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Old 09-24-2014, 09:01 AM   #1
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Parking my RV in my driveway, i have heard that RV' ed should be parked on level ground, my drive has a slight incline. What is the verdict?
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I think the only issue is if the fridge is running and If I remember right it should be no more than 6 degrees off bubble front to back and 3 degrees side to side.. My drive has a down slope to the street and I just level it up.. When we had a fifth wheel it was easy .. unhook from the truck and raise the front a little more.. You will need to level up to flush the tanks and drain the water lines if you are going to winterize
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Parking my RV in my driveway, i have heard that RV' ed should be parked on level ground, my drive has a slight incline. What is the verdict?
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"Out of level parking" causes no problems, (if the roof and all caulking has been maintained properly).
"Using" an out of level RV can cause problems, (especially to an operating absorption refrigerator).
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you might also want to think about the punishment to your driveway concrete. I have a 6yr old home built by a reputable builder, and my RV has put enough cracks in the main driveway that we really try hard not to drive/park it there these days. I've had the current RV (A 33k lb DP) for a year, and prior to that a much lighter gas Class-A. both have cracked concrete that was "built to code" of 6 years ago.

Incidentally... part of my driveway is an add-on, and they did use re-bar but at about 16" squares and 4" of concrete. That part of my driveway is cracked the most...

If I were to lay down new concrete, I would insist on 6" instead of the usual 4", and tighter re-bar squares of 8" instead of wire mesh.
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I have asked around on this, and I have been told the only concern is running the refrigerator. I don't do that.

Be careful walking around on the tile floor (we do not wear shoes inside so we are in stocking feet on the tile) it can be slippery.

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thanks for the helpful information regarding parking in the drive way.
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I have asked around on this, and I have been told the only concern is running the refrigerator. I don't do that.

Be careful walking around on the tile floor (we do not wear shoes inside so we are in stocking feet on the tile) it can be slippery.

O O O O What a sweet looking rig. The sides are just PERFECT. Sweet
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Slight Incline.... Get some 2x tire width planks and put 'me under the low end wheels.

Or do what I do

I have a stack of three 2x tire width planks arranged like this:

One foot
Two feet long
and Three feet long

While parked and leveled I put a pair of bubble levals (Small ones) such as used on trailers one on the side wall next to the steering wheel and one on the dash. Mount these when level so they show level.

Assuming the drive is slanted toward the street back all the way in then lay the steps in front of the front wheel, Pull forward till level.

NOTE.. 1 inch off, (Since I use 2x, really 1 1/2 by so it's 3/4 inch) will not harm.

This makes it easier to walk about and work inside the rig more than anything.. Enough tilt to damage makes it hard to work inside on some tasks.
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thats what i built up for our 30ft mh, worked great..
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