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Old 07-01-2013, 08:12 PM   #1
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Looking at these for our soon to be 19. What do the Escapee's think of these? One or a pair best? What size for a current 19 please? Measurement between wheels?
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:41 PM   #2
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The wheels are fairly close, maybe 6"-8" at most. I have B@lXChocks
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Old 07-01-2013, 10:34 PM   #3
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Hi Michael & Debra.

We still use & are very happy with our rotochoks. They are super simple & easy to use.

The biggest benefit is the ability to chock our wheels when one side is raised on leveling blocks at an uneven campsite where a traditional chock won't work. For that purpose, only one would typically be sufficient.

However, they also further mitigate front & back movement beyond what the stabilizer jacks already provide so it creates a more stable trailer when you're inside it moving around. Thus we bought & always use two of them.

I went through my file to see if I had documentation as to what size I had ordered. I found the docs but unfortunately, they didn't state the size I have & I didn't notice it imprinted on them.

If I recall correctly, they ask for the size of your tires and the minimum distance between them. Escape 19's come with 14 inch tires. Mine came with Goodyear Marathons ST205/75R14 but I don't know if Escape still uses them as their stock tires. I went outside and did a quick measurement that was approximately between 3 1/4" and 3"1/2 between the tires. You might ask Reace or perhaps someone else here on the forum with a 19 can confirm that measurement though.

It's a great product and when I placed my order over the phone, I spoke with one of the owners and we had a great conversation in general. Chatting with her reminded me of chatting with Reace & Tammy on the phone when we were in the process of buying our Escape.

Congrats on your upcoming 19.
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Old 07-02-2013, 01:45 AM   #4
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We raise ours on one side with levelling blocks all the time and we use a traditional chock. Don't know what you are referring to.
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Old 07-02-2013, 06:49 AM   #5
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I just went and measured- 3-4" is the distance here is a link to B@l X Chocks
X-Chock Tire Locking Chock, 2-Pack - BAL 28012 - Chocks & Levelers - Camping World
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Old 07-02-2013, 01:30 PM   #7
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We raise ours on one side with levelling blocks all the time and we use a traditional chock. Don't know what you are referring to.
I use the stacking lego-type leveling blocks & was referring to instances where I have them stacked pyramid-style 3 levels high and, imo, there isn't enough space on the top block for a traditional chock to be used effectively.

For the raised wheels, a chock that could go btw the tandem wheels (e.g. Rotochok, Bal-X-Chock) was a secure & easy solution for me - ymmv. I didn't mean to suggest that there aren't other means to level a trailer & still be able to secure the wheels with a traditional chock.
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Old 07-02-2013, 01:41 PM   #8
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Maybe these will work for you. I've not tried them yet.

Lynx Levelers Stop N Chock 2-Pack Lynx Levelers Accessories and Parts 77545
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Oh, my, you must go some really wild places to be three levels up. We are only two at most and so no trouble using our regular chocks with the blocks. The Roto chocks look good and wish we had those instead of the other stabilizers. By the way, we use heavy but small rubber chocks since the plastic ones have been known to slip right down a slope. Bought ours at Northern Tool.



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I use the stacking lego-type leveling blocks & was referring to instances where I have them stacked pyramid-style 3 levels high and, imo, there isn't enough space on the top block for a traditional chock to be used effectively.

For the raised wheels, a chock that could go btw the tandem wheels (e.g. Rotochok, Bal-X-Chock) was a secure & easy solution for me - ymmv. I didn't mean to suggest that there aren't other means to level a trailer & still be able to secure the wheels with a traditional chock.
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:48 PM   #10
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I need 3 blocks under one rear wheel when parked on my driveway... And it's not *that* wild...

(I have enough side-to-side slope to require 2 layers to correct, plus enough front-to-back slope that I add a layer under the rear wheels -- so back/right gets 3 layers).

I do like the BAL chocks, they're definitely more secure than anything else I've tried on raised wheels.
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