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Old 09-29-2010, 01:36 PM   #1
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Pouring a pad

This new addition to the driveway and side yard lets us drive in forward, unhitch and drive in a circle back to the garage. When leaving, we can hitch and then drive on out without backing up. Backing up is hard to do when your driveway is flanked by drainage ditches.

Anything to make life easier for a couple of old broads.





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Old 09-29-2010, 01:40 PM   #2
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That looks great, are you going to install electric out there for your camper?
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Old 09-29-2010, 01:42 PM   #3
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I have a 30 amp circuit installed already just inside the garage about 20 feet from where the RV will sit. And a long enough cord. You can see just the tiniest tip of the garage roof near the top left of the photo.
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Old 09-29-2010, 05:03 PM   #4
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it looks to me like that that is a Visitor pad for when we pass through


cable tv?


looks good

smart idea pouring it so can just drive in and out. my fiver gave me fits parking at the home base. narrow street and 90 degree turn
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Old 09-29-2010, 05:14 PM   #5
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Wi fi if you like. Satellite TV, not cable.

We will leave the light on for you.
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Old 09-29-2010, 05:49 PM   #6
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You're gonna have to back that thing up sometime. Might as well start now.
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Old 09-29-2010, 06:12 PM   #7
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Been backing it up.
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How about the bathroom, do we come inside of the house or do you have a fire hydrant near by?
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Old 09-29-2010, 07:22 PM   #9
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Been backing it up.
Let me rephrase that then, you are gonna have to back up near obstacles soooner than later. Might as well start now.
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Old 09-29-2010, 07:24 PM   #10
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We have this little building with a half moon cut out of the door......
You may come in the house tho, if it's cold out
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Old 09-29-2010, 07:26 PM   #11
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MB, I think backing up into a 10' wide driveway flanked by 5' deep drainage ditches is obstacle enough.
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We have this little building with a half moon cut out of the door......
You may come in the house tho, if it's cold out
Thanks, just the answer I was looking for I am releaved.......
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Old 09-29-2010, 07:45 PM   #13
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Relief is our specialty.
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Old 09-29-2010, 07:53 PM   #14
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You know from the looks of your yard you could put a few pads in and charge a small over night camping rate, I say small because of the out house. This idea could help pay for the pad and maybe plan for a larger out house with more moons.
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Old 09-29-2010, 08:07 PM   #15
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It's an acre, but the front yard is a garden and the other side of the house is a veggie garden. But I like your idea. To charge more, I could install a dump station near the waste treatment plant. (That's a post Katrina word for septic tank.)
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So you are gonna pull straight into the new pad or back in?

If you pull straight in, are you gonna drive the camper out over the grass to get back out?
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Old 09-29-2010, 08:38 PM   #17
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I can pull in and out without any problem. On the way out, I will drive over the grass.
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Old 09-30-2010, 06:13 AM   #18
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very nice, can't wait to try it out! do you allow dogs
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Old 09-30-2010, 06:17 AM   #19
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Nice looking set-up. Will we have a clear view of the southern sky for DirecTV??? Do you accept Good Sam or maybe Good Jan??? Love the humor or everyone. Hope we all get along once we get to your place.
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