Since our last camper I've been on the fence about buying the Chock & Lock or the BAL Deluxe Tire Locking Chock to help with the slight shifting in the camper. Anyone else using these? Have you noticed a significant difference? Did you buy one or two? Which brand did you buy?
Somewhere I thought I had a link for plans to make your own lock'in chocks. It used two pieces of 4x4 with a big bolt down the middle. It was a pretty simple design and cost alot less then the manufactured ones. I'll look around for it.
I haven't made them yet so I don't know if they'll make much of a difference. I just have the little plastic wedge chocks and I know they aren't the best to use on concret/pavement. They're on my 'to-do' list of things for the trailer.
I made some basic chocks out of some PT 2x6's. I will take a pic, and post if you are interested. They are not as elaborate as the one's above, but I think they did the trick with the pop up and the hybrid.
I will probably come up with something a little heavier for the Outback. The lock an chock design looks interesting.
Great post D&D! That looks like a very functional and CHEAP way to make them.
Why the nylon nut and washer on the bottom? Seems like steel would be best... also, others who build them might want to put a wing nut up top so you don't have to use a wrench to tighten...just a thought. Thanks again!
WOW!! I went to the link below and saw the price of the store-bought ones...holy cow!! For the $65 they charge each, I'll build you a pair and ship them to you!!
I've never had the need for anything more than simple wheel chocks, the tongue jack, and lowering the stabilizers on some wood scraps to keep the rig stable. All this other stuff seems like overkill to me, unless you are camped on a hillside, or a really steep driveway.
Good info, thanks for the feedback. I have chocks for preventing the camper from rolling, just curious how these locks would help keep the camper from moving even more. For $39 I may opt to make a set of my own, but I do like how compact the Chock & Lock ones are too.
This is our 4th TT, we no have a 25RSS and so far very happy with it. We do have the locking wheel chock you described and though it may seem a bit pricey I think it is worth. It really takes the shack out you feel when walking end to end. Happy we purchased it.
We're heading off in a couple weeks and heading down by a Camping World I think I'm going to hold off and see if I can pick one or two up then, save the sales tax and shop in tax free Oregon! Plus any time I can get my wife into Camping World its a good time.
No thank God no leaks, we have a 25RSS, 2003, have had no problems yet. Will be going dry camping for a week in 2 weeks. My turn to go Turkey hunting. This will be the shack down voyage for the season. It is just myself and my wife now the little one is 18 and his mind is not camping anymore so we actually downsized fro and fifth wheel. It is allot lighter and shorter and still has enough room for us.
I enjoy reading the mods, I have a few things I did to mine and will pwt them soon.
I just bought 2 of them from Camping World and found that I can NOT use them on my 28BHS. After I tried to use them, I found that they would not expand far enough to accomodate the 6 1/2" minimum spacing between the wheels. After reading the fine print, it states that they only go out to 5 1/4". I don't know if the wheel spacing is the same on other models, but on the 28BHS, I measure 6 1/2 " at the closest point between the wheels. Make sure that you measure yours BEFORE you purchase to insure that what you purchase will work!!
I guess I'll be making a trip back to Camping World to return these.
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