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Old 07-11-2013, 11:48 PM   #43
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These are good... I have cast aluminum chicks that work fine.

What I notice is chocking on the side where I don't have leveling blocks still allows trailer rock.

So I will arrange both side locks.

One method I will try will be a 2x6 long enough to span my triple axles. On the end of board will be metal rings I can hook to. On each loop I will connect a wide webbed ratchet strap. The strap will go over top of tires. Then I can tighten strap to lock in the front and rear to a stable anchor... The board with 4000 pounds holding to ground.

Shouldn't move much and price is reasonable.
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Old 07-12-2013, 09:51 AM   #44
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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?
I have driven forward a few times forgetting the aluminum chocks. Each time mine rolled out toward the outside without damage to the trailer.

Maybe that's where my lost one went

I have driven over the plastic ones a few times and they flatten a bit. Another thing about plastic is they have an expiration date stamped on them. The plastic deteriorates due UV damage I suppose.
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Old 07-12-2013, 09:52 AM   #45
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Like Alan, I have driven away a couple of times....no contact with the trailer and no tire damage.
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Old 07-12-2013, 11:00 AM   #46
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We use an x-chock thingy, one each side. We back it up with the yellow plastic chocks as well, just in case a tire lost pressure. They've been excellent. I did drive off once with them in place but all I did was drag the trailer with locked wheels for a few feet. No harm done.
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Old 07-12-2013, 03:55 PM   #47
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I like the traditional wheel chocks. You NEED 2 of them. Most of the time I only use one if the site is relatively level but if there is any real incline put on two. They take away any rocking of the trailer, they can be locked and are quick and simple to install/remove - no tools needed. I had the Hensley (BAL) chock but sold them after getting these.
They are manufactured by a family in Angola, Indiana. Her name is Deb and you can email her at parttimerunner1@aol.com. They come in various sizes. I just bought another pair back in June for $55 each in the largest size.
Ended up with two of these. Great folks to deal with. Thanks for everyone's help and opinions. I always learn lots of good things on these threads.
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Old 07-12-2013, 04:20 PM   #48
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All this talk
Will help me chock
it up to experience ...

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Old 07-12-2013, 05:55 PM   #49
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Yikes - that was like fingernails on a chock board!
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Old 07-14-2013, 02:55 PM   #50
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I have a set of those aluminum chocks in my trailer. Haven't a clue how to use them.
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Old 07-14-2013, 03:09 PM   #51
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What is the name of the company who makes these please? I have some in my new Airstream and haven't a clue how to use them. Thanks.
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Deb's email is: parttimerunner1@aol.com They don't have a web page that I am aware of.
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Old 08-01-2013, 07:01 AM   #53
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I made a pair like the ones Crispyboy posted out of a treated 4x4 some eye bolts and a small load binder. They work great and we get asked about them everywhere we camp. They are quick and easy.
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Old 08-01-2013, 12:45 PM   #54
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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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I agree with Pap rotochocks work great for me and my 34 foot Clasic limited. I use two, one on each side, with pad locks to keep people honest. I find that the rotochocks keep the trailer from rocking and rolling too.

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Old 09-13-2013, 11:54 AM   #55
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new chock, adapters, and jack stand

Ordered a new chock from Deb, the same size as my old chock, so I needed to use the add on adapters. I got the larger size chock so they will work with the Excella that I'm looking for.
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Also ordered the add on adapters to increase the width of my old chock from the 1973 Excella so it would work with the 2000Safari. I think this one was made by Deb's dad in the early 1970's. Has KENCO stamped in the handle.
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Did not care much for the rusty jack stand that came with the Safari, so I ordered the short aluminum jack stand.
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I got these from Deb Kyle parttimerunner1@aol.com. She is great to work with! She answered every question before I ordered, kept me informed during the manufacture of the parts, and sent a tracking number once they shipped. I was a little skeptical about sending a check with the order, to someone I did not know, but I would not hesitate to do it again.
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Old 09-13-2013, 12:18 PM   #56
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Love the chocks I got from her this summer. Easy to use and effective. Great folks to do business with.
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