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Old 08-18-2009, 08:04 PM   #43
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You are braver than I am. I would surely done more damage to both house and Airstream.
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Old 08-18-2009, 10:36 PM   #44
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It looks like you ended up with a beautiful home Michelle. And a snug fit for the trailer. You and Robertsunrus are going to be trading parking stories I can see.

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Old 08-18-2009, 10:44 PM   #45
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Some folks will go to extremes to limit courtesy parking
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Old 08-18-2009, 11:15 PM   #46
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It looks like you ended up with a beautiful home Michelle. And a snug fit for the trailer. You and Robertsunrus are going to be trading parking stories I can see.

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Hi, Barry. Hey, Hey, Hey, hope you don,t mean I have to hit my house!
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Old 08-18-2009, 11:34 PM   #47
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Remember that only one tire will be on a short ramp at a time and the other tire will STILL be supporting it's share ( 1/2) of the load per side..

Get a piece if 4' X 8' X 3/4" EXTERIOR plywood. Rip it into 4 pieces that end up being 24" wide X 48" long. Also buy a couple of 2 X4 s and and a couple of 1 X 4s so you can make the supports that go under the plywood. This will give you TWO 2' X 4' long ramps that will not be that heavy to move around. The 3/4" ply WILL hold your trailer, one wheel at a time cause you are not going to be on it that long.
Throw on a coat of KILZ oil based primer and a coat of exterior paint and you are ready to go for the next few years.

This is not a case where the weight of a given tire will be carrying all the load. No more than it is if you run over a 1 X 4 board in the road or a speed bump. . ALL the tires will carry their respective loads.

By having 2 ramps, this also gives you the ability to back in at an angle and still hit theramps.

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Old 08-19-2009, 09:09 PM   #48
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It looks like you ended up with a beautiful home Michelle. And a snug fit for the trailer. You and Robertsunrus are going to be trading parking stories I can see.

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Thank You. I like the house. The deal was I had to have a place to park the trailer. The distance between the house and the fence is 10'. The trailer is 8'6". I should have a much easier time the next time around.
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Actually, I do have courtesy parking. 30A at curb and water from a hose. I had to get the trailer out of the driveway and I could not leave it in the street. Not safe from other vehicles.
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Old 08-19-2009, 09:17 PM   #50
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Remember that only one tire will be on a short ramp at a time and the other tire will STILL be supporting it's share ( 1/2) of the load per side..

Get a piece if 4' X 8' X 3/4" EXTERIOR plywood. Rip it into 4 pieces that end up being 24" wide X 48" long. Also buy a couple of 2 X4 s and and a couple of 1 X 4s so you can make the supports that go under the plywood. This will give you TWO 2' X 4' long ramps that will not be that heavy to move around. The 3/4" ply WILL hold your trailer, one wheel at a time cause you are not going to be on it that long.
Throw on a coat of KILZ oil based primer and a coat of exterior paint and you are ready to go for the next few years.

This is not a case where the weight of a given tire will be carrying all the load. No more than it is if you run over a 1 X 4 board in the road or a speed bump. . ALL the tires will carry their respective loads.

By having 2 ramps, this also gives you the ability to back in at an angle and still hit theramps.

JMHO
I made two ramps out of 6 2X4s. I laid one on the ground in front. I screwed two pair together and put the against the curb. 1 1/2 step each time. the last 1 1/2 step was up to the curb.
Worked great and is was cheap. a total of $9.
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Old 08-25-2009, 09:42 PM   #51
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I appreciated the pictures. I have made a few scrapes in my time.

As a side note, there are linked plastic treads sold for use by Bobcats and mini-excavators to prevent damage to lawns. My Dad used to use 2x12's (guess who got to move them as we backed along). A real help on muddy days. Slow, though . . real slow.
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