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Old 07-30-2014, 10:47 AM   #1
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I think this is wrong

I drop my trailer then chock the tires. I think I should chock then drop.
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I drop my trailer then chock the tires. I think I should chock then drop.
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Chock then drop.
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Old 07-30-2014, 11:10 AM   #3
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Saw a guy with a small utility trailer lift the tongue off the ball while he was on a slight grade. He hadn't chocked the wheels. Pretty funny.

He blocked his wheels FIRST after that!
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Probably why I bent a front stabilizer jack.Thanks guys.
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Old 07-30-2014, 12:25 PM   #5
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Chock first, or get ready to chase the trailer.
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Old 07-30-2014, 01:53 PM   #6
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Don't ask me how I know, but when leaving the camp, hitch 1st then remove the chocks. If you don't believe me ask the wife, she was inside.
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I learned that I a scary way! Was on an incline, and as soon as the camper was off the ball, it rolled forward and fortunately landed on my hitch without damaging my tailgate. I have not forgotten to chock the wheels first ever since ;-)


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Old 07-30-2014, 08:37 PM   #8
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Since I have an incline on my driveway I have to make sure the chocks are in before I even think of disconnecting.

I did try this sequence on a campground last year. Hook up the trailer and drive forward. Then go back and pick up the chocks after you wonder what the bump was. The conclusion was I need the more expense solid block chocks and stop buying the cheap plastic ones as they don't last using this sequence.
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Take it from someone it's happened to-- chock THEN drop

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Old 07-31-2014, 08:27 PM   #10
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I watched a family do it your way once... Trailer started rollign downhill toward the lake, Girl grabbed the safety chain (Told her next time grab the break-a-way lead) and of course not a snowball's chance she could stop it from rolling.. Thankfully when the wheel (Tong jack) hit the soft dirt,, it stopped.

Chock FIRST, always chock FIRST.
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Personally I always chock first but on our last trip I forgot once and when the trailer and truck disconnected the trailer started to roll. My heart sank and adrenaline pumped...I grabbed the breakaway cable and before I had the consciousness to pull it the trailer caught on something. I am an idiot I thought...never again. Chock it chock it chock it before you even think about anything. Chocks are stored right in front of my storage door and I can't get to the lever bar to take my stabilizers off without removing them. Lesson learned.
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