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Old 10-20-2013, 08:08 AM   #1
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Driveway not level, what do you do?

I have all winter to think about this, see I traded my 06' Orbit for a 14' 831bhds and the dealership is storing it until spring.

Now on my old camper I put 4 cinder block on each side of the 'A' frame and 3 blocks on the tongue jack just to get the TT level.

Tires get locked using the robochucks

So my question is, what do others do with driveways not level.
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Old 10-20-2013, 08:51 AM   #2
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I built two of these.



I then leveled them in two long shallow holes.




They are level from end to end and with each other.
Then I used a 2" thick by 12X12 cement paver with a foot long 2x10 block of wood under the landing legs and the two rear jacks.

The trailer is level from side to side so All I need to do is lower the legs to level front to back.
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The blocks are quite heavy needed 11 of them. I use a hand cart to stack and move them, quite tiresome.
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The blocks are quite heavy needed 11 of them. I use a hand cart to stack and move them, quite tiresome.
I have no doubt!

I'm lazy and prefer to do the hard work just once...
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Old 10-24-2013, 09:22 AM   #5
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I built two of these.

I then leveled them in two long shallow holes.

They are level from end to end and with each other.
Then I used a 2" thick by 12X12 cement paver with a foot long 2x10 block of wood under the landing legs and the two rear jacks.

The trailer is level from side to side so All I need to do is lower the legs to level front to back.

Can you send a pic showing it up on th camper?
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DriveWay

We had the same condition for over a year after the purchase of our Crusader 270RET. The RV was to high and would not fit under our 30' x 30' awning, so the driveway was the only option: Wheel chocked all four tires, front and back, tied the break-a-way cable to the ground just in case. Also used two X=Chocks, everything stayed pretty well through several rounds of bad weather:
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We had the same condition for over a year after the purchase of our Crusader 270RET. The RV was to high and would not fit under our 30' x 30' awning, so the driveway was the only option: Wheel chocked all four tires, front and back, tied the break-a-way cable to the ground just in case. Also used two X=Chocks, everything stayed pretty well through several rounds of bad weather:
Looks like it would have been easier to park it 90 to the drive.
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The left side, as it sat in the photo was actually on my neighbors property. His driveway is worse that mine. On the right side is all sodded yard and very soft. Had it at one time docked in the front yard, when it came time to pull it out the truck became stuck in the soft sod. She is now on her own lot up in Talking Rock just across from the Sunnybrook:
Looks a lot better here don't you think, sure easier to get in and out.
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For storing during the winter it does not matter if it is level, actually I drop the tongue low and also have one side higher to let the melting snow leave faster.
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Really was not worried about being level in the driveway, getting by it everyday posed a real problem DW and anyone else that came over seemed like they always wanted to pull down the driveway, very tight space you have a truck. Out 2500HD made it extremely tight to get by.
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