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Old 05-20-2014, 07:40 PM   #1
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My chocks

So I borrowed the idea of the 4x4 and threaded rod and took it a little further. .... hope you like!!Click image for larger version

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I wanted to be able to tighten them down without any tools and came up with a t lock nut to help. I used the following to make 1 chock starting from bottom to top

24"x3/8 threaded rod
4x4 8"long on the short side of 30°angle 1/2 hole drilled thru
3/8 nut
3/8 lock washer
3/8 nut
3/8x2" washer
4x4 8"long on short side of 30°angle drill 3/8 hole thru then 1/2 hole 3" thru from bottom
3/8 t lock nut
Top 3" of rod bent over
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Old 05-20-2014, 07:53 PM   #2
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looks like it works nice I just always have tools and set out my 3/4 in wrench and socket before I get the but that's a great idea
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Old 05-20-2014, 07:55 PM   #3
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and on mine I just held the board up to the tires where I wanted it and traced the tire angle from the back
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Old 05-20-2014, 08:28 PM   #4
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Nice job....a little something to call your own.
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Old 05-20-2014, 08:45 PM   #5
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Great job! I got the stuff to make mine last week. Just need to get around to doing it.
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Old 05-20-2014, 09:16 PM   #6
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Looks like it will work nicely.
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Old 05-21-2014, 02:07 AM   #7
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Looks good and I bet it works as good as the $50 ones.
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Old 05-23-2014, 12:08 PM   #8
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T-Bone: You inspired me into action!
I looked around the forums and saw several options.
Then I looked around my garage and realized I had the following:
- Left over piece of 4 foot long 4 x 4 treated post.
- Extra sets of 3/4 inch pipe clamps.
- Some old black pipe for which I had no use.

I put the following together this morning, and it didn't cost me anything new, except for my time. I made a set for each side of the travel trailer. I don't know how well it works until I'm laying in the TT bed at 2 AM and someone goes to the bathroom on the other end of the trailer. The pipe clamps make for easy tightening, although I'm guessing I'll need to whack the 4x4 with a hammer to loosen them when I want to take them off. Hopefully it will help dampen the bouncing.

Thanks for the inspiration!
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Old 05-23-2014, 01:34 PM   #9
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Good work!
I am the ultimate procrastinator. Still have the stuff to make mine. Still haven’t made them. Was hoping to have them for this weekends trip. Not happening. Maybe I will make them before next weekends trip!
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Great job
Might need to relook mine
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