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Old 09-23-2011, 12:24 AM   #1
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A major requirement for any trailer we looked at was it had to fit down the side of our house for storage. This of course meant digging out all the grass to prep for a new driveway. My husband (never one to skimp on the details) wanted a skookum place to park our 17B so we started digging. 15 yards of soil removed, 2 dump truck loads of gravel added and umpteen pounds or rebar and we're ready to pour the concrete. As you can see by the picture, I think we'll be able to land a 747 on it - if we clipped it's wings! The things we owners (or soon to be) will do for our Escapes!
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Old 09-25-2011, 12:39 PM   #2
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WOW - what a job!

Sure beats my 'not-very-level- old driveway!
Are you planning on a cover?
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Old 09-26-2011, 07:21 AM   #3
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Hi: Lbaranyai...Nice Escape landing strip!!! Could also double as a patio for the In-laws. Alf
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Old 09-26-2011, 08:43 PM   #4
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Re: Parking Spot

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.....The things we owners (or soon to be) will do for our Escapes!
I know what you mean. We picked up our 5.0 two months ago and decided to put in a double garage for the camper and truck. It will have a big door for the extra height on the Escape.
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Old 09-26-2011, 09:08 PM   #5
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Re: Parking Spot

We created a parking spot in our back yard by excavating dirt, adding gravel and sand, installing paving stones and putting in a gate to the lane. Slightly less work than reinforced concrete. The lane is on a slope, and the gate conforms with the slope. A picture of the result is here:

Ladybug is home!

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Old 10-03-2011, 12:01 AM   #6
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Re: Parking Spot

We were planning to put up a patio cover but the city naysayed it - there wouldn't be proper setbacks to the property line.
We may still go ahead and do it but if they want to, they can demand we tear it down. Our neighbor's carport is on the other side of the fence and he has no problem with us doing a cover.

Really irks me that investing in a cover that would attach to my house and look custom is a no-no but people can erect those junky tarp monstrosities. My parking spot is on the side of my house out of public view but there are several tarp garages sitting in front of other houses on our street. Talk about devaluing the neighborhood!
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Old 10-17-2011, 12:33 AM   #7
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Re: Parking Spot

The rain finally held off long enough to pour the concrete. The landing strip is completed and expecting it's new resident on
November 2nd if all goes as scheduled. Was able to snag a trailer cover to protect it through the winter - will decide on whether to go with something more permanent later. The countdown is on !
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Old 10-17-2011, 04:02 AM   #8
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Re: Parking Spot

Wow--nice landing pad!!

Sure beats my rocky and stupid grassy area...

I guess when we were out at the factory we did see your trailer in the production line--but didn't realize till later it was yours...

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