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Old 07-11-2013, 09:51 AM   #29
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I use chocks under each wheel to keep the trailer from moving fore/aft; one side chocked will allow it to swing dangerously sideways when unhitching if on a slope.

For longer stays I add the expandable chock/stabilizers between the tires which does a great deal to stabilize the trailer (in addition to the drop down stabilizers). The danger of the expandables without wheel chocks, is if on a slope during the night (for example) and you lost air pressure in a tire, that expandable chock would be loose and the trailer could swing sideways.

So the chocks under the wheel is necessary, the expandable chocks/stabilizers between tires is for comfort as well. I like both.

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Old 07-11-2013, 10:14 AM   #30
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I use a rotochok for each side. From my experience, especially when on inclines or declines, there would be lateral movement from the trailer, even if slight, during unhitching, and possibly during hitching. Chocks on both sides keeps everything in place. Just my experience.
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:55 AM   #31
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I use semi truck trailer wheel chocks rubber w/chain connecting they are left over from trucking bus. If I had to pur. would probably be ones posted by Crispyboy
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Old 07-11-2013, 12:12 PM   #32
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I have the chocks from Hensley...
Right now they are $27.50 off at $35 each Here is the link.

They are fast and easy to use...no more mud and uneven ground surfaces to deal with, very secure....by the way I use 2 of them
Thanks for that - ordered two.
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Old 07-11-2013, 01:03 PM   #33
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Just goes to show, there's a first time for everything!
As my Poppa is fond of saying, "Even a blind hog finds an acorn once in a while."

My reply was "yessir, but he still has to root around a bit!"

And that's how I got these new teeth.
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Old 07-11-2013, 01:09 PM   #34
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Like A W Warn, I have two of those but they don't fit and the nuts are corroded so badly it is like they are welded. Can't adjust them. Thanks for the link though. Will contact those folks. They used to make an extender that bolted to the pad to make them fit. Mine came with my A/S when I bought it many moons ago.
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Old 07-11-2013, 06:15 PM   #35
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Like A W Warn, I have two of those but they don't fit and the nuts are corroded so badly it is like they are welded. Can't adjust them. Thanks for the link though. Will contact those folks. They used to make an extender that bolted to the pad to make them fit. Mine came with my A/S when I bought it many moons ago.
I dropped Deb an email this morning. She already responded. She said they have sizes to fit different wheel spacing, so I have to wait a day or to two for measurement. I will be getting at least one new one, maybe two. I have my wheels off doing a wheel bearing grease job right now.

If I already had two, like you do, I think I would re-work them. I have been thinking about adding a piece of tire tread to widen the friction points. I think a half inch added on each side would make mine work.
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Old 07-11-2013, 06:46 PM   #36
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I went to Rotochocks about a year ago and never looked back. They are byfar the best investment I've made for my AS in a long time. Not only do they work super easy, but you can put a padlock on them for added security. I have 2 but only lock one. I definately recommend them, and buy a pair.

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Old 07-11-2013, 07:32 PM   #37
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Alan...emailed her as well. Sent her my tire measurements. Waiting for a price. Got some thinking to do on what way to go. Those or rotochoks. I really like the idea of supporting a family owned business that owns an Airstream.

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Old 07-11-2013, 08:38 PM   #38
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Are the rotochoks for stabilization to prevent rocking or is the purpose to keep the AS from moving backwards or forwards.

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Old 07-11-2013, 08:45 PM   #39
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Both for my purpose.
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:47 PM   #40
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A couple of people have mentioned less expensive options.

Here are a couple that I spotted at the first Branson rally back in 2007:



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The bottom pic looks easy and cheap. Like it.
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The bottom pic looks easy and cheap. Like it.
Yes! And far less likely to be nicked! The "between the tire" chocks worry me, you forget ONCE and it seems to me you'd have major damage, the others ...well driving over a chock wouldn't be good but not awful. Anyone here drive away with a between the wheel chock? What was the damage?
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