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2manytoyz

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Posted: 09/10/19 06:35am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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It was almost setting on the stabilizer jacks. Those would likely be damaged during the tow if stuck in the ground.

Until we have a fix, I'm leaving it on the driveway (mostly). The two wheels on the grass have 3/4" plywood under them. If I park completely on the driveway, makes getting the vehicles in the garage too tight.

We have a trip planned in a couple of weeks. I'll start contacting local contractors for ideas and price quotes. Might replace the driveway at the same time. It's 30 years old, and is cracked. Might have to sell a kidney to pay for it all though...


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I can't stand under the buried utilities issue. I guess you did not damage them when you got stuck? If not, put a slab down, and don't worry any more...


As previously stated, I have never had a thought about paving over utilities. Adding aggregate as it compacts down may just put undo pressure on what ever utility is in contention.

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I have had to get towed a few times when I got stuck. One time the poor adjuster busted up laughing when he read my E-mailed claim (Well I worded it to have just that effect) He approved it too.

It happens. Even in a campground (the one I'm in now) So now days to avoid getting stuck I always show up with a Cinna-bribe (really a joke, Cinnabon is just down the road on my way so....) Always get good sites too.. Of course it helps my favorite site (one I"m on now) is clean. level 50 amp. pull through. no sewer so nobody wants to park here.. But that don't bother me.


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Sorry for your troubles.
Stories like this reinforce my resolve to never own an RV without 4 wheel drive. Which unfortunately rules out class A's, B's, and C's. Travel trailer and pickup for me; I've pulled it through mud and standing water many times and never been stuck!


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Strip the topsoil off the sand below and fill will a jagged aggregate that will compact but drain. Your topsoil has no bearing capability when it is wet and no traction looks like.

Shells, crushed stone, whatever will compact and support the weight and not saturate and turn to pancake batter...

I would be tempted to put together some treated lumber mats the long way where the tires run, lay them on the sand base, and bury them with the crushed fill. Sand will support tremendous loads if the weight is spread out.

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doxiemom11 wrote:

We laugh now, but it wasn't too funny while it was
happening.

If only we humans could fix that . . .


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It might of been from idling the engine to warm it up that let it sink just enough to get stuck.

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Pangaea Ron wrote:

Try these:

TurfStone concrete pavers


Depending on mfgr = "TurfStone" or "TurfBlock" - size indicated, 54# ea.

Used for fire apparatus access over grass area next to apartment bldgs.
Once installed, we would always test with tandem axle ladder truck - 40 thousand pounds!

I used them for a section of lawn between the sidewalk and the pad on the side of my house.
Once grass has grown in (in the "squares") - you would never know it's under there.

In twenty years - no sinking. You will leave marks on the grass.

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