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Old 07-30-2007, 03:03 AM   #1
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Ok, there are the typical wedge type wheel chocks (yellow plastic, aluminum, etc). I've been thinking of buying the type that fit between the tandem wheels and "chock" the wheels in place.
Example: RV PARTS OUTLET

Do any of you use this type? Any specific benefits or downsides?

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Old 07-30-2007, 04:51 AM   #2
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I use the between the wheel types for my two trailers. I think they are more secure. The downside is they do not offer the leveling feature of the drive-on type with the ramp and the interlocking rear chock you install once you are up on the ramp. The disadvantage of that type is you are only using one wheel to do the leveling and therefore are putting more stress on that wheel. The between the wheel type also offer the potential to install a padlock which will make it more difficult to steal the trailer if you have to park it in a remote location while you are not there. I only use one chock and that is sufficient.
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Old 07-30-2007, 06:35 AM   #3
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If you want the best, look at ,Rotochok Online
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Old 07-30-2007, 06:44 AM   #4
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wheel chocks

I second the nomination for rotochocks. I've had them for five years now and they are great.

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I believe Roto Chocks are the way to go. We used them on our 12,000 mile adventure this summer and often just put the chocks in to stabilize the trailer overnight rather than lower the stabilizers. They work great.

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I have two pair of aircraft chocks. Work well. Cost very little. I made one and the other ended up in my car some years ago. I have no idea how they got there. really!
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I have the plastic wheel chocks and linx levelers. They work fine but the thing that bugs me the most is the awful bright orange and yellow. I realize that they are this way so you can find them, but if my eyesight ever gets bad enough to where I can't see my wheel chocks, it's probably time to hang up the hitch!

I think I would make my own next time, or use a campfire log(s).

Just my opinion.

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Ok, there are the typical wedge type wheel chocks (yellow plastic, aluminum, etc). I've been thinking of buying the type that fit between the tandem wheels and "chock" the wheels in place.
Example: RV PARTS OUTLET
We use these on our Safari and have been very happy with them. Very easy to use, fast set-up and take down and take up very little space in the tool box. Get them from Camping World, a lot cheaper there!
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I use those yellow plastic chocks, but I've seen many folks use and swear by the tandem chocks you are talking about. I don't personally feel you'll go wrong using either.
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You can also attach a short piece of an old fiberglass fishing rod to the locking pin with a ferrule or piece of stiff tubing. If you attach a red flag to the other end you have a good reminder to remove the chock (rotochock) before you try to pull out.
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I believe Roto Chocks are the way to go. We used them on our 12,000 mile adventure this summer and often just put the chocks in to stabilize the trailer overnight rather than lower the stabilizers. They work great.

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Are they as heavy as the steel variety?
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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?
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I am still trying to track down a set of the aluminum leveling ramps...way cool.
I made a set of wood...but of course, aluminum would be the ultimate!

If anyone has a pair to sell, or knows where to buy them, please contact me!

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I use Roto Chocks and they are great! They seem to help stabalize the AS from some of the movement that we used to have with the more conventional chocks.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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