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Old 03-19-2017, 04:34 AM   #1
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Parking on a hill

Hi folks, I'm picking up a new Bullet Premier 24RKPR next Saturday and I'm trying to be as prepared as I can be. One concern I have is that it'll be parked on a slight hill for storage. My concern is that it will roll down the hill once I disconnect from the truck. That would be a disaster.

I was looking at x-chocks for between the wheels. What would you use?

What size x-chocks would fit this camper, it looks the axles are spaced fairly far apart.

Thanks!

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Old 03-19-2017, 04:46 AM   #2
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Since your just parking for storage, simple wheel chocks will work. Many varieties and prices. Personally I would get the small plastic ones, they work and aren't that appealing to someone shopping for freebies.

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Old 03-19-2017, 04:49 AM   #3
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Congrats on your new rig. The cheap plastic ones work fine. Install them before you unhook and you'll be OK.

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Old 03-19-2017, 05:25 AM   #4
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X3 the cheap plastic ones work fine, thats how I used to store mine on my inclined driveway.
Now I also have x-chocks for camping, the definitely help. My tires are pretty close togehter, not like what I'm see now.
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Old 03-19-2017, 06:08 AM   #5
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I pull a trailer at work, so I've gone through a lot of chalks. The plastic ones are cheap and work fine, but Harbor Freight has some nice heavy rubber ones, I want to say they were $8ea. I love em, they're indestructible, and what i really like is you can just toss em in the bed of the truck and they won't go anywhere.
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Old 03-19-2017, 06:29 AM   #6
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2 x Jetfixer03. The HF ones are heavy too and will not just "pop" out if there is some little movement like my plastic ones did once.
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Old 03-19-2017, 07:35 AM   #7
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Our concrete driveway has a 5 degree slope and I found that rubber chocks on all four tires works best. To be safe since there are many children in our neighbourhood, I also wrap a vinyl coated cable thru the spokes closest on the two wheels on each side of the TT so the TT would not move if the chocks did not hold.

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Old 03-19-2017, 07:58 AM   #8
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Welcome to the forum from Southern MD. Enjoy that new rig. My dealers lot is on a hill so when I have dropped my TT off for service they usually put a chunk of 4x4 or 6x6 behind a couple of the wheels. I like the idea of the big rubber ones.


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Old 03-19-2017, 08:21 AM   #9
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I pull a trailer at work, so I've gone through a lot of chalks. The plastic ones are cheap and work fine, but Harbor Freight has some nice heavy rubber ones, I want to say they were $8ea. I love em, they're indestructible, and what i really like is you can just toss em in the bed of the truck and they won't go anywhere.
^^^Bingo!^^^

I get them at HF on sale. They tend to grab better, whereas the plastic ones can slide on the pavement or gravel. They are also cheap enough to not worry if they are stolen.

When camping, I use a more expensive and effective One-Step, but I also carry a rubber, HF chock for a temporary solution, if needed.
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Old 03-19-2017, 08:46 AM   #10
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Hi folks, ...
I was looking at x-chocks for between the wheels. What would you use?

What size x-chocks would fit this camper, it looks the axles are spaced fairly far apart.

Thanks!

Greg
Before you buy x-chocks for the purpose of "chocking" your trailer, open the package and read the WARNING at the top of the instruction page. It states: "DO NOT USE THIS DEVICE TO CHOCK YOUR TRAILER". It goes on to say that the x-chocks are designed to help stabilize your trailer by preventing "tire roll" but as tires change temperature (cool after travel or after the sun stops shining on them, as examples), the x-chocks will loosen.

So, if you rely only on x-chocks, they can loosen enough to allow your trailer to roll down the hill.... ALWAYS USE CHOCKS under your wheels as the primary means to prevent roll.

I strongly recommend using chocks "front and back" of the tires. Even if you're on a hill, chocking the "uphill side" (which seems foolish at first thought) will help prevent the trailer from shifting sideways and "walking" off the downhill chock" so, always use 4 chocks, two on each side, in front of and behind the tires.
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Old 03-19-2017, 12:02 PM   #11
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So, the Harbor Freight ones seem the way to go... I've got 4 wheels, one for each wheel? Or just one per side, or one front and back per side?

Thanks again, the responses have all been great!

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Old 03-19-2017, 12:52 PM   #12
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I go one front and one back on one side.
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Old 03-19-2017, 01:00 PM   #13
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If I'm sitting on a property that is slanted and I've not tried to level the trailer with blocks I use a chock on the front and rear of one tire on each side. If I've leveled the trailer and one side is up on blocks, I put chocks front and back on one tire on the side that is on the ground and BAL X chocks between the tires on the other side that's on blocks.
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Old 03-19-2017, 05:34 PM   #14
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Wow, love the idea of the rubber chocks. We had an issue in the Keweenaw Peninsula in Michigan last year where our plastic chocks cracked as the TT rolled 3 feet. Lucky we were not in it. We had raised the leveling jacks to place additional Legos and she went for a spin. Note to self, never raise all four jacks on a very slight incline at the same time. It doesn't save anytime.
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