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Old 04-23-2014, 10:43 PM   #11
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Greg, there are 2 sizes of these. I got the small size and it fits good on my 19. I put the knob at the bottom. The wedges can be spun around before placing between the tires to adjust the length of bolt at top/bottom.

I figured if the yellow plastic wedges broke, I could re-use the metal parts and add wooden wedges like Ice-breakers.

The trailer does not wobble with one of these chocks installed. I am a happy camper.
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Old 04-23-2014, 10:52 PM   #12
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Another approach is a pair of chocks that work wedged against the ground, like a normal chock, but in a pair to work with tandems so they stay in place...
RV Wheel ChockÂ* for Trailer Tandem Wheels - PPL Motor Homes

Sorry, I haven't used any of these tandem schemes.
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Old 04-23-2014, 11:34 PM   #13
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With the home made version, you can adjust the size of the blocks and the length of the threaded rod so that it fits perfectly between the tandem wheels and fiberglass trailer body.

Outstanding! When are you going into production?
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Old 04-23-2014, 11:39 PM   #14
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We use BAL-X chocks on our 19 on both sides and they reduce movement. They have holes on the top and can be locked in place; however, are a bit pricey.
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Old 04-24-2014, 09:17 AM   #15
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Outstanding! When are you going into production?
Did a production run of 2 chocks last summer.
May have to wait a bit longer to retool and complete some other mods before a 2nd production run can begin.

But they are so simple and cheap to make, anyone with any kind of rudimentary knowledge of tools should be able to manage quite well. Maybe even this guy:

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Old 04-24-2014, 05:32 PM   #16
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Like Jim, I use the BAL-X chocks on my 19 and they fit fine. I really don't see how you could ever develop so much compression to damage a tire with these. I only use one on one side and my trailer is very steady.



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Old 05-06-2014, 11:45 PM   #17
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UPDATE: I bought a single set of Camco size small wheel stops. Easy to fit and stops the "seismic tremors" in the trailer. ($18 from Amazon with free shipping over $35).
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Old 05-07-2014, 01:40 PM   #18
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if you want to Geek out .... rotochoks work very well

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Old 06-23-2014, 11:13 AM   #19
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I'm looking at these instead of the X style. Seems simpler and can still put a chock on the outer sides of the wheels.

Amazon.com: BAL 28000A Standard Tire Locking Chock: Automotive
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Old 06-23-2014, 11:57 AM   #20
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I'm switching mine from the B@l X metal chocks to the plastic chocks in post# 17 in an attempt to alleviate some weight, every little bit helps.
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