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riltri

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We have purchased a lot on a creek off of the Pamlico River....we are very excited. But there is one problem. I have to make a left turn across a 3' wide ditch that has a 13' wide drive/culvert. I had to widen my driveway to 16' and I just barely make it. I'm looking for ideas on how to temporarily extend the culvert. My hair-brain idea is to cut 1/2" plywood into 4 = 2'x4' pieces, laminate them and use block for support on the right side for my truck front tires. Any ideas on how to make this turn?

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Is the problem that you are limited on width of drive by government law? If not limited just add additional colvert.

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Are you turning off a narrow two lane road, preventing you from starting the left turn from the far right shoulder?


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Turning off of narrow 2 lane road with no real shoulder. Colvert width is 13'. No desire to put in a new colvert if possible.

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riltri wrote:

No desire to put in a new colvert if possible.


Well, there you go.... I can't think of anyway to make your rig do anything else than you can now, so???

Your idea of building some sort of 'bridge', would just not work for me... Just add some culvert, some gravel, dirt, whatever to make the driveway wider and be done with it??

That's just my opinion with what info you provided, so unless there is more to the deal, there you go.. [emoticon]

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Unless you plan on putting the trailer in there and never moving it again, you'll need a relatively easy way in and out. I agree with just bite the bullet and put in a wide enough culvert make it do-able. It would probably cost less than trying to get the trailer out of the ditch and repaired. [emoticon]


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Culverts and fill are cheap. That's pretty low ground there. When the next hurricane comes do you really want to have issues getting the rig out of there?


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I can't see the issue. A 2 lane road will likely be 25 foot wide. King pin to where tandem pivots likely well under 30ft.
Crowd hard to right until your past drive, crank hard left aiming the left side of truck for right side of bridge. This puts trailer axle as close to in line with driveway as can. Stop just before steer axle leaves pavement. Cut hard passenger, back up enough that hard cut to driver will let you get TV as far right as culvert will allow. Once the rear axle is across, cut to passenger if needed, then back to driver to get TV back on drive before trailer gets off.
Ain't no step.

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JRscooby wrote:

I can't see the issue. A 2 lane road will likely be 25 foot wide. King pin to where tandem pivots likely well under 30ft.
Crowd hard to right until your past drive, crank hard left aiming the left side of truck for right side of bridge. This puts trailer axle as close to in line with driveway as can. Stop just before steer axle leaves pavement. Cut hard passenger, back up enough that hard cut to driver will let you get TV as far right as culvert will allow.Stop just before steer axle leaves pavement. Cut hard passenger, back up enough that hard cut to driver will let you get TV as far right as culvert will allow. Once the rear axle is across, cut to passenger if needed, then back to driver to get TV back on drive before trailer gets off.
Ain't no step.


I've been running that thru my mind. If I initially go just past the drive 2-3' so I over-shoot the drive. Turn hard left and pull up to the edge of road, then turn steering to passenger side and back up. That will allow my front tires to make it on the second try and it might get the RV axles far enough right to make it.and it might get the RV axles far enough right to make it.

* This post was edited 06/27/22 06:18am by riltri *

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