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Old 08-25-2009, 05:48 PM   #1
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Rotochocks and 8315BSS

I'm hoping an 8315BSS owner wouldn't mind doing me a favor. We've ordered a 2010 8315BSS which should be delivered in 3 to 4 weeks. I've heard glowing reports about Rotochocks (http://www.rotochock.com) but to order I need to know the minimum distance between the tandem wheels. Would someone mind passing along what that dimension is on their 8315BSS? Interpolating from pictures it looks like the distance is 2 and 5/8". Is that reasonable? Also we ordered the aluminum wheels and I think the rim diameter is 16". Is that correct?

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Old 08-25-2009, 06:36 PM   #2
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The rims on mine are 15'' and the distances is aprox. 4''. We almost have the same TT only your is a few feet longer
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Old 08-25-2009, 10:05 PM   #3
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If you're handy you can make a set of "poor man's" rotochocks with two lengths of 4x4 and a length of threaded rod. They work great and will cost you $10 and a 1/2 hour of your time.

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Old 08-25-2009, 10:13 PM   #4
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Here's a picture of what I'm talking about.

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Old 08-25-2009, 11:21 PM   #5
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Wow nicely made. So what exactly do they do? Add more stability? What angle did you cut them at.

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Old 08-26-2009, 05:05 PM   #6
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They lock the wheels to make the trailer more solid much the same as the rotochocks. I just experimented with the angles on a mitre saw to get the best contact to the tire.

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Old 08-26-2009, 06:11 PM   #7
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Very nice. Gotta stop rocking the trailer!
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Old 08-27-2009, 07:57 AM   #8
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What's the benefit of having rotochocks?
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Old 08-27-2009, 08:37 AM   #9
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Chevy02 - Thanks for the info, that's what I used to oreder the Rotochocks.

EastlakeRoo - Rotochocks and what Dave_Monica showed in their picture seem to be a more stable means of immobilizing the trailer wheels. From some other discussions in the form, RV'ers seem to think the the sponginess in the middle of the trailer (when it's on the stabilizing jacks) can be damped if one uses Rotochoks or what Dave_Monica showed. I'm no engineer (got a brother that's a retired rocket scientist though) but I think any minor back and forth movement of the wheels might seem like a spongy floor (admitting that part of it might be the trailer suspension). Anyway, I'm gonna give it a try.
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Give it a shot and let me know how it worked out. I'll ask a few other travel trailer owners in my neighborhood what they think as well.
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