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Old 07-04-2015, 08:14 PM   #21
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Hi,

My problem is that the stock tires on my Silverback are too close for any of the commercial gizmos to work for me. They simply won't fit in the space between the tires.

Still looking for either a factory option, or a way to do it myself. This has some potential merit.

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Old 07-04-2015, 08:15 PM   #22
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So what are the odds the OP will post a mod again?
I hope he does...I did...got thicker skin and a bigger pair to boot!!
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Old 07-04-2015, 08:33 PM   #23
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1. swingset gets recycled.
2. swingset gets to travel and see kids he loves play instead of dying
3. 3 times surface area on contact patch means greater load distribution and less
potential tire damage
4. fewer moving parts, composite composition means no splinters, less chance of
splitting.
5. wont burn you if left in sunlight and handled.
6. earth tones more at harmony with camping....possibly better feng shui
7. less cost
8. less affinity...probably wont walk off
9. the "yes I did it myself" factor...

um...thats just the short list!!
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Old 07-04-2015, 08:47 PM   #24
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I made the same things for mine. Not to keep it from rolling away. The chocks do that. But more for movement. In the camper they seam to work well. Cost was nothing stuff I had laying around.


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Old 07-04-2015, 09:15 PM   #25
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"richp"....

My wheels are much closer as well.
I made up these to fit the profile of the tire.
They work very well however, you must always remember to slack them off "before" making any height adjustments.
So they are last to set when level and parked and first to unset before lowering or raising the rig.

The graduating chocks are for the preliminary set up, then I place the tire chocks when everything is level and happy.
They really take the jiggle out of the tire roll.
I am adding a pair of Bal stabilizers at the rear scissor jacks to stop the tail wag.

hope this helps

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Hi Islander,

That's a nice piece of work!!!

I was wondering if Anderson levelers accomplish pretty much the same thing as chocks. Any opinions???

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Old 07-04-2015, 09:19 PM   #27
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This is some engineered wood. It does not split, rot, or warp. It gets wet, it dries, it can be drilled, and its extremely hard to cut.


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Old 07-04-2015, 10:55 PM   #28
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Islander...you've elevated chocks to an art form...
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Old 07-05-2015, 10:22 AM   #29
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"richp"...


I can't see how the Anderson levelers would act as a good 'locking' wheel chock.
They are more for leveling from side to side.


If you are trying to eliminate movement or jiggling in the rig when people walk around 'locking chocks' between the wheels will help. Along with J T Strong Arm stabilizers or BAL stabilizers ( I a use pair on the rear scissor jacks). I still use a king pin tri-pod stabilizer that works fine for me.


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The Anderson does chock that side well. Won't stop the shakes,but I can feel the difference when we have them in use. Not this weekend because the site is level side to side. Just have the chocks in front and back both sides. DW is complaining about my moving around before she gets up.
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