I was out at the property again today finishing off the gravel pad. A rain storm had gone through so the gravel was heavier but was still manageable. I suddenly realized that I didn't have the pad lined up properly to where exactly I wanted the coach parked to try my free heating idea. Therefore I had to make it even wider as the coach will be parked slightly diagonally on the pad. The sharp-eyed people will have noticed I took away part of the ragged old deck at the mobile home front door area. The coach will nose in slightly there with the entry step right about where the bottom step of the deck is. The extra space allowed in front of the coach is to allow for the generator to be powered out the front of the coach for access. Here are some pics taken today.
Is it perfectly flat? Hell no. But it seems pretty solid. The coach has a good auto-levelling jack system so being level is not really an issue. I calculated where all the wheels would be and paid extra attention to the gravel at those points. No, I didn't put a liner down before laying the gravel but the surface was very hard and showed signs of previously being gravelled. Sure, some weeds will poke through eventually but that's what weed killer is for.
This next picture is of the old style satellite dish on the north side of the mobile home. I posted it here to mention what my whiz brother had to say about it. He was intrigued with it because he told me people have converted these to hold solar panels and since the stand that holds the dish has electric motors built in to it they can be modified to track the sun for solar power use. Cool,eh? Oops, My Canadian is showing.
I was pretty happy with myself today having spread that dumptruck load of gravel into a pad with hand tools in less than 48 hours. Not bad for 55 I must say.