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Old 10-13-2014, 07:57 PM   #1
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Question About Protecting Lawn from TT

Does anyone use a yard protection mesh (www.gemplers.com) if they store their TT in the yard. This is laid down and the grass grows through it. after a few months the grass hides the mesh. They say you can drive/park on it. Any comments?
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Old 10-13-2014, 08:24 PM   #2
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did not see the mesh you are talking about
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Old 10-14-2014, 08:03 AM   #3
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You are going to loose the grass under the unit due to extreme shade regardless of what you do. When the ground is soft like spring and wet fall it will rut unless you put some type of concrete material to take the weight. The mesh might help a little, but if your grass is manicured and irrigated your going to sink.

There are patio blocks that are made like lattice which allow for grass to grow through and make a grass driveway for you. I have ruts to a from the storage area due to my vehicle and trailer weight, but now have a RCA pad for my unit to sit on. No weeds, no mud and no more sinking with heaves from the winter thaw.
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The grass will die under the trailer. Make a border of landscape timbers and lay down a couple of yards of crushed gravel. Then put in a couple of long thick boards for the wheels. We did this many years ago and it's worked out great. Only caveat is keeping up spraying weeds with Roundup.
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Old 10-14-2014, 07:18 PM   #5
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I apologize everybody. My original post did not state correctly what I wanted to say. The TT will not park on this mesh in the back yard, but will be placed on the front lawn to use as a temporary driveway when needed.

It can be seen at www.gemplers.com/search/yard+protection+mesh
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Old 10-14-2014, 07:26 PM   #6
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Just drive on your lawn.
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Old 10-15-2014, 08:53 AM   #7
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x2. I wouldn't even bother with the mesh. Your grass will bounce back after just a day or two. My dad lives next door and parks his trailer in fr4ont of mine. When we go camping, he parks his on the grass next to the gravel pad for a few days while we're gone. It's never been a problem.
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Because the grass will either end up dead under the trailer and especially where the wheels sit and because ruts will most likely happen we just made a gravel drive way to park our trailers.
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Clutch, I like the idea of a gravel driveway. We park ours beside the house just beyond the end of the driveway. (no garage). Was stating to the wife that we should repave the driveway and extend it. Sounds like Gravel may be a cheaper way to go. Did you install long thick boards for the wheels as DocBrown suggested?
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