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Old 10-31-2014, 01:19 PM   #15
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We have a set of aluminum wheel locks from Debra Kyle. You can contact her at parttimerunner1@aol.com. You'll need to known the narrowest point between your tires to get the right size. Love these things...
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Old 10-31-2014, 01:48 PM   #16
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Old 10-31-2014, 02:06 PM   #17
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The reason I chose X-Chocks was the pressure they put on the tire surface is evenly distributed.
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Old 10-31-2014, 02:13 PM   #18
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We are big fans of Rotochocks. Have been using them for 15+ years. A little expensive but they last and work really well.
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Old 10-31-2014, 04:02 PM   #19
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At the onset of my AS experience about two years ago I was using the scissor type locks on my 28ft AS. Interestingly while unhitching one day with the scissor lock in place the trailer rolled back slightly (maybe 2-3") and instead of the scissor locking the tires the scissor rotated whereas on one side the tire contact plate was higher then the other if you can visualize this. I was never able to get the scissor squared up after that and...it scared me as it could have rotated completely off the tires. I have a friend that has used scissors without issue but...one key difference is he has 17" tires where I have the stock 16" tires thereby providing a greater space between tires on mine causing a greater geometric stress. Since that experience, I have put 20k miles on our AS and only used standard chocks on the set of wheels not elevated for leveling purposed. I have never had a problem.
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Old 10-31-2014, 04:22 PM   #20
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At the onset of my AS experience about two years ago I was using the scissor type locks on my 28ft AS. Interestingly while unhitching one day with the scissor lock in place the trailer rolled back slightly (maybe 2-3") and instead of the scissor locking the tires the scissor rotated whereas on one side the tire contact plate was higher then the other if you can visualize this. I was never able to get the scissor squared up after that and...it scared me as it could have rotated completely off the tires. I have a friend that has used scissors without issue but...one key difference is he has 17" tires where I have the stock 16" tires thereby providing a greater space between tires on mine causing a greater geometric stress. Since that experience, I have put 20k miles on our AS and only used standard chocks on the set of wheels not elevated for leveling purposed. I have never had a problem.
Scary! Do you think the scissor chock may have been placed a little off centre, or perhaps not tightened enough?

I think the strongest point in favour of scissor chocks is that they will work on the side that's up on levelling blocks. A nice methodology (IMO) is scissor chock on the lifted side, and regular triangle blocks between the wheels on the other side.
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Old 10-31-2014, 04:24 PM   #21
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I use a combination of these as conditions dictate:

Fastway ONEstep Tandem Axle Wheel Chock - Progress 84-00-4000 - Chocks & Levelers - Camping World

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I really like the Andersen combination chocks/levelers as I frequently get into a site that is not level side to side, they eliminate the need for other chocks, and they can also be used as a ramp to lift the trailer in case of a need to change a tire.
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White side out!! Nice!


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Much more stable than I experienced with regular chocks.
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I'm with you on the Fastway onestep chocks, but it seems to me a couple of boards are more compact and easier to use than the Andersen levelers?
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No..I do not think they were mis centered but...there are different kinds of scissors out there. Mine, although I do not remember the make, were hinged which probably contributed to the problem greatly.
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I'm with you on the Fastway onestep chocks, but it seems to me a couple of boards are more compact and easier to use than the Andersen levelers?
The Andersens are really quite ingenious! You get the EXACT amount of level you need without guessing and the added benefit is the pocket they create for the tires that reduces instability/rocking motion.

They definitely take up more room than boards but I absolutely love them!
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I like the idea of the Andersen levelers but they didn't work on my 25' with 16" wheels. There wasn't enough room between the wheels to fit the leveler. I had to return them.


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I like the idea of the Andersen levelers but they didn't work on my 25' with 16" wheels. There wasn't enough room between the wheels to fit the leveler. I had to return them.

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Sorry to hear that. Mine's a 27 with the 15" Michelins and they've been great for that setup.
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