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Old 10-17-2019, 06:18 PM   #1
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We have moved into a new home and have the opportunity to store our travel trailer at our home. I have already had discussions with the local government and confirmed there are no restrictions for storing our trailer. Now onto the question, concrete or gravel? The area will be extending from our concrete driveway to the side of our garage. I have received a quote for both and there is about a $2,400 difference between concrete and 21AA crushed concrete gravel compacted in place. For those of you with experience please provide input! Thank you!
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Old 10-17-2019, 06:57 PM   #2
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If you can afford concrete that is the way to go. Gravel, a grade with fines up to 2b angular, will work very well. Prep for gravel is nearly the same as concrete. Remove the sod. Compact soil. Add geotextile ground support. Add gravel. Compact. Also with both, take a look and evaluate if drainage should be added.
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Old 10-18-2019, 09:29 AM   #3
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Whatever you use, make sure it has good drainage. Standing in water can ruin tires real fast.
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Old 10-18-2019, 09:47 AM   #4
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Either will work.

If you can afford it, you'll find the concrete area may serve many other uses than a place to park your camper. Plus it's way easier to jack and otherwise maneuver on concrete.

Just plan ahead and bury any conduit or other items you might need down the road.
(electrical hook-up/water line/locking tie down D rings)
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Old 10-20-2019, 05:54 PM   #5
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i would do concrete.
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Old 10-20-2019, 06:03 PM   #6
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Either will work.

If you can afford it, you'll find the concrete area may serve many other uses than a place to park your camper. Plus it's way easier to jack and otherwise maneuver on concrete.

Just plan ahead and bury any conduit or other items you might need down the road.
(electrical hook-up/water line/locking tie down D rings)
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Old 10-20-2019, 06:53 PM   #7
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Thanks everyone! I talked the contractor down a few hundred bucks and also got him to throw in a concrete pad for the shed so we are going with concrete! We also changed the configuration a bit and will widen our driveway because the side yard next to our driveway has a lot more room than by the garage! Thanks again!
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Old 10-20-2019, 08:19 PM   #8
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Even on concrete I used to park on old rubber floor mats between tires and concrete
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Old 11-03-2019, 08:48 PM   #9
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The concrete would be really nice for using a creeper for work under the trailer.
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Old 11-09-2019, 04:45 PM   #10
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Before we had concrete the trailer was hard to level and had to fill ruts each year. When I thought concrete would cost to much I considered pouring enough to support the wheels. Bit the bullet and did the whole length. $2400 later, not sorry.
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