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Armand_C

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So today while trying to get our new fifth wheel ready and loading up our gear into the new trailer, I noticed that the gap between the wheels was considerably wider than our old trailer. I took out our rotochocks and verified that indeed they were not wide enough to fit between the wheels. (i guess that's another item that I'm going to give to the new owners of our old trailer). While looking in to purchase a new set of rotochocks, I discovered that I couldn't find them online anywhere. In fact, they don't even appear when entering the name in the search engine. The closest thing i have found, is the BAL wheel stabilizer. Just wondering what the best chock is out there on the market or what most people are using? Sad to see rotochock go away, I really liked them and were easy to use.


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I use a big rock at home.. No, really... It's wedge shaped, big, heavy.. I pull it out of the way, and I use it as a guide when I'm backing the trailer in when I park it. I know to keep about 2' away from it and I know I'm good.

Roll it into place and set it with my foot.. [emoticon]

On the road, I just use some home made 4x4 wedges and a rotochock setup.. Since yours does not fit anymore, maybe rig up some sort of spacer for it between the wheels?

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I like a Harbor Freight’s hard rubber, heavy chocks. $4.99 on special.


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Armand_C wrote:

So today while trying to get our new fifth wheel ready and loading up our gear into the new trailer, I noticed that the gap between the wheels was considerably wider than our old trailer. I took out our rotochocks and verified that indeed they were not wide enough to fit between the wheels. (i guess that's another item that I'm going to give to the new owners of our old trailer). While looking in to purchase a new set of rotochocks, I discovered that I couldn't find them online anywhere. In fact, they don't even appear when entering the name in the search engine. The closest thing i have found, is the BAL wheel stabilizer. Just wondering what the best chock is out there on the market or what most people are using? Sad to see rotochock go away, I really liked them and were easy to use.
What size RotoChoks do you need? I have some that no longer fit my new trailer. PM me if you're interested.

I also have a set of chocks from Harbor Freight, the rubber ones, and they work very well when I don't wish to use the RotoChoks.


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Posted: 06/14/20 05:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What size wedges do you have on your rotos? What do you think you need?

I have an extra set that is 5" / 7" width.


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Got some decent HD chocks at Harbour Freight. Tossed the plastic junk.


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time2roll wrote:

What size wedges do you have on your rotos? What do you think you need?

I have an extra set that is 5" / 7" width.




That is the size that I currently have, and they turned out to be too narrow for the new trailer [emoticon]

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Those mechanical wheel chocks are a lawsuit waiting to happen. Use a rock or wood chocks.

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When I had my 5th Wheel I used the B&L chocks that go between the wheels. I never had a problem with them.


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Get rubber, they won't slide on concrete or asphalt like the plastic ones do.


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