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Old 03-26-2012, 03:52 AM   #1
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Safe way to park trailer on an incline?

The driveway is sloped on a hill from curb to backyard maybe 15 degrees. If I wanted to park the trailer on the downhill slope is there anything safer/larger/better than a standard wheel chock?
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Old 03-26-2012, 06:29 AM   #2
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The rubber wheel chocks that are used in big trucks are much larger and heavier than those little plastic ones that are sold for campers. Otherwise a piece of 4 X 4 lumber should do it. Bob
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I was at Harbor Freight today and noticed that they had a nice selection of both rubber and metal chocks. Certainly big enough to hold your trailer.

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We park ours on a slope that's not as steep as yours. That moment when the trailer lifts off the ball is always a thrill. Raz
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Call me a wimp, but I'm not sure I'd sleep at night worrying about my trailer taking off on its own due to a strong wind or earth temble. Or some snot-nosed kid walking by and wanting to see what would happen if a chock was removed. I'd put in an earth anchor or dig a 3' post hole and fill it with concrete with an auger in the middle then use a heavy chain from there to the rear bumper.... along with using chocks! YMMV
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I was at Harbor Freight today and noticed that they had a nice selection of both rubber and metal chocks. Certainly big enough to hold your trailer.
Rubber Wheel Chock with Eyebolt I know that this one should hold your trailer. I've used it to chock my 20,000 pound (10 ton) Ford F-700.
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Call me a wimp, but I'm not sure I'd sleep at night worrying about my trailer taking off on its own due to a strong wind or earth temble. Or some snot-nosed kid walking by and wanting to see what would happen if a chock was removed. I'd put in an earth anchor or dig a 3' post hole and fill it with concrete with an auger in the middle then use a heavy chain from there to the rear bumper.... along with using chocks! YMMV
With 15 degree slope I completely agree with Donna.
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some snot-nosed kid walking by and wanting to see what would happen if a chock was removed
A single kid should not be able to do that easily on a 15 degree slope. If you are quadrouple chocked (front and rear of both wheels on both sides ) it will take more than a single snot nosed kid to figure out how to do it. Yes a group could. But I won't explain how they might do it ;-)

Don't want to give them any ideas. Yeah, I used to be a snot nosed trouble maker. Then I found FGRV.
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I, too, used to be a trouble-maker. Then I turned bad.....
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I use a tongue chock to help stop the tongue wheel from rolling away as well. Mine is made of heavy black rubber and it does not seem to move at all once weight is on it.

It looks a bit like this one
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A single kid should not be able to do that easily on a 15 degree slope. If you are quadrouple chocked (front and rear of both wheels on both sides ) it will take more than a single snot nosed kid to figure out how to do it. Yes a group could. But I won't explain how they might do it ;-)

Don't want to give them any ideas. Yeah, I used to be a snot nosed trouble maker. Then I found FGRV.
Do you mean that a married snot nosed kid would be enough, or does it just take more than one to produce enough snot? Just how good a lubricant is that stuff anyway?

Of course you could always put your stabilizers down, we have BAL stabilzers which are strong enough to make it difficult to even tow the trailer down a sloped driveway.
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Laurie,
You could permanently mount some rubber speed bumps accross the parking area. They sell them at Northern Tool for about $40.00 ea.
Just back over the bump and un hitch.
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