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Old 09-16-2006, 03:59 PM   #1
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Home made wheel chocks

I was looking at Milzat's mod's and saw his wheel chocks. Thought I would give my modifications this type of chocks. When I built my first ones over 3 yrs ago I used 1/2" all thread bolt, which worked fine until I forgot to remove after hitching up trailer. They resembled the letter "S" instead of being straight. I drilled out the holes in the blocks and used a 3/4" (18" long) all thread. Then I welded 3/8" rod to the top to make a tee handle. I used a 2" flat washer and welded a 3/4" nut to it. Drilled 1/8" holes across the edge of the washer and wood screwed it to the lower wood block. A couple of inches down from the tee handle I welded a washer and nut on to the all thread. Now no wrench is needed to tighten or loosen the chocks. And the 3/4" thread withstands a "mistake" (I tested it again.... not intensionally).

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Old 10-09-2007, 08:39 AM   #2
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I made a set a couple weeks back using treated 4X4 and 1/2" all thread. Thus far they have worked like a champ, and cost about 8 bucks to make. Beats the heck out of the 50 or so they'll charge you for the metal ones, and work just as well.
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Funny story, my father in law and his brother made those about 15 years ago, same material as yours Steve. They were some miffed after using them for a few years to see a set manufactured and retailed that were exactly the same, albeit in metal or plastic. Moral of the story, if you have a good idea, patent the sucker.
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Old 10-09-2007, 12:21 PM   #4
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I'm really new to this forum...

Am I missing the directions on how to build some of these chocks??

If you could direct me to the plans/photo/etc. I would appreciate it.

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Old 10-09-2007, 12:34 PM   #5
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Welcome to the site and here is something close


http://home.nc.rr.com/duncanshomepag...eel_chocks.htm
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Old 10-09-2007, 12:40 PM   #6
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I'm really new to this forum...

Am I missing the directions on how to build some of these chocks??

If you could direct me to the plans/photo/etc. I would appreciate it.

Thanks
I used treated 4X4. and an 18" piece of 1/2 inch all thread. I cut each Piece at 15 degrees on my miter saw. The wide portion is 5 1/2 inches. I drilled holes dead down the middle inserted the all thread, used a 1" washer and put nust on each end. I have seen designs with additional nuts, but I find it uneccessary because the tires dont move.
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Old 10-10-2007, 11:30 AM   #7
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Something similar to this:

http://www.rverscorner.com/articles/chocks.html
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Mine are very similar to the sketch RAC has. The angle and length of the blocks are unique to each camper. I could not use the original set I made for my old TT, the dimensions were all wrong.

The first set I made for my 5er were still a bit to short. I made a mistake similar to bigbud450 and moved the camper with the chocks still engaged. The 1/2" all-thread folded like an "S". It was a PITA to remove. This set of chocks were still a bit too short. If tightened to much, they were a real pain to remove.

Made a new set that is approximately 1" longer and they work perfect. I painted them a bright red to help "remind me" to remove them before I take off.

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