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Old 05-31-2014, 01:45 PM   #1
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Unhappy Parking 5er on a steep slope

I have a 28' Flagstaff fifth wheel which I need to park on a steep slope. We've looked into raising the end of the parking area 36" to level but the contractors we've had look at it say it won't work because the way the water drains above us will wash out a retaining wall.

The rear of the trailer is at the lower end of the slope. My husband suggested building removable ramps we can back up onto. Any other suggestions?
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A proper installed retaining wall will work. Just have to provide for drainage. Talk to another contractor. A good brick mason can do it.
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A proper installed retaining wall will work. Just have to provide for drainage. Talk to another contractor. A good brick mason can do it.

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Old 05-31-2014, 05:16 PM   #4
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Not possible. This drains too large an area and we cannot change the county's storm water management plan in a wetland area. Just forget the retaining wall I have to do something else.

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Then it sounds like you need more of on site professional advice than us Forum members...good luck
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Old 05-31-2014, 07:27 PM   #6
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...My husband suggested building removable ramps we can back up onto. Any other suggestions?
Why not permanent concrete block or solid concrete ramps with footers and not worry about drainage restrictions.?
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Old 05-31-2014, 07:34 PM   #7
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If you post pictures it might help members help you......
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Old 06-01-2014, 06:07 AM   #8
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Pictures of what? Why?

Nothing can be permanently affixed to the ground without building permits which will not be approved so please stop beating a dead horse.

Is there a way to level this trailer without moving dirt around?
If not, how does it harm the trailer to park out of level?
Is there any benefit to reducing the amount the trailer is out of level?
If you can't answer these questions who can?
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Old 06-01-2014, 06:49 AM   #9
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18 posts over about a year then you come demanding answers. When I ask questions, I ask nicely. Happy helpers help.
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Pictures of what? Why? ...If you can't answer these questions who can?
It helps with trying to offer suggestions if we could see the problem as well, as all the restrictions/parameters were not stated. Good luck getting suggestions!
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