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Old 08-06-2018, 09:32 AM   #1
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Made myself some tandem axle wooden tire chocks that work great and stabilize the travel trailer quite a bit more. Cost me $11.23 for the hardware, I had some 4x4's laying around. Being a carpenter for 35 years I have tons of wood laying around lol. Took me 25 minutes to make them. Beats spending $70 for a set of X-chocks.
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Old 08-06-2018, 10:02 AM   #2
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Just one observation if you moved the chock block from the inside of your tires to the outside like the one on the left that would help also. The way you have them now it stops movement one way but not the other.




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Old 08-06-2018, 10:05 AM   #3
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Just one observation if you moved the chock block from the inside of your tires to the outside like the one on the left that would help also. The way you have them now it stops movement one way but not the other.
I agree, but my driveway has a 10 degree or so slope one way. Putting a chock on the other side would not do anything. If my driveway was flat it would make a world of difference.
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Old 08-06-2018, 10:21 AM   #4
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Hard to tell the slope from the pictures. I see so many in campgrounds do this then complain that the camper moves. I usually let the wife put the two behind the rear tires then back against them then put the front ones in then put in park and we are good and tight. My Brother in law recently gave me a set of the X Chocks. I have used them once but really have not made up my mind about how much they helped. Will try them again this weekend to see.

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Old 08-12-2018, 08:05 PM   #5
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Chocks...but

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Made myself some tandem axle wooden tire chocks that work great and stabilize the travel trailer quite a bit more. Cost me $11.23 for the hardware, I had some 4x4's laying around. Being a carpenter for 35 years I have tons of wood laying around lol. Took me 25 minutes to make them. Beats spending $70 for a set of X-chocks.
Love the chocks. But are those F or G rated trailer tires? Iím about done with E rated tires.
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They are D rated tires, 8 ply, 65lbs air pressure. Gonna replace them with some Prometer brand. Been running them on all 7 of my trailers, my main work trailer (Lark 7x16) has over 90,000 miles and the tires still look good.
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Wood, slippery when wet.
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Not with enough pressure
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Wood, slippery when wet.

So is metal.
With that being said, neither one of them should get to wet when they are in position between the tires under the trailer.
I have used home made wooden chocks for many years and never had a problem.
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