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Old 04-15-2018, 02:47 PM   #1
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RV Port and New Drive Ready for Lift-Off

Okay, after nearly two years of research, planning, and deliberations, we are excited to report that we have selected a plan and a contractor for our new driveway and RV port!

For the new 25'x60' driveway, we are going with a 4" concrete pour with fiber, rebar on 24" centers (tied into the home's slab foundation, and expansion joints every 8'. For the 26'x35' RV port, we are going with a 6" concrete pour with fiber, rebar on 18" centers (tied to the home's slab), and expansion joints every 8'. The retaining walls will be 10"x6" cinder block mortared and capped. The walls will be 140', 6', and 60' (across the front yard). We will likely stain them a muted terracotta. We are scheduled to start in late May.

The 50A, 30A, 20A electrical install will come next summer, and the port cover will have to wait a few years (need to reboot the funds). We took the electrical and the cover out of this phase to make room in the funds for better concrete and wall work.

Thank you to everyone who helped us make a good decision for our home and, actually, our retirement. We plan on staying put and using our home as a base when we retire and start our RV travel bucket list. The Jay Feather will be the port's "break-in" unit to help us refine our set up in the coming years.
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Looking forward to the pictures as things progress.
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Old 04-15-2018, 04:37 PM   #3
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Sounds like you are doing it the right way. Years down the road one will not remember the money spent now on quality work. It always cheaper to do it right the first time. I have read your posts on this and know you have been working on this for a while, congratulations.
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Years down the road one will not remember the money spent now on quality work.
Unless you're still paying for it years down the road!!!
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RV Port

Run the conduit for the electric and water & sewer in the cement slab now ( connect later ) preplanning will make the later projects easier & cheaper
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Unless you're still paying for it years down the road!!!
This is true. Always work within your budget. It sounds like that is what the OP is doing by postponing several projects for next year.
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Looking forward to the pictures as things progress.
Got them in a new thread that I created today: https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f...ity-58356.html
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