Parking with Only Inches to Spare
When we ordered our first Lazy Daze, Class "C" mini-motorhome, I prepared a place next to our garage for off-street parking. The space next to the garage had a lot of room for our first Lazy Daze motorhome. I had to add an extension to the pavement to accomodate the longer length of our second Lazy Daze motorhome. The width of the parking area gave plenty of room on both sides of our two Lazy Daze rigs. This changed when I parked our new 2002 Monaco Knight motorhome in what turned out to be a very tight parking area.
It took me several tries at parking and about $1200 of repairs to be able to squeeze our class "A" motorhome into the class "C" parking place. Normally our class "C" motorhomes could be parked far enough back that the motorhome was behind the closed bi-fold gate. I found quickly that this would not be the case with our Monaco Knight motorhome.
I was unable to park behind the gate because, in that position, there isn't enough room for the entrance door to be opened. To park far enough back to clear the entrance door would require the removal of a lot of landscaping, the relocation of a storage shed and a long extension to the concrete parking strip. None of this need be done when parking with the front of the motorhome extending beyond the front of the garage.