Wheel wedge "thing"

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 15, 2011 at 06:15
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A few months ago I read a post about an extendable gadget that wedges between dual van wheels for 1) security and 2) to stop movement. Looked like a yellow scissorry kind of thing.

It didnt necessarily look like it would fit a BT, but if it does, I want one!! I get freaked every time we disconnect the van from the truck by the amount of roll (either backwards or forwards) we get ...and it would double as an extra security device (its apparently lockable).

Any ideas what I'm talking about??? I'm pretty sure its in this forum ....somewhere.

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Reply By: NIK `N` OFF - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2011 at 06:37

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2011 at 06:37
Have a look here ...... photos of many different types

Wheel locks
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Follow Up By: Theywent Thataway - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2011 at 06:56

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2011 at 06:56
Ta, but its not there :-(
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Reply By: Luvntravln - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2011 at 06:45

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2011 at 06:45
Maz, are you looking for something to prevent theft, or to prevent the small movement that occurs as you wind the hitch off of the head?
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Follow Up By: Theywent Thataway - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2011 at 06:57

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2011 at 06:57
Both :-s

But mainly the roll, I think.
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Follow Up By: NIK `N` OFF - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2011 at 07:59

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2011 at 07:59
Sounds like the type Bob [Turist] has .....

like a double scissor jack that you place between both wheels and wind it out so it pushes against both wheels ........


Bob ........ hello ......... :-)
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Follow Up By: Turist - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2011 at 08:39

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2011 at 08:39
Try this.

One works OK but if parked up on "funny" ground the two is best.
A parking brake more than a security device but they do have a facility for a padlock.

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Follow Up By: NIK `N` OFF - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2011 at 08:49

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2011 at 08:49
Link didn't show the correct page.



Deluxe Tire Locking Chock

Use between tandem tires, off the ground. Locks wheels by applying opposing force to tires. Aids in trailer stabilizing, stops tire shift. Extends from 2-1/2"–10". Lightweight. Easy to store. Ratchet wrench with comfort bumper included. Rust inhibitive coating.

This product is now lockable with standard padlock capabilities.

Price: $134.00


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Follow Up By: Theywent Thataway - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2011 at 16:48

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2011 at 16:48
THATS THE ONE!!! :-)

Thanks!!


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Reply By: Motherhen & Rooster - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2011 at 10:27

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2011 at 10:27
We saw similar on a 5th wheeler at a CP a couple of years ago. Looked good for holding from rolling, but someone said letting the tyres down would loosen it enough to remove so no good as security.

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Follow Up By: Theywent Thataway - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2011 at 16:47

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2011 at 16:47
Theft of both the gadget and/or van would be difficult with a cable through both it and the wheels in that case....

I think we're getting there!!
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Reply By: Deleted User - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2011 at 16:04

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2011 at 16:04
Search eBay this number 370447423970

Around au$40 + shipping from the US

I go a couple but don't tell Gerald Harvey.....he's busy swimming in his pool of $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$.

Sure beats the not too friendly BT parking brake.

Don't forget, if the van takes off, pull the breakaway switch cable...........
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Follow Up By: Theywent Thataway - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2011 at 16:54

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2011 at 16:54
Ta!! This one looks less bulky too.

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Reply By: Luvntravln - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2011 at 17:33

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2011 at 17:33
I simply do not see the need if you have a proper set of large chocks. I set the chocks and lock against them before unhitching; movement is generally less than 1".
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Follow Up By:- Tuesday, Mar 15, 2011 at 18:18

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2011 at 18:18
Four large and heavy wheel chocks verses two lightweight X Chocks......no contest

Besides the X Chocks are more effective and no need to shift the vehicle to remove them once hitched....not like wheel chocks.

In our fishing spot camp the ground slopes away to the Coral Sea. The missus always checked I had the wheel chocks secured and she always asked if they were good enough ?????

Not a word heard since the X Chocks.
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Follow Up By: Theywent Thataway - Wednesday, Mar 16, 2011 at 03:46

Wednesday, Mar 16, 2011 at 03:46
X chocks win hands down. My dainty little hands (blush) cant STAND lugging the ones that get wedged in to the ground and filled with dirt. They are cumbersome to store and move too.

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Reply By: Luvntravln - Wednesday, Mar 16, 2011 at 03:54

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http://www.grahamrubber.com.au/Default.htm?grp06/0606-07GR.htm&0

06118 L180mm W255mm H210mm

This is the chock we have been using for years; very solid; cost = $55/ea.

I am going to keep the rubber chocks for now; look forward to seeing the X Chock in use at the Rally.





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Follow Up By: Luvntravln - Wednesday, Mar 16, 2011 at 03:56

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Reply By: Kiwi1 - Tuesday, Mar 22, 2011 at 00:03

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2011 at 00:03
Hi Maz,

With the best will in the world, I've still managed to run over a wheel chock or two over the years. Not sure just how kindly one of those wedges would treat the tyres if I overlooked them before moving off.

Michael
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Reply By: PIP - Monday, Apr 04, 2011 at 21:55

Monday, Apr 04, 2011 at 21:55
Are the tire locks available in Australia does anyone know . as the post from US is more than the tire locks Arthur& Ann
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Reply By: Uncle Dodgy - Wednesday, Apr 06, 2011 at 07:22

Wednesday, Apr 06, 2011 at 07:22
Hi PIP
We purchased two of the wheel chocks depicted in Nik-In -Off's post last year & they are great.
Try Newcastle RV,
42 Mitchell Road,
CARDIFF NSW 2285
We paid $251.20 for two of them in March last year.
They will post them to you.
Hope this helps.
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Reply By: Umpire83 - Thursday, Apr 21, 2011 at 00:10

Thursday, Apr 21, 2011 at 00:10
Have noticed the wheel chocks are available from RV Accessories online 02 4954 6652 for $115.00 ( may have to give them an CMCA member no though) that was a January listed price - sorry I am a bit late with the info.

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Follow Up By: Theywent Thataway - Thursday, Apr 21, 2011 at 04:14

Thursday, Apr 21, 2011 at 04:14
Havent bought them yet. They were a bit pricey via the U.S. Have sold the 100 series now so have a little bit of play money. Will check these out.

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Follow Up By: Theywent Thataway - Thursday, Apr 21, 2011 at 07:53

Thursday, Apr 21, 2011 at 07:53
Hi Ian,

Can't find the RV Accessories Online site you referred to. Searched on the phone number and found it linked to a site that sells American 5th Wheelers.

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