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Old 07-07-2012, 05:20 PM   #1
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wheel locks

Want to get wheel locks to put between the wheels on my tt. Do I need locks on both sides or just 1 side?
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Old 07-07-2012, 05:24 PM   #2
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Want to get wheel locks to put between the wheels on my tt. Do I need locks on both sides or just 1 side?
One will help, but two are much better.

You can make them with some 4 x 4's and 1/2" threaded rod. They are a bit on the heavy side, but much cheaper than factory built.
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Old 07-07-2012, 05:54 PM   #3
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Two will make it more stable and if you are on a hill much safer. The X chocks by BAL are great!
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Old 07-07-2012, 09:26 PM   #4
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Thanks. Looked at some at camping world. Thinking about making my own.
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:35 PM   #5
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Homemade ones look good & I probably have everything I need already. Thanks for sharing idea, will make in next couple weeks before heading back camping.
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Old 07-11-2012, 12:49 PM   #6
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I tried the upper and lower clamping ones but felt that the X chock style worked a little better. The others would kind of rack and allow the trailer to twist happened once stored on an angle and that was enough for me.

But here's something I learned just last week about any clamping wheel chock. we had driven 10 hours straight through (ok stopped for gas twice at 15 min each) with a lot of mountain roads got to the campsite and proceeded to set up. Now keep in mind with the help of my son we can go from that's the site we want to fully set up awning out, BBQ going, and beer in my chair in about 1 hour. So the TT got chocked right away.

Well what we found out was with the tires that hot and placing the chocks on right away they loosened up when the tires got cold. That next morning my DW gets up to walk across the TT and BANG ROLL and a BBIIGGG WTF came out of my DW well turns out we just rolled about 1' back off the leggo blocks and the jack stand fell and dug into the dirt thankfully stopping us ( a creek was directly behind us). No damage but a lesson learned

So moral of the story is check the cocks after the tires have cooled down.

My camp neighbor told me his horror stories and now I am in the habit of checking the leveling jack blocks by kicking them and the X chocks by pulling on them at night before I go to bed.
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Old 07-12-2012, 07:13 PM   #7
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New to TT , bought the x chocks and love them
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Got the xchocks too...love em
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Loved our X chocks. Have 4 all together. Just put 12 ply tires on now can't use them they won't fit
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Check out Rotochoks. They cost a bit more than the x-chock, but don't require a wrench, easily lockable, and they are SOLID. I forgot to yank mine once, before pulling out, and all I did was slide my TT tires on the pavement. Saw someone ELSE do the same with his LIGHTER TT, and he bent-up his x-chocks when they failed.

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