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RE: Math question for any engineers out here

The drawings really help put everything in perspective thank you. I decided to make the pad shorter, closer to just behind the rear axle, instead of the full length of the trailer. Thanks for all of the suggestions
trcothorn 03/09/21 09:20pm General RVing Issues
RE: Math question for any engineers out here

This is the set up I’m going for. Gravel base for drainage, deadman tee anchors for support. All that. https://i.imgur.com/btkAi14l.jpg
trcothorn 03/09/21 05:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: Math question for any engineers out here

And in anyone’s opinion, even with a 3ft wall having a little slope, could I get the trailer level enough to run slides and fridge? I am buying a bunch of railroad ties this weekend and am going to start the wall. The plan is to pack in some fill as I’m building wall to make sure it’s packed nice and tight. I guess I could just test out how much higher the wall needs to be as I’m building by parking the trailer there. This is the first time doing something like this Thank you
trcothorn 03/09/21 04:53pm General RVing Issues
Math question for any engineers out here

I’m in the process of building a parking pad in this spot. I ran a string line to measure my retaining wall height. If I have the line 3 feet above the ground and check the line for level, it is still just barely sloped back. I do not want to build a wall taller than 3 ft due to increase chance of the wall leaning or giving way. So I went inside the trailer with my 4ft bubble level and measured, if I rise the back of the bubble level 9.5 inches it shows level. So my question is, for every 4ft there is a 9.5 inch drop. My trailer is 30ft. So do I divide 30 by 4, and times that by 9.5 to figure how to get level? Doing that tells me I need a 71 inch wall to get level. Am I doing this all wrong or over thinking it? Really would appreciate input on this my brain is hurting. https://i.imgur.com/zcRpfw2l.jpg
trcothorn 03/09/21 04:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: parking on hill

After reading these comments, I am going to go ahead and start the pad project as soon as possible rather than waiting for a while. Now this opens up a lot of follow questions. I would like to tackle this project myself, although I have never done anything like this. Without measuring at all my best guess is that I would need to to build a 3 side retaining wall that is approximately 2.5 to 3ft tall in the rear in order to get the trailer close to level. I have asked different people the best way to go about building the wall using lumber instead of blocks, and I got different opinions. One person told me to anchor 6x6 posts into the ground with concrete and build the walls with 2x6's. Another told me to use 6x6's to build the entire thing, using rebar to stake the base layer into the ground and attach the rest with spikes. Youtube doesn't have a whole lot of examples of what I'm trying to accomplish, so if anybody has any knowledge of this please let me know. Thank you for the help!
trcothorn 03/05/21 05:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: parking on hill

We are planning on a retaining wall this year but probably not until fall. I know the osb won’t last long but I have several scrap pieces so that’s what I used to combat the tires sinking into the ground. I have the other side up on 2x10 boards to level it side to side. I’m thinking about just buying a railroad tie and anchor it behind the back tire for now. I wanted the trailer where it is because when I connect to the truck the truck tires are still on asphalt driveway. I can just about guarantee if I backed down the hill further where my truck was in the grass I would get stuck, even in 4lo. I’ve gotten stuck on flat wet grass in the ram 3500 because of the crappy stock tires.
trcothorn 03/05/21 08:46am Travel Trailers
parking on hill

Up until today I’ve always stored my puma travel trailer at my in-laws because I never thought it was possible to keep it at the house due to the extreme slope. Well I managed to park the thing in the backyard and I’m curious if this looks to be acceptable to anyone else. I used 4x4 blocks of wood as chocks behind the rear axle, and drove in 1.5 foot stakes to keep the blocks from moving anywhere. I also used rubber chocks behind the front axle, and I finished it off with xchocks. It didn’t budge an inch when I decoupled from the ball, and I lowered the nose down as far as possible. It’s still at an extreme angle, but I don’t plan on turning on the fridge or extending the slide while it’s parked like this. Any problems keeping like this until I can build up a more level pad? We are planning on building a level pad at some point down the road. thanks https://i.imgur.com/wgZngGol.jpg https://i.imgur.com/Ofdrb2Dl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/xgjuiExl.jpg
trcothorn 03/04/21 09:03pm Travel Trailers
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