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Surgtech94

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Posted: 07/31/21 04:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What’s the general consensus of what’s best to use, regular wheel chocks or the wheel stops? I don’t see many people using the wheel stops. Thank you in advance

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Posted: 07/31/21 06:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

By "wheel stops", are you referring to the expanding chocks that fit between the tires? The only brand to use as chocks, IMO of course, are the Roto-Choks, and they don't make those any more. I've read that the expanding between-the-tire chocks can pop out under stress.

I use a couple of heavy duty rubber chocks from Harbor Freight. I'll go back to my Roto-Choks when I modify them to fit the new trailer wheel spacing.


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Use real chocks on the tires so it dosen't move. The x type ones say they are not to hold the camper in place or something to that effect on them. They do work , with the normal ones, for better stabilizing of the camper. So more to prevent rocking, and not for keeping it from rolling away.


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Posted: 07/31/21 08:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I use two of these. Not for a single axle trailer though.

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Posted: 07/31/21 09:02pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Bobbo wrote:

I use two of these. Not for a single axle trailer though.

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I use a pair of cheap $9 yellow plastic Camco wheel chocks you can buy at Walmart and drop a short piece of wood in between which does the exact same thing as the more expensive version you picture.

Always have placed my wheel chocks on the inside of the tires on dual axle trailers and a leftover block of wood dropped in between the two chocks keeps them from moving.

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When I had my 5er I used the B&L x chocks. Those are the ones that fit between the tires. I found that they helped more than the standard wheel chock to stop front to back movement of the camper. By putting a x chock on each side really helped. I never had much luck with the standard type wheel chock.


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Thanks everyone. I appreciate the replies and information. I’m going keep using the yellow tire chocks. I wasn’t sure if something else was much better

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I don’t like the light yellow chocks. In a very strong wind they can loosen and blow away…mine did at Tuttle Creek. Heavy black rubber chocks from HF like fj.


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I have for many years used the plastic yellow and black rubber wheel chocks with them in front and back of the tires. I then tried to pull my trailer forward or backup with them in place and TT moved only about an inch if that. I never thought to try this on gravel. So for me they worked well

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We have the cheep plastic ones from Walmart. I also have a pair of old solid rubber ones that are pretty heavy and made for tractor trailers,just cause I had them laying around.

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