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Old 07-30-2007, 03:51 PM   #15
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You would have to lose a LOT of pressure for the Rotochok to lose effectiveness. They're somewhat heavy because they are well made. In my opinion the are the best chock on the market. If anything they are over engineered and built. Like they say 'suck it up, spend the money and you never have to look back".
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Old 07-30-2007, 04:07 PM   #16
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The only problem I see with the Rotochuks is you loose effectiveness if the tire(s) loose pressure. If you loose enough pressure the chock would fall out and who knows where your trailer is going to end up. Anyone have this experience?
If you are loosing that much air that quickly the least of your worries is chocking your tires or where your Airstream will be when you wake up the next morning!
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Old 04-10-2008, 07:21 AM   #17
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a fellow airstreamer swears by the little yellow standard wheel chocks... he says the 'between wheel' adjustable type is bad for the wheel bearings... i can't imagine the load from my scissor type (hensley) chocks is anymore abuse than what you get driving down the road.. ?? thoughts??
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Old 04-10-2008, 08:26 AM   #18
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I use the expanding type between the wheels also. I've used them a lot and have not developed any wheel or hub problems. I feel that this type really works. I would not trust the yellow triangles on a concrete grade.

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Old 04-10-2008, 10:14 AM   #19
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We use aluminum aircraft chocks here...two sets, one for each trailer. But then both are single axle...

We also have a BAL Tire Leveler I love it, but it's kinda big & cumbersome to lug around. I usually use it when I'm traveling alone...easy to set-up, chock & level all at once.

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Old 04-10-2008, 12:11 PM   #20
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Here is one a little different. I use this type and it's really easy to take in and out, once you set it up initially for your dimensions between the tires.

Trailer Stabilizer from Ultra Fab

What I do is set up one side with this unit, on the opposite side I place wheel chocks. I carry the small yellow plastic one that you see at Wal-Mart. I also have a pair of Lynx chocks which work with or without the Lynx Leveler blocks. Those chocks are big in size so I use them when we are dealing with any type of grade.

Wheel Stops from Lynx Levelers on Sale

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a fellow airstreamer swears by the little yellow standard wheel chocks... he says the 'between wheel' adjustable type is bad for the wheel bearings... i can't imagine the load from my scissor type (hensley) chocks is anymore abuse than what you get driving down the road.. ?? thoughts??
I think you hit the nail on the head with your logic. How could the chock apply more force than driving down a Michigan road?

I sell the BAL (the same chock the orange company copied) and the Rotochok. Both go between the wheels. I've never had a complaint with the hudreds of sets I've sold.
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Old 04-10-2008, 12:57 PM   #22
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we use a pair of these

Bal delux wheel locks from Camping World
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I use the BAL tandem wheel chocks and really like them. They are a little heavy, but are easy to install and remove. The thing I like most about them is the way they end any front to back movement of the trailer when parked and unhitched. The trailer feels solid as a rock when you climb in and out or move around inside. Camping World sometimes runs these on sale at a very good price.
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These are the ones I have...one for each side. However good they are, they won't stand up to an F-250 diesel. I forgot to remove one and drove off with it still between the wheels. It bent the heck out of one side of the part that rest against the tires. It appeared to have kicked out side ways and the rear wheel ran over it, but it may have bent first, I don't know. I didn't have them pushing too tight against the tires though since my yard where the trailer was parked isn't very unlevel.
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I use the BAL tandem wheel chocks and really like them. They are a little heavy, but are easy to install and remove. The thing I like most about them is the way they end any front to back movement of the trailer when parked and unhitched. The trailer feels solid as a rock when you climb in and out or move around inside. Camping World sometimes runs these on sale at a very good price.
They do make the trailer rock solid when unhitched. I have sold hundreds of them and never had one returned for not working. They also now make one that can accept a padlock to lock them in place. I don't stock that one but it is the same price.
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Old 04-10-2008, 07:29 PM   #26
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#1 Ruined a perfectly good aluminum between the tires chock that came with my 73 by not checking it was removed before driving off. They hold good.

#2 Figuring I don't really need chocks anyway, unhitched on a very slight incline without chocking. And yes, those aluminum wheely thingys that fit on the bottom of your jack really do roll good. Picture me thinking I could stop a 5000# trailer in motion by grabbing hold of the A frame. No damage other than the split in the seat of my pants and ego, but slid off into a ditch and took a good deal of jacking with a bottle jack to get her hitched up again.
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I love our Bal Delux Wheel Chocks. They are very high quality and hold rock solid. But, since I worry (probably needlessly!) about a tire losing air, I usually also use standard wheel chocks when camped on sloping ground. Just a bit paranoid I guess!
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I love our Bal Delux Wheel Chocks. They are very high quality and hold rock solid. But, since I worry (probably needlessly!) about a tire losing air, I usually also use standard wheel chocks when camped on sloping ground. Just a bit paranoid I guess!
Do you also wear suspenders with your belt?
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