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Old 11-23-2014, 10:20 AM   #1
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Parking on incline

Hello folks,

My scamp is coming tomorrow. Though I will be parking it at a RV part, I will have it at my home for few days. I want to park it in our driveway, which is slightly inclined. Do you think it is safe if I put down the jacks and put wooden blocks under the tires, and park it in the driveway?

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Old 11-23-2014, 10:42 AM   #2
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Slight incline should be no problem as long as you take off the tongue wheel if it has one. Might spring for real chocks though as you'll need them down the road anyway.

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Old 11-23-2014, 11:29 AM   #3
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Also Those rubber chocks instead of the plastic yellow ones will be a big help to keep them from kicking out from under the tire when you are inside

Amazon.com: rubber wheel chock
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Slight incline should be no problem as long as you take off the tongue wheel if it has one. Might spring for real chocks though as you'll need them down the road anyway.

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In this photo we are camping in a local regional park. Site had quite a slope. You can see how low the tongue is and the difference in angle between the bottom of the trailer and our step stool. Not sure if your driveway is more or less steep. I definitely recommend using blocks (real chocks) both front and back of each tire if similar. Also, if you have a wheel under the tongue jack, you can also get a rubber donut or something similar to keep it from rolling.
We camped for the weekend and had nary a worry that we might roll down the hill.
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I park often on an incline & chock the wheels prior to disconnect (on the back and front of them) and I drop the tongue wheel down into a small rubber tongue wheel chock to keep it from moving.

I also drop my rear jacks down part way that way should I need to jack the front end up really high when on a steep sloop to get the trailer off the ball should the back end of the trailer drop suddenly its going to land on the jacks not the actual back end of the trailer - don't laugh have seen that happen a few times!
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These work really well. Two sources for price comparison. I've used the ones from Harbor Freight for the past 7 years.

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Amazon.com: Maxxtow Towing Products 70072 Solid Rubber Heavy Duty Wheel Chock: Automotive
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Old 11-23-2014, 04:30 PM   #7
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Thank you all. I was able to purchase chock at the local auto store.
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Old 11-24-2014, 07:24 AM   #8
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When on a slope, I run a rope through the chock and through a spoke at the bottom of the wheel. If the trailer starts to roll forward, it just pulls the chock tighter into the wheel.


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When on a slope, I run a rope through the chock and through a spoke at the bottom of the wheel. If the trailer starts to roll forward, it just pulls the chock tighter into the wheel.

Never thought of doing that. Brilliant solution, Jared!


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I agree totally with using chocks. We have had our Casita 17' since March. Before that we had a small pop-up. I could control the pop-up by hand when hitching/unhitching. Since getting the Casita, I have already had 2 unhitching "incidents". My rear bumper shows the scars. Seems like I would have caught the first time - guess I'm a slow learner. Fool me once..... Fool me twice...... If there's a third time then I guess I'm just a fool.
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I agree totally with using chocks. We have had our Casita 17' since March. Before that we had a small pop-up. I could control the pop-up by hand when hitching/unhitching. Since getting the Casita, I have already had 2 unhitching "incidents". My rear bumper shows the scars. Seems like I would have caught the first time - guess I'm a slow learner. Fool me once..... Fool me twice...... If there's a third time then I guess I'm just a fool.
The LAST thing I disconnect are the safety chains. Had my Casita scoot around a few inches once........
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