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Old 06-18-2014, 07:03 AM   #1
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oh crap moment

Had that moment yesterday evening that I never thought would happen. My 5th wheel is parked on a slight downward slope at home. Went to hook up yesterday evening and was using those yellow chocks purchased from Camping World. Once I backed in to the hitch and the pin started riding up on the hitch, the trailer just so quick and nice and easy rolled over the chocks and dropped to the truck sides. I almost messed my pants right then. Never again will I use those small yellow chocks. I have hooked up many times with no problems but this one was just so quick. Slight damage to the sides of the truck top rail but no damage to the 5th wheel fortunately. I still had the jacks just off the top of the blocks so the jacks took some of the weight drop. Going out today and get some heavy duty chocks! Don't make my mistake. I also had not hooked up the trailer brakes yet so will do that first every time now. Could have been an expensive lesson!
I know no one else has done this and hopefully this was my last time!
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Old 06-18-2014, 07:10 AM   #2
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Wow! Glad you're ok & it didn't turn out worse! I think I would have definitely messed my pants!
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Old 06-18-2014, 07:37 AM   #3
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Note to self, buy new wheel chocks.
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Old 06-18-2014, 07:38 AM   #4
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The small yellow chock actually collapsed and flattened itself out!
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Old 06-18-2014, 07:40 AM   #5
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The small yellow chock actually collapsed and flattened itself out!
Interesting. I have thought about going with those, but always stuck with my 4x4's that I cut. Think I will rule out the thought of going with them now.
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WOW!!!
Lucky there was no more damage! This forum is just "chock full" of stories about chocks. Didn't we just read about expiration dates on plastic chocks? Maybe yours had expired. What about plastic jack blocks? Maybe it's time to reexamined this whole lightweight plastic trend, and go back to the heavier (but IMHO more reliable) wood. What say, all?
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Wow is right. Glad damage is minimal. Thanks for sharing the mishap so maybe others can learn from it.
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Old 06-18-2014, 10:50 AM   #9
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I have used those plastic clocks, also. One of them collapsed on me just from the pressure of the hitch pin hitting the receiver on my fifth wheel. Fiver probably didn't move more than a couple of inches, but the chock just collapsed. I really believe it had deteriorated due to the sun, which is plastic's mortal enemy. No more plastic for me.
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glad to hear there was not more damage. We just bought a new place and the HTT is sitting on an incline in the new driveway. I told the DW when we parked it a week that we need to update the wheel chocks, as I am concerned about it rolling.
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