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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.


Buy Buy buy. How much wider do the wedges need to be to work. Bolt wood or rubber to the wedges you have.
I put a 4X4 behind the tire, and a 2X4 in front. Measured the distance between, added half inch. Bolted 4X to old rubber mud flap, and the 2X under flap spaced at my dimension. Backing in tire gets on flap, so can't slide, then runs over the 2X4, and stops against 4X4. I leave in the yard, so as soon as I back in she's chocked. Plus no reason to get the weed eater close to tires

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This hands down the very best type.[image]

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Buy Buy buy. How much wider do the wedges need to be to work. Bolt wood or rubber to the wedges you have.
I put a 4X4 behind the tire, and a 2X4 in front. Measured the distance between, added half inch. Bolted 4X to old rubber mud flap, and the 2X under flap spaced at my dimension. Backing in tire gets on flap, so can't slide, then runs over the 2X4, and stops against 4X4. I leave in the yard, so as soon as I back in she's chocked. Plus no reason to get the weed eater close to tires


Because many folks are gullible and think that because it's "made for a RV" then it is a necessary item.
I can count on zero fingers how many robo chocks or whatever they are living in the real world outside of rv parks and campgrounds!
Robo chocks....brought to you by the makers of weight distributing hitches for 1 ton pickups, Flex Seal and the Ab Cruncher as seen on TV!


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Nope, those can, and will, pop out. Definitely don't use those to chock your wheels. I certainly wouldn't trust them.


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Nope, those can, and will, pop out. Definitely don't use those to chock your wheels. I certainly wouldn't trust them.


If tires are far apart I agree. If close as in pic above they won't budge.


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Since jacking under an axle is something that axle manufacturers don’t want, how much pressure can those X-Chocks generate jacking between the axles?





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Cummins12V98 wrote:

fj12ryder wrote:

Nope, those can, and will, pop out. Definitely don't use those to chock your wheels. I certainly wouldn't trust them.


If tires are far apart I agree. If close as in pic above they won't budge.


Yep, the wide spaced ones look sketchy but we have the ones pictured and they don't move.

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Lynnmor wrote:

Since jacking under an axle is something that axle manufacturers don’t want, how much pressure can those X-Chocks generate jacking between the axles?


Reality is you are compressing the tires a bit. No harm!

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