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jerem0621

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I just got back from our last trip of the year (probably) and parked the TT on its new gravel pad next to the house. It’s not a huge thing but it is a nice thing to have. Check it out!

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Have a great thanksgiving week everyone!

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Very nice and roomy.
I also think that tires resting on gravel is much better than resting on soil.

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What a nice setup. I would give anything to have my trailer parked at my house. Enjoy


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I did something similar. Instead of a gravel pad, I got 4 3'x3' concrete paving blocks and embedded them in the ground so that they were all level relative to one another and spaced to match the camper's tires.

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A benefit of this is that I have a specific spot to aim for that positions my camper exactly where I want it, and more importantly, it results in a perfectly level placement. This is especially good when pre-cooling the refrigerator before a trip.

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Mice are not as happy about running across a gravel parking area as they are grass so it will help keep the mice out of the camper too

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ADK Camper wrote:

I did something similar. Instead of a gravel pad, I got 4 3'x3' concrete paving blocks and embedded them in the ground so that they were all level relative to one another and spaced to match the camper's tires.

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A benefit of this is that I have a specific spot to aim for that positions my camper exactly where I want it, and more importantly, it results in a perfectly level placement. This is especially good when pre-cooling the refrigerator before a trip.


I did the same thing (and also a paving block for the front post). Makes leveling automatic and when you get the tires onto the pavers, you know you don't need to back up any further.

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Nice!

Not allowed by my HOA -- and other things, smudge on my wall..., lol.

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Good for you! Great parking place.


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Yosemite Sam1 wrote:

Nice!

Not allowed by my HOA -- and other things, smudge on my wall..., lol.


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I do similar with the pavers. Bonus, less sinking into soft ground.

Depending on the gravel depth, it makes for better drainage away from the TT.


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