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Old 03-05-2015, 01:55 PM   #1
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Chocking on an incline?? Suggestions?

Ok our new Jayco gets here in 2 weeks so I need to get ready. We have the little yellow Chock blocks from our PUP. The Jayco is so much bigger though. I will need to park it in my driveway for a couple days to test it out and get everything set up. My driveway has a bit of an incline to it so I don't know that I trust those little yellow chocks. I'm ordering the anderson levelers so I guess those will technically chock one side. What does everyone recommend for making sure my camper stays where it belongs? thanks
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Ok our new Jayco gets here in 2 weeks so I need to get ready. We have the little yellow Chock blocks from our PUP. The Jayco is so much bigger though. I will need to park it in my driveway for a couple days to test it out and get everything set up. My driveway has a bit of an incline to it so I don't know that I trust those little yellow chocks. I'm ordering the anderson levelers so I guess those will technically chock one side. What does everyone recommend for making sure my camper stays where it belongs? thanks
You do know that you need to chock BOTH SIDES, right? If you don't it could 'spin.'

Beyond that, you'll need to decide what chocks you need. Maybe one Anderson and one yellow chock on each side. It's a tough call for anyone 'out here', not knowing the driveway incline and trailer.

I do suggest, that if it is a travel trailer, leave the chains connected as you unhitch and chock your unit. That will keep it from running away (please don't ask me how I know that!).
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Oh yes I know I need to do both sides. I was implying that the anderson levelers could be used for one side but I still have the other side. Its a Jay Flight 28 bhbe. Incline is steep enough it would roll. I cn tell you its not really steep just a slope. My husband and I can manually push our PUP up the driveway with out to much effort. So not flt but not a hill by any means. I am looking at the X xhoxk stabilizers and rubber chock blocks and a million other things and just wondering what I need since the little yellow things seem so small for the new TT. They were fine for the light weight pup
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Old 03-05-2015, 02:21 PM   #4
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x-chocks and/or the large wheel chocks. The x-chocks will work on really slippery flat/inclined surfaces, better than the wheel chocks of any size. The plastic wheel chocks can slip and slide a little until they bite between the ground and the tire. The combination will be the best.
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I don't trust the yellow chocks. I had them for the first two seasons and replaced them with rubber chocks from Harbor Freight. In my experience, the plastic chocks do not provide enough friction between them and the ground and they tend to slide easily. I had two instances last season where the yellow chocks slid on an small gravel incline...one of which resulted in the TT pivoting because I didn't have chocks on both sides as oldmanAZ suggested.
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Chocks in back of front tires and leveling blocks behind rear tires, but 4 chocks would best. Run over to Harbor Freight they have some good rubber and plastic chocks that are reasonable.
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My husband was wondering if the X chocks are ok. He read something about them popping tires. the reviews on amazon seem good though. The BAL 28005 Deluxe Tire Chock doesn't look as pointy. I just want to make sure I order the right thing before it comes in. Thanks
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Old 03-05-2015, 03:26 PM   #8
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We use Anderson Levelers, X-Chocks, and this: http://www.amazon.com/BAL-28000A-Sta...rds=bal+chocks


We put plastic chocks on the outside of the two wheels as well just to be extra safe.
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I use a 1/4 round piece of fire wood and X - chocks. Cheap has two purposes in camp if I can find a rock to replace it.
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Thanks everyone! You sold me on the X-Chocks. I was going back and forth on buying them for our 23MB that's on order. But, I would rather err on the side of safety and use them along with the Anderson levelers that I will order. After reading all of the posts in this thread, you all helped me make up my mind. Plus an added bonus, CW has the X chocks on sale. So we'll definitely go pick up a pair.
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