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Old 11-10-2013, 03:48 PM   #11
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he'll be adding another "DOH!" soon if he expects that plastic wedge chocks are adequate to keep a 9000lbs. trailer in place.
shocking that he doesn't have tandem wheel chocks on that big of a trailer.
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Old 11-10-2013, 03:58 PM   #12
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he'll be adding another "DOH!" soon if he expects that plastic wedge chocks are adequate to keep a 9000lbs. trailer in place. shocking that he doesn't have tandem wheel chocks on that big of a trailer.
Do I see error number 6?
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Old 11-10-2013, 04:03 PM   #13
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he'll be adding another "DOH!" soon if he expects that plastic wedge chocks are adequate to keep a 9000lbs. trailer in place.
shocking that he doesn't have tandem wheel chocks on that big of a trailer.
They should hold just fine if they are up tight against the tires.
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Old 11-10-2013, 04:09 PM   #14
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They should hold just fine if they are up tight against the tires.
I agree - just what am I missing in not thinking these type chocks aren't adequate to keep FW/TT properly chocked?

I know a lot of people think they're junk,but while I can't say they did keep the FW from rolling, I think they will do the job.
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Old 11-10-2013, 04:16 PM   #15
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I was worried the hard plastic would not work on a hard surface like cement or asphalt so I bought some rubber ones from Harbor.
They have ridges on the bottom.
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Old 11-10-2013, 04:21 PM   #16
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I was worried the hard plastic would not work on a hard surface like cement or asphalt so I bought some rubber ones from Harbor.
They have ridges on the bottom.
Yep, love my hard rubber chocks from Harbor.

Guess I won't be sharing with the group my mistake with my new Flagstaff on my first outing, 1 week after taking delivery. Let's just put it this way..... $3700 worth of damage and thanks to my dealer, you can't tell anything happened.
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Old 11-10-2013, 04:28 PM   #17
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They should hold just fine if they are up tight against the tires.
I agree OC. The chocks are to stop a trailer from rolling on it's own accord, not from being pulled by a truck. Those are more than capable.
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I agree OC. The chocks are to stop a trailer from rolling on it's own accord, not from being pulled by a truck. Those are more than capable.
When we were kids, we stopped a railroad engine from moving by wedging pennies in front of and behind the drive wheels. Got my rear beat for that little stunt. Don't know how my dad found out, but he did. Needless to say, he was not a happy camper.
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When we were kids, we stopped a railroad engine from moving by wedging pennies in front of and behind the drive wheels. Got my rear beat for that little stunt. Don't know how my dad found out, but he did. Needless to say, he was not a happy camper.
Not quite the same way as wedging pennies, but for those of you who know or remember what the old T33 airplane ( old single engine AF jet trainer airplane) was, it was said that if a husky man would place both hands on the nose of it before the engine was started,he could keep it from moving after the engine was started.
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When the delivery driver picked up my fifth wheel, the first thing he did was yank all 4 wheel chocks out an threw them aside. He then proceeded to hitch up...

Apparently my wife was watching from a window. I go through the door after he left and she chuckled about it.
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