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Old 03-18-2013, 04:41 PM   #1
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x-chocks, roto chock etc - what is the best?

thinking about these in order to feel more confident the trailer is not going to roll off. I currently use the yellow camco plastic wheel chocks. Trying to decide on if this upgrade is worth the money.

Primary worry is finding one set-up for spaced axles, and one that does not cut into the tires.
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thinking about these in order to feel more confident the trailer is not going to roll off. I currently use the yellow camco plastic wheel chocks. Trying to decide on if this upgrade is worth the money.

Primary worry is finding one set-up for spaced axles, and one that does not cut into the tires.
I took a 4x4 and custom cut it to just slide between the two tires.
45's maybe? On each end.
Sorry I can't comment on what you asked but I'm always trying to save a buck er two.

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Roto Chocks are expensive but most people love them. I use Bal Chocks and have had great success with them. Here is a Youtube video of them on a spaced axle
The Bals are cheaper.
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x-chocks and roto chocks are for stabilization of the trailer only. Your yellow plastic wheel chocks are to keep the trailer from rolling off. The x-chocks and roto chocks will loosen up as the tires cool and may come out. Some have been lucky and trailer not moved. Check the instructions for the it states stabilization use only.
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Let's just say that I feel as strongly about my RotoChoks as I do about my Watts water pressure regulator.


I chose the RotoChoks because they're customized to the wheel spacing. I have about an inch and a quarter between my wheels and needed something that would definitely fit. The RotoChoks fit that bill.

The chock part itself is a hard rubber. I can't imagine it's going to cut into the tires. The X-Chocks that I've seen are metal and probably aren't a problem (since lots of people use them).

I've only ever used RotoChoks so I can't directly compare them to the X-Chocks.

A bonus- I like supporting the little guy. (Pretty neat to see that they have a real website finally!)
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x-chocks and roto chocks are for stabilization of the trailer only. Your yellow plastic wheel chocks are to keep the trailer from rolling off. The x-chocks and roto chocks will loosen up as the tires cool and may come out. Some have been lucky and trailer not moved. Check the instructions for the it states stabilization use only.
Not the RotoChoks-- they actually say that they "lock the wheels":
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Made in the U.S.A., they install quick and easy, reduce the strain on stabilizers, lock the wheels, reduce rocking motion and can be padlocked for added security.
I've not experienced much loosening of them (and certainly never falling out).
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I took a 4x4 and custom cut it to just slide between the two tires.
45's maybe? On each end.
Sorry I can't comment on what you asked but I'm always trying to save a buck er two.

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This is kind of where I started with the idea of a couple small piece of 4x4, chamfer the ends and use a carriage bolt and nut to tighten it. But I figured that was a little ghetto for our new trailer and the DW is not impressed with my ghetto skills.
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This is kind of where I started with the idea of a couple small piece of 4x4, chamfer the ends and use a carriage bolt and nut to tighten it. But I figured that was a little ghetto for our new trailer and the DW is not impressed with my ghetto skills.


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Once the left side is in and the slide is out you can't see it.
Once the right side is in and we put the table you can't see it.

Ghetto not so much.
What's the difference of laying out lumber to level with ? Mine u can't even see .
Paint them black or your favorite team colors.
Ain't no way I'm spending 100's of dollars when I can use a $5 piece of wood.
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This is kind of where I started with the idea of a couple small piece of 4x4, chamfer the ends and use a carriage bolt and nut to tighten it. But I figured that was a little ghetto for our new trailer and the DW is not impressed with my ghetto skills.
Look at the two types this way...

RotoChoks-custom (fits your specific tire gap)

X-Chocks-generic (fit most tire gaps)

I had both & they do the same great job...If you don't want to look "ghetto", the RotoChoks are fine looking!
I switched to the RC's due to the XC's not fitting in the smaller tire gap on our 5'ver vs previous TT.
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