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Old 03-11-2015, 10:38 AM   #11
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Our campsite was on the other side of the mountains. Wonder if that Trillium was rigged to carry two canoes on top? Low bridges would make me nervous.
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Old 03-11-2015, 11:04 AM   #12
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My favorite set of chocks on a slope was at Quail Creek State Park in Utah. While the photo doesn't quite show how steep the slope was, a pair of rocks keeping this Trillium in place made me a bit nervous - it was parked uphill from me, no owners or tow vehicle ever appeared, and the last day we had 40 - 50 mile per hour winds that blew a chocked boat trailer across a flat parking area...
Very cool rack setup on that trailer. That is a great idea to carry stuff without causing stress on the fibreglass body.
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Old 03-11-2015, 11:43 AM   #13
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Very cool rack setup on that trailer. That is a great idea to carry stuff without causing stress on the fibreglass body.
I thought it was a roll cage, for when it broke loose of the chocks.
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I thought it was a roll cage, for when it broke loose of the chocks.
Even better, double duty.
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Old 03-11-2015, 12:38 PM   #15
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Keep those travel reports (and photos ) coming. Glad I made a set of those wheel locks also. They definitely add peace of mind to sloped sites like that.
Also an advantage to have a tandem axle to be able to use them. Not all sites are equal, that's for sure. This one, at Deception Pass State Park, was described to us as a "70' pull-through" The hitch was on the ground, don't know what a longer unit would have done. Didn't feel secure at all. Locked tandem wheels would have given much more peace-of-mind.

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Locked tandem wheels would have given much more peace-of-mind.
So would a parking brake.
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Old 03-11-2015, 06:21 PM   #17
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So would a parking brake.
I was not aware that such a device was available. Brian, are you aware of a camper trailer that comes with a parking brake?
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Old 03-11-2015, 06:48 PM   #18
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So would a parking brake.
Actually I've had the thought of designing an add-on mechanical brake. My original thought was that it could be part of a storage security set-up. Locked wheels that don't have any obvious way of being released would make a unit very hard to steal.

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Actually I've had the thought of designing an add-on mechanical brake. My original thought was that it could be part of a storage security set-up. Locked wheels that don't have any obvious way of being released would make a unit very hard to steal.

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Could it be as simple as a cable attached to the actuating arm down near the electromagnet, then through the backing plate to a latch or toggle lever that is locked in either 'on' or 'released' positions?
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Wouldn't pulling the trailer break away pin lock the wheels?
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