September 20, 2014, 12:00:08 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News:
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar Gallery Login Register  
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: Chock for 16" Spread Wheels?  (Read 4255 times)
Wild Wild Qwest
Parking Heckler
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 3576



« on: June 04, 2010, 04:47:04 PM »

Our Keystone Bullet has the tandem wheels spread apart 16" for a wider stance and a smoother ride. It does ride nice and does not bounce as much over those annoying highway seams.

However, is there a wheel chock that would fit between the spread wheels to help stabilize the trailer? Keystone owners???

Logged

Sherry & Michael
Smokey the Campfire Dog
2003 Mercury Mountaineer Premier
2010 Keystone Bullet 246RBS
Oz and Us
PUX is my life
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 28117


Burlington, Ontario, Canada


WWW
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2010, 12:29:49 AM »

Chocks that lock between adjacent tires certainly work for many but there are alternative solutions to securely chocking a trailer.  Since I already owned a BAL single tire chock from my popup days I bought a second and used them to secure our dual axle hybrid for two seasons and for another two to secure our dual axle travel trailer, one BAL locked around one high side tire and the second wrapped around one low side tire.  Our trailer sits on our significantly sloped driveway during the season so locking those tires down is vitally important if the trailer isn't to shift ... and it doesn't in the slightest with these BAL levelers wrapped around the tires. Approve
Logged

Oz Mods Gallery

'14 Freedom Express 192RBS / '05 Avalanche 4x2
'03 Fleetwood Yuma / '05 Avalanche 4x2
'08 KZ Spree 240BH-LX / '05 Avalanche 4x2
'07 RVision TrailCruiser C21RBH / '06 Silverado 4x4
2000 Fleetwood Santa Fe / '98 Explorer 4x4
'98 Jayco Eagle 10UD / '94 Caravan
'69 Coleman CT380 / '65 Impala

"If the women don't find you handsome they should at least find you handy!"
Wild Wild Qwest
Parking Heckler
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 3576



« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2010, 04:47:34 AM »

I was thinking about getting this one http://tinyurl.com/24trfpz from BAL, but I need to measure the spread on the base of the tires. Not sure if they're 22 1/2" or less...

Logged

Sherry & Michael
Smokey the Campfire Dog
2003 Mercury Mountaineer Premier
2010 Keystone Bullet 246RBS
Oz and Us
PUX is my life
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 28117


Burlington, Ontario, Canada


WWW
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2010, 05:51:33 AM »

I was thinking about getting this one http://tinyurl.com/24trfpz from BAL, but I need to measure the spread on the base of the tires. Not sure if they're 22 1/2" or less.

I didn't go with the dual axle chock for two reasons - 1) I already owned a BAL single tire chock I had been using on my popup so it only made sense to get another and 2) the single tire chock can be tightened by hand but the dual axle version is designed to be tightened using the supplied tool which I know I'd lose sooner or later! Clown

If you're not in a hurry Camping World often has the dual axle chocks on sale.
Logged

Oz Mods Gallery

'14 Freedom Express 192RBS / '05 Avalanche 4x2
'03 Fleetwood Yuma / '05 Avalanche 4x2
'08 KZ Spree 240BH-LX / '05 Avalanche 4x2
'07 RVision TrailCruiser C21RBH / '06 Silverado 4x4
2000 Fleetwood Santa Fe / '98 Explorer 4x4
'98 Jayco Eagle 10UD / '94 Caravan
'69 Coleman CT380 / '65 Impala

"If the women don't find you handsome they should at least find you handy!"
tupfam
Handle Cranker
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 53


Colchester, CT


« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2010, 01:09:26 PM »

However, is there a wheel chock that would fit between the spread wheels to help stabilize the trailer? Keystone owners???
BAL is coming out with an extended version of thier X-Chock. It will extend to 17".
http://www.norcoind.com/bal/products/consumer/chocks/chocks.shtml
Logged

'02 Ford F150 Supercrew 5.4 Triton
'07 Gulfstream Conquest 25RSL
Wild Wild Qwest
Parking Heckler
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 3576



« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2010, 01:57:00 PM »

Thanks tupfam!

I'm in no hurry, I just wanted something a little better/mo secure than plastic chocks.



Logged

Sherry & Michael
Smokey the Campfire Dog
2003 Mercury Mountaineer Premier
2010 Keystone Bullet 246RBS
Wild Wild Qwest
Parking Heckler
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 3576



« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2010, 10:29:32 AM »

Update - I just got the BAL X-Tended Fit X-Chock (Model 28014) and it works great for the spread wheeled trailers!

In addition, you can put a padlock on it to help keep it from getting stolen. For me, that's nice because it adds another layer of security while being stored off site and provides more stability to the treller when we're parked at camp or if DW gets frisky!  Wink
Logged

Sherry & Michael
Smokey the Campfire Dog
2003 Mercury Mountaineer Premier
2010 Keystone Bullet 246RBS
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  



Powered by SMF 1.1.8 | SMF © 2006-2008, Simple Machines LLC