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Old 07-09-2020, 07:24 PM   #15
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Our RV is approximately 37’ long. I have a 24 X36 car port across from my house. I put down gravel at approximately 4” thick, 12’ X24’. It has worked good for the last 5 years.
I do wish I would have put down a weed barrier.
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Originally Posted by Tex50 View Post
Our RV is approximately 37 long. I have a 24 X36 car port across from my house. I put down gravel at approximately 4 thick, 12 X24. It has worked good for the last 5 years.
I do wish I would have put down a weed barrier.

FYI- we use Bayer Durazone Weed and Grass preventer pre-emergent each spring. Good for 6 months. Works like a champ!!
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Old 07-10-2020, 03:09 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by chunker View Post
Your main question dealt with a pad size but in the OP you made reference to 12' height. Bigger 5th wheels are considerably taller than 12' so if height is an issue where you park, don't rely on any online measurements. Generally the front air conditioner is the highest point and it can push the 12'6" figure easily.

I meant to say 13'6" easily.
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Old 07-10-2020, 06:15 AM   #18
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Our rv cover slab is 20x45 . There are times wish it was 24 wide or bigger but I didn't have any more space I could use when building. We have.a 36 ft 5er.
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Old 07-18-2020, 08:14 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by Gary RVRoamer View Post
If unsure, why not just lay pads for the wheels and the front jacks (landing gear)? Either poured concrete or sets of 4x6x16" solid concrete block bedded in sand? Those will support the RV nicely, yet not large (or expensive). And if you use the concrete blocks rather than poured, easy to remove or re-size later.

Wheel pads would be about 2'x8' on each side. Landing gear pads could be as little a 2'x2'. Bigger pads are easier to hit if you take the trailer in & out often, but if its mostly just parked there they can be small.

I have to say that I agree with everything Gary said (I was going to suggest that myself but he beat me. I would use the concrete solids instead of patio pavers because they are thinker, If I was going to put down a base I would use crushed concrete and pack it well.

This makes it all temporary and easy to remove if you want and it is pretty cheap.
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Looks like I got a bit ahead of myself as I have just found out the town doesn't allow use of the RV as intended. Parking it there is fine, living in it in any way or hooking into utilities is quite off-the-table, and we don't care to run afoul of local ordinances. Will look into a plan B and perhaps start another thread, but the information supplied in this thread by all of the thoughtful responses is still hugely valuable and I wanted to thank everyone once again.
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