I do it all the time, and rarely use the handbrake. If front facing up hill, 1st. If rear facing uphill, reverse.
This is how I do it, too. If I remember correctly, this was stated as the proper way to park a manual shift vehicle in my drivers book when I first got my license (well over a decade ago). I would assume there's no negative affects on your vehicle or transmission while doing it this way.
I know this thread is for manuals and I would always use both when I had one. Now I have an auto and still do the same thing. However, when on a hill, I pull the ebrake up first and then put it in park. This way the ebrake is holding the car in position, not the tranny.
My wife always used to put it in park, releases the brake pedal and then it rolls a sec until the tranny holds it in place and THEN she pulls up the ebrake. Then all of that pressure is on the tranny. I hate when you feel that "clunk" when trying to shift out of park that way.
97 Sahara 4.0 Auto. All stock, hardtop and soft top, 2nd owner. General Grabber 265/70/15
All manual shift vehicles should be parked in gear. As well, the front wheels, if possible, should be turned into the curb or away from traffic. The hand brake is the secondary mechanism, parking in gear with a manual or with an auto in PARK is the primary.
Does anyone have any thoughts positive or negative on the consequences (if any) of parking a jeep in a gear for added rollback prevention?
my short story about parking.. I park with parking brake and 1st gear. one night after work I parked in my spot at home (slight uphill) and threw the parking brake on, put in gear and went inside. not long after I got a neighbor pounding at my door saying my jeep had just rolled into the parking lot behind it and hit a fence/curb thing. my jeep jumped out of gear (I apparently didn't put it all the way into gear?) and the parking brake wasn't on strong enough to hold it.
moral of the story, if using just the parking brake, pull it as hard as you can! and using both, make sure its in gear!
If all else fails........... Get a hammer!