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Old 01-12-2015, 03:18 PM   #1
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Jayco 31UL Ground Clearance and Curb Ramp

Hello Jayco Owners,

I pick up the new 31UL on Thursday and was preparing the RV parking on the side of our house. I will likely have to bring the RV up an 8" curb via wooden block ramps I'm constructing. I have a few of questions.

What's the ground clearance of the 31UL?
Am I better off backing the RV in or going nose first?
Any ramp suggestions other than the traditional wooden block?

Thanks,

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Old 01-13-2015, 09:25 PM   #2
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Hi dwmiller78 & welcome. CONGRATULATIONS on your 31 UL.
I don't have our 31 UL at home so I can't give you any measurements. A lot depends on the length of the ramps. You have more clearance with backing up but if you have a pretty severe angle your front could contact the pavement.
Don't take any shortcuts with the ramps.......solid, thick and wide. You don't want a tire dropping through a weak structure..
Hope someone can give you some helpful suggestions.
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Hi dwmiller78 & welcome. CONGRATULATIONS on your 31 UL..
I'm looking at a similar problem, but I don't have an option of going in forward or backing in...
if I pull iin forward, there's no room to get the truck out.
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Watch out for the exhaust (Rig and Generator).
It is relatively low and will be the first thing that gets caught.
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My 2015 31 UL is in the parking lot down the street. We are going out for dinner right now so I'll stop and get a couple of measurements. Talk in about an hour.

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OK, here is what I got. Driver's side front 11". Generator exhaust 9". Engine exhaust 71/2 ". Both rear corners 13". Hope this helps.

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Congrats on new RV and welcome to the forum
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Old 01-15-2015, 11:00 AM   #8
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Thanks Bob! The measurements have given me some reassurance that I won't destroy my new toy and it's maiden voyage into the side yard. PDI is today at 3pm PST!

I should be able to clear it with the ramps I made. 27" wide x 24" deep X 8" Tall and a 1.5" rise for each step. I tested with my Equinox and the lowest point in the from is 6" which scraped a little...

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