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Old 12-30-2011, 02:53 AM   #1
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Any ideas for building a deck?

We are building a deck this May at a seasonal sight. We are debating wether to have it at ground level or at the door hight. Any suggestions or pictures would be a great help. Thanks.
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Old 12-30-2011, 05:50 AM   #2
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I built one last year on our seasonal sight and we walk right out on to the deck, but at this time i have not down loaded them on to the computer as soon as i get a chance i will post them.
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Old 12-30-2011, 08:53 AM   #3
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I've never had a deck (or a seasonal site for that matter), but if it were up to me, I'd have it door height.
That way you'd have:
1. An elevated deck with a shady spot underneath for storage of some items.
2. A rail (safety requirement) on which to place your cool and refreshing beverage while enjoying said deck.
3. A set of wooden steps on which to place your weight thereby saving the flexing and wear and tear on the steps that are attached to your camper.
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Old 12-30-2011, 10:23 AM   #4
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Just keep in mind with an elevated deck your awning will be, bend over to walk under low. If you dont use your awning or you are shorter than I, all is good
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Old 12-31-2011, 09:08 AM   #5
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Thanks for all the ideas. I didn't think about the awning. We will have to measure for that as I would still like to use the awning. We are laening to the elevated one so far.
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Old 12-31-2011, 10:53 PM   #6
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I'd go 1-2 steps down from the trailer to the deck. this will give you some clearance for the awning yet keep you a step up from the ground.
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Old 12-31-2011, 11:11 PM   #7
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If you have an elevated deck building code require a railing around the deck for safety reasons. I built my deck on the ground using 2 x 6 for the frame work. I also built a set of step going into the TT. I also built the deck in 4 ft. x 11 ft sections (8' x 22'). The 4x sections make it easy to move if I decide to change CG. I also used the diamond design for the deck.
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If you have an elevated deck building code require a railing around the deck for safety reasons.
this is dependant upon the height of the deck and the location. 1 to 2 steps is usually lower than what is required to have a railing. check with local codes to be ertain tho.
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Old 12-31-2011, 11:44 PM   #9
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If you have children even a deck 2 steps high could be a bad fall. That is why you would need a railing. Also I would check for liability if a person was to fall off the deck and break an arm or leg.
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Old 01-11-2012, 09:10 PM   #10
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Right now we have a travel trailer, if we would switch to a fifth wheel would the door height be the same? Thanks.
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