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Old 02-14-2005, 06:06 PM   #1
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Hi all, DW & I are geeked; picking up the new TT (22') this w/e & have a quick ??
Even though I'll have crank-down stabilizers on all 4 corners of the trailer & will have the plastic wheel chocks in place, would I need the tandem tire chocks?
Someone told me the camper should be fine w/o them, others have insisted on the "wheel lock-chocks". Opinions, please.
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Old 02-14-2005, 06:06 PM   #2
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Hi all, DW & I are geeked; picking up the new TT (22') this w/e & have a quick ??
Even though I'll have crank-down stabilizers on all 4 corners of the trailer & will have the plastic wheel chocks in place, would I need the tandem tire chocks?
Someone told me the camper should be fine w/o them, others have insisted on the "wheel lock-chocks". Opinions, please.
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Old 02-14-2005, 09:53 PM   #3
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Depends on what you are looking for: safety or stability. Chocks wil be safe, though someone could take them. We use the lock-chocks that wedge between the tandem tires. The trailer is rock solid. Plus, they lock making them harder to take and makes it harder for someone to take the trailer. If you can, borrow a set and check out the difference as you walk around inside the trailer.

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Old 02-15-2005, 03:38 AM   #4
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Nice to try with out and with.If You can that will make up Your mind.I think a friend or a fellow camper May let You test a set...John
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Old 02-20-2005, 07:12 AM   #5
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There are really two parts to your question. The first part is that wheel chocks should always be used for safety purposes. There is that "transition" period when you are disconnecting or connecting the trailer that the stabilizers are not down and can not assist in preventing the trailer from rolling.

The second part is a matter of comfort. After the stabilizers are down some trailers can still have a lot of "action". The tandem wheel chocks can significantly calm this action by, in essence, binding up the suspension system.

So chock those wheels for safety no matter what. Get the tandem locks to improve living comfort.
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Old 03-21-2005, 05:46 PM   #6
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Update: A buddy of mine made me a set of the wooden tandem chocks - seems solid to us. Thanks for the replies.
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Old 03-27-2005, 07:12 AM   #7
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How many chocks (between the wheels type) do you use? For a double axle trailers do you use one per side or just one on one side? On a triple, do you use two per side, two on one side, or one on one side? The reason I ask is that it seems to me that if you lock down one pair of tires it essentially locks that side down and prevents rocking. I'm I off base here?
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Our trailer has tandem axles. Locking one side removes about 80% of the rocking. Locking the second side makes a less noticeable difference.
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Old 03-28-2005, 05:57 PM   #9
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Thanks. I'll try one on one side first (on our just arrived at the dealer triple axle TT ), see how we like it and then and go from there.
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Old 03-29-2005, 11:51 AM   #10
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With triple axles, you can carry more stuff. More stuff mean more mass, meaning less chance of the trailer moving (Force depends on the amount of matter...) Your spouse will love you.
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Our Cougar TT has tandems. After we are positioned on our pad, and before we disconnect from the TV, we chock the back wheels (behind the tires) and the forward wheels (in front of wheels) Might seem like overkill, but that's they way I like to do it. Then after making sure we are level, the stabilizers come down and are snugged up. Then we use the metal chocks that expand between the tires (similar to scissor jacks) and put a pad lock on both to keep them from 'walking away'. We just leave the plastic wheel chocks in place. You can also made the locking wheel chocks with some wood and all-thread, couple washers and some nuts. We are pretty solid when all set up!
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(similar to scissor jacks)

In fact I use a scissor jack to lock the wheels. I had a purchased wheel lock but I 'misplaced' it on an outing and substituted a scissor jack. It works very well.
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I bought a pair of Rotochoks they are made very well, and I just used them and are pleased with there ease of putting them on.
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Moose, those Rotochocks look neat. Thanks for the site.
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