Turning Area Size

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by MikeHasQuestions, Dec 3, 2020.

  1. MikeHasQuestions

    MikeHasQuestions Bobtail Member

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    I wanted to know if a semi driving down the road and going all the way to the right would have enough space to back up into the 90 degree area then drive back up the road. Thanks!
     

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  3. Razorwyr

    Razorwyr Road Train Member

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    Depends on a lot of different variables.... my truck wouldn't stand a chance, but its a 7 axle setup. A day cab with a pup trailer could do it all day long.
     
  4. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    Got a google satellite view?
    I would say it's not possible with your standard 5 axle, 53' trailer with a sleeper. At least so difficult that anything outside those dimensions will be damaged eventually.
     
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  5. scott180

    scott180 Medium Load Member

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    scott180 Medium Load Member

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    Look for what's been hit before. It'll clue you into what to watchout for. Good luck.
     
  7. God prefers Diesels

    God prefers Diesels Medium Load Member

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    You shouldn't have any problems in a regular truck. I have a 230" wheelbase, and a 48' trailer. Here is a pic of my driveway. I pull in, and I back out. Now, I do have to use my dump valve to make it possible, but it's way less room than you have. Unless you have something really stretched, or lots of axles, you shouldn't have any trouble.
    Driveway.PNG

    Here's what I'd do in your shoes:
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  8. Concorde

    Concorde Road Train Member

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    Yes, no problem.

    I just recently did it at a receiver..sight side back.
     
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  9. MikeHasQuestions

    MikeHasQuestions Bobtail Member

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    Very helpful, thanks so much! I'm not a truck driver. I actually bought land and I'm trying to design (and figure out) the biggest size trucks that can make it in and out safely for construction, deliveries, etc. So if I want to be safe with nothing touching the house (see new picture), then a 48' trailer should have no problem going in and out? If you could also give me your opinion on how big the diagonal blue line needs to be so I know how wide to make the road going into the elevated building pad. Finally, the road to the house will have a 20% incline - is that OK?
     

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  10. Concorde

    Concorde Road Train Member

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    Most of your local construction trucks will be straight trucks...boom trucks, box trucks etc.

    If they do show up with a semi, most likely they’ll have a Moffit.
     
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  11. God prefers Diesels

    God prefers Diesels Medium Load Member

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    That's fine. But depending on the road base, you might want to have a dozer handy if it rains. @Concorde is right about the rest.

    Edit: If that road is asphalt, then ignore what I said.
     
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