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Sjm9911

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Posted: 12/11/20 08:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Not knowing your TT, watch to see it dosent bottem out. Get a jack stand for the toung, and have wood for the stabilizers in the front. Yes, get some heavy duty rubber chocks. Do each side. The x chocks are not chocks but more stabilizers ( i know you use chocks also). So never use them on there own, it atually says that in the manual somewhere. Remember the stabilizers, are just that, and not ment to level the camper. Its not like a 5th wheel. Since you are in pa, it might be a good idea to not level it compleatly in the winter, so snow and rain runs off away from the garage. And off the camper. Wood may be needed under the wheels,so your tires will not indent the asphalt.


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After you level your TT, you'll notice that the back axel and springs are carrying more weight than the front axel due to the driveway slope. A 2X6 wood block placed under each front axel tires BEFORE you disconnect and level the trailer will help reduce the extra stress on the back tires during storage.


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Thank you all for the advice. This is exactly what I was looking for. We drove by the house again last night and the slope seems fairly mild. I’ll find out better once I get the camper in the spot. But this is all great advice and I appreciate it!

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Even in the picture it just doesn't look all that steep. As others have said, get some big rubber chocks.

When parking:
  • Put the trailer in the driveway where you want it
  • Put the rubber chocks up tight against the fronts of the tires
  • Put the tow vehicle in neutral
  • Let off the brakes and let the trailer hold the whole combination
  • Put tow vehicle in park with the parking brake on and unhitch


With the weight on the chocks no kid is going to ever be able to remove them.


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abmatos, in answer to your question about building the stack of blocks, I used long lag screws to hold the sandwich together. I countersunk the heads of the lags, first using a big Forstner bit to make a hole big enough for the head of the socket.

If you don't have a long enough drill bit, Harbor Freight usually carries a set of three 36 inch bits.

I used fairly wide pieces of wood for my jack stack -- pieces of 4 x 12 lumber, about a foot long. Heavy and stable.


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opnspaces wrote:

Even in the picture it just doesn't look all that steep. As others have said, get some big rubber chocks.

When parking:
  • Put the trailer in the driveway where you want it
  • Put the rubber chocks up tight against the fronts of the tires
  • Put the tow vehicle in neutral
  • Let off the brakes and let the trailer hold the whole combination
  • Put tow vehicle in park with the parking brake on and unhitch


With the weight on the chocks no kid is going to ever be able to remove them.


Agree with entire post.

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