. Where the coach will sit, we added a two foot by 10 foot wide by 12" deep strip for the front and back wheels, reinforced heavily with re-bar. Very little extra cost, and will serve us well.
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I have a 4" floor in my RV garage. It's been 2 1/2 years now with no concrete cracking near the tires where the MH sits. As the concrete company said to me, it's all about the base and rebar laid. I had the land cleared of top-soil, hauled in about 3' of river gravel, and didn't build until the next year. At that time about 10T of #7 stone was leveled onto the site, and compacted with a tamper.
Concrete WILL crack no-one can guarantee it will not, rebar and concrete wire just prevents the cracked sections from pulling apart in either direction.

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