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Old 07-10-2013, 04:39 PM   #1
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Wheel Chocks

Getting ready to purchase wheel chocks (rotochok). Do I need a pair or just one?
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I did a search on wheel chocks. They appear to be the way to go. Just have to figure out if one will keep the trailer from rocking back and forth or whether a pair are needed.
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seems intuitive that two will be needed...one for each side? but im a rookie at this point...
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I am inclined to agree but at $65 each I don't want to spend the money for two if one will do it.
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Aren't the rotochocks the ones that sit between tandem tires on a side? I use regular chocks on the insides of one tandem (so under the inside of the left tire preventing it from moving toward the tow vehicle and under the inside of the right tire preventing it from moving toward the rear of the trailer). I believe the roto does the same thing only more conveniently and cooler looking :-)

I would suppose unless you're on an extreme angle, you need only one.
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Have been using a single X-Chock on my double axle Tradewind for a few years with no problems.
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Ok, maybe not...
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I am inclined to agree but at $65 each I don't want to spend the money for two if one will do it.
Four 2x4s or 4x4s 8" long will work just fine and can be had for free.
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I did a search on wheel chocks. They appear to be the way to go. Just have to figure out if one will keep the trailer from rocking back and forth or whether a pair are needed.
Two chocks. One in front of a wheel, one behind the same wheel. The idea is, the trailer can't roll in either direction until you remove the chocks; to roll, the trailer would have to climb a chock and get over the hump first.

If you get two chocks that you can connect to each other with a short piece of rope or cable, that's best. Makes it harder to lose one. Most municipal airports use chocks like this to immobilize private planes.

Doesn't have to be anything fancy. I've seen wooden wedges cut out of a 4×4 post that work just as well as any plastic ones you can buy.

Also, if you have to use leveling blocks, chock a wheel that's on the ground, not one that's on the blocks.
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Yeah, have always just chocked the tires with wedges fore and aft. Didn't know if rotochoks, or the like, would dramatically reduce the rocking of the trailer. Janet...that's the wedges I have...never used them in that way. Will give that a try!
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Yeah, have always just chocked the tires with wedges fore and aft. Didn't know if rotochoks, or the like, would dramatically reduce the rocking of the trailer. Janet...that's the wedges I have...never used them in that way. Will give that a try!

NO!!! That was supposed to be funny. Not safe.... not safe at all.....
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I was being sarcastic...expect they would slide around a bit. :-)
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Wheel chocks will prevent the trailer from rolling. One in front of a wheel and one behind as has been advised. They will not prevent it from rocking. That's the job of the stabilizers so after you get it leveled, chock the wheels to keep it in place then deploy your stabilizers to reduce or eliminate the rocking motion.
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