More work on the Motorcycle Wheel Chock tonight. The wheel chock I bought off Ebay came in today. There seems to be two guys selling this chock. One seller in Florida lists it for $50.99 in an auction format with free shipping, the other seller is from California and sells it as a "Buy it Now" for $59.99, again with free shipping. We went with the auction guy from Florida since the shipping would be faster and won it for $53.01. This chock allows you to roll into it and with the "flapper" in the track, it flips up and holds the bike in place. It holds it well enough to get off and one person can install the tie-downs, but I certainly would not trust just this flapper to hold the bike in place.
I bought two 1-1/2" long x 1/2-13 Carriage Bolts to mount this chock to the plywood. I wanted to use carriage bolts so that a minimum of hardware would be on the bottom side of the plywood against the vinyl floor of the trailer. After drilling the two holes for the carriage bolts, I cut away the carpeting around the hole, so that the carriage bolt could sink into the plywood as far as possible. I then cut two new squares of carpeting and using more contact cement, put carpeting over the heads of the carriage bolts so that the floor is once again protected completely by carpeting.
It's ready for loading tomorrow night when we pack up the trailer (and bike) to head off Friday morning on our 4 day, long weekend trip to Atlantic Beach, FL (near Jacksonville). Knowing me, I will post a few more pics tomorrow night showing the bike loaded and where it sits in the kitchen (trailer). When placing the chock on the plywood, I tried to put the chock (bike) as far forward as possible to keep most the weight over the axles, but still allow the front eyelets to stay well forward of the handlebars so that I have plenty of tension pulling the bike into the chock (forward). I also "think" I have left the chock far enough back that we can still open the refrigerator door. I guess we will see how accurate my measurements are tomorrow when I actually load the bike into this chock in the trailer!
Bottom side of Plywood with Carriage Bolts installed but not covered:
Bottom side of Plywood after Carriage Bolts were covered with more carpeting:
Top view of chock mounted to the plywood: