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Old 07-25-2010, 08:46 AM   #1
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Question What are these parts?

Anyone know what these are? We found them in a storage bin when cleaning out our 68 Tradewind that we purchased last year. Are they for the awning?
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Old 07-25-2010, 08:53 AM   #2
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Those are wheel locks. They fit between the tires of a double axle trailer and prevent the wheels from rolling.
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If you have twin axles the trapezoidy thingies could be clamping wheel locks, draw the wedges together using the camming handle...
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Old 07-25-2010, 09:20 AM   #4
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Thanks for answering the mystery.

Another question:
So they were used like wheel chocks and are they really necessary anymore?
Did they work better or could they be use to prevent theft???
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Old 07-25-2010, 09:35 AM   #5
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You should always chock your trailer wheels when parked - it's a safety matter, not and anti-theft feature, however with some kind of locking chocks, it would be a deterrent, I suppose...

Later model, one piece wedge type chocks are easier to use than those shown in your pics...check with your favorite RV parts outlet...

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wheel chocks

Welcome neighbor! We are just down the Pike from you!
We have that kind of wheel chock too. One is broken. When adjusted correctly they are quite effective on a tandem axle trailer and do have a position to lock with a padlock. Not particularly effective because when you hook onto it with a tow vehicle you can overcome the resistance and they spit right out.

We head out to Pocono this coming week and are planning a stop at Penn Wood Wed. night. We'll wave at ya' when we go by! Have you checked out the Ohio Airstreamers - informal forum for the weekend...thread? We gather with other Ohioans as we get the chance and have fun little rallies. Maybe you can join us sometime! Here is the link:
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Old 07-25-2010, 01:42 PM   #7
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Have no idea...

I have redone a lot of Airstreams and i have never come accross anything like those. I bet it all goes to some kind of camping accessory and not the AS.
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read above

These are wheel chocks. Lots of people have this kind. They are not exclusively AS tho. They are just cool cuz they are made out of aluminum!!!!!
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The good deal with having tires tied together as this style does?

As the wheel pair rotate the inside area 'sees' the tread faces moving in different directions - as it would normally proceed has the wedges then binding up tighter and tighter even from a little movement since the wedge can't idle - rotate along with either wheel.

Think emergency brake - absolutely locked up and anchored - at least until both tires turn into sleds and skid along...
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I would love to have a pair of those wheel chocks. Maybe I need to visit an RV store and see whether you can get the aluminum type anymore. We currenty are using 2 scissor jacks with bent plates bolted to the top platform. They work fine as chocks but are not lockable.

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I've used one of those for twenty years now... I like them because they're quick and easy, and work really well when you have the wheels blocked up on one side or the other... they don't depend on using level ground like the wedge style chocks.

But, as was mentioned before, they'll spit right out if you forget to remove them, so the locking feature is moot.

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The springs look like those that retract the levelers on my LY.
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