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Old 06-30-2016, 09:19 PM   #11
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I built a block for the tongue jack, that was angled so the top was level. Worked well and never had an issue.
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Old 06-30-2016, 10:07 PM   #12
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Welcome and congrats on the new rig!!!

One set of chocks in front of the tires will probably be enough, but having another set due to the slope can't hurt. As mentioned, you should still chock behind the tires as well. Could prevent jack damage if someone bumps the trailer in the driveway

When setting our chocks, after leveling side to side, I place one set in front of the rear wheels, then move the tt with the truck "into" the chocks, set the e-brake, and then place the other set behind the front tires. Release the e-brake and the tt will "settle" into the chocks which are nice and tight.

Block the tongue jack as ,mentioned. Though if you are so inclined to angle the block, I would consider placing the angled portion on the ground, so the stack is more vertical. Not sure if that is what Wags does or not, but an excellent idea!

Enjoy the new rig, and don't hesitate to ask any questions!!!
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Old 07-01-2016, 06:29 AM   #13
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Thanks everyone for the insight and support. I feel better and I may look at building a more solid block for the jack. I don't plan on running it in the driveway, so the fridge shouldn't be an issue. But I feel like that would be something to help when we are starting to load it, and to allow us to get the fridge going early as was mentioned.

And yes, the photo was from my phone, which I haven't seen it do before, but I also don't upload photos to forums too often. lol
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Typically its wise to chock front and back, but in this set up I would put all of them in the front of both wheels. That puppy is not going to slide backward and someone bumping it is not going to knock enough to push it back. On a minor slope I would do front and back.

Unless its only for an overnite, I would always recommend that you level out your rig. That allows you to open slides and power up the fridge the day before your next trip. I would definitely build a base lift for the front jack using a 10"x10" bottom plate and then sandwich it up maybe 8 or 10 inches using smaller planks all screwed together to eliminate the risk of the whole thing shifting. I would top it off with a 1 1/2" rail to box off the top [split a 2x4] to prevent the jack wheel from rolling off the riser. Since you are making it specificly for your drive, I agree that it would be wise to put a strip across the front of the bottom plate to allow the whole thing to be vertical on your drive.

You don't want your TT to roll when you disconnect from the TV.
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Old 07-01-2016, 09:11 AM   #15
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You can never have too many chocks. I have a 1' section of 6" x 6" lumber that I use under the tongue jack. Used an old piece of ratchet strap and stapled it to the side as a handle. Works well, no issues.
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Old 07-01-2016, 11:44 AM   #16
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heh i'm a new owner and had the same questions. this is my TT on the driveway. which has quite a bit of slope. i have all my chocks in front of the tires as i doubt it will roll backwards and my tongue block is just tall enough, but can be a bit taller so i don't have to extend it so far. i also want to add a few more to each of the front stabilizers.

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I ended up building a box from an assortment of lumber I had. It ends up being just the right height for me to set the hitch on when it's on my truck. I still have quite the distance to raise it to get it even close to level. No idea what the crush strength of a 2x4 is, but I'm guessing I'm safe.

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Old 07-06-2016, 01:24 PM   #18
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It's a little tough to see. But, even for winter storage, I level the trailer.


The ground is sloped away from the barn. You can see the tongue jack is at near-full extension.





No matter which fuel you use: Electricity or propane, operating a gas fridge out-of-level for extended periods will damage it.
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Currently no appliances are running, but my expectation is to level it when we start prepping for a trip and when/if I get the fridge running before we leave.
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First of all, never park your TT upside down. I've done this before after a night of drinking and it puts wear-n-tear on your roof. Second, always chock before unhitching.. front and rear of wheels. What you built for the tongue looks pretty darn good if I say so myself. It scares me (even with proper chocking) to park for extended periods of time on a steep decline/incline. But I understand some folk have no choice. And just fyi, there's no such thing as "too much chocking". However, there is such thing as "too much upside down'.
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