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trcothorn

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Up until today I’ve always stored my puma travel trailer at my in-laws because I never thought it was possible to keep it at the house due to the extreme slope. Well I managed to park the thing in the backyard and I’m curious if this looks to be acceptable to anyone else. I used 4x4 blocks of wood as chocks behind the rear axle, and drove in 1.5 foot stakes to keep the blocks from moving anywhere. I also used rubber chocks behind the front axle, and I finished it off with xchocks. It didn’t budge an inch when I decoupled from the ball, and I lowered the nose down as far as possible. It’s still at an extreme angle, but I don’t plan on turning on the fridge or extending the slide while it’s parked like this. Any problems keeping like this until I can build up a more level pad? We are planning on building a level pad at some point down the road.

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I would be fine with it if were my own. Good job. Bigger chocks as you back in for it ro set solidly against? Drain as inwinterizing because on that grade you cannot drain tanks well it the weather turns? Hows the ground, solid enoigh to back in and pull out if it gets rainy?. Mud on the tires looks like the land is soft.

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I personally would throw some screws through the rubber chocks into the boards, but I'm paranoid like that.


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afidel wrote:

I personally would throw some screws through the rubber chocks into the boards, but I'm paranoid like that.


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lindahaynes wrote:

afidel wrote:

I personally would throw some screws through the rubber chocks into the boards, but I'm paranoid like that.


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I've had those exact same chocks slide on surfaces a lot rougher than a planed board with water on it, so headslap all you want but if I was going to have my trailer on that incline I'd make sure the chocks can't slip. The screws aren't going to hurt the rubber, are easy to remove, and even if the chocks do eventually need replacing they're like $10 each, a small price for piece of mind that my 5 figure investment isn't going to go racing down a hill and possible cause 6 figured worth of damage to something else.

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No fridge, no slides, no problem..... For now.
That OSB will degrade pretty fast though.
You can paint it to make it last longer. But a more permanent solution is best.
A couple of small concrete slabs would do the trick.



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How long are you contemplating letting it sit there? I’d be concerned with the malformed tires I see.


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If it was me, I would bolt a couple of mudflaps top and bottom of a 6X6 long enough to catch both sides. As long as the ground is solid enough the timber won't sink the trailer won't move

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Huntindog wrote:

No fridge, no slides, no problem..... For now. That OSB will degrade pretty fast though.


Agreed on this. Maybe it's the shadow in the pic, but it looks like the slope eases as you go back a little, so if the tongue was where the axles are, the TT wouldn't be on such an angle. If you have 4WD on the truck, use LO range to pull the trailer out, it's easier on both the transmission and the lawn...if you don't have 4WD that's gonna be interesting getting that TT outta there.


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I would dig a hole at the front and try to get the nose down as far as possible.

Concur on concrete under the tires. What ever you do is going to sink in spring time unless you have a really good/deep foundation.

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