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Old 03-14-2011, 01:44 PM   #15
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Thanks George,
Those chock's look like they will fit the curve of the 13" tire's better than the ones I got from the RV store.

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I use these rubber wheel chocks from Harbor Freight. They are made from heavy duty rubber so friction to tire and pavement is very high. Wheel pressure must be relaxed to remove them. Harbor freight has 2 sizes in stores but online I can only find 1 size. If I would be in your situation anchor with chain would be a must.
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Old 03-14-2011, 04:25 PM   #16
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or perhaps this: Sladek Corp-Wind, Storm and Theft Protection. Tie down anchors for concrete, asphalt and turf securing items that can be blown down, stolen or moved. with different weight ratings.
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Old 03-14-2011, 05:00 PM   #17
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And, as I have seem, kids kicking out wheel chocks on utility trailers, and huge dumpsters in neighborhoods and track home building sites. Making them roll into the street.
That is why it is important to use 4 jack stands in addition to chocks. Once the trailer is firm on the jacks the chocks (and a bumper tie down) are redundant back-ups. I really believe in KISS (keep it simple s......) We do not and will not have an anchor - jack stands work.

Also, in that vein, trying to drive forward into the driveway to drop the trailer presents problems. One would really have to do some fancy wheel work to get the tow vehicle in and out for hitching and unhitching. Personally, I would not want to try and back down a steep grade to try and hitch up - recipe for disaster. That is why a car going downhill on a one lane road yields to the car going up - much more control ability backing up than down. JMHO
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Old 03-14-2011, 08:50 PM   #18
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Thanks everyone -- great food for thought! I'm going to think very carefully about this and store locally for the first month until I figure it all out. This way I don't have to rush into anything - I'm so excited to be getting it and this will let me breathe and make sure I have everything I need before trying it.
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great food for thought!
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Jane - Just one more wild thought. One I considered before I decided on flipping the axle and backing up.

How about a winch in the garage? You could unhook in the street and pull the cables down to the trailer tongue. Winch it up and and down. Not level but chocked and stabilized, who cares? If you need to level it to work on it or put up guests you could winch it down to the street.

Just a thought.

And - You must be so excited!!! Congratulations on the new trailer!!!!
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Old 03-15-2011, 10:52 AM   #20
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How about a new house with a better driveway?
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Old 03-15-2011, 11:07 AM   #21
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A good thought! I feel comfortable renting storage for a month rather than trying to get something put together by Thursday (and I'm dealing with a wretched cold so really don't think I can do anything by then). I found a place that doesn't have a minimum number of months and is less than 2 miles away. It's a temporary solution given the cost ($60/mo) but buys some time to make sure I do it right.

And yes, excited - that's the understatement of the year!! And being British, I am told I have a knack for the understatement! I've been wanting a Casita for several years, but my spouse had to come around and see the light ;-). It's not something I want to do without her and the dogs.

Two days and counting!

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How about a new house with a better driveway?

Definitely NOT an option! We have a view of the ocean and won't give that up! :-)
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Old 03-15-2011, 11:52 AM   #23
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George, those rubber chocks look great. I have a Harbor Freight store in town and you're tempting me.

Jane, with all the great ideas we've heard I think it's safe to say that you can park wherever you're so inclined...
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where ever I'm inclined!
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where ever I'm inclined!
Most of what you read in this forum is on the level...
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Most of what you read in this forum is on the level...
Groan! you are flat out too funny!
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What about putting a small retaining wall at the bottom of the yard so you can park it level and parallel with the street? At $60 a month storage it would pay for itself pretty quick
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What about putting a small retaining wall at the bottom of the yard so you can park it level and parallel with the street? At $60 a month storage it would pay for itself pretty quick
Unfortunately the street is also on a quite a slope, but we're looking at putting a "second driveway" on the south side of the house. it could be unpaved and quite level, but would require a retaining wall. I agree - at $60 per month it might pay for itself quite quickly.
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