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Old 04-10-2017, 08:48 PM   #1
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Too fat for her home

Got the Furrion backup camera installed today then thought I would try stuffing the Wildcat in its new home that used to house our Class C motor home. As I suspected I need to lower the floor about 6 inches. So, I have a buddy of mine coming over tomorrow with his tractor. Sure glad I did not have a concrete floor put in like I nearly did a few months ago!

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Oh, Wow! You have a chore in front of you. Good luck...
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I'd like to see what you end up doing, post some pics please
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Jenny Craig anyone?
Jenny cannot do that and lube won't help either. Needs some creative skills.
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Those creative skills will definitely require hydraulics.....
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I'd like to see what you end up doing, post some pics please

The current plan is to dig out about 6 inches of the floor about 8ft wide in the center. The cover and floor is 12ft wide. I left it like it is in the pic so my tractor guy can see what he will be dealing with. I just have to remember that the truck will raise about an inch, plus the Andersen hitch needs to come up another two inches when the trailer is lifted off the hitch. Wish me luck!
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Me, I would go for it.

If you got it in that far without scraping anything, Dig it down or else raise it. My first thought is that you will have dig it down. Mother of invention and of that jive. LOL...
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I am just playing devil's advocate here but won't you create a lake bed if you dig it down? Or do you have drainage plans?
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I am just playing devil's advocate here but won't you create a lake bed if you dig it down? Or do you have drainage plans?
It's under a roof, so no rain, so no water. Duh!
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Nothing to stop run off from flowing in from any side. Use the excavated dirt to build a dam around building
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"It's under a roof, so no rain, so no water. Duh!"

So is your house. Do you leave the doors open when it rains. DUH!!
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I am just playing devil's advocate here but won't you create a lake bed if you dig it down? Or do you have drainage plans?
I will leave that up to the tractor guy. It will probably have a slight slope. But this is Nevada where we average about 5 inches of rain per year and about the same amount of snow.
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Good thing you don't have the forward AC like I do or you would be digging even deeper.
It's a beauty, sure hope you plan works!
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Can you even dig through that ground? What is it called.. Colechi or something (long dead sea critters) heard its like concrete!
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I will leave that up to the tractor guy. It will probably have a slight slope. But this is Nevada where we average about 5 inches of rain per year and about the same amount of snow.
Quick question. Did you know where to stop or have a spotter screaming? LOL...
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I agree with the others that there's no way to prevent rain water from getting in and creating a pond. You can't build a barrier in front it.

It would be better, although more expensive, to build a short concrete foundation wall for the garage to raise it up whatever height you need.

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Can you even dig through that ground? What is it called.. Colechi or something (long dead sea critters) heard its like concrete!
Sounds like you know your Nevada dirt. It is actually road base as a floor. Yes it is really hard, but softens right up with a little water. I asked my tractor guy if he wanted me to hose it down, but he said no need to. So we will see tomorrow, but it is really hard right now.
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Quick question. Did you know where to stop or have a spotter screaming? LOL...
I had my wife back there, but she was all but useless as I couldn't hear her with that rattlin' diesel. I have a 10ft ladder inside in the back and kept getting out of the truck and climbing up on that to see what was going on. I was really glad to see the AC clear fairly easily. The biggest thing now will be clearance for the shower skylight.
It was sure a lot easier to just drive the motor home straight in!
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