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Old 09-02-2016, 03:08 PM   #11
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you can do that but not sure it's recommended . to each his own when it comes to their own tt's .
X2 I agree please do not do this.
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Old 09-02-2016, 03:53 PM   #12
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IMO the x-chock is the most secure system for a dual axle trailer and does not need the help of any other chocks,.... the motion of the two wheels is the exact opposite of each other, with any movement one wheel is wanting to go "up" and the other wheel is wanting to go "down",... with two x-chocks snugged in correctly between the tires on each side, the trailer can not move,.... sure, no harm done when adding other chocks, but never have and don't see the need,....

ok, I guess if our site was on a VERY SEVERE slope, maybe I would, but probably not, if it was that SEVERE I'd more likely move to another site or another cg,.....
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Old 09-03-2016, 09:31 AM   #13
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the coupler sort up snaps off the ball and I get a bit of movement of my TT while the jacks sits on my wood blocks. I thought it was going to fall off the blocks. It is chocked.
Any ideas what causes this?
I hope I am clear.
I would not set jacks until I had blocked wheels,,,
and removed TT from TV !!!
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Old 09-03-2016, 09:38 AM   #14
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I would not set jacks until I had blocked wheels,,, and removed TT from TV !!!
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Old 09-03-2016, 09:42 AM   #15
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BAL X Chocks are the very first thing installed and tightened when parked and the VERY LAST thing removed before pulling out of campground. I leave them installed even when hooking up and doing a pin pull test. Take them out and then do a trailer brake test and leave.
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Old 09-03-2016, 11:38 PM   #16
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I recently experienced the same problem while trying to unhitch the TT from my TV. A tech at my RV dealer also suggested leaving the TV in neutral to "relax" the pressure on the ball and coupler. I have not tried this yet and to be honest, it makes me a little nervous thinking about doing it. I understand chocking the wheels on the TT but I camp alone most of the time and am not comfortable with the thought of my TV being in neutral while I'm raising the tongue of the TT off the ball. Not sure what I'm going to do next time I have trouble unhitching, especially if I am alone and my site is uneven, which the tech indicated can make unhitching more challenging.
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Old 09-04-2016, 12:09 AM   #17
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I recently experienced the same problem while trying to unhitch the TT from my TV. A tech at my RV dealer also suggested leaving the TV in neutral to "relax" the pressure on the ball and coupler. I have not tried this yet and to be honest, it makes me a little nervous thinking about doing it. I understand chocking the wheels on the TT but I camp alone most of the time and am not comfortable with the thought of my TV being in neutral while I'm raising the tongue of the TT off the ball. Not sure what I'm going to do next time I have trouble unhitching, especially if I am alone and my site is uneven, which the tech indicated can make unhitching more challenging.
the idea is not to leave it in neutral,..... if the vehicle has forward force on the coupler, then putting it in neutral for a moment will allow the vehicle to "relax", which should lessen that forward force, .... then you put it back in park, put the brake on and you should have eliminated or at least, greatly reduced that snap when jacking the coupler off the ball,.... , but as has been stated before in this thread, always have your wheels chocked(with regular wedge chocks, blocks, or I would recommend x-chocks if you have dual axles), before jacking your coupler off the ball,.....
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Old 09-04-2016, 08:41 AM   #18
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Parking mine in my drive, I have found that if I apply the park brake to lock the TV in place before putting the trans in Park has greatly reduced the pop off of the trailer from the ball and the slight bounce to one side.
In my case the TV is facing down an incline.
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When parking on an incline we should always set parking brake before shifting to Park,
You will have a lot less tranny trouble !!! That is one of the first things I taught my Girls when they were learning to drive !!! Set brake,,, shift to neutral until brake takes ahold,,, then shift to park !!!
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I recently experienced the same problem while trying to unhitch the TT from my TV. A tech at my RV dealer also suggested leaving the TV in neutral to "relax" the pressure on the ball and coupler. I have not tried this yet and to be honest, it makes me a little nervous thinking about doing it. I understand chocking the wheels on the TT but I camp alone most of the time and am not comfortable with the thought of my TV being in neutral while I'm raising the tongue of the TT off the ball. Not sure what I'm going to do next time I have trouble unhitching, especially if I am alone and my site is uneven, which the tech indicated can make unhitching more challenging.
DO NOT leave your vehile in neutral when unhitching!

As mentioned, once parked where you are going to unhitch, chock wheels of camper, then get back in tow vehicle, shift to neutral and take foot off brake to relieve pressure on the tow ball, then set parking brake and put vehicle back in park.

NEVER leave your vehicle unattended while shifted into neutral.
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