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Old 08-01-2008, 06:52 PM   #1
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I store my MH at home next to the house. It is a tight fit but very convenient. Positioning it perfectly is everything, especially if I want to deploy the slides for cleaning, loading and etc.

I'd like to put a long stripe on the concrete where I can see it with my driver's outside mirror while backing in, so that I can get it in that "sweet spot". Paint was the first thing that came to mind, but I think that would deteriorate and look tacky over time.

So I've come here to ask my fellow RV-ers if they've come up with a simple solution. How about it, any good suggestions?


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I store my MH at home next to the house. It is a tight fit but very convenient. Positioning it perfectly is everything, especially if I want to deploy the slides for cleaning, loading and etc.

I'd like to put a long stripe on the concrete where I can see it with my driver's outside mirror while backing in, so that I can get it in that "sweet spot". Paint was the first thing that came to mind, but I think that would deteriorate and look tacky over time.

So I've come here to ask my fellow RV-ers if they've come up with a simple solution. How about it, any good suggestions?


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Old 08-01-2008, 07:06 PM   #3
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At our shop, we use pieces of reflection DOT tape on the wall to line vehicles up when backing them on to the various racks. The great thing about them is they are also reflective, so they are very effective at night as well. If you put themn the concrete, they will reflect almost any light and let you know just where you are. Not real cheap, but very durable and effective.
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Traffic marking paint lasts years on a busy highway - ought to last a 1000 years on a driveway.
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7 years ago I put down some good spray paint 2" x 10' and it hasn't worn off yet. It is real easy to line up the coach and no problem with fading or wear. Cheap and looks like a line when the coach is gone on a trip.
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Albeit it is indoors, but we use the reflective yellow DOT tape at our firehouse back when I was a member there.
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I have seen people use tennis balls on string hung from the ceiling for garages don't know if it is possible but its another direction for you. Could use them with reflective tape to line up properly. Could be a little tacky looking I suppose but it does work well.
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Thanks guys for the suggestions. Here is what I came up with today.

I positioned three traffic cones along the driver's side of the coach. I got up in the cab and made sure I could see all three of them well in my mirror.




I outlined the two outer edges of each cone with masking tape and removed the cone. I then masked off and painted a placement mark for each cone, so that the DW will have an exact spot to place them (notice I said the DW...) as I'm backing in.

Whoala! Should work like a charm!

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Hi Craig,
My situation is the same as yours. 3 years ago, I painted the tire path using a good concrete paint. Since I must make about a 60 degree turn when backing onto the site, I used brown for the front wheel and green for the rear wheel. It looks fine and puts the coach in the exact same place each time.
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