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Old 10-31-2014, 08:50 AM   #1
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wheel Chocks??

We are new owners of a 25FB Flying Cloud. What suggestions do you have for wheel chocks? Thanks Bud & Mar
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Old 10-31-2014, 08:59 AM   #2
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Double axle rig - I would suggest the type that ratchet between the wheel pair on each side.

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Old 10-31-2014, 09:43 AM   #3
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I have seen some that are similar to those, but were all aluminum.
IIRC someone on here makes/sells them.
When the lever comes down to lock the wheels in place it has a padlock hasp for extra anti-theft protection.
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Old 10-31-2014, 09:55 AM   #4
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We like the Fastway chocks, by far best we have used. Place and step on the cross bars to set, pull the cable to remove. If you use boards to level one side of the trailer, place a board under the Fastway chocks as well to keep them firmly against the tire.

http://www.amazon.com/Fastway-84-00-...=fastway+chock

We also have the X-Chocks and they are good for stabilizing movement in the trailer when parked for longer periods, not sure I trust them for holding the trailer unless on level ground.

On those occasional steeper sites I use both.
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Old 10-31-2014, 10:08 AM   #5
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I also prefer the in between the tires types for double axle trailers.

Whatever you do, use the chocks all the time. We always put them on before we unhitch and don't remove them until we are hitched up again. Not only does this practice prevent an unfortunate event (oops! ) but it also stabilizes the trailer more so than just using the stabilizer jacks alone.

These are the ones we use:

Amazon.com: X-Chock Wheel Stabilizer - Pair - One Handle - 28012: Automotive
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Old 10-31-2014, 10:22 AM   #6
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I'm a fan of RotoChocks. www.rotochocks.com On the expensive side but work fine, easy to install and remove, no problem if the wheels are up on blocks/wood/Andersen Camper Levels.
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Old 10-31-2014, 10:53 AM   #7
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I am now just under 1 year in on owning our first RV...I have been using basic cheap yellow plastic chocks. Some sites are pretty bad out of level and I am using leveling blocks...once up on those leveling blocks if way out of level and require like 5-8 inches of elevation, I dont feel that great about those chocks...began to think I want a couple that are bigger...or perhaps those types mentioned that push between the two wheels and thus lock them off from movement.

I am not crazy about two more clunky heavy things though to tote around....for the most part, the plastic ones do just fine, are light, and are not terribly space inneficient...and the price is right too.
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Old 10-31-2014, 11:09 AM   #8
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Another thought on chocks. Using a "locking" style such as Fastway, X-Chocks, or RotoChocks will help ensure they can't push or slide away on slopes, wind, or when hitching because there are held tightly between the wheels on tandem axle trailers.
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Old 10-31-2014, 11:14 AM   #9
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I use the ones like scissors jacks that go between the wheels on each side.

I used to use the simple plastic chocks under the wheels, but the scissors type seem more secure - although I am a bit cautious about how tight to apply them as it might even be possible to put a axle out of alignment with too much force.

Another reason I switched from the standard plastic "under the wheel chocks"
is that we pull our trailer out of storage in February to head south, and I would often find the chocks frozen solid to the gravel in the storage yard - I would have to resort to knocking them out with an axe and ruined several the way! I guess I could have poured antifreeze on them!

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Old 10-31-2014, 11:23 AM   #10
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I have been know to use split logs in a pinch. Using the plastic but might upgrade. These other options look good.


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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

X-Chock Tire Locking Chock - BAL 28010 - Chocks & Levelers - Camping World

3604 - Camper Leveler

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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those fastaway ones look nice...I think I may upgrade if santa will bring them...look pretty solid...

The anderson thingies interested me, but now 3 times in my camping in my first year I have needed more elevation than that to make things level...I keep two backs of those lynx level blocks...

I need to figure a system for looking at my level and knowing exactly how many blocks stacked I need...NEVER have I got it right the first try...usually by the 3rd....*ARGH*
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I need to figure a system for looking at my level and knowing exactly how many blocks stacked I need...NEVER have I got it right the first try...usually by the 3rd....*ARGH*
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Old 10-31-2014, 12:53 PM   #14
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I use rubber wheel chocks as used for semi trailers they hold, as I forgot them one time & my heavy duty truck with big engine would would not move AS plus they are inexpensive.
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