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I added pcs of wood to the gripping edges of mine when my next RV had wider spacing.


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I sure miss RotoChoks. I wish they'd sell their designs and someone else would pick up their brand.

We've had good luck with the BAL X-Chock, but we don't put too much weight on them since our six point jacks carry most of the burden when we're parked.


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jdc1 wrote:

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


Cause ya can’t sue a rock!


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Best is what are brains perceive, whether anyone else has the same perception or not. Never used rotochoks, although our BAL between the wheel chocks have never failed to perform their intended job 13 years running. Not sure if their are the best but they're readily available in different sizes online and at Camping Worlds.

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I had the same scenario. I screwed 1" thick ABS plastic strips onto my old RotoChoks to increase the length of the blocks. They have worked perfectly now going on their sixth season. PM me if you want pictures.

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All you’re trying to do is to keep the unit from moving. A rock, brick, piece of wood, broken branch, plastic chock, rubber chock will do that job. You can pay big bucks for the best but it won’t work any better than the list above.


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I was trying to kill two birds with one stone which was keeping the trailer stabilized and also keeping it from moving. I liked the fact that the rotochocks kept it from moving front to back when walking around inside the trailer. But your right, you cant sue a rock lol


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wildtoad wrote:

All you’re trying to do is to keep the unit from moving. A rock, brick, piece of wood, broken branch, plastic chock, rubber chock will do that job. You can pay big bucks for the best but it won’t work any better than the list above.


RotoChoks do work better; they stay off the ground and don't get muddy. I packed up this morning after 4 days of intermittent hard rain. Chocks were dry when I removed them, the ground was wet. As mentioned, they also stabilize the trailer. Mine have been worth every dollar I paid for them. At some point, resale will be nice.

I imagine I could spit out or drive over most of the things mentioned. My RotoChoks will skid all four tires on asphalt.

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jdc1 wrote:

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


Use whatever works.

A chunk of 4 x 6 does a fine job, and the price is right...[emoticon]

If you like wood work - put a bevel on one edge. (see "IMO" below)

BTW - When both Perl & her husband (the Roto mfgrs & suppliers) passed away, apparently no family members were interested in continuing the business.

IMO - (the woodworking) - shouldn't be a big deal to modify the Roto's you have. Well worth the effort - *nothing* compares to Rotos!

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wildtoad wrote:

All you’re trying to do is to keep the unit from moving. A rock, brick, piece of wood, broken branch, plastic chock, rubber chock will do that job. You can pay big bucks for the best but it won’t work any better than the list above.


You couldnt be more wrong. If you were to ever use the Rotochoks you would understand. They dont just keep the trailer from rolling down the hill. They are part of the stabilization system to control shaking and bouncing. There is a very noticable difference between sitting in my driveway with wooden blocks vs on a campsite with rotochoks. When you have a 140lb dog that wants to play ball in the trailer they are worth every penny spent. Its just a shame that they are no longer in business


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