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Old 10-02-2015, 11:09 AM   #21
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Have you thought about driving in, excavating the driveway and just have a pit so to speak to get level?
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Old 10-02-2015, 11:17 AM   #22
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Yes, I have thought of that too. But the driveway is poured concrete and there are stairs off one side so it couldn't be lowered there, which is exactly where I park. And making the lower part steeper so I can level out the upper part wouldn't work either, because I already hit bottom when the trailer hitch is in place. Sucks!
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Old 10-03-2015, 07:12 AM   #23
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I had an crushed concrete extension added to the side of our driveway,,,
So we would have a level place to store our MH when we are not using it !!!
But we have over 2 acres,,, I know not all have that option !!!
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Old 10-03-2015, 10:11 AM   #24
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I had an crushed concrete extension added to the side of our driveway,,,
So we would have a level place to store our MH when we are not using it !!!
But we have over 2 acres,,, I know not all have that option !!!
Lucky you! I live in the suburbs and have only 1/4 acre. The front yard slopes in 2 directions, so even sideways wouldn't work. And access to the back yard, where there is a level area, is too narrow.
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Old 10-04-2015, 06:42 AM   #25
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Lucky you! I live in the suburbs and have only 1/4 acre. The front yard slopes in 2 directions, so even sideways wouldn't work. And access to the back yard, where there is a level area, is too narrow.
It is good to be above the Road or Street,,,
Less chance of flooding !!!
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Old 10-04-2015, 10:57 AM   #26
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It is good to be above the Road or Street,,,
Less chance of flooding !!!
No such luck! My (finished) basement got flooded 3 times in July from runoff from the hill above me.
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Old 10-04-2015, 11:07 AM   #27
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No such luck! My (finished) basement got flooded 3 times in July from runoff from the hill above me.
Time to sell the house! LOL
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Old 10-04-2015, 11:17 AM   #28
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Or maybe move it to another piece of land? LOL
I built a retaining wall to reroute the runoff, so far so good. I love the house, only the topography sucks. But at least here I don't have a Home Owners Association who wouldn't allow an RV (even motor homes) at all, I had that before and that's why I moved.
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Old 10-04-2015, 11:27 AM   #29
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No such luck! My (finished) basement got flooded 3 times in July from runoff from the hill above me.
Time for some landscaping !!!
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Old 10-04-2015, 11:36 AM   #30
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Time for some landscaping !!!
Yeah, with a few sticks of dynamite!
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Old 10-04-2015, 11:43 AM   #31
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Yeah, with a few sticks of dynamite!
A Bob Cat might be safer ???
LOL !!!
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Old 10-06-2015, 03:34 PM   #32
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Front end of a Ford E-450 shouldn't be over 5,000lbs. That's 'only' 2,500lbs each tire... Should be able to find truck type DIY oil change ramps that exceed 1.25 tons each. 2 ton capacity each would add a nice margin of safety.

However they won't get you 2ft of added height. As the average DIY oil changer with beer belly only needs about 2ft total clearance to crawl under and wrench.😏
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wooden ramps...

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raising the front tires two feet to make it level is a lot. Airbags or jacks would be a good first choice.

To get an idea what this might look like I drew up a 16 inch high ramp that is a little over 5 ft long. You would need 4 2x8 that are 8 ft long. (assume the 2x8 are 1 5/8 thick) for each ramp. These would be heavy.

Regardless, I would chock the rear wheels to make sure it cannot roll down the drive.

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I did exactly that as you have drawn it, but instead bought a few 12 inch WIDE planks at Lowes, and then had THEM cut each piece for me. 12" willl give you a little more leeway and wiggle room as you ramp the tires up onto each new plateau. I only need a foot in height for my driveway. Back her in up to the house, push the ramps up to each front tire, and then slowly roll on up...make sure someone spots for you when you are near the top one and make sure you center your tire front-to-back on the top plateau so that it rests flat on the wood, not on an edge! Chock it well and viola! Oh yeah, those bastards ARE heavy but I solved the problem by making my wife carry them out from the garage and center them for me...ha ha?

PS: Oh yeah...additionally I use these planks when I "winter" my unit (Solera 24S) besides my house, and even in the summer when parked there. This way the rain
will easily drain off the roof from every area and not well up.
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