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Old 09-01-2014, 08:56 PM   #21
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lol. too funny. I am not sure either. But I do not like a lot of rocking when people get up in the middle of the night.
I hear that...
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Old 09-05-2014, 08:53 PM   #22
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I have a set made from wood 4X4 been using for many years and plan to use the same set for many years. So I got what I paid for out of then. Just the all thread bolt and nuts I bought. Oh and a ratchet box end wrench.


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Old 09-05-2014, 09:14 PM   #23
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Thanks Paul. I am considering that. A nice little project for me.
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Old 09-13-2014, 08:36 AM   #24
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I use the Camco Chocks and they work great! The only issue I have with them is the knobs cracked off! I had nuts welded on to replace the knobs and use a rachet to tighten.
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Old 10-07-2014, 03:58 PM   #25
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My HomeMade Chocks

Made some Custom Wheel Chocks for my 5th wheel.

Shaped to the curvature of the tires.
I used 6 layers of 3/4" plywood, giving lots of friction surface on the width.

While I had the paint out I gave my 'ground' wheel chocks a fresh coat as well.

"Red ?" .... you might ask.... well I had an almost full quart of good quality marine enamel left over from 30 years ago. (ahhh..the boating days.) ..I hesitated while I opened the lid ...and surprised to find it in perfect condition...back when they made 'real enamel paint' !

Heading out soon to test out my new wheel/tire chocks.
Plan to add a full set of Bal-Stabilizers all the way around next year.

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Old 10-07-2014, 04:34 PM   #26
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Looks good. Let us know how they work out.


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Old 10-08-2014, 08:42 AM   #27
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Very nice. Ah for the good ole days when things were made to last.
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Old 10-08-2014, 10:33 AM   #28
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Those look great mine just plane
4 X 4 that might inspire me to make some more.


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Old 10-08-2014, 10:50 AM   #29
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They look real good. The red marine enamel will last a long time. Right now I have a set of the camco ones , came with the trailer, but its hard to tighten, trailer skirting is in the way. Thinking about this and a ratchet to tighten.
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Update...

Well I am very happy to report that my wheel chocks work perfectly.

As shown in the pictures (below) my 5th wheel is parked on a slope...that was a whole other (previous) posting.
I have reduced the front leg extensions to a minimum and provided a good support system, regarding the slope.
My previous fears were the effects from the strong winter storm winds we get here and I live on top of a hill with very little wind break.

During a recent wind storm with strong gusts I went out and inspected the trailer for movement. I placed my hand on the front overhang and I could only feel a slight trace of movement / jiggle from the gusts.
Everything held in place and the chocks remained snuggly in place.

After I install my Bal Stabilizers next spring I am confident the 5th wheel will be very steady while camping.

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