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Old 04-27-2020, 01:36 PM   #15
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i live rural and prk on grass over winter many times i put i put 30x30 inch planks rear and 24x24 front and in spring either get off when still froze or wait till frost out n dried..
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Old 04-27-2020, 01:39 PM   #16
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Mine was always parked on grass, but I live in Florida where grass is sparse and the soil all sand, so moisture under the coach or tires is a non-issue. If your soil has a lot of clay, cobblestone or crushed stone is a better choice because it drains well.

In any case, the grass won't last long with the coach parked over it - it withers away from lack of sunlight.
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Old 04-27-2020, 03:41 PM   #17
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i have only parked on grass 2 times once in sturgis for the 12 days and once in fishkill ny for 21 day i did not like the idea of it

i remember i member here posting him and his 4 cats parked their tag axle at a buddies side yard in ca and needing the police to shut the street down so he could get pulled out after heavy rains the coach sank so deep. as it was pulled out the front of the coach got damaged.
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If you get a lot of rain you will sink deep.
I would keep it on the driveway and get a concrete pad put in.
I did that.
They came quick, in about a week. Back in 2007. For my 40 ft
Put in a 45x18 foot pad with a sewer hook up for my septic tank.
Already had 50 amps.
The only thing I would do different would make it a bit wider.
My new MH has full width slides on both sides. It really takes more room on the pad on both sides now. I’d probably would go 22 -24 ft ft wide next time. 45ft was just enough for my 43 ft. Another 5 ft would be better.
So I recommend 50 x 24 feet.
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I regularly park on grass, if it is dry to start. Drive up on 2x8x24 glue-lam planks that provides plenty of surface area to float on. Just spent a month on grass through heavy rains and the like. Planks typically sink about and inch to an inch and a half. Just don't try to move your coach until things dry out. Also, if on grass, I use planks under the jack pads. However, if in doubt, stay off the grass!
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For a full pad I recommend scooping out eight inches down, bringing in enough red clay to compact to four inches, then the same with crushed limestone. I did this over what amounts to beach sand and it produced a driveway to a boat launch that has lasted hard and rigid as concrete for over ten years. Maybe overkill, but I'd rather overkill once and be done with it.

I've been parking in a storage lot with very hard soil with a grass cover putting the wheels on scrap plywood pads. No sinking dut to the hard soil more than the plywood.
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I have a 3401 Baystar that I sometimes leave at a friends house, parked in his yard.Went to Lowes bought a 4x8 sheet of exterior plywood cut into 4 pieces and use them under the tires, then place smaller pieces under jacks.Never had any problems with sinking. JMO.
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Last year I got so stuck parking on wet grass in Omaha for 2 months,( rained for 6 weeks ) it took a very large tow truck to get us out. Sunk up to axles. 32k DP.
Dont do it!
And the owner charged me $100 to fix his grass.
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I had soft sand and grass in my backyard, which was fine for the travel trailer, but knew it wouldn't work for the DP. Had a guy bring in a load of asphalt millings, and laid that down. The bus has been parked happily on it since! Cost about $300 for a dump truck of millings.
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fixing a spot foR my RV,,,HAVING A GARAGE PORT INSTALLED ASAP i use crush crete in my work area,25ton crane,bkt,trk...35ton loader truck,,, holds up very well,doesnt spread out..and inexpensive,i use 57 stone size. Also from Jax. HABD
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Driving a DP on grass sure will help plug off the radiator and intercooler fins
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Old 05-12-2020, 12:42 PM   #26
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I parked on grass in college, but I didn’t inhale......

Parked on sandy grass by placing 2x2 treated plywood behind wheels and drove up on them, treated cause termites will eat it up here in a year or so
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I would suggest parking the MH tires on wood planks and then covering the bare ground under the MH with a large tarp or vapor barrier.
If the MH undercarriage is left exposed to bare ground, moist air will be allowed to stagnate under the MH, resulting in excessive rusting of any metal parts. This can be particularly bad for the brake system.
X2. And especially if you are in a constant wet, damp or humid climate.
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