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KampingKris

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Posted: 03/03/12 09:09am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Is there any reason one can't use the chocks between the wheels when raising or lowering the front legs? Does it bind the axles?
We like the extra stopping power while hooking up but wanted to make sure it is okay to do it that way


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I put my x-chokes between the wheels before I do anything else. I don't see how it could cause any issues.


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First thing.......install wheel chocks
Last thing........remove wheel chocks

Make those two steps routine.

Wheel chocks should be installed to stop rig from moving when unhitching from truck
Wheel chocks should be last item removed/stored after hitching up and doing a pull test.

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I set my chocks right after I've got the wheels set. Now if I was to see that I would need to raise the front a lot, I may wait and set the chocks right before I disconnect the truck.


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I wait for the tires to cool down before the chocks that I built years ago are installed. When we unhook the trailer does not move so no reason for us to do it different. Same when hooking up the trailer does not move.
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Posted: 03/03/12 09:56am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

No problem at all. My rotochoks go in first thing.

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Here's a reason to make sure tires are not able to move. RV death It may never happen to us, but do we want to chance it. It was so sad, But something that is done each day.
My heart went out to this man, the day I heard about this. And Told my self. We would never allow this to happen when we move to a 5th Wheel.

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First on / last off. Never had a problem with raising or lowering the front jacks.


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Pete_k wrote:

Here's a reason to make sure tires are not able to move. RV death It may never happen to us, but do we want to chance it. It was so sad, But something that is done each day.
My heart went out to this man, the day I heard about this. And Told my self. We would never allow this to happen when we move to a 5th Wheel.


Something is totally fishy about that report.





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NorthernLimits wrote:

Pete_k wrote:

Here's a reason to make sure tires are not able to move. RV death It may never happen to us, but do we want to chance it. It was so sad, But something that is done each day.
My heart went out to this man, the day I heard about this. And Told my self. We would never allow this to happen when we move to a 5th Wheel.


Something is totally fishy about that report.


What's fishy is the typical lack of reporting done any more. According to later/follow up reports:
The husband was out of the truck checking the hitch, truck was in neutral & no wheel chocks on trailer......truck/trailer began rolling, wife ran towards truck but was struck by trailer door that knocked her down and then she was run over by trailer as truck/trailer jack-knifed.

Point is......if trailer wheel chocks had been in place truck/trailer combo would NOT have rolled away.
1st on/last off....K.I.S.S.

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