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Old 12-13-2013, 09:33 AM   #1
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Do you carry wheel chocks or no?

Are wheel chocks a part of your normal travel kit for your class a?

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Old 12-13-2013, 09:37 AM   #2
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Yes, we hardly ever use them but you have to have them.

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Old 12-13-2013, 09:37 AM   #3
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No. I do carry some 2x8 blocks for leveling that could be used as chocks, but I have never had a need to.
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Old 12-13-2013, 09:38 AM   #4
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I carry small wheel chocks to use with my tow dolly, matter of fact they are in use with the dolly parked in the yard right now. I use them when my toad is up on ramps for and oil change. But I don't think they would slow down the class A if it had a notion to roll. Rely on the parking brake for it !
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Old 12-13-2013, 09:38 AM   #5
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Old 12-13-2013, 09:49 AM   #6
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I have large rubber ones with a chain painted safety orange on them, leave the chain out so i might see them before driving off, but, I have never used them except in my own driveway while working on coach.
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Old 12-13-2013, 09:54 AM   #7
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Yes, I carry a pair of the big heavy-duty solid rubber chocks from Harbor Freight. I never use them unless I have to stop on an incline. Just makes me feel better!
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Old 12-13-2013, 09:54 AM   #8
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I carry an aluminum pair that my Brother had for his semis. If by chance you get a site where the front is higher than the rear, and you need to raise the rear wheels off the ground a bit, the air will bleed down and your coach will roll off the jacks. Then I chock the front wheels to prevent that.
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We carry no chocks or blocks. Nothing, not even a 2X4. When we had a fiver I had a whole basement full of wood I made for rig setup and leveling. And chocking the wheels. With the MH I just set the parking brake and push the level button. The jacks have large steel pads on the bottom so no need for blocks or pads. We have leveled on grass, dirt, cement, and blacktop. No problems. If our spot is Fairly level we don't even drop the jacks if only for a day or two, as our rig sets pretty level on level ground, and is very stable by itself, unlike the fiver. Don't carry chocks. Or blocks an don't miss um
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Old 12-13-2013, 09:55 AM   #10
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No. Never needed them.
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I have a large Aluminum pair that sit in my rolling garage up against a spare coach time. Those get used on occasions when I need to do some testing with the coach braking system.

I have a locking tandem wheel chock for my trailer.

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Old 12-13-2013, 10:08 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by plasma800 View Post
Are wheel chocks a part of your normal travel kit for your class a?
Absolutely. Don't take up much space. Never needed them, but sure would want them, if I ever did. Cheap insurance.
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Nope. But I do carry assortment of wood blocks for under the jacks if I need them.
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Old 12-13-2013, 10:23 AM   #14
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Hi there: I carry them and use them frequently. In BC, it is law that the operator of air brake equipped vehicles perform under chassis inspection of the brake actuators and check travel of the actuator rod to ensure the auto slack adjusters are working properly. It is comforting to have the wheel chocks blocking the coach when my co-pilot releases the spring brakes to make a test application of the service brakes.

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