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Old 12-01-2015, 01:14 PM   #11
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over the pond here in blighty, trailers have to be fitted with parking brakes, I don't understand why they aren't compulsory in the USA. My Rockwood is fitted with a parking brake, I don't often use it but its there if needed. Staying hitched is not a problem, I like others just take the weight on the front legs
So you don't. need to chock
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Old 12-01-2015, 01:19 PM   #12
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no, we stopped chocking trailers when the steam era ended!
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Old 12-01-2015, 01:27 PM   #13
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unhooking

To say that only your precious Dodge has a safe parking brake is BS and you know it, I hope.

When we go to PA Speedweeks we don't unhook don't chock don't put down the legs and stabilizers. Put in Park and. set the emergency brake that works and go to the races. Just put the slides in the next morning and go
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Old 12-01-2015, 01:37 PM   #14
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What's the emergency brake lash-up on your Rockwood?
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Old 12-01-2015, 03:38 PM   #15
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None of the transmissions have any different park set-up in the tranny! They are all pretty much the same.
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Old 12-01-2015, 03:58 PM   #16
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In my 35 years of build'n 'em, they pretty much all operate the same, but the thickness of materials differ a bunch. And the activating means have changed.
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Old 12-01-2015, 09:46 PM   #17
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On the road and only one night....never unhook or put legs down.......
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Old 12-01-2015, 11:35 PM   #18
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Biggest problem I have ever seen with people just using park is watch them in a parking lot. Most don't come to a complete stop when they throw it in park!
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Old 12-01-2015, 11:49 PM   #19
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And, back'n up, not stopp'n, and putt'n in drive.....STUPID! If people had a clue as to what is happening inside these new trannys.....but, kept me in business.. no wonder these days people have to spend big bucks to o/h one
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Old 12-02-2015, 01:54 AM   #20
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We always put landing gear down if letting out front slide, and put stabilizers down if letting out rear slide....as long as you don t forget to raise them, nothing wrong with putting them down.....as long as weights are not exceeded, if slides are in, nothing wrong with not putting anything down....
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