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Posted: 02/13/20 06:11am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

AnEv942 wrote:

Sometimes on obscured P/B pics you can right click on them, then select 'view image' and it will open the picture. Doesnt always work, need to use your back button to return to original thread.


That worked, thanks!

And... very cool patio!


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I always wanted a porch. Not so much to sit on but to have a spot to turn around and to stop on before going down the stairs. To remove wet/dirty footwear. Leave things so they were out of the dirt like packs, and to barbecue so I was not always going up and down the stairs.

A number of years ago someone had one with rails and a mount for their barbecue that was AMAZING but cannot find the link. I wanted to build one so bad but it never happened.

Only issue is that if they stay down when traveling (for smaller ones) you need lights on them and if they fold up cannot block the license plate or any lights.


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This, I like the side step idea if you're towing a trailer or boat.
Also I used a super truss under the 1150 to add a basket for the generator and the side step would give easier accessibility.

mkirsch wrote:

I have a similar setup, only narrow to fit between the lights. The purpose of mine is to bridge out over my trailer tongue and turn the steps 90 degrees for a side exit.

If anything a porch is SAFER because it allows you a wide stable place to step out and get your bearings before negotiating the scissor steps to the ground. For anyone of any age.

Plus you may not want to stand on the ground, such as in the case of wet muddy conditions. Sit on the porch under the awning and enjoy the rain, high and dry.



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