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Old 02-27-2021, 10:31 AM   #1
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What do you park your bus on? Grass, concrete, rubber pavers?

We currently have our bus on grass, but the bus is making deep ruts. We do not really want to pour a concrete driveway. We tried 6 - 16x24x2 pavers from Lowe's. The bus cracked 3 of the 6 the first time we parked on them. Does anyone have any ideas for a simple "pad site?" We will be taking the bus out once or twice a month for travel. I couldn't find much about this in the search area. TIA!!!
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Old 02-27-2021, 11:24 AM   #2
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My Father bit the bullet and put down crushed red granite for his large motorhome. Looked pretty good, but not cheap. Hard to get anything to deal with the weight. Cheers, Kevin.
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Old 02-27-2021, 01:23 PM   #3
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So much depends upon what your topsoil's profile is, and how deep to the fairly incompressible caliche. Wet Texas or West Texas is a factor, too.
Fair to say you aren't parked atop a peat bog..?
I'd dig out the topsoil where the wheels live: 8 inches deep or so with several wiggle-room inches along both Cartesian axes, build a rebar crib in the six voids, and fill with concrete.
Stirred, not shaken.
Trowel/float in a gentle inward slope, to encourage the maybe marginal water to be shed towards what ain't getting rained upon.
Maybe finish by topping the platforms with decorative floor tiles, to make the missus happy.
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Old 02-27-2021, 01:26 PM   #4
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there was another thread here yesterday where we were discussing a similar situation.
look up expandable geo mats.
spread it out lay it down and fill with gravel or countersink it to ground level and fill with gravel.
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Old 02-27-2021, 01:29 PM   #5
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the thread from yesterday is traction boards.
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Old 02-27-2021, 01:55 PM   #6
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Pea-rock pillowcases sounds bunches easier!
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Pea-rock pillowcases sounds bunches easier!
OK i thought you might be talking about something like a sand bag full of pea gravel that i could see working if you did it right but google only goes to bed bath and beyond and such?
did you just catch me in a funny or is that something you have used and call them that but its a different actual name?
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Old 02-27-2021, 03:10 PM   #8
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Thanks everyone. My husband and I were just talking about geo matts. We will also search for traction boards.

Pea-rock pillowcases?? Yes... please elaborate!
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Old 02-27-2021, 03:19 PM   #9
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use the word mat or matting not boards in your search
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Old 02-27-2021, 04:17 PM   #10
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OK Thanks!
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A little alliterative abundance. My thought was that a smoother surfaced pea gravel would be less damaging to the containing sack than rough-edged and -sorted gravel would be, shortening said sack's survivability.
At a cost of several cents/ton.
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