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Posted: 04/30/19 01:02pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've seen a couple different brands of wheel leveling chocks. Andersen, Camco etc. Looking for some comments and experience with them. I know they can slip sometimes. The Camco seems much less expensive than the Andersen.


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I got the Andersen's last year. Much easier than the lego style blocks. And not really that much more expensive. You will need at least 2 packs of the lego blocks to gain any kind of height. The Andersen's will get you almost 4 inches quickly. Once they are in place you just keep moving until level. With the blocks you back up on them, check for level, pull off, add another row, back up on them again and check for level.


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Posted: 04/30/19 01:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The Camco version is much shorter than the Andersen and will fit between tires that are quite close together when the Andersen won't fit, even if trimmed. Just an observation but on the forums there have been a noticeable number of complaints of the Andersen breaking.

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Posted: 04/30/19 02:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

schlep1967 wrote:

I got the Andersen's last year. Much easier than the lego style blocks. And not really that much more expensive. You will need at least 2 packs of the lego blocks to gain any kind of height. The Andersen's will get you almost 4 inches quickly. Once they are in place you just keep moving until level. With the blocks you back up on them, check for level, pull off, add another row, back up on them again and check for level.
Well, it's not really that complicated using the blocks. After you use them a couple times you'll know how many you'll need to use to level your trailer. If you have a double axle, one set of blocks will work unless the thing is way out of level. We got by for quite a few years with just one bag. I do have two bags to use with our triple axle.

I'm sure the Andersen's work okay, but there have been several people complaining about breakage. Which may be an issue with a heavier trailer. And they would be kind of a pain with only one person.


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PT 2x8 cut into short lengths. Pretty inexpensive

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Posted: 04/30/19 05:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We pull into our campsite and put the camper about 2 to 3 ft from where we want to be. We check the level mounted on the front of the camper and place the blocks behind or in front of the wheel. We rarely have to add or subtract blocks.


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You are over complicating , just get some 2x8 blocks , one $8 board will make 6 or 8 of them . I have never heard of one slipping !

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I've always heard great things about Camco chocks.

I personally prefer X Chocks because they tend to slip less.

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Lots of reports of them breaking. Simply have an assortment of different thickness pcs oil plywood and some 2x's.


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We used the Andersen Levelers all the time on our 5-6K lb travel trailer.
Used them less on our next rig...a 9-10K 5er
Don't use them at all on our current 5er.

They create stability issues, can tend to slip from time to time when setting up, and will sink into softer ground. The way to keep them from sinking is to place large boards underneath them...which at that point why not just use lumber anyway for leveling.

Currently, we use various pieces of 1x's and 2x's and sometimes use the lego blocks. That's all I anticipaite needing ever again until we upgrade to an auto-level system.


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