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Old 06-06-2014, 09:04 AM   #1
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I ordered these chocks, Amazon.com: Valterra A10-0908 Red Wheel Chock: Automotive, for our new trailer and now that they've arrived, I'm wondering if they are too narrow. They are 4 3/4" wide. I'm not sure what the width is on our soon-to-be trailer tires, but will try to find out. Does the chock width need to match the wheel width?

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Old 06-06-2014, 10:03 AM   #2
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Look the same as what I use, except mine are yellow. Don't think the width is super critical.

One issue: the hard plastic is not very grippy on smooth surfaces. I wouldn't trust mine on pavement or concrete with much of an incline.
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I got a heavier one out of rubber because the plastic ones weren't quite as grippy.
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I just use a short 4x4.
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Old 06-10-2014, 03:56 AM   #5
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Look the same as what I use, except mine are yellow. Don't think the width is super critical.



One issue: the hard plastic is not very grippy on smooth surfaces. I wouldn't trust mine on pavement or concrete with much of an incline.

I have the same issue with mine. I run a rope through the chock and the wheel. If it starts to slip, it can only pull the chock tighter into the tire.
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Thanks everyone! Since I already have them, I will try Jared's "rope trick," but keep rubber chocks or a short 4 x 4 in mind if necessary.
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Old 06-10-2014, 10:44 PM   #7
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These have served us well for the past six years.

Rubber Wheel Chock - Save on this Solid Rubber Wheel Chock

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Old 06-11-2014, 03:01 AM   #8
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OK folks this isn't quite an answer to the OP's question but I thought I'd throw it out there. But by my mistake maybe I can help someone else. A couple years ago I had my sticky (4200lbs) parked in the driveway with a 2 to 3 % slope with chocks to the downhill side. Wellllll, being I live in the desert we get some pretty good winds at times. One day/night it started blowing at 50+ mph. The next morning my trailer was only two feet from my garage door. Good, no damage. The chocks were still in front of the wheels. I now tie the chocks both front and rear and haven't had the same problem. Anyway, that's my story and I'm sticking to it , hope it helps someone.
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Check out the BAL Light Trailer Tire Leveler. Also sent you a PM
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I chock front and rear, both sides, and I chock the jack dolly. Cover all contingencies.
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Old 06-12-2014, 05:58 AM   #11
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Under the theory that anything worth doing is worth overdoing and looking for some sort of wintertime shop project, I copied a chock design I saw elsewhere. Works like a champ, solves the sliding problem, ungodly expensive and more work than simple chocks…but I don’t care. So there!

All the wood is cedar of one type or another and all the hardware is stainless, not counting the pull straps and the rub strip under the wire which is aluminum.
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I know it is not technically a "chock", but I fashioned these devices for my tandem axle trailer to supplement the traditional chocks. They take only a minute to put in place and tighten up, and provide great stability for the trailer, with very little chance of any movement occurring. Of course, if you have a single axle trailer, this concept may be difficult to implement.

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