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Old 03-01-2015, 02:26 PM   #1
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Storage at home, uneven ground

We recently purchased a Freelander 27QB and will be picking it up in Alvarado in a couple weeks. Now that we've actually pulled the trigger we are looking at the space on the side of the house and we have overlooked the fact that there is maybe a 4' drop from one end of the space to the other, the space itself exceeding the dimensions of the RV by 4.5' in length and 5' in width.

I've made a mockup to make sure I can squeeze it in the space, but I'm a little anxious about the level change. How would you suggest I compensate for this for both short term (in between trips) and long term (winter) storage times? Is it ok to store an RV unlevel over the 3-4 months of winter? What should I use to keep my 12k lb. RV secure from rolling down such a grade?

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Old 03-01-2015, 02:36 PM   #2
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I would store it fairly level. Side to side / One option is to build a pad to level things out. You could use some 2x12's to drive up on.
Front to back I would get some good wheel chocks .
A 4 foot drop is a lot to compensate for. Can you level the terrain any in that area?
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that seems like an awfully steep slope to safely park it on. 4ft in 27 feet is very steep
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that seems like an awfully steep slope to safely park it on. 4ft in 27 feet is very steep
That's what I was thinking. I was hoping he had a typo and meant Four Inches, but I'm afraid I was just being hopeful.
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That's what I was thinking. I was hoping he had a typo and meant Four Inches, but I'm afraid I was just being hopeful.
I read it a few times wondering the same, but figured 4 inches wouldn't be worth mentioning. Many campsites aren't that level
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If it has one and you plan on having the fridge running while its parked there, thats way too steep. Even just the parking of it is a little steep make sure wheels are chocked.
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Not really a typo, more a miscalculation.

Just went out and used my Walking Vertical Dimension Indicator (aka: wife) to take a more discerning estimation.

There's actually only about a 1 foot drop from the back to the front.


Fridge would not be running while it is parked in this location.
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Much gooder Now the 2x12 will be a more viable option with chocks.
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that's not so bad. Just make sure it's securely chocked BEFORE unhooking from truck.
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that's not so bad. Just make sure it's securely chocked BEFORE unhooking from truck.
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