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Old 10-31-2011, 11:48 PM   #1
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2 or 4 wheel chocks for a single axle trailer?

All of the sites I'll be using are going to be fairly level to start with.

Curious from a safety standpoint if most folks are chocking just one wheel or both?
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Old 10-31-2011, 11:54 PM   #2
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We do both sides. Otherwise one side could roll turning the trailer.
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Old 11-01-2011, 12:01 AM   #3
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All of the sites I'll be using are going to be fairly level to start with.

Curious from a safety standpoint if most folks are chocking just one wheel or both?
Since we have BAL stabilizers, we don't chock unless there is a steep enough grade to cause imediate rolling, then we may chock on the downgrade side.
BTW; they now make a real cool chock which fits those "lego" type leveling blocks...

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Cool Chock both for safety.

Even with dual axles and 4 tires, I still chock Both sides, but I can get away with one per side. I'm a belt AND suspenders kind of guy.
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Four, always no matter how level the ground. It takes mere seconds to put down the chocks. I don't skimp on safety issues.
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4 chocks, both wheels. With a permanently attached dolly wheel on the tongue jack, I found the trailer can move if only one wheel is chocked. Raz
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To the paranoid, the sensible are careless.
To the sensible, the paranoid are .....well...paranoid!
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To the sensible, the paranoid are .....well...paranoid!
Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not after you.
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They'll ask at the inquest.
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Why would you say that? Are you sensible or paranoid?
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Frankly, I think it's sensible to be paranoid.....
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I use a BAL leveler under the low side wheel. That's sufficient, the trailer's not going anyplace once lifting pressure is applied to the wheel. If it really steep I'll add a chock to the other wheel.

One more thing, a loose chock is just one more thing for kids to pick up to play with.
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We use chocks on both wheels all the time but once when the trailer rolled forward into the rear bumper of the Honda.

We also have a front, door side satbilizing jack but still use four chocks.

One rush like the trailer rolling forward is a sufficient reminder to do it each time, particularly if you are between the trailer and tow vehicle.
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Faith beats fear any day.
Chocks are great and I use them where needed.
I like belts and suspenders too,just not with coveralls!
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