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Old 04-05-2014, 12:28 PM   #1
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Driveway Parking

I like to park our camper in the drive occasionally, and I'm wondering if anyone out there has come up with an economical brilliant way of parking on an angle. As you see in the picture, I do have it jacked and level, however, the top of the blocks are not horizontal to "level" -- thus, the jacks and jack plates do not rest perpendicular to "level." I always make sure the camper is completely braked and locked on the chocks and with a scissor brake...so there isn't really any forward pressure on the jacks.

I have some ideas, however, before I re-invent the wheel, I seek some clever ideas from others that have done the same.

This type of parking was perfectly ok for my pop-up, but this Roo is a different beast...lot more ground clearance. Anyhow, hope someone has a couple of ideas that I may take and churn my own butter.
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Old 04-05-2014, 01:05 PM   #2
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My driveway is similarly sloped and I set it up pretty much the same was you do. See post #4 of this thread.
Leveling with Rhino Ramps

We driveway camped for several nights last summer when the central air in the house broke down in the July heat wave. I don't have any problems with the tops of the blocks not being perfectly level.
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Old 04-05-2014, 05:11 PM   #3
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We do the same thing in our driveway, which is sloped the same as yours. Looks good! And your Roo is pretty!
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Old 04-10-2014, 06:01 PM   #4
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I also have a slopped driveway. It is about 1:12 pitch. I was thinking of making a wedge out of two 4X4's and one extra for the tongue. Not sure if it is bad to have it on a slope with the tongue jack and stab down or not. But I was think that if I could trick the Roo into thinking it was on the level it would creak less.
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If I had your driveway, I would set up the stabilizers the exact same way and be totally happy with it.

But I would probably substitute a wedge/angled wood block instead of the cinder block for the tongue jack, so the plate makes parallel contact with it.
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Old 04-10-2014, 07:00 PM   #6
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Extend your driveway to the side of the house and make it more level.
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Old 04-10-2014, 07:12 PM   #7
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Not with my Roo, but I've had my popup in campsites that make your driveway look like it's level!!
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What about shaving down the top of the blocks to make them level?
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What about shaving down the top of the blocks to make them level?


I am missing something here?
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What about shaving down the top of the blocks to make them level?
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As you see in the picture, I do have it jacked and level, however, the top of the blocks are not horizontal to "level" -- thus, the jacks and jack plates do not rest perpendicular to "level.
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.
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