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Easy -To-Use Wheel Chocks For Tandem Axle Trailers
William E. Erickson, Ellensburg, Wash.: "I use a pair of 4 by 4's connected by a threaded rod to make easy-to-use wheel chocks for tandem axle trailers. The boards put pressure between the two tires to keep them from moving. First, I determined where I wanted the blocks and then cut their ends to fit the curvature of the tires. Then I drilled a hole through the middle of each 4 by 4 and measured to see how long the rod would need to be, allowing room for a nut and washer at the bottom and a coupler nut and a washer on top. I use an open-end wrench to tighten the blocks.
  "I use the same wheel chock idea on my 22-ft. fifth wheel RV trailer. These chocks can't slip out of place like an ordinary chock that's placed under the tire. And they're inexpensive to make."

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2000 - Volume #24, Issue #6