Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-18-2016, 11:40 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Mechanicsville
Posts: 66
Chocking after leveling

This is something that's been perplexing me. How do you handle chocking if you have to put a block under one of your camper's tires in order to level it? I needed to level a little bit last time I was out, and I had a small scrap of wood that I used for the task. I put the chock behind the piece of wood, but the chock wasn't pushed into the back of the tire like I would have preferred. The manufactured leveling blocks I've seen for sale have the same problem. I recently found a longer piece of wood that would allow me to actually put one chock ON the wood with the tire. Is that the way to solve the problem? How do you handle it? Am I just worrying too much?
__________________

__________________
2013 Jayco Jay Feather X17Z
2015 Nissan Pathfinder
SteveMM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2016, 11:54 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
mike837go's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Campbell Hall
Posts: 2,509
Quote:
Originally Posted by SteveMM View Post
This is something that's been perplexing me. How do you handle chocking if you have to put a block under one of your camper's tires in order to level it? I needed to level a little bit last time I was out, and I had a small scrap of wood that I used for the task. I put the chock behind the piece of wood, but the chock wasn't pushed into the back of the tire like I would have preferred. The manufactured leveling blocks I've seen for sale have the same problem. I recently found a longer piece of wood that would allow me to actually put one chock ON the wood with the tire. Is that the way to solve the problem? How do you handle it? Am I just worrying too much?
My storage spot at the house is sloped in two directions. So I am dealing with the same issue.

I chock the high side tires thoroughly. Then wedge the chocks as well as possible on the lifted side. The tongue jack does the rest. Then the stabilizers for a touch more friction with the ground.

Been working well for me 2 years on this trailer and 6 for the previous one.
__________________

__________________
TT 2015 19RD "TheJayco"
TV 2003 F-350 "Montblanc" - Housebroken chore truck


Sitting in The Cheap Seats.
And proud of it!
mike837go is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2016, 11:55 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
NVGun40's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Eagle River, AK
Posts: 637
Back when I used the lego type levelers, I used to just make sure I had enough surface in front or behind to put my wheel chocks. I have long since made a couple of 2x6 leveling boards (4 total = 2 of them a double layer and 2 of them a single layer) out of pressure treated board. Like you indicate, they are long enough for me to put a chock on them an either side of the wheel.
When it comes to storage space, I call it 6 in one and half dozen in the other. These board take up more linear space in the storage bay, but I can lay them out and they don't take near the height space that my old lynx levelers did.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________
2015 White Hawk 25BHS Glacier Package
2004 Dodge Ram 2500, 5.7 Hemi, 5Spd Manual
2008 Arctic Cat M1000 SnoPro
Previous: Northface tent/Komfort 5er/Jamboree MH
Lance Cabover/Prowler TT/WildernessTT/Tiltin Hiltin Cabover/Starcraft popup
NVGun40 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2016, 12:13 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Mechanicsville
Posts: 66
Sounds like my solution will work then. I don't think it will be long enough to get both chocks on that lifted tire, but if there's a slope of any kind front-to-back, then I'll be able to at least secure it.
__________________
2013 Jayco Jay Feather X17Z
2015 Nissan Pathfinder
SteveMM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2016, 12:19 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
NVGun40's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Eagle River, AK
Posts: 637
As a tip: I bevel cut the ends of my leveling boards to make it easier to pull/back the trailer on to them. Also, I drilled small holes along the outside edge of the boards (at two inch intervals) which allow me to run the little 1/8" tent stakes through. This way if I am can stake the boards down to the ground (and hook them together if I am stacking them) to keep them from sliding when I pull/back onto them.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________
2015 White Hawk 25BHS Glacier Package
2004 Dodge Ram 2500, 5.7 Hemi, 5Spd Manual
2008 Arctic Cat M1000 SnoPro
Previous: Northface tent/Komfort 5er/Jamboree MH
Lance Cabover/Prowler TT/WildernessTT/Tiltin Hiltin Cabover/Starcraft popup
NVGun40 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2016, 12:20 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: SW Washington
Posts: 663
Quote:
Originally Posted by SteveMM View Post
This is something that's been perplexing me. How do you handle chocking if you have to put a block under one of your camper's tires in order to level it? I needed to level a little bit last time I was out, and I had a small scrap of wood that I used for the task. I put the chock behind the piece of wood, but the chock wasn't pushed into the back of the tire like I would have preferred. The manufactured leveling blocks I've seen for sale have the same problem. I recently found a longer piece of wood that would allow me to actually put one chock ON the wood with the tire. Is that the way to solve the problem? How do you handle it? Am I just worrying too much?
On my dual axle I always used the x-chock that goes between the wheels. On a single axle trailer you would just do your best. possibly using longer boards under the wheel or maybe building a special top board for your stack with some wedges screwed onto it.
__________________
2009 F350 CC LB 4WD
2017 Jayco 355MBQS
Rustysocket is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2016, 12:29 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Ottawa, ON
Posts: 616
Or just buy yourself an Andersen Leveller. These effectively chock the wheel when deployed and work really well for levelling in most situations. I did have a problem once at a very sandy site with the Andersen sinking into the ground; but then my Lego blocks did the same thing.


Just search for Andersen here on JOF and you will find all kinds of testimonials to how great they are. I've had mine for a year, and wonder why I waited so long!
__________________
2011 Jayco X19H (purchased 2015)
2008 Jayco 1007 PUP (purchased new, traded for the X19)
2012 Chev Traverse LT with TP
bankr63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2016, 12:43 PM   #8
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Mechanicsville
Posts: 66
Quote:
Originally Posted by bankr63 View Post
Or just buy yourself an Andersen Leveller. These effectively chock the wheel when deployed and work really well for levelling in most situations. I did have a problem once at a very sandy site with the Andersen sinking into the ground; but then my Lego blocks did the same thing.


Just search for Andersen here on JOF and you will find all kinds of testimonials to how great they are. I've had mine for a year, and wonder why I waited so long!
Just did a little Google search, and it looks pretty cool!
__________________
2013 Jayco Jay Feather X17Z
2015 Nissan Pathfinder
SteveMM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2016, 12:55 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 194
Works best if the bottom of the chock is even with the bottom of the raised tire. I use three options for my 17Z:
1. Center the tire on a 2x8 that is long enough to accommodate a chock behind and in front of the tire (this is what I do when storing at my house).
2. Use Lynx leveling blocks; put a lynx block behind and in front of the tire to provide a place for the chocks to sit.
3. Use a BAL leveler. It serves both purposes, raises the tire and chocks it in place.
https://www.amazon.com/BAL-28050-Lig.../dp/B000BH5MAA
__________________
2010 Jayco 17Z
2007 Jeep Commander Overland 4x4 HEMI
go wild is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2016, 01:14 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: SE Wisconsin
Posts: 1,840
Quote:
Originally Posted by SteveMM View Post
I recently found a longer piece of wood that would allow me to actually put one chock ON the wood with the tire. Is that the way to solve the problem? How do you handle it? Am I just worrying too much?
This is it, yes. And yes you are worrying too much.
__________________

__________________
Chuck
2013 Jayco Jayfeather X20 E, 2008 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab Z71 SLE
DocBrown is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:04 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.