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Old 09-27-2016, 01:22 PM   #1
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I made a parking spot for my camper this weekend.

My backyard kinda stinks to park my camper in, its rarely dry, and I was leaving some big ruts. I'm not sure if I could even get it out of there it was wet.

Moved it



Trimmed my tree up so it wouldn't scrape on the delivery truck.



Removed my gate.



Put down heavy duty landscape fabric. it cost $120 for a 250 foot roll. Its so tough it was difficult to even puncture it with the big staples I bought to hold it down.




Dude was an hour late, but he did a great job tailgating it out.



Had to hold up my cable line so he could get under it.



Spent about 2 hours raking it out, and I'm pretty happy with the results. I'll need to remove the bit of extra fabric towards the back, and probably rake it again once we drive on it a few times.





Edit - Oh I guess I should say that the gravel cost $261 delivered and the fabric was $120 and the staples were $10. $400 for a nice spot to park my camper. I am very happy with it.
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Old 09-27-2016, 01:41 PM   #2
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looks good,.... on the extra fabric at the end, why not consider this, roll it up, back towards the rock, scratch out a shallow trench and bury it, then its gone, ... some day you may decide that an extra few feet would be nice to have, you may have a larger tt one day,...... but if that never happens, its still no loss, because its buried and gone,...... just a thought,....
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Old 09-27-2016, 01:42 PM   #3
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Great job!
Now, dig a ditch for the wire and add a power pedestal and you are all set!
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Old 09-27-2016, 01:50 PM   #4
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looks good,.... on the extra fabric at the end, why not consider this, roll it up, back towards the rock, scratch out a shallow trench and bury it, then its gone, ... some day you may decide that an extra few feet would be nice to have, if that never happens, its still no loss, because its buried and gone,...... just a thought,....
I rolled a 12 foot 4x4 up in it (well, I made one, out of some 2x4s) to make a back stop. My yard slopes down and I didn't want gravel to keep sliding down.
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Looking good. Good suggestion on burying the extra fabric for future use.
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Old 09-28-2016, 09:17 AM   #6
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If you water the gravel it will help it to lock together, or you could just wait until it rains.

I've got some very strange looks from my neighbors while I'm watering my gravel after getting a new load of it.
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Old 09-28-2016, 12:42 PM   #7
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looks great. i can't tell from the pictures but get the tires up off the rock.

especially if you are parking it there for the winter months
2 x 10 or 2 x 12 pressure treated planks cut in half with 45 degree end cuts for rolling up onto is where the tires should be. Then cover the tires to protect against the UV ray damage.

this year we purchased 2 sets of platforms to keep the tires from flat spotting as well.
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That looks great. This is something I want to do. As a suggestion so your rock dosen't get away some landscape timbers around the pad would hold them in. That's what I plan to do.
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Old 09-28-2016, 12:57 PM   #9
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Excellent job on the landing pad !!!

You have to water the fresh gravel, so that it germinates properly and develops a healthy root system.

Make sure that you protect the new gravel bed from DHMO !!!! It is really problem nowadays with Acid Rain and the flooding and all.

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....next comes the dump tank?
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