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Old 12-06-2017, 10:25 AM   #1
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Single axle chocks

I likely will be getting a 185RB and have a question about chocks. I see that with tandem axles, the X-chocks are what most people choose. But what is recommended on a single axle trailer? If leveling blocks are used on one side, is chocking only one side sufficient?
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Old 12-06-2017, 10:37 AM   #2
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both sides front and back .. I would look at the Anderson leveler..
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Old 12-06-2017, 10:50 AM   #3
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I likely will be getting a 185RB and have a question about chocks. I see that with tandem axles, the X-chocks are what most people choose.Not necessarily most people. But what is recommended on a single axle trailer? If leveling blocks are used on one side, is chocking only one side sufficient?NO
We use x-type chocks on our tandem axle trailer primarily to reduce trailer movement.

We use 'rubber' wedge-type chocks primarily to stop the trailer from rolling. (We tried the inexpensive, hard plastic chocks but once too often they would slide on hard surfaces. The rubber chocks have worked better for us.)

Leveling blocks usually do not incorporate a way to stop a trailer from rolling. Leveling blocks require an additional component to prevent rolling. You will need chocks on BOTH sides. Leveling wedges usually have a block to stop the wedge from rotating so an additional chock is not used with them, but that type still needs chocks for the opposite side.
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Old 12-06-2017, 10:58 AM   #4
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Single axle chocks

I use heavy rubber wheel chocks like these on both sides:


https://www.walmart.com/ip/Rubber-Do...&wl13=&veh=sem
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Old 12-06-2017, 12:12 PM   #5
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Here is the best way to level and chock a single axle trailer, love how simple and durable it is.

https://www.amazon.com/Andersen-Hitc...eveling+blocks
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The Anderson leveling blocks do look like the way to go with a set of rubber chocks for the other side.

But am I always going to use leveling blocks? Do I need 2 sets of chocks as well as the leveling blocks?
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yes, you need 2 sets... be careful of the one from Wallymart... they STINK! I got some from northern hydraulics and had to take them back they even stunk up my truck after sitting out for a week...
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The Anderson leveling blocks do look like the way to go with a set of rubber chocks for the other side.

But am I always going to use leveling blocks? Do I need 2 sets of chocks as well as the leveling blocks?
If the ground is pretty level you won't need the levelers but that doesn't happen to often. Then as others have stated use regular chocks on both sides front and back of the tire. Amazon is the best place to find most trailer goodies.
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I level one side and use this on the other.

https://www.amazon.com/BAL-28020-Sin.../dp/B001UGPEJA
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I level one side and use this on the other.

https://www.amazon.com/BAL-28020-Sin.../dp/B001UGPEJA
This is a good product.

But when we had a single axle, we used the BAL Leveler on one side and a heavy duty set of chocks on the other side. The BAL Leveler is an awesome product (same company as above) - A level and chock in one, check it out. You can use it even when level by snug it up a bit to engage the wheel. When we found it, it changed our set experience much for the better!
http://norcoind.com/bal/products/con...eleveler.shtml
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