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Old 03-10-2010, 10:34 AM   #1
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Who has the worst driveway?

My home driveway is a blind, downhill S-turn barely wide enough for the MH (but it is paved!). When I get to the bottom by the garage, I have a limited section where I can do a series of K-turns (with two big oak trees to complicate things) to turn around and back into a gravel pad.

Anyone else face similar problems getting their MH or trailer home?

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Old 03-10-2010, 02:33 PM   #2
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My lane is after the crest in a hill on a chipped road. The dirveway is gravel and just wide enough to turn the MH onto. Its a half mile long and right now with the thaw it looks like someone has bombed it. At the house I have to move all of the cars into the grass and there is enough room to drive in and back up making small turms each time for a total of about 10 times to get it turned around then back it onto the gravel pad next to the house. If I am towing the trailer behind the motorhome I have to unhook it in the lane and go back to get it with the truck. I can back that into the barn in the middle of the lane to turn around and then back it the rest of the way down to the house.

Each year I say I am going to make a bette turn around but it would take up so much of the yard I never do. Although if its been dry enough I will back into the grass and make the turn around much easier.


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Old 03-10-2010, 04:03 PM   #3
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Worst driveway.

I had a similar problem. I have a steep U shaped drive. I finally made up my mind to learn how to back down. Now it just requires backing down, a small adjustment to get closer to the house. Getting out is easy now. Just drive out up the hill.
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Old 03-10-2010, 04:18 PM   #4
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We loose the worst Driveway contest. Our place is perfect.

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Old 03-10-2010, 06:18 PM   #5
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Since pictures speak louder than words...

Notice all the trees that move to position themselves right in your blind spot. Also forgot to mention that toad has to be hooked and unhooked in cul de sac.

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Old 03-10-2010, 06:30 PM   #6
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Old 03-10-2010, 06:43 PM   #7
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I vote for my brothers drive way in New Hampshire. When I pulled in at night I did $500 in damage to everything on the MH roof from the branches hanging high from the trees. In my opinion its a great driveway if you don't damage anything while using it. JMO
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Old 03-10-2010, 06:51 PM   #8
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Mine is not great but NOTHING like what some of you have! Guess I am out of the running, bummer! :( LOL!

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Old 03-10-2010, 07:19 PM   #9
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I have a decent driveway but I have a slight problem with the entrance. I decided last spring to put in a nice big brick entry way with lights, mailbox, and address stones in it. I then decided in the fall to buy a 40 foot motor coach and tow an 18 foot trailer with a Jeep on it. The problem is there is no way possible to get the coach and the trailer turned off of the road into my driveway. What does not make sense is if I hit it just right I can get it out of the driveway with no problems. The pond that is 3 feet from the driveway kind of puts a damper on a wide swinging turn into the driveway. I thought about taking lessons from the movie RV and just push it out of the way but I have to much money in both the coach and the entryway. I guess I will keep practicing and hopefully I will get brave enough to get closer to the pond and maybe I will be able to make it.
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Old 03-11-2010, 12:13 PM   #10
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I don't know if it's the worst, but it is a pain. It's 350' long, 7% grade with the only (almost) level spot to park being next to the garage. I have to back 1/8th of a mile down our dead end street, back in and up that way because the driveway angle is such that I can't drive past it and back in. The toad is usually connected in the parking lot of the local grocery store because the angle of our road (nevermind the driveway) causes the hitch to drag as we pull out onto the "main" (also narrow back road) if it is in the receiver.
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Old 03-12-2010, 06:20 AM   #11
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I have a 40' MH and a 40' drive way. One side of the drive has a 3' drop off and the other side touches the house hang over. I have to put the MH in between these two areas. I lost it once and droped the left rear wheels off of the drop off. That cost me.
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Old 03-12-2010, 06:38 AM   #12
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I had to sell my driveway. When the rig was parked there was only 2 feet between it and the garage door, 5 feet between it and the curb, and barely enough room on the side to get the car past and into the garage. The 2 bay garage was not usable as such. The slope was too great for running the reefer. And between the driveway slope and the high-crowned roadway the rig could only be brought in nose first at the severest turning approach and then crabbed into position. Good luck!!
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My drive way is too steep and the road is not wide enough to park the motorhome at the house. Therefore, I keep it at the dealership.
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Old 03-13-2010, 07:16 AM   #14
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Dang!!! and I thought I had it bad with the small dogleg turn in my drive! I would have to give up RVing or move if I had to negotiate some of the above situations in order to park our rig.


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