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Old 07-11-2012, 01:25 PM   #1
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Gates!

So we've taken our trillium out for a run - once to a friend's just for sleeping and once camping for the full meal deal. I'm in love with it! So obviously we're keeping it

Now it's time for us to finally build our back fence and I need to take into account parking the trillium. It's a 10(13)' and our alley isn't hugely wide, just the average. Is there any math out there explaining how wide we need our gate? Am I over-thinking the physics? Is there any reason the gate can't be right against the perpendicular fence line?

Thanks so much, you guys are a great resource!

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Old 07-11-2012, 02:18 PM   #2
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You should allow a gate at least 10" wide for backing in on an angle for your trailer from an alley. I have a 12 alley with a 20' x 10' pad.
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You should allow a gate at least 10" wide for backing in on an angle for your trailer from an alley. I have a 12 alley with a 20' x 10' pad.
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I think the issue with having the gate start at a property line fence are two: 1) no room at all on one side for getting offline and then correcting by filling and then more backing. 2) other issue would be support for the hinging gatepost. If it's on the property line, a deadman and guywire would likely be off your property. If the line fence is set back from the line, I guess you could have all the support you want. Hung from the post interior to the frontage (or backage) of your property, there'd be no problem.

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You can try pulling it in with a riding mower or ATV and then turning it once you get it past the gate. Since our scamp is only 1,000 pounds, we just physically push ours wherever we want it to go.
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we just physically push ours wherever we want it to go.
That must be exhausting on those long trips! Yikes!
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