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Old 03-31-2014, 11:26 AM   #1
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Side effect of wheel/tire change

An unforeseen effect of my 16"wheel and tire changeout has been the loss of use of my wheel stop chock. I lost one inch of clearance between the tandem axle and my chock (even though it's adjustable) cannot fit between the tires. I'm sure there are others of you who may have run into this. Unfortunately my trailer is stored and I don't know the new distance between the tires so that I can order a replacement. Do any of you know what that distance is on a 31' Classic with 16" Michelin's and/or have a model of stop chock that will fit the diminished distance?

Here is a picture of my old stop chock and a second picture of the new wheels and tires. FYI that strange box on top of the wheel chock is my outdoor temperature sensor. I used to lay it there once we were set up.
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Old 03-31-2014, 11:44 AM   #2
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I recently switched to the 16" wheels and the "between the wheels" scissors type chocks that I bought from Hensley when I got my hitch still fit fine.
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Old 03-31-2014, 11:51 AM   #3
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I'll try to measure mine tonight if you don't get an answer sooner.
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Old 03-31-2014, 02:07 PM   #4
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Amazon.com: BAL 28005 Deluxe Tire Chock: Automotive

These are what I have and they work great with the 16" wheels and Michelin tires.
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We use Bal X-Chocks on our 16" Michelins, fit, work great, and stabilize the trailer. We also have the Fastway Onestep chocks for fast chocking or extra measure on grades.
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Jack, we are in KC visiting our daughter as we return from wintering in FL. The measurement on my '02 30' Classic w / slide is 3.25"between the tires. I have the 16" wheels & Michelins like you mentioned. My chocks have the 1/2" threaded adjuster with the locking cam type over center latch. I had to run the adjuster out near its max but it works.
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Had the same problem with mine. They can easily be modified to fit the 16" using a coupling nut and a 2" 100% thread bolt. Think the size is 5/16 but might be 3/8.
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Jack,

I get roughly 3 5/8" on my rig. Was able to put a 4X4 (3 1/2") block of wood in the gap, slight wiggle room.

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Old 04-01-2014, 11:06 AM   #9
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Thanks all for the measurements. I'll also look at your suggestions!

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My chocks look just like yours and they fit fine on my Classic 28 with 16" wheels and Michelins. I always have to rap them smartly on the ground to get them closed tight enough to fit between the tires.
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My chocks look just like yours and they fit fine on my Classic 28 with 16" wheels and Michelins. I always have to rap them smartly on the ground to get them closed tight enough to fit between the tires.

I know what you are saying, and I thought the same thing. I'm going to check the one more time just to be sure. I've got the nut backed off as far as it will go....but I bought mine about 15 years ago and they might not be quite the same as what I see on the Internet today.

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Ends up the adjusting nut was frozen after years of not moving. I got them loose and found that I can collapse the chock down to fit between the wheels. Glad to not have to buy new ones!

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