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TomG2

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Posted: 02/22/19 05:58pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There are plenty of good wheel stabilizing systems for tandem axle trailers but is there anything better than the old single wedge chocks for single axle trailers?

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Posted: 02/22/19 06:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'd get me four good jacks, place them in the corners and lift your trailer. I haven't found a small trailer yet that came with good jacks to stop the movement when someone is walking inside.


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Posted: 02/22/19 06:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There is variations of this type of single axle chocks.
Single axle wheel chock


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enblethen wrote:

There is variations of this type of single axle chocks.
Single axle wheel chock


Thanks. Looks like it would work. Wish it was two for $50 instead of one for $50.

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My Viking has scissors jacks on all 4 corners that stop the wiggles when we walk around. Of course, with a 17' trailer we don't walk very far. And we don't do a lot of dancing in the trailer either.
We use rubber wheel chocks in front of, and behind both wheels. They hold well on pavement, gravel, or sand. The chocks are held against the tires by bungee cords.


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Posted: 02/22/19 08:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

BarabooBob wrote:

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We use rubber wheel chocks in front of, and behind both wheels. They hold well on pavement, gravel, or sand. The chocks are held against the tires by bungee cords\.


Do you use a bungee cord on the inside and outside of the tire? Trying to picture this.

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We use rubber wheel chocks in front of, and behind both wheels. They hold well on pavement, gravel, or sand. The chocks are held against the tires by bungee cords\.

I throw a long bungee behind the wheel/tire including the chokes and hook it on the outside. It is an elastic type bungee, not a rubber truckers bungee. I don't need a lot of force pushing the chokes to keep them in place.

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I have those metal stacking wheel chocks that came with the jack set in one of my old trucks, found a pair at the salvage yard as well so now I have two pair. I will give them a tap or two with my rubber mallet to wedge them in there, with those and my four corner jacks I can be mostly wobble free.

I have a Bal Leveler that I use from time to time and it does a good job steadying the trailer too.


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Pieces of 2 X 4 or 2 X 6 work just fine. Pieces of split firewood work better. Why overthink or overpay for something? You'll especially like the cost if you drive off and forget one of them.

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