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Old 08-20-2019, 07:36 PM   #1
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Would you park here?

Quite excited. About to pull the trigger on a Sport 22’. Will be renting a place to park it as I live in the city. However, I will surely want to have it home for early morning departures or late returns. I will then be able to park it in the street if attached to the tow vehicle... or unhitched in my sloped driveway. See photos. Of course, I’d use chocks. Is this crazy? Would you do this? Maybe it’s the newbie in me but this is making me nervous! Thoughts? Thanks!
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Old 08-20-2019, 07:46 PM   #2
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Nice paved spot like that. I’d part there. You just aren’t going to be able to get anywhere close to level.
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I don't know your neighborhood but I'd probably want to leave the trailer hooked to the truck or figure out how to immobilize it in case a chock should get knocked out.

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Yes, however, the fridge does need to be level to work properly and it takes a good deal of time to cool down. I wouldn’t unhook it there though, leave it attached to the tv...

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You may need to disconnect your weight distribution system on level ground if you expect to unhitch/reconnect in the sloped driveway.
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Nice paved spot like that. I’d part there. You just aren’t going to be able to get anywhere close to level.
On a 22 the wheels would be like at 12 feet. Measure that from the sidewalk, I think the wheels would be on the flattest surface. I believe that would allow me to have it even with the jack at the lowest position. In other words, I’d park it on the upper part.
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On a 22 the wheels would be like at 12 feet. Measure that from the sidewalk, I think the wheels would be on the flattest surface. I believe that would allow me to have it even with the jack at the lowest position. In other words, I’d park it on the upper part.
Would that leave room to leave the TV attached?
A nice shiny object like an airstream could grow legs pretty fast...

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I would park there. Make good quality and secure wheel chocks one of your immediate purchase items when you sign the papers.
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Would that leave room to leave the TV attached?
A nice shiny object like an airstream could grow legs pretty fast...

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Nope. That would make my tow vehicle block the street and sidewalk. If I backed into the spot and left the tow vehicle hitched, the AS would be so uneven I’m not sure it would possible to go inside in functional manner.
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I would park there. Make good quality and secure wheel chocks one of your immediate purchase items when you sign the papers.
Thanks. Got recos for good wheel chocks?

One of the things I thought of was having some kind of hook installed in my driveway to attach the safety chain to, just for added peace of mind...
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Do garbage trucks go down there?
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This is simple. Pull in, don't back in. The tow vehicle remains attached with the emergency brake set. The trailer is pretty level... the truck isn't. Load your refrigerator with pre-chilled or frozen food, and if the fridge doesn't want to cool, add a bag of ice that you can trrow out as you leave.
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Do garbage trucks go down there?
No. This is a ‘double’ driveway that leads to my and my neighbor’s garage that are in our basements.
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This is simple. Pull in, don't back in. The tow vehicle remains attached with the emergency brake set. The trailer is pretty level... the truck isn't. Load your refrigerator with pre-chilled or frozen food, and if the fridge doesn't want to cool, add a bag of ice that you can trrow out as you leave.
Interesting idea. Certainly a safe option. Only thing is it would make it impossible for my neighbor to get in or out of his garage (see above post, we share this large driveway). Not an issue if I leave it at the top as he would have enough room to turn at the bottom.
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