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Old 08-21-2015, 08:04 AM   #1
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Chocking the Wheels

Sorry if this is a naive question but I need to askÖ

We are moving from a TT to a 5th wheel with 6pt auto-leveling and I canít remember seeing 5th wheels in RV Parks using chocks when parked, are they normally used?

We have used FastWay ONEstep chocks on the TT for years and Iím thinking we might not need them any more.

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Old 08-21-2015, 08:08 AM   #2
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I would say you definitely need wheel chocks. A leveling system is just that. If you are parked on an incline, all that system will do is level the trailer - but the wheels still support most of the weight. I would never unhitch any trailer until the wheels were chocked first. If nothing else, they will keep the trailer in place in the time between unhitching and leveling.
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Old 08-21-2015, 08:18 AM   #3
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Yes yes yes Chock the wheels ! The chocking is to keep the unit in place while hooking and unhooking on uneven ground it could move until you get all your jacks down . I got in a hurry once and forgot to chock the wheel the site was sloped a little to the back once unhook from the truck it slid about eight inches . It was enough that I never forgot again. Talk about a rapid heart beat I had one. Now the first thing I do is chock both sides of the wheel I only do the driver side some do all.
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Old 08-21-2015, 09:39 AM   #4
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Chicks are the first thing in, and last thing removed.
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Chicks are the first thing
Chocks first...chicks second
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Old 08-21-2015, 12:21 PM   #6
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Always chock the wheels. Now, chicks on the other hand, don't chock them. They don't like it. I've tried and trust me when I say, they don't like it.

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Old 08-21-2015, 06:24 PM   #7
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By all means chock it!
While down south were everything is built on a hill I dropped the 5th wheel in a Walmart lot because there was no way I could get to my brother in laws place with the trailer. I locked the rig to a cart corral and when I came back for some reason the hitch had a hiccup and instead of hooking up the trailer, cart corral and shopping carts all went sliding down hill. Good thing for me there was enough drag that it all stopped short of the Cadillac behind the trailer!
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Thanks for the laugh TWP723. We really did Laugh Out Loud!!
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Always chock the wheels! Always!
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