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Old 07-15-2009, 06:02 PM   #15
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Would it be possible to have the trailer backed up as far as it can go, put some reverse ramps under the front tires and pull it forward onto the ramps? If not able to buy the right ones, building them would be easy.


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Old 07-15-2009, 07:06 PM   #16
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If you pull forward with the trailer moving up a ramp while the TV is going down hill be very consciencious about the hitch! If it is a steep slope you could put too much upward pressure on it and there is a chance of disconnection.

I do like Andy's suggestion about ramps. You may want to put anchors through the ramp base and into the driveway?

All of this assumes a steep slope. Check with DOT but it seems I remember something about the I system highways trying to stay at less than 6% slopes when building the highways. Steep areas could go to 12%. That may help visualize a slope. As advised, measure the slope.

Take a level (the longer the better) or make a snap line and check it with a level. Measure the high end and do the math. You will know the slope and have the information for designing a ramp.

When changing out my axles I used a pair of ramps that were about 6 inches high and there was no problem with the hitch pressure going up on it or moving the AS back and forth to get the Axles off the edge for dismounting. That 6 inch rise took place over 16 inches.

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Old 07-15-2009, 11:46 PM   #17
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Hi, you either need to build or have someone build you a level place to park your trailer or put it in a storage lot. Simple; Problem solved.

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Old 07-16-2009, 06:35 AM   #18
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would it be possible to cut a wedge out of the driveway pad to create a level spot. then put a metal grate or plate over it when the trailer is moved? there would be no shaky ramps or runaway trailer. the depth would be limited by the height of the bumper.
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Old 07-16-2009, 06:59 AM   #19
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I have a sloped drive. I have to take my w/d bars off to prevent rear bumper from digging in when I back in. If you do not use the refrigerator or try to sleep in it, just store it on the wheels with good wheel locks. I use my leveling blocks under my tongue jack, so I do not have to extend it as far and overstress the jack.
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Old 07-16-2009, 10:41 AM   #20
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Placing block under the wheels will buy you a few more inches of clearance and you can also use blocks under the jack and stabilizers too. Here are a couple of pics to give you an idea of leveling on a slope. One is a shot of Doorgunner's rig (32') and the other is my rig (28'). It's OK for a temporary stay but not for storage.
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Old 07-16-2009, 11:08 AM   #21
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Having a level spot for the trailer with the TV on an extreme slope could prove to be problematic when trying to disconnect and hook-up.

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Old 07-17-2009, 07:40 AM   #22
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Thanks guys. As always this forum is one of the best places for friendly, solid advice.
I'll be looking at houses this weekend and taking a close look at the driveways. The realtor, i'm sure, will question my priorities ;>

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