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Old 02-27-2012, 05:07 PM   #1
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Wheel Chocks

This may be a silly question, but it is a question I have and maybe others do too.

While camping I see people chocking wheels differently, and I am curious if there is a "right way".

Specifically on dual axle or larger TT and 5rs do you chock the front and rear of a tire on a single axle or do you chock in front of the front tire and behind the rear tire?
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Old 02-27-2012, 05:24 PM   #2
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If using the yellow wedge chocks, I chock in front of the front tire and behind the rear tire on each side of the trailer. I have BAL X chocks which go between the tires and tighten with a ratchet wrench, which is another option that also helps keep the trailer from rocking as much.
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Old 02-27-2012, 05:28 PM   #3
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I don't know if it is the "right way" or not, but I have a dual axle TT so I chock the drivers side front axle, front and back of tire, and passenger side rear axle, front and back of tire. Seems logical that the TT should not be able to go anywhere with that combo.
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I do the same as crab man with the x-chocks in the middle. Definitely 4 chocks, 2 on each side.
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I place a yellow wheel chock behind the front tire and one inf ront of the rear tire. This way both chocks are between the tires.
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Do the chocks in front/behind (both) before unhooking tt. If tires are hot, check the chocks one more time before you actually unhook the tt. Some people rely on x-chalks... experience speaking, never rely on x-chalks! IF you do use x-chalks (secondary to chalking tires!), definitely check both the chalks and x-chalks prior to actually unhooking. Set the timer for 30 minutes to remind you to once again check the chalks or tighten the x-chalks after you actually unhitch!

No matter, if you drove for more than a few minutes, double check the chocks! When hot, those tires will 'shrink' and your tt will move resulting in pressure on your hitch (been ther dun that)
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I place a yellow wheel chock behind the front tire and one inf ront of the rear tire. This way both chocks are between the tires.
I also place the wheel chock behind the front tire and in front of the rear tire, both sides. Seems to me I read this in the Jayflight manual, but I would have done this anyway, as the chocks are captured between the wheels, less likely to slip away.
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Do the chocks in front/behind (both) before unhooking tt. If tires are hot, check the chocks one more time before you actually unhook the tt. Some people rely on x-chalks... experience speaking, never rely on x-chalks! IF you do use x-chalks (secondary to chalking tires!), definitely check both the chalks and x-chalks prior to actually unhooking. Set the timer for 30 minutes to remind you to once again check the chalks or tighten the x-chalks after you actually unhitch!

No matter, if you drove for more than a few minutes, double check the chocks! When hot, those tires will 'shrink' and your tt will move resulting in pressure on your hitch (been ther dun that)
Another consideration regarding the x chocks is the slim but possible chance of a tire going flat after you have chocked which would cause the chock to fall down.
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Another consideration regarding the x chocks is the slim but possible chance of a tire going flat after you have chocked which would cause the chock to fall down.

Yup! No matter if you chock or X-chock! Good point Crabby!
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