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Old 08-16-2013, 10:49 AM   #11
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I use solid rubber wheel chocks from Harbor Freight (pic below), on the front tires and rear tires ( 4 total)......before I unhook. Never liked those plastic chocks too much. I've actually seen the hollow plastic kind get crushed. I find the Harbor Freight chocks on sale all the time for $5

After I unhook, I install the roto-chocks as a stabilizer and to a lesser degree as backup tire chocks.
Those look like a really good idea for a good price. Good replacements for my plastic ones. Thanks. Harbor Fright trip coming up.
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Old 08-16-2013, 11:20 AM   #12
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I have for years used the x-chocks exclusively as chocks with nothing else, and they work great. The trailer will not roll if they are installed and tightened.
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Old 08-16-2013, 12:46 PM   #13
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WMTire, you got me to thinking. I'm visiting daughter south of Charlotte, NC and there's a Harbor Freight closeby. I have NOT been enamored with my set of those cheapo yellow chocks, and those solid rubber ones are $8.00.

On the topic of leveling, I see a ton of folks leveling by using the TV. I don't get that. Oh, if I was in a VERY unlevel (is that a word?) place side to side, maybe. But everywhere I've been (very limited) is pretty level pads, gravel mostly.

So what I've done is:
Back In
Put in chocks, set of four
Unhook from TV
Level front to back using electric jack
Drop stabilizers front and back, using pads to raise one side if necessary
And lastly, putting some kind of scissor jacks mid-trailer, which makes a world of difference in stability.
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Old 08-17-2013, 12:50 AM   #14
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I am curious what others might think of a technique I have been using this summer. I am using the plastic wedge chocks and this is on relatively level sites. I get situated/level and then put a chock up tight behind the front tire of the trailer, then put the truck in reverse and just put some pressure on the chock, then while still applying the pressure, my wife will slide another chock in front of the tire. Let the pressure off and the tire is wedged between the two chocks. My thought is this might achieve some of the desired effect of one-step or even a x-chock. What do you think?
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Old 08-17-2013, 12:57 AM   #15
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Those look like a really good idea for a good price. Good replacements for my plastic ones. Thanks. Harbor Fright trip coming up.
A thought... I have the plastic ones and ran over one once. (I didn't really forget, I was thinking it was behind the back tire and it was actually behind the front tire.) Thing is though, it did squish it a little and then if actually came back into shape somewhat. I am wondering what kind of damage the solid rubber ones might do to a tire if someone managed to run it over? Is it possible it could damage the trailer tire?
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Old 08-17-2013, 01:01 AM   #16
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After leveling side to side, I use one of these on each side;
Amazon.com: BAL 28020 Single Axle Tire Chock: Automotive
Our next TT will have 16" rims so I may need to have a longer turnbuckle built to fit.
You should be able to find a much lower price.
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Old 08-17-2013, 01:05 AM   #17
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After leveling side to side, I use one of these on each side;
Amazon.com: BAL 28020 Single Axle Tire Chock: Automotive
Our next TT will have 16" rims so I may need to have a longer turnbuckle built to fit.
You should be able to find a much lower price.
Isn't what I am doing with two of these Camco 44412 RV Wheel Chock accomplishing the same thing?
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Old 08-17-2013, 01:06 AM   #18
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Kind of.
Replied in other thread.
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On the topic of leveling, I see a ton of folks leveling by using the TV. I don't get that. Oh, if I was in a VERY unlevel (is that a word?) place side to side, maybe. But everywhere I've been (very limited) is pretty level pads, gravel mostly.

So what I've done is:
Back In
Put in chocks, set of four
Unhook from TV
Level front to back using electric jack
Drop stabilizers front and back, using pads to raise one side if necessary
And lastly, putting some kind of scissor jacks mid-trailer, which makes a world of difference in stability.
Are you saying the stabilizer is used to bring you level side to side? Are they motorized or the scissor type?
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I am curious what others might think of a technique I have been using this summer. I am using the plastic wedge chocks and this is on relatively level sites. I get situated/level and then put a chock up tight behind the front tire of the trailer, then put the truck in reverse and just put some pressure on the chock, then while still applying the pressure, my wife will slide another chock in front of the tire. Let the pressure off and the tire is wedged between the two chocks. My thought is this might achieve some of the desired effect of one-step or even a x-chock. What do you think?
After experiencing my scary incident of "chock creep," I will be doing exactly that from now on.

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