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Old 05-26-2004, 08:46 AM   #1
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I'm getting ready to move the Wreck to it's new home (the side of the house). I'm wondering if there are any thoughts on the parking pad that I should prepair. I'm thinking of putting in small concrete pads for the wheels and one for the toung jack. Do I need to put down gravel under the rest of the trailer, or just let it kill off the grass? Is the any bad affects from long term parking in the grass??

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Old 05-26-2004, 10:20 AM   #2
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It sounds like you have it covered. From what I have read about parking trailers on dirt/grass, your chief concern should be keeping bugs from climbing/making tunnels up the wheels & tongue jack. The nice thing about putting everything on concrete pads is that it is easier to quickly check for bug problems.

In addition to the pads, one poster (somewhere) stressed the importance of treating the pads' area with bug killer. Moth balls would probably be a nice addition, but I personally tire quickly of the smell.

I would just leave the grass intact, simply because any type of loose ground covering (gravel, mulch, etc.) will probably end up sprouting weeds, and looking nappy after a while. Attempts to string-trim or lawn mow it could sling damaging pieces of ground covering onto you or your project.

Also, if this is to be the Ambassador's home for the shell-off restoration, make sure & leave enough room for "two" trailers if you know what I mean. Lastly, don't forget a pad in front of the steps.


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Any grass there now will become dirt very quickly unless you travel ALOT.

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