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Old 10-09-2002, 07:18 PM   #1
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Wheel Chocks

I don't want to seem stupid, but I need to know the proper way to use wheel chocks.

I have a dual axle Overlander. I bought 2 of the plastic wheel chocks from Camping World. I put one each on the (gentle)downhill side of the left and right wheels when I was parked in my driveway. A friend told me that was wrong - that I should have put 1 in front of and behind one side of the dual wheels - that the whole point was to prevent rocking.

Who's right?

What is the prevailing theory here?

Thanks in advance...
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Old 10-09-2002, 07:40 PM   #2
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You did it right. The purpose of chocks is to prevent movement, as in downhill. Jacks will prevent rocking.

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Old 10-25-2005, 06:38 PM   #3
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the chocks are to prevent moving of the trailer in a downhill direction. to keep the trailer from dipping, or shaking, while walking, use the stabilizer jacks. to keep the trailer from slight rolling forward/backward while walking, and while parked on level pavement, use a scissors jack, made for this purpose, from camping world (and others). do not use the stabilizer jack for leveling. eric 4916
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Old 10-26-2005, 11:48 AM   #4
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Amron,

Is http://www.campingworld.com/browse/s...4&skunum=11109 what you mean by a sissors jack? I've been thinking about buying a set to chock the wheels, in place of the plastic chocks. But I gather from your post that they make poor chocks. Correct?
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Old 10-28-2005, 02:18 AM   #5
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Theres Chocks, then there are Chocks!

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I would give an unqualified "Yes" to your question.

I use the chocks ( yellow / orange/ whatever color) to keep the trailer from moving when I am there with the trailer. I use the scissor jack(s) in addition to the chocks for when I don't want it to move should I not be with the trialer ie out for the day.etc...

Hope this helps! Afterall, that AS is an investment - for YOU! Not somebody else! Keep it that way.

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Amron,

Is http://www.campingworld.com/browse/s...4&skunum=11109 what you mean by a sissors jack? I've been thinking about buying a set to chock the wheels, in place of the plastic chocks. But I gather from your post that they make poor chocks. Correct?
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Old 10-28-2005, 05:57 AM   #6
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I picked up a pair of scissor style from Camper world
http://www.campingworld.com/browse/s...19342&src=SRQB
We were camping with a 5th wheel and he was putting his on, before he did, we went inside to see how it felt with out them installed. After the wheels were secure it made a world of difference! That is what sold me.


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Old 10-28-2005, 08:54 AM   #7
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I picked up a pair of scissor style from Camper world
http://www.campingworld.com/browse/s...19342&src=SRQB
We were camping with a 5th wheel and he was putting his on, before he did, we went inside to see how it felt with out them installed. After the wheels were secure it made a world of difference! That is what sold me.


Good luck with the one you choose
I've been using that specific wheel lock for some time now. Normally I put this on my curb side wheels. That wheel lock also has a place for a pad lock. While it could be kicked out of place it does provide a little security from those who like to play with things.

On the street side I use a pair of wheel chocks. As far as the direction it depends on the level of the site. If the site is level I will use one wheel and put a chock on each side of that wheel. If the site has a slant, I will use one chock on the low side of each of the street side tires.

This works well until I need to use my Lynx Leveler block under the tires on the street side. When that happens I have a couple of chocks built to work with the Lynx blocks. These interlink with the flat Lynx blocks.
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Old 10-28-2005, 09:34 AM   #8
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I picked these up last year and really like them. They're easy on, very secure, and they can be padlocked. Won't work on a single axle though.

http://rotochok.com/
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I picked these up last year and really like them. They're easy on, very secure, and they can be padlocked. Won't work on a single axle though.

http://rotochok.com/
I agree with Tin Hut - I like my Rotochok's, too. Best of all, it's a Mom & Pop shop out of Delaware and they're really nice people.
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Where did you get the Lynx chocks? I have the leveler blocks and they are great - I've seen ads for the chocks, but can't find them in stock anywhere.

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Interesting.

No matter where I go, I always put a chock in front and in back of the tire and on both tires. I also give the chocks a tap either with another chock or my foot to sort of snug them under.

I guess it's overkill, but you never know when the earth's axis may change and suddenly your camper is chocked on the wrong side

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Old 10-28-2005, 11:14 AM   #12
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I found the Lynx wheel chocks at a Walmart supercenter. They weren't cheap but then I have squashed a few of those inexpensive yellow plastic ones. I don't think rolling over a Lynx chok would be near as easy.
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I found the Lynx wheel chocks at a Walmart supercenter. They weren't cheap but then I have squashed a few of those inexpensive yellow plastic ones. I don't think rolling over a Lynx chok would be near as easy.
I got mine from a local dealer during an RV show. Just do a search on Lynx Levelers on the Internet. The picture I posted was from one of the sites that I did a search on. I've never seen the chocks at my local Wally Mart but as you are probably well aware the product selection varies from store to store.

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Old 10-28-2005, 03:27 PM   #14
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I vote for RotoChock

Another user here. So easy, my DW even volunteers to put them on when we park.

With RotoChock, the unit bounces less and I have that secure feeling if you know what I mean. We are very with the results.

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