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Old 01-25-2022, 01:36 PM   #1
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Wheel Chocks

Anyone use these things? According to ads they help stabilize the rig, preventing it from moving back and forth. Every time I connect the trailer to the truck and raise the jacks it rolls backwards. I have standard rubber chocks in front and behind the tires but they don't do much. Thinking of buying a set of these expanding metal types that go between the tires... but then again I was going to buy slide out stabilizer jacks until advised not to here. The more I looked into it, should have been obvious that if the rig shifts for any reason and the slide did not, bad news.
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Old 01-26-2022, 05:25 AM   #2
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I've never used this brand/style of chock. We did use the wooden ones from Rotochok which were great. They are not in business anymore. Remember this type of system (locking the tire/wheels) are only a improvement over stabilization of the coach. Also remember that it is the LAST thing you remove when driving off with your truck.
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Old 01-26-2022, 05:54 AM   #3
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Have a friend using those on a month old trailer. A crook in a utility truck pulled up in broad daylight. Witnesses thinking he was called to do a job watched as he cut off the hitch lock hooked up his trailer and started to haul it away. The thief got a couple of blocks before the tires went flat and the heist was abandoned.
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I used a similar chock with my previous, much lighter, travel trailer. They did not live up to the hype. Did nothing for rocking. I drove off without removing one. It flew out as soon as I moved the trailer. Destroyed the chock. Save your money to spend on another toy. Use large rubber trucker chocks.
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I use the standard rubber chocks and they work great. When I park the trailer , I put the chocks in front of the wheel. I then drive ahead a few inches until the trailer tire is up on the chocks. Then I place the chock behind the wheel and allow the trailer to roll back. The result is having the chocks firmly held in place and the trailer will not move. It's more work , but is way easier with 2 people.
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Thanks for the replies, looks like I will pass on these!
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