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Old 04-25-2014, 03:44 PM   #1
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Chocking a motorhome.

I always try to use chocks when I set up, right before deploying levelers. Over the years I've seen how the buses at work tighten up overnight against the chocks we use, which suggests some level of movement.

While walking around RV parks I've never noticed another motorhome chocked. I've seen several TT using chocks of course. I wonder if anyone else uses them, and if not, why not?
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Old 04-25-2014, 03:51 PM   #2
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I never use them. I'm usually on level ground and really only use my jacks to stabilize the MH for the slide. Parking break and transmission should keep me from moving. If not I've got my power cord and water hose anchor's for back-up. ;-)
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I have chocks just in case a tire may need to be changed. Never had a need to use them. Once the jacks are down, it ain't going anywhere so I don't chock when setting up.
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I don't use them because I would never camp on a spot that we were worried about rolling.
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Old 04-25-2014, 05:18 PM   #5
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I use them pretty much everywhere I go. Just a peace of mind thing maybe, but I leave them in my power cord bay so when I hook up to power, I just set them right there on each side of the back tire.

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Never used them. The air parking brake worked just fine.
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Always chock, the front in the direction of any possible roll, particularly if the site requires taking any weight of the rear axle.
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I don't think it's so much a case of movement as it is of the tire sinking slightly into the ground due to weight thus pressing tightly up against the chock over night. It it was a case of movement 1 or the other chock would still be loose.
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Nope, don't chock.
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I don't think it's so much a case of movement as it is of the tire sinking slightly into the ground due to weight thus pressing tightly up against the chock over night. It it was a case of movement 1 or the other chock would still be loose.

No, it's a seriously thick concrete parking lot.
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There have been a few discussions of what happens when the air suspension looses air. When I dump the air on my Spartan MMGT chassis, the body shifts forward apx 6", and the wheels creep forward too. When I start it and re-inflate the air bags the body & wheels creep backward that same 6". It isn't "rolling", and it isn't going anywhere w/ the parking brakes locked down on the rear axle.
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Interesting to say the least......

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There have been a few discussions of what happens when the air suspension looses air. When I dump the air on my Spartan MMGT chassis, the body shifts forward apx 6", and the wheels creep forward too. When I start it and re-inflate the air bags the body & wheels creep backward that same 6". It isn't "rolling", and it isn't going anywhere w/ the parking brakes locked down on the rear axle.
One fellow thought his brakes had a problem.........and were not holding... Quite the conversation You are correct in your explanation for this chassis.
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We don't chock, either. Not even sure that I still carry any, anymore. Figger the parking brake and the 4 jacks are going to keep me from rolling anywhere.
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When I had a gasser MH I used the chocks.
With the air brakes on my DP I do not.

Have seen a lot of gas MH's with the jacks down
so far the front wheels are off the ground.
Have not seen chocks used on the rear when
they do this.
This could be a very expensive accident waiting to happen.
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