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Old 04-11-2014, 10:58 AM   #11
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My driveway is short and even steeper. Only ONCE did I decide to try to unhitch it from my car. NEVER again. I sure wish I had a level driveway.
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Old 04-11-2014, 11:09 AM   #12
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Our bylaws (apparently) don't let us store the trailer at home but when I do have it there (for loading or unloading purposes only) I just leave it unlevel. It's only there at most 2 days so so far I haven't had an issue.

If I was going to store long term, I'd be looking to cut some blocks into a trapaziod to make the tops level when matched with the slope of the driveway.
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Old 04-11-2014, 11:22 AM   #13
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Our bylaws (apparently) don't let us store the trailer at home but when I do have it there (for loading or unloading purposes only) I just leave it unlevel. It's only there at most 2 days so so far I haven't had an issue.

If I was going to store long term, I'd be looking to cut some blocks into a trapaziod to make the tops level when matched with the slope of the driveway.

I would move.....

But I like to live where I can shoot at stuff from my front porch. (Dinner comes to me....)
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Old 04-11-2014, 11:37 AM   #14
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Yeah, you can read my frustrations about that in my welcome thread from last year.

Market's going down in our area unfortunately. Selling now will net us only about 80 % of what we paid for it 3 years ago.

So as I keep telling the DW, "If we move, it better damn well be worth it."
(In response to her pointing out several homes for sale where I still can't store the trailer at home.)
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Old 04-11-2014, 11:41 AM   #15
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I would move.....

But I like to live where I can shoot at stuff from my front porch. (Dinner comes to me....)
We had a small herd of does walk down the driveway the other day about 12 in all, and last week their were 22 Turkey's in the front yard
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Old 04-11-2014, 11:43 AM   #16
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Our bylaws don't allow it either... But because this is Happy Valley, 8 weekends a year there are campers in a few driveways. Because of this, I help myself anytime is see the need... A couple days before each trip usually. My neighbors haven't complained (yet). Don't ever have anyone sleeping in it, however.
My driveway is sloped... But maybe not quite as bad as the one pictured. I level it enough to have the fridge on and leave it as "good enough."
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Old 04-11-2014, 12:28 PM   #17
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Ahh, I see I didn't explain myself as clearly as I thought.

The way that I read it, Roocrew's concern is that that the footing on his jacks is level, but the top of the blocks are angled due to the slope of the driveway. If he were to shave the angle into the top of the blocks, he could make the top of them sit level and then there would be firm/flat footing for the jacks to sit on them.
Agreed, and that's what I was trying to get at, albeit for just the tongue jack. But in looking at the picture again, I would probably do the same for the front stabilizers too. Would only take 2 mins with a good chainsaw
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Shave the top or bottom of the blocks, makes no difference as long as the jacks, tongue post is perpendicular to the blocks. Personally I would shave the bottom.
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Place a board under the block at the lower part to level the block (make a T with it). That way you create an angle while still maintaining the stability. I do that with ours and no issues. I also drop the stabilier jacks onto 2x4s as well
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Shave the top or bottom of the blocks, makes no difference as long as the jacks, tongue post is perpendicular to the blocks. Personally I would shave the bottom.
I said top but don't have a reason for it outside of it was the first thought that I had.

Curious why you would opt for the bottom?
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