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Old 06-25-2021, 04:51 PM   #1
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A steep driveway

I need to get up steep driveway for visiting relatives on July forth. If my 35ft Ventana drags its tail on the transition from road to driveway I was planning to get my 2x10 blocks out for the rear tires to start lifting the back end to keep it off the ground until the transition is complete. Anybody ever do this? Is it better to try to back up the drive?
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I need to get up steep driveway for visiting relatives on July forth. If my 35ft Ventana drags its tail on the transition from road to driveway I was planning to get my 2x10 blocks out to start lifting the back end to keep it off the ground until the transition is complete. Anybody ever do this? Is it better to back up the drive?
If it is only a 1 time deal, then wood is your friend. If it were your home, I would install air vales to raise you rear on on demand.
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This is the slope I have to climb to get in my backyard. I have to add some wood where the sidewalk meets the ramp. It's much easier to back up the ramp, then to drive up. You have a little more power going backwards. You'll need to remove the rear mud flap.

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Backing In

I have a driveway with a quick beginning slope and a street that decides to get steep right at my house. The only way I get in is by backing in from the downhill side of the street.
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I need to get up steep driveway for visiting relatives on July forth. If my 35ft Ventana drags its tail on the transition from road to driveway I was planning to get my 2x10 blocks out for the rear tires to start lifting the back end to keep it off the ground until the transition is complete. Anybody ever do this? Is it better to try to back up the drive?

Besides backing up the drive being better, it will also allow you to level the coach in the driveway. If you drive in it means you must lift the rear wheels off the ground to obtain level.
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