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Old 06-19-2010, 11:12 AM   #11
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Short of setting the thing up on blocks, you are never going to entirely eliminate the movement of a temporarily parked trailer. This is because of the frame/wheel axle combination that will move with people walking around inside the unit.


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Old 06-19-2010, 03:48 PM   #12
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We use these X-Chocks between the tandom wheels. Seems to help quite a bit (but not perfect). Also great for that up hill driveway at my house.

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Old 06-19-2010, 08:22 PM   #13
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In my view of reality:

1.) Any site that only requires one layer of leveler blocks is considered level.

2.) The trailer will NEVER be perfectly stable, unless placed on cinder blocks, which sort of moots the point of having wheels. This is OK for some folks.

In some commercial parks you'll have a concrete pad that will be level. In state parks, you'll have a gravel site that will be almost level, not quite, and I bet they do that on purpose so water will drain away from the site.

All sorts of gadgets and tricks will "help" stable the trailer. It will never be perfect. I recently learned to put leveler blocks under the entrance steps so the rig doesn't rock when coming and going. The best and cheapest by far I have learned is just to walk softly. But I use all the store bought stuff like chocks and jacks, too. They all help a little and it adds up, I guess.

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