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Old 06-18-2014, 05:13 PM   #11
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Glad your OK....underwear can be washed. Thanks for sharing for the benefit of others.
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Old 06-18-2014, 05:21 PM   #12
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I park on the flat at home and use masonry bricks for chocks. I leave the yellow chocks for the campground (don't want them to fade and crack in sun at home). But now may have to reconsider.
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Old 06-18-2014, 10:17 PM   #13
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Take those 'plastic' wheel chocks and toss them in the garbage.

Then do yourself a favor and buy some Race Ramps 'RUBBER' wheel chocks. These suckers are SUPER durable, very solid high quality product. Unlike plastic, they will NOT slide away no matter how smooth the surface is. You can drive over them, but will NOT crash even under 15,000lb trailer weight.

Before I bought them, I struggled with plastic and wooden chocks. Until I gave them a try. I will never look back. Unlike, plastic or wooden chocks, you don't even have to 'kick' them inside the tire in order to hold in place. You simply place them against the tire= done.

I use them to chock my 5'er. Even while working on my cars.

Amazon has them for around $60 for 4 of them. See link below;

http://www.amazon.com/Race-Ramps-RR-...pr_product_top

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Harbor freight also has a nice rubber chock. Think it runs about 7 bucks a pop.
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Old 06-19-2014, 08:42 AM   #15
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Really would like an honest answer. Why not just use good ol wooden blocks made from stacked 2x6's or an 8" length of 4x4. I have never had one fail, don't fall apart if I forget and leave one behind, and if I see rot or what not I can replace them from scrap in my work shop. They don't add any appreciable weight to the tow and the extras can be used as additional leg support lifts if needed.
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Old 06-19-2014, 09:09 AM   #16
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How many chocks were you using? I have an Eagle HT and use four due to my rig being parked on a slight incline. Strength in numbers maybe?
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Really would like an honest answer. Why not just use good ol wooden blocks made from stacked 2x6's or an 8" length of 4x4. I have never had one fail, don't fall apart if I forget and leave one behind, and if I see rot or what not I can replace them from scrap in my work shop. They don't add any appreciable weight to the tow and the extras can be used as additional leg support lifts if needed.
I agree. And I am curious to see any answers against wood chocks. Maybe we are missing something?
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At home I use treated 4x4. 8 in long w/ a 45 deg angle cut.
On the road I use RotoChoks.
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I either hold the brakes on manually or pull the emergency brake plug out on both hook and unhook. 7 pin cable is "first in - last out" so I can utilize brakes.
Some say you should not pull breakaway plug, but I do..
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How many chocks were you using? I have an Eagle HT and use four due to my rig being parked on a slight incline. Strength in numbers maybe?
Actually I was using two, one on each side. The one collapsed and the other seemed to have just been rolled up and over but did not collapse. I am going with the rubber now. The amazon link is great but I think overpriced. I am going to my local truck depot and see what they are using.
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