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Old 08-04-2014, 09:36 AM   #1
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HW296 Measurement

Hello everyone,

Could I ask a huge favor of an owner of a HW296?

I am preparing a parking area for the new HW296 I will be getting and want to pour concrete pads to park the double axels on. I am not sure how far to put them back.

Could someone measure from the ball hitch to where the front tire touches the ground? And then measure from the ball hitch to where the last ground contact is for the rear tire? I want to make sure both tires will fit on the pad so I need a front edge measurement and a rear edge measurement. I will then add 6-8" on either end for the chocks and extra.

Thank you so much guys.

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Old 08-04-2014, 10:13 AM   #2
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I'm at work right now, but could measure this evening when I get home, if you can wait that long.
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Old 08-04-2014, 11:40 AM   #3
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That would be great Bob! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

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Center of coupler to center of first axle: 11' 11"
Center of first axle to center of second axle: 2' 4 1/2"
Track width between centers of left and right wheels: 5' 11"
Center of coupler to center of hitch jack: 10"

I included the coupler to hitch jack as I believe the hitch jack is more relevent, and should probably be your point of reference. Since you are pouring concrete, you should provide a small pad for it also, so consequently you will need to know it's distance to the wheels.
Hope this helps.
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Old 08-04-2014, 08:44 PM   #5
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Hi Bob,

Yes. that does help a lot. Good thinking on the jack pad. I was not planning on pouring that but now that you mention it, it would be a good idea.

I am most concerned about the placement of the concrete pour for the tires. So based on your measurements of the axels, I can calculate where the tires contact the ground based on the diameter of the rim + tire right? Or am I just over thinking this? lol. I tend to do that. Hahaha

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Old 08-04-2014, 08:59 PM   #6
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The measurement to the center of the axles would also be the center of the tire's footprint on the ground. Don't worry about rim size or tire size or anything else.
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Old 08-04-2014, 09:19 PM   #7
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That all sounds great for that rig...what about your next one?
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Old 08-04-2014, 09:28 PM   #8
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lol. Yeah. Your right. Thank you so much for taking the time to take these measurements for me. I will take a few pictures to post of the project.

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That all sounds great for that rig...what about your next one?
Was not thinking of that. I can say that I will never have anything too big. The biggest I would go would be a 23' hybrid like the 23IKSS. And most RV's have similar widths. The pads will be wide enough to accommodate my bad driving. And the double axle pad should serve me well as I will never own a triple axle rig. I just do not have the room for a large RV/MH in my yard.

Worst case scenario is I just sludge hammer the pads out and fill it in with gravel so I can park a car there.

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...And most RV's have similar widths.
Au contraire. Pop-ups are typically about 7' wide. Regular travel trailers are 8'.
Also, don't forget to subtract that 10" from the coupler to axle dimension if you use the hitch jack as a reference point.

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