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Old 04-05-2013, 10:58 AM   #1
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Has anyone use their emergency trailer brake to keep trailer from moving forward while unhitching on sites that slope? I use good wheel chocks and the chocks that go between the tires before I unhook however, I still cringe when on a slope and i unhook camper (especially if slope is toward TV) It recommends you test the brake periodically so I don't believe it would harm anything. Looking for opinions. Thanks.
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It will probably use up a lot of power. Not sure if the magnets are meant to be on all the time. I would suggest xchocks or rotochoks
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Not a good idea to pull E cable. Use chocks. Youroo!!
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Nope. Just good wheel chocks and X-Chocks. Although, I actually have never put on the X-Chocks until completely disconnected.

Edit: I also suggest that you can place chocks for all four wheels if you are very concerned the trailer will move due to the slope you are on.



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What model x-chocks do you use Triguy?
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Nope. Just good wheel chocks and X-Chocks. Although, I actually have never put on the X-Chocks until completely disconnected.

Edit: I also suggest that you can place chocks for all four wheels if you are very concerned the trailer will move due to the slope you are on.



I don't put my x-chocks on either, until I am unhooked. I do chock the wheels first thing with these solid rubber chocks from Harbor Freight. They do a good job, and no way they be crushed like some of the cheaper plastic chocks can.

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What model x-chocks do you use Triguy?
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I use the BAL 28012, although I understand BAL makes several versions.

BAL 28012 X-Chock Tire Locking Chock
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Got my xchocks in today. Love them!!
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Has anyone use their emergency trailer brake to keep trailer from moving forward while unhitching on sites that slope? I use good wheel chocks and the chocks that go between the tires before I unhook however, I still cringe when on a slope and i unhook camper (especially if slope is toward TV) It recommends you test the brake periodically so I don't believe it would harm anything. Looking for opinions. Thanks.
I use the Bal Chocks between the tires BEFORE I unhook and don't take them out until I am hooked up and retracted the jacks and set the emergency brake on the truck.
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Got my xchocks in today. Love them!!


One tip is to make sure you tighten them periodically. After arriving at a site and setting up, the tires will have cooled after a few hours and so a re-tighten is necessary to snug them up.
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