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Desert Captain

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Posted: 06/29/22 01:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A year and half ago I widened the parking pad for our 24' Class C. If parked on the concrete driveway it blocked most of my access to the garage {our coach is 101" wide}. I dug down and created a 3' X 27' hole, framed in 6 X 6" timbers. Ffilled and compacted this with crushed granite and topped it all off with concrete gravel. I added a few large rocks along there oujtside edge and called it good.... [emoticon] I gained 3' of additional space which freed up my garage access and it looked like this:

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The problem was the outside bank dropped down 3' on a steep and slippery slope and getting in or out of the coach when parked on the pad extension was a broken ankle waiting to happed. The solution was obviously going to involve a lot of rocks. I made 3 trips to the gravel pit and lined the outside edge with rocks to help stabilize the bank and to provide a little better footing.

The final solution came today... after 3 trips out into the woods on my Rzr loading large "Moss Rocks" as the locals call them I finally had enough to put in steps and a short walking path of stepping stones. The 15 large rocks were 3 to 6" thick and weighed between 15 and 60 # a piece coming in around 500+#.

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Now you can easily walk across the driveway, down 3 steps and proceed a few steps more before climbing the stair steps of moss rocks to the door of the coach.



I hauled one huge moss rock, 30" X 16" X 5" to use under the passenger side dallies to bring the coach dead level and keep my frig happy, don't even want to think about how much that one weighed. [emoticon]

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For good measure I drove two, 2'X 3/8" rebar in front of the two largest stair steps and everything else has been set and compacted with no discernible motion from any of the stones. Don't remember how many hours I have in this entire project but today was 3 hours of hump, hump and hump some more! Being closer to 71 than 70 my afternoon is going to consist of a long hot shower followed by multiple trips to the Jacuzzi, IBprofenand perhaps an adult beverage or two.

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* This post was edited 06/29/22 01:19pm by Desert Captain *





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Nice work!
And here I was looking for the reference to Bob Dylan and David Essex! [emoticon][emoticon]

No pic showing though....


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Your work looks terrific. Wish I was closer to 71 [emoticon]

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Finally got the pics posted... here is the last one of the dually support stone darn, that was heavy!} [emoticon]

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This job was worth all of the sweat and pain it caused you. Broken ankles are to be avoided at all costs. When I broke mine a few years ago at age 70, I was unable to drive for 7 1/2 months. So much Tiger travel time lost.....


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Posted: 06/29/22 04:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I remember this project when you posted your pics from Phase I.

This looks good. My wife is also a rock rustler and has done a lot in our yard with rocks from our favorite spots. Looks like you bagged your limit.


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A couple 6 x 6 timbers cut in 1/2 would also have made a nice set of steps. Of course your way only cost a little more effort. Nice project.

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I'm wondering why you didn't back in putting the entry on the driveway side.


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Cptnvideo wrote:

I'm wondering why you didn't back in putting the entry on the driveway side.


Because the rear overhang enables me to park further back from the garage enhancing that access. I can overhang the drainage ditch but could not get the front end end that far back . This pic shows it little better:

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Cool [emoticon]


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