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Old 05-15-2015, 11:02 AM   #1
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How to you stabilize/chock your wheels?

When i bought my roo about 5 years ago it came with a home made set of wheel chocks, think that is what you call them. The were made with a steel bar, two triangle pieces of wood and then on the bar was one slide adjuster and one that you cranked to tighten. they could be a paid to set but worked great. So of course i kept them for my new palo, but they just wont fit, not enough space behind the fenders. they looked kind of like this....




Ill store them away or give to a friend but need to get something for the new camper. i saw the X-chock which look nice. but price wise i am thinking some basic wedges would be fine. anyone have trouble with basic wedges? heck with the old Pop up i just used a couple pieces of fire wood lol
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Old 05-15-2015, 11:59 AM   #2
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Just a suggestion. See if they will fit by putting them in with the crank on the bottom.




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Old 05-15-2015, 12:04 PM   #3
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I still use my homemade wood chocks that are like yours.
Been using them for almost 9 years now.
But never had to "choke" the wheels.
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Might try replacing the pipe with a 3/4" reddy-bolt and nuts.
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Old 05-15-2015, 12:41 PM   #5
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Might try replacing the pipe with a 3/4" reddy-bolt and nuts.
not sure what reddy - bolt is but guessing its kind of like what i call threaded rod. Long rod all threaded, couple washers, couple nuts and a ratched
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not sure what reddy - bolt is but guessing its kind of like what i call threaded rod. Long rod all threaded, couple washers, couple nuts and a ratched
yes.
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Old 05-15-2015, 01:20 PM   #7
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I have always used normal black rubber chalks and never had any issue. You don't have to hammer them in like you see in the movie RV with robin Williams. They are cheap and store just as easy as other items and only take 30 sec's to install.
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so you have a home made version of this?
Wheel Stop Chock - Camco 44622 - Chocks & Levelers - Camping World

I bought 2 of these...about half this price if I recall. Works great.
X-Chock Tire Locking Chock - BAL 28010 - Chocks & Levelers - Camping World
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exactly, but they are kind of a pain at times. I am thinking it would be quicker and easier to just put wedges.
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I have always used normal black rubber chalks and never had any issue. You don't have to hammer them in like you see in the movie RV with robin Williams. They are cheap and store just as easy as other items and only take 30 sec's to install.
thanks, ya i am thinking of just going with some basic wedges or Chalks as you call them for the quick and easy set up. The faster things are set up (mine take some time to get right) the faster i am sitting by the fire tipping a cold one
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