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Old 11-30-2014, 09:55 AM   #1
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Steep driveway dilemma

hello fellow air-streamers ... these pictures might help those considering parking their AS at home but have a steep driveway. It is possible!
i don't have a tow vehicle yet so decided to try my local towing company. The guy was such a pro, took one shot at it .. the trick is the hydraulic hitch that can be lowered and raised very easily.
the other trick is to have some wood planks on hand, 2x4's should do it, have enough pieces to stack up to make a "ramp" , i was amazed at how simple a solution this was.. as soon as the the rear of the trailer touched the driveway we laid down the planks and raised the trailer up a few inches. This worked like a charm.
this might a little more tricky without an hydraulic hitch but with enough wood I'm sure possible with a regular pickup trick tow hitch. I spaced on taking pictures when using the wood ... will update next time.

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Old 11-30-2014, 10:12 AM   #2
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I used 2x10 s getting in and out of our steep driveway. I placed them where the rear would get a lift just before the rear would scrape.

I keep an inventory of some 2x12s too but the 10s are lighter to handle and work fine.

I now keep it in a storage garage so problem solved but if I need to get it to my shop, the steep driveway is always an impediment. By the way the WD distributing hitch bars get a real workout if not careful.
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Old 11-30-2014, 09:52 PM   #3
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Steep driveway... not too bad.. but a crowned road and curb drainage.. and steep drive incline... (thank you 'civil engineering' .. not very Civil in our case)....

Solution? Partial... ramps made of 2x4's.. laminated together...

Let's see if I can nail a pic up here...

I also have several other boards 2x10 mostly for 'shimming' as necessary.
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