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Old 02-14-2012, 01:23 AM   #1
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TT parking pad

I live in the city, 4-seasons. my side yard is grass, where I park my TT during winter when lawn is dormant. Thinking about putting some gravel to make a permanent pad. Any ideas? Dig down a few inches, and lay some gravel-and what kind? lay weed barrier? Appreciate any feedback.
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Old 02-14-2012, 04:42 AM   #2
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Welcome. I laid some concrete pads that are wide and long enough to accomodate the tires. Your idea sounds like a good plan also. I would say yes on the weed barrier and also some 1x4's around the edge to give it a finished look and keep the gravel contained.
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Depending on how permanent you want it is how you should approach it. Also it depends on the size of your unit that you are going to store. RCA which is recycled crushed concrete is great cheap base that will harden over time and does not move very much with frost heaves if you have that type issue. It usually runs about $20.00 a yard plus delivery.

If you want to cover an entire area the footprint of your unit then I would dig down 4-6 inches and install a border to retain all the material. The other option is to dig down and put 6 inches of this as a base and some 2x2 cement pads on top for your tires and jacks to sit on.

The pads will not requre weed block, but RCA and stone will.

Gravel is not a great base alone as it will shift over time without a proper base like RCA.
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Depending on how permanent you want it is how you should approach it. Also it depends on the size of your unit that you are going to store. RCA which is recycled crushed concrete is great cheap base that will harden over time and does not move very much with frost heaves if you have that type issue. It usually runs about $20.00 a yard plus delivery.

If you want to cover an entire area the footprint of your unit then I would dig down 4-6 inches and install a border to retain all the material. The other option is to dig down and put 6 inches of this as a base and some 2x2 cement pads on top for your tires and jacks to sit on.

The pads will not requre weed block, but RCA and stone will.

Gravel is not a great base alone as it will shift over time without a proper base like RCA.
I put RCA down for a shed I built and it's solid as a rock.
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Here's a link to a pic of what we did on our seasonal site. We got rid of what grass there was and put down weed block fabric.

http://good-times.webshots.com/photo...01502272LnSuxQ
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I'd say that looks very nice!
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Old 02-14-2012, 02:48 PM   #7
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We poured a concrete pad for our seasonal site. No weeds and always level.
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We use a couple of patio square concrete pads to put under the tires. Sunk them a little and they stay put. Have several on each side so the tires are off the ground.
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My hubby went a bit overboard with the TT storage. He built an extension onto another barn and poured a full concrete pad so it can be out of all weather. We live on a farm (raise beef cattle) so any excuse to build another barn is always warranted with my hubster! I'm glad he's as excited about TT camping as I am since it was my idea to buy the thing!

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What better place to keep it than your own covered barn and think of the savings on storage! Of course, I can only imagine the cost of building a new barn extension!
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