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Old 09-08-2013, 12:21 AM   #31
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I am brand new here. I drive for ABF Freight Lines city board. I have put wheel chocks under more trailers than you can imagine. I put the chock up tight to the wheel, then drop my trailer. The chocks I use weigh about 15 to 20 lbs each, made out of layers of hard type rubber type material and have a metal handle on them. The only time I have ever experienced tire creep is when you dump the air out of the bags on the trailer suspension. All the others are spring suspended and never creep on me when I pull out from the trailer. On a incline with my new 25 foot Grey Wolfe I would chock both sides using 4 chalks, THEN lower the front jack & pull out. If this is wrong & might cause damage please let me know. Thanks. Phil.
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Old 09-08-2013, 09:57 AM   #32
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On a incline with my new 25 foot Grey Wolfe I would chock both sides using 4 chalks, THEN lower the front jack & pull out. If this is wrong & might cause damage please let me know. Thanks. Phil.
I would chock both sides anytime the TT is unhitched from the TV, not just on inclines. Keeping in mind that the TT is free-wheeling and does not have a parking brake.
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Old 09-08-2013, 10:53 AM   #33
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Good point. Forgot about the freewheeling, no brakes. So use to setting the brakes in the tractor & the spring loaded brakes on the trailer are engaged as soon as you remove the air pressure. Nothing like caged brakes! Kind of strange, about 8 years ago OSHA dropped the requirement of using chocks. It is the responsibility of the person working the trailer, NOT THE DRIVER who is responsible for securing the trailer to the dock doors. Just about all LTL & most TL trucking companies donít use wheel chocks, but 99 % of their customers require you set the chocks. Go figure?
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Old 09-08-2013, 01:47 PM   #34
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On the plus side... You won't have the hassle of trying to free "stuck" brakes on your TT even after it has been sitting for a while. :-)
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On the plus side... You won't have the hassle of trying to free "stuck" brakes on your TT even after it has been sitting for a while. :-)
Especially right after a ice storm or during one.
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Old 09-08-2013, 02:40 PM   #36
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I just bought a 2011 Georgetown Forest River 28' MH - Is it okay when using the levelers if all the wheels on one side (front and back) are off the ground when it's leveled? Can I use it that way?

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As I recall the stabilizers arent designed to handle all the weight of the trailer. Not to mention that the other side likely has the wheels stuffed all the way in.

Time to buy a 10 foot 2x8 and cut it in half. Stack them on top of each other.
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As I recall the stabilizers arent designed to handle all the weight of the trailer. Not to mention that the other side likely has the wheels stuffed all the way in.

Time to buy a 10 foot 2x8 and cut it in half. Stack them on top of each other.
He's not talking about "stabilizers". Leveling systems are designed to hold the weight of the rig.
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I try everything and then my wife suggests peroxide and baking soda. It work great just mix together and make a paste, scrub with a nail brush let sit for 20 minutes and rinse. You might need a little sos pad after but be careful no to scrub the paint with sos pad. Rinse well and then seal with a good wax. Good luck
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Try baking soda & vinegar. Use it all the time in my home drains once a month. Dissolves hair & other items built up in the trap. Use it every month & you will rarely have a problem. About a pint of vinegar cup of baking soda & very hot or boiling water to rise out the drain after the other to 2 boil out the trap in each drain. Should work well in an RV I would think.
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He's not talking about "stabilizers". Leveling systems are designed to hold the weight of the rig.
Ah. Thanks.
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