Strange Request ?

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  1. neesyanne 3

    neesyanne 3 Funster

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    This may be too much to ask but wonder if any funster in reasonable proximity to us (YO22 5DP) would consider putting their motorhome on our drive to actually see how realistic a proposition it would be? In theory it would work but it is often different in practice and it would be far too late to discover the impracticality after we have purchased one.
    Obviously we will pay for diesel etc so you would not be out of pocket and realise that the weather at the moment may put people off(no snow here but its really cold )
     
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    Think you will need to post a little more info.
    Max length etc...

    I will gladly bring mine to see if it fits....it's 33ft long and 9ft wide.
     
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    At 28ft x 9ft6in (between gateposts?) I can't see a problem for most vans unless the access to your drive is at an obscure angle to the road or is on a gradient (van may ground out)
     
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    Photograph of your drive from road would help.
    Would let prospective "helpers" have an idea what they are up against.
    Good luck.
     
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    MMM!!!!! Iburndale lane...which side looking from the top of the hill?
     
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    Cripes!

    Be careful who you invite to park on your drive...

    Some on here would never leave!


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    Thanks for replies-we have no gateposts,just right or left turn from the road
    we are on the right hand side looking from the top of the hill
     
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    Our MH measures 29ft long including the tow bar. 28ft 7 1/2inches without the tow bar.
    I don't mind having a run over from Stokesley to have a go.
    It might give you some perspective on what size MH you need/want/require. ;)
     
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    From memory some of those houses have an upwards slope on the drive...the other side is level.
    If so you may have a grounding problem.

    But I could be wrong
     
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    thank you for your offer it sounds like a plan! we will need to arrange a time and go for it -its up to you when it is convenient and weather permitting across the moor.
     
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    If your considering a smaller unit and have difficulty with 29ft, were in wakefield and have a dethleffs at 7.3m
     
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    There you go!
    What other forum members would do that.
    Great spirit, nice too see.
     
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    Thanks for your reply,we are grateful for any input,at least if drive proves unsuitable we can stop all the indecision and think about some other adventure before is too late ! Hope Knokinonabit may give it a try as Stokesley is not that far from Sleights and Wakefield is a lot further to travel.If it was later on in the year it would be easy for someone to stop off before heading to Whitby as we're only at the bottom of BlueBank (first left between Eskdale Fisheries and the church) maybe we'll have to wait !
     
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    Don't let trivia get in the way of a dream, modify your drive.
     
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    Hi neesyanne,
    Not much use me volunteering, I'm 250 miles away! Great responses from the others though.

    What is it you're worried about? You have plenty of room for a reasonably sized van. Room to open the doors too :)

    I agree though; it's one thing to measure up, quite another when you see it in the flesh so to speak. Are you worried about the neighbours?
    Whatever it is, don't let it put you off too much. It's a great lifestyle and there's plenty to enjoy. Just imagine a lovely MH parked on your drive, all plugged in to your mains and charging up, ready for that planned trip. Few other adventures of yours will rival it!

    Good luck
    James
     
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    Let me know when it is convenient for you (and there is no snow and ice :)) and I will pop over.
    It will be an excuse for a drive out anyway. ;) (y)
     
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