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Gooma

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Posted: 06/27/22 06:04am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

No desire to extend the culvert, but willing to chance damage to truck or RV using a temporary bridge?

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Unless the road agency is fighting you on widening the drive, just add a few feet to the culvert. Much easier to do it right vs making do.

Backing into the drive might be easier or might not but you don't want to find out the hard way.

Likewise, any kind of temporary bridge that I would trust is going to be very heavy to move in and out of place.


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valhalla360 wrote:



Backing into the drive might be easier or might not but you don't want to find out the hard way.



Backing in would be a way, but the short rig the OP is dealing with should not be necessary

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Is it your driveway? Just span it with a steel plate? Obviously suport that plate.


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I agree with valhalla360. If OP cannot turn in and make the cut, backing in would work better as you can cut the corner sharper. Just remember that puts added stress on the tires. Not to mention a possible traffic flagger. Best option would be to extend the culvert like others have mentioned.


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Without seeing it I would think you could work it into the drive with some careful back and forth. I could back my 34' 5er into my narrow driveway from my also narrow street. Not easy, but doable. And I did not have a culvert to worry about. If you do not feel good about your backing, try to find someone who is better.

BUT. Either way, have a spotter and move very slowing. If you get too near the edge, stop and start over. I saw someone drop their 5er off a culvert at a campground we were at several years ago. Not pretty. Had to have a heavy duty wrecker come in, lift the rear of the trailer, and hold it up as both backed out of the situation. Some damage to the bottom of the trailer.

If a one time thing, then give it a try. Otherwise do it right and extend the culvert.

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Gooma wrote:

No desire to extend the culvert, but willing to chance damage to truck or RV using a temporary bridge?


Nothing here helps the OP , they didn’t ask for criticism.

Extending the drive seems the best solution.

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Back in.

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That amount and size of plywood will snap as soon as you put load on it.

Not going to speculate on what you should do as I am not there to assess the conditions.


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JRscooby wrote:

valhalla360 wrote:


Backing into the drive might be easier or might not but you don't want to find out the hard way.


Backing in would be a way, but the short rig the OP is dealing with should not be necessary


That's basically what I suggested but without more details, we don't know if it's possible or necessary only that the OP is having difficulty.

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