We had a nice visit yesterday from fellow blogger “The Furry Gnome “and Mrs. F.G., which during our conversation, he said I need to blog more. I have to agree with him so here is a start at catching up.
Awhile back, Patsy in one of her posts, reported on the porch and steps that we built for entering and exiting the Suite. There was one thing that she could not comment on, which led to followers asking how I was going to move it when we leave or return.
|This end section will flip up separately from the rest of the deck board because of the furnace exhaust being there, the board would catch fire if it was not flipped up while the furnace is running.|
|Here is that same board notched out to fit around the post.|
The plan is not to have to move the steps. When I built it, the last deck board put on, was hinged to the edge that would butt against the trailer. When we leave, that board will be flipped up to leave a 6-inch space between the deck and the trailer. With the slides in, hand rail folded in I should be able to drive straight ahead and clear the deck before having to turn. When returning, I always put the trailer in the same spot, although I will admit, it will up the level of my backing skills a little. I am confident that I can do it. If I need to shift the deck slightly, I can move it.
|Sneak preview of the next project.|