Parking the M/H

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  1. daps

    daps Read Only Funster

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    New M/H collected yesterday... I knew it was going to be tight parking on my open drive
    but I have to put the M/H right up to concrete posts within 1"-2" to clear the pavement.
    I was a bit nervous I can tell you.
    The Wife guided me in on day one. But with her being disabled I cannot rely on her doing this each time..
    Anybody seen anything on the market/suggestions what I can get to stop me before hitting the concrete post. I'm no handy person, in fact a walking disaster with anything DIY.
    All I can think of is some kind of rubber or foam to try and stick on concrete posts in case I misjudge.

    Thanks
    Alan
     
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    What's the circumference of the posts? Would a tyre from a bicycle fit around them?

    You could also try putting a piece of wood or something on the drive at the point where the rear wheels need to stop, making sure that you can see the object with your wing mirror.
     
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    parking mh

    hi alan reversing sensors are ideal mate they dont cost the earth and they are dead easy to fit or a reversing camera, but the more often you park the van in the same spot the easier it'll become. best of luck mate:thumb:
     
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    I am the same as you tight small short drive, disabled wife. Had reversing camera fitted its fantastic.

    make sure you get a decent one, apparently some are poor.
     
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    Thanks... Good suggestion. Six foot high wood panels between concrete posts..
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    I don't reverse in, I drive in and reverse out. Its bad enough trying to gauge head first so to speak.
     
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    See above I drive in... Something I may well look at though. Thanks
     
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    put a plank of wood or a couple of kerb stones across the drive where the front wheels MUST stop..

    lorry loading bays sometimes have steel beams bolted to the deck for the same purpose.
     
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    Plank or similar is a good idea.

    We have a painted line next to where the drivers side front wheel has to be centred.
     
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    We brought a rubber buffer from an HGV on line shop and attached to the wall of the house. Never got near it due to Mrs Colpot waving and shouting "Stop!" when I got within a foot of it.:shout: It was good for the Hymer, but now we have the Swift its at the wrong height, so I rely solely on Mrs Colpot!:Eeek:
     
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    hi Mr colpot,

    padding on the post is a waste of time.......plastic/GRP is no match for a concrete or wood post even covered in rubber.

    id go for the plank or kerb stone idea or drive in, reverse out but reversing onto a road is supposed to be a no-no.

    you can buy 'traffic lights' which have a pressure pad on the floor and lights on the wall......drive onto the pad, the lights come on.
    dont know what they'de be like outdoors though.
     
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    Thanks everyone for input... I think the easiest solution is the heavy kerbstone of sorts from the Garden Centre. At least it should stop the kids from attempting to try and move it. Not so much bothered about reversing out because we live on a quiet cul-de-sac so not much of a problem. I was looking at this, it might raise a laugh with the neighbours.
    Although i suppose I could just drill a hole in the tarmac and stick a garden cane in it.

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    Thanks again Folks.
     
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