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Old 06-15-2013, 02:57 PM   #51
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I believe Sears, or someone else, makes an open-ended ratchet wrench.
indeed... Chicago Brand 3/4'' Open-End Ratchet Wrench - Sears | Sears Canada
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Old 06-15-2013, 11:01 PM   #52
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This is mine. I just leave the wrench in it until I leave....no problem..


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Old 06-16-2013, 03:59 PM   #53
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....and I have only ever used 1 chocks on my wheels...no movement at all.
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Old 07-04-2013, 11:32 PM   #54
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Got tired of waiting for a deal on Bal-X chocks to come up so I decided to make my own. One trip to the hardware store for a threaded rod, a few nuts, and a few washers, and literally 15 min cutting up a couple blocks of scrap wood and assembling things, and I was done. I was really surprised how simple it was to make two pairs, and how well they work. With the chocks installed on both sides, the trailer is rock solid. And it only cost $12 and a few minutes to make. Here are a couple of pics.
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Old 07-04-2013, 11:33 PM   #55
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Another shot of chocks on my Escape.
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Old 07-04-2013, 11:34 PM   #56
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Simple and effective. Good job!
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Old 07-04-2013, 11:38 PM   #57
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Good job, Dave. After seeing those Rotochoks I was thinking how simple it would be to make them too.
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Old 07-05-2013, 07:22 AM   #58
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Dave,
You should make a couple more sets and sell them, nice work!!
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Old 07-05-2013, 09:30 AM   #59
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One advantage of the custom chocks is that, since I was the fabricator, I could size it to give a high level of confidence that there would be adequate clearance between the top of the threaded rod and the underside of the fiberglass on the trailer. Maybe those who have purchased the Bal-X chocks would have a better feel for this, but with the Bal-X chock, it was not clear to me (without actually purchasing them) that the clearance would be adequate.
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Old 07-05-2013, 03:57 PM   #60
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ice-breaker -

Would you please post the dimensions of your chocks i.e. size of the wood you used, angles, length of threaded rod, etc. I want to try building a set for our 19. Sure glad I didn't order the BAL-X ones for a hundred bucks <g>.

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