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Old 06-15-2006, 06:01 AM   #1
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I have always simply used chocks for a TT/5er to block the wheels. In reading some reviews of the expensive wheel stablizers they not only chock but stablizer front/rear movements. Anyone with a 5er having experience with the stablizers? They say 2 is better than 1 also. That makes the price about $100 plus.
Any advise. Definately like the idea of less movement/motion.
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I have always simply used chocks for a TT/5er to block the wheels. In reading some reviews of the expensive wheel stablizers they not only chock but stablizer front/rear movements. Anyone with a 5er having experience with the stablizers? They say 2 is better than 1 also. That makes the price about $100 plus.
Any advise. Definately like the idea of less movement/motion.
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Old 06-15-2006, 07:42 AM   #3
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I don't have any yet, but have heard good things about them. If these dern kids would quit needing a dentist maybe I can find out about them.
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Old 06-15-2006, 10:25 AM   #4
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I for sure understand the issue with kids, dentist, money, and priorities of all those things. <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by charliez:
I don't have any yet, but have heard good things about them. If these dern kids would quit needing a dentist maybe I can find out about them. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
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Old 06-16-2006, 05:59 AM   #5
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I made some out of 4x4 blocks and I find that they make a significant difference in stopping a lot of the movement in my trailer. If I didn't have these, I'd think that they make enough difference to invest the $100 for a set.
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Old 06-21-2006, 07:57 AM   #6
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I made some wheel stablizers a while back. I too did not want to pay $100 plus and these work as good as the store bought ones at a fraction of the cost. They may not look pretty but they sure do work to take the front to rear rock out of the trailer.

Click here for a previous thread I posted on this subject, with pictures.

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Old 06-28-2006, 09:31 AM   #7
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I use the BAL Deluxe Locking Tire Chocks, and after my experiance this weekend, it was money well spent. See my post here for the details, but short of the story is our retainingg wall fell forward with several thousand pounds of retaining wall block, stone, and mud right against the back of our trailer. The front landing gear was up on leveling blocks. The wheel chocks did not let the trailer move forward an inch, otherwise the landing gear would have come off the blocks. If they did not work so well, it could have been disastrous.
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Old 06-28-2006, 09:39 AM   #8
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We had Roto-Choks for our 5-r (which, btw, will be for sale at this year's rally yard sale). They were much better than the triangular chocks that wedged below the tires for keeping the forward/back rocking limited.
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I have been using the wedge type, but only on one side. I love them, they helped 100%, no more rocking.
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I have heard of some people investing in some 4x4 blocks and small 3 ton bottle jacks also to stabilize trailer movement by placing 2 or 4 of them along the trailer frame from front to back.
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Old 07-02-2006, 05:52 PM   #11
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I just added a Wayne's Stabilizer to the rear bumper of my 5er and it took care of almost all of the rocking motion. I may add a tripod in the future, but for now Wayne's is working for me. They're about $40-60 if you look in the right place. I have an extra one (20" size) that I'm gonna auction on ebay in the near future (if you're interested?).

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Wow!! The Wayne Stabilizers does look easy to use and most likley effective. I may just have to look underneath my trailer and see if it would be worth investing in.
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Great! If you're interested I do have to sell; it's the 20" model. You want to make sure that you have a solid bumper or frame area to mount it. Some 5ers have endcaps of fiberglass and that won't support it.

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Let me do some mearsuring and make sure thats going to be the right size. Though the one thing that can be kinda hookie would be if you were at an uneven campground. This past week when I was at Lake in Wood there was an incline on my site and when I leveled that put my rear at 3 feet or so off the ground and other times the opposite was true and the rear was 1 foot of the ground. Will it still work in those cases.
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