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Old 06-14-2016, 02:22 PM   #1
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Building a fence and want a big gate for RV Parking on the right side (where the 14 foot fence is)
My question is, is there enough room to put a man gate there too? I'd like to have a small gate so I dont have to swing open the big one whenever I need to walk through.

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If you can make them a 3 foot wide man gate, and an 11 foot RV gate, maybe just barely.

I have seen 2 foot man gates, but everyone has to sidle through, which is not easy.

I suggest putting the man gate in the RV gate. It takes reinforcing the area around the man gate, but it has been done.


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That might be an idea. I'll look into that

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Or maybe a 2 doored gate but one door can be 4 feet wide. Then I could swing both open for rv business.

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You would need to reinforce the longer side , so it won't sag , or put a removable post between the two.

And pull the post to open them both.


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The double gate is what I would use.
Use a gate drp pin/rod to peg the rv gate in place until you open it.

I like the 4-10 split. Makes the man gate wide enough to take larger items thru without having to open the larger gate.

It also shortens the RV gate a bit. Depending what you build it from (how heavy), you may want to put a caster or wheel under the exteme end of the rv gate, to take the leverage off of the gate post.
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You would need to reinforce the longer side , so it won't sag , or put a removable post between the two.

And pull the post to open them both.


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My original plan for the big gate was to have a wheel on the swinging end. Also was thinking a removable post in the middle.

I used to read water meters and the big ones with wheels on the end seem to hold up the best. And those little steel pegs some people use to hold them in place don't seem to do well

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The double gate is what I would use.
Use a gate drp pin/rod to peg the rv gate in place until you open it.

I like the 4-10 split. Makes the man gate wide enough to take larger items thru without having to open the larger gate.

It also shortens the RV gate a bit. Depending what you build it from (how heavy), you may want to put a caster or wheel under the exteme end of the rv gate, to take the leverage off of the gate post.
You must have been writing this at the same time as me

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We just did this with a 10 foot large swing gate. Put on a caster wheel and used the in ground steel peg. it seems to do the trick but we may re-assess when we encounter a really windy day to see how it holds up. If you haven't built yet, I would suggest the removable post to be sure.
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I built a large swinging double-gate at my last house that has held up very well. It was tough because of the slope of the ground but I got it done.

I thought about doing a man door on the narrow side there but decided to just use the big swinging door.
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That's a nice gate. I'm gonna run into that ground slope issue too.

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Thank you. I don't have a picture of the final product, where I dumped crushed stone on the ground and made it look natural.
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