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mileshuff

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Posted: 11/10/13 07:11am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If I level my trailer using leveling blocks then I cannot chock that side. Do most only chock the other side? Or are there better alternatives to leveling and chocking?


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Posted: 11/10/13 07:16am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I used wheel locks between the dual axles, and always set them before unhooking from my truck. This way the use of leveling boards did not effect blocking tires, the chock locks prevented movement.

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Posted: 11/10/13 07:29am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I use the RotoChoks between the tires. They work regardless of whether the tires are on leveling blocks or not. And I chock both sides unless it is just a quick overnight stop and the site is very level or we stay hooked up to the truck.


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fj12ryder wrote:

I use the RotoChoks between the tires. They work regardless of whether the tires are on leveling blocks or not. And I chock both sides unless it is just a quick overnight stop and the site is very level or we stay hooked up to the truck.



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SWD wrote:

fj12ryder wrote:

I use the RotoChoks between the tires. They work regardless of whether the tires are on leveling blocks or not. And I chock both sides unless it is just a quick overnight stop and the site is very level or we stay hooked up to the truck.



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Posted: 11/10/13 08:05am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I chock both sides. You can too if you use the right KIND of chocks. If you're using wedges that you "nudge" with your toe you should be able to do that on both sides. If you're using wedges correctly then you actually use the tow vehicle to set them and that would not be easy to do with blocks under the tires. Get some sort of chock that goes between the two axles and it's easy to lock down both sides for a much more comfortable trailer when camping.
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Posted: 11/10/13 08:09am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That is a good reason to use boards for leveling instead of the Lego blocks. The chocks sit on the boards just fine. Besides boards are much cheaper, and they don't sink into soft turf as easily.

You should always chock both sides.


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Posted: 11/10/13 08:13am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I only chock one side.


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Posted: 11/10/13 08:38am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I use the RotoChoks between the tires. They work regardless of whether the tires are on leveling blocks or not. And I chock both sides unless it is just a quick overnight stop and the site is very level or we stay hooked up to the truck.


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First I do my side to side leveling while still hooked up by placing the necessary # of levelers. Then I install the RotoChocks. If only overnight, then just one side, if for any extended of time, I install RotoChocks on both sides. I am not real impressed with those plastic chalks before and after the tires as there is no direct contact with any real pressure against the tires. While traveling and temporarily stopping i.e. Rest Stop where I have to leave the Diesel engine running to cool down and I don't want to trust just the emergency brake on the truck, I just put a 12" piece of wood 4x4 before or after the tire. I attached a strap to the block to place or remove it and then just throw it into the bed of the truck when done. works for me


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Posted: 11/10/13 09:26am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you use enough leveling blocks or adequately long boards you can still chock both sides. The chocks then set on a leveling block at the same height as the tire. I have found that using the TV to tighten up the front axle chocks by pulling against them while inserting two rear axle chocks up tight is almost as good as putting the wedge between the tires on each side.

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