A slippery slope ...

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  1. TallBlonde

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    As and when we purchase a Moho we were planning on storing it on our driveway. We can install a metal security pillar but my big concern is that the driveway slopes. I'm guessing for long term storage in winter months that's not the best thing in the world. Has anyone experienced and overcome/managed a similar issue?
     
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    Well at least you won't have any problems with water pooling on the roof;)

    Can't really see a problem apart from if its staying still for long periods then I like to leave the hand brake off, but I'm sure as long as the slope is not too extreme it should be ok(y)
     
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    Nothing I like more than to imagine a problem that may not exist!
     
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    Are you allowed in the deeds of the house and if you have neighbours do you get on with them OK, the other argument is that it advertises when you are not at home.
    We have inside storage but that is hard to find but nice if you can.

    Martin
     
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    Chock all 4 wheels with something solid - leave the handbrake off, don't leave it sitting there all winter - if you can't get away in it then at least take it for a spin every couple of weeks.
     
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    Our drive has a quite steep slope, never had any problems. As said prevents water standing on the roof, we use wheel chocks, hand brake off and in gear. Oh and:welc:
     
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    No idea re the deeds. I guess telling the neighbours first and sounding them out would be a good idea. Tbh it shouldn't interfere much with any view that have, as our driveway sits further back than their respective garages. Mind you, mohos are big buggers aren't they and I'd hate them to think they were living in the land of a permanent eclipse.
     
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    Thanks for the reassurances, they all make sense. Yes, some winter days out sound tip top
     
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    Unless you are sleeping in the van a flat drive is bad news, far better to have a slope so the water runs off the roof.
     
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    This is all music to my ears. I can now start worrying about something else! Thanks all.
     
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    :welc:Use it as much as you can in winter if you have invested all that money don't waste it by standing on the drive, there are some great places to go during the darker months.
     
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    Our busiest campervanning is between now and March.. the roads are quieter, the secret sites are quieter and the not secret sites are cheaper, the kids are in a routine so we have the time and energy to go out and enjoy exploring.

    As regards slopes, just make sure your head is higher than your feet and you will sleep better :)
     
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    I'm looking forward to finding out about the secret sites. And wise advice for living, not just motor homing. (y)
     
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    I keep my van at home on a slight slope, my winter plan is to leave it in gear with good wheel chocks, but I also plan to take it for a short drive every couple of weeks just to keep all the bits moving, ok in truth it is an excuse to drive it as it is such a rare beast and such fun to drive, I get waves from VW owners and fellow Motorhomers.
     
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    We get water pooling on our roof when we park on a slope.
     
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    From my understanding a van parked on a front to back slope is ok but side to side slope causes damage if parked long term @Jim mentioned this I think.
     
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    We have a covenant says we can't park caravans, motorhomes or trade vehicles. At first we had the moho in storage which we find a pain, although I understand the security issue showing everyone when you are away. Anyway from the off 2 neighbours parked work vehicles so we managed to tuck the moho up the side of the house with inches to spare. No one complained (yet) and we leave the car on the drive and our neighbours use the drive when we are away. We have great neighbours(y)
     
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