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Old 11-10-2020, 02:44 PM   #1
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Parking for newb: backing or drive thru (sloping down) ?

Hello,

I been park my class A coach -backing in- at a slope down at 6 inches per 40 ft.


1. Should I continue to back in or not ?

2. How should I support the wheel which respect to # 1 ? level 1st with jack, then block wheel on the low side of the slope + hand brake ?

3. I am thinking of leveling the space with #57 rock, but I may need to resort out to built a ramp to drive up , thought ?

Existing parking now is grassy MD area with 6x6 PT block to support jacks and 12"x12"x1" cement stone under wheel...

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I use ramps in our sloped down parking spot.
Not perfectly level but plenty close.
The benefit of this setup is the rear is now elevated and makes working underneath easy.
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Old 11-10-2020, 06:02 PM   #3
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6" in 40' = 0.7 That is well within the safe operating limits (3 side-to-side, 6 front to back as looking at the doors) of a Norcold absorption refrigerator. Why bother attempting to obtain a perfect level state? IMO a human could not determine your MH is not level by eyesight.
reference: https://learnframing.com/angle-calcu...slope-degrees/
and: https://rechneronline.de/slope/
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Just finished building my ramps for our 37' DP. Needed to raise the back end 12". Easy to work on and we can put the slides out without worry. Not sure if I should just put it on the ground (concrete drive) when we put her to bed for the winter. I chock the front wheels as well
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Just finished building my ramps for our 37' DP. Needed to raise the back end 12". Easy to work on and we can put the slides out without worry. Not sure if I should just put it on the ground (concrete drive) when we put her to bed for the winter. I chock the front wheels as well
I don't understand, you built 12" high ramps to compensate for a 6" drop in 40'???? What am I missing?
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I don't understand, you built 12" high ramps to compensate for a 6" drop in 40'???? What am I missing?
Different person than the OP. I had to look as that was my first thought.

Based on what the OP posted I would bring in a paving company to level with appropriate gravel and if your budget will support asphalt over top of the gravel. Parking of grass can be a problem with the coach sinking or getting stuck. The other problem is parking on soil can contribute to chassis rust due to the escaping water vapor from the soil. Gravel will counter both while asphalt makes for a better overall surface. Concrete would be even better but add a zero to the price tag.
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Thanks -- Ray

Ray, you are 100% correct, the slope is not as bad as I image: some minimal jack support / alignment for shower to drain / tank level to display , and block those wheel with 2x, I think KISS .

I was thinking about 5T gravel, but the landlord is object to it, so I have to work with what I have, and for the rust, I will have to spray and deal with it.

Thank you all for chime in.

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Just to be clear, the back wheels need to be on the "high end" of the slope. They are your parking brake. If you have to raise an end to level, make sure it is NOT the back-- reduced contact for the parking brake wheels and slope is not a good combination.
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Easy to go as high as you like. Lift till wheels off the ground. Block under wheels. Let back down onto wheels. Put blocks under legs. Lift again till wheels off blocks. Put more blocks under wheels. Repeat as often as necessary.
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