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Old 04-23-2014, 07:20 PM   #1
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Wheel chock/stops

I bought a set of Camco wheel stops on the advice of an owner of an older Escape to stop the rock'n and roll'n. OK if you have one with the facia and a single wheel well. They don't fit my 2013 19' with the full formed wheel wells.

What works?

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Old 04-23-2014, 07:32 PM   #2
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Greg, would those not work if you put the knob at the bottom, and cut of any excess length to the threaded rod you do not need?

I have used BAL X-chocks for a few years now. They really do steady the trailer a lot. I do have one of the first 19s with the fascia type fender.
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Old 04-23-2014, 07:40 PM   #3
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No, the top chock won't clear the wheel well. Camco makes a much smaller set that might but honestly I doubt it would do much good. I'm thinking the BAL might be my next stop. How tight to you set them? I read someplace that a guy put a set on and cranked them so tight he broke the belts on his tires.
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Another brand I'm considering is Rotochocks, look lighter and smaller to store then the BAL's, although I have no experience with either.
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[QUOTE=padlin;50546]Another brand I'm considering is Rotochocks, look lighter and smaller to store then the BAL's, although I have no experience with either.
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I was thinking these would do the trick until I saw the price (for one!).

So do folks use only one set or two? I'm thinking one wouldn't be adequate.

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I've heard you should use 2. I agree the price is a bit of a stumbling block.
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Greg, I have the same product and it works well on my 2013 19'-er with full wells (with knob at top as Jim mentioned). Have you tried it with the wedge close to the knob when first installing, drawing the bottom wedge up? Sure you know what you're doing, but it's odd it would work on one, but not the other.
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Greg, I have the same product and it works well on my 2013 19'-er with full wells (with knob at top as Jim mentioned). Have you tried it with the wedge close to the knob when first installing, drawing the bottom wedge up? Sure you know what you're doing, but it's odd it would work on one, but not the other.
No, it won't work. Won't come close to fitting with the knob up or down. Too big to fit between the wheels and clear the wheel well.

You must have the smaller size. Work ok?
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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.
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How tight to you set them? I read someplace that a guy put a set on and cranked them so tight he broke the belts on his tires.
Just snug enough that they won't slip.
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Another brand I'm considering is Rotochocks, look lighter and smaller to store then the BAL's, although I have no experience with either.
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Those look cool, but too many working parts, and the price...........
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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.
If I didn't have my X-chocks already, I would certainly be just making something like these.
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