Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-29-2013, 09:29 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
atom ant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 7,079
OK, I've always been a Roto-chok wheel chock and JT Stabilizer guy and now I have this garage full of stuff waiting for a Redwood.

The Stabilizers went with the Montana, but do I even need the Roto-choks anymore? I would wheel chock for safety, but not having to install the roto-choks would make me smile even brighter.
__________________
Brad & Dory - Lone Tree, CO
CURRENT - 2013 Itasca Meridian 42E/2013 Wrangler 4dr Sahara
SOLD - 2014 Redwood 36RL/2014 F350 DRW
atom ant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2013, 10:22 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Oriana's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 1,257


Brad - I bought a couple of the plastic chocks just to get through our driving test, but prefer not to use them going forward. Have too many memories of chocks getting stuck under tires on the ferries and Seamen having tokick them out, or move vehicles. We did use them and they do work, but I've also seen many issues and near misses.
I was thinking the immobiliser between the tandem tires would be easier, either the Roto-chok or similar product. While I haven't tried them yet, I watched a couple of films and they look simple and quick to install/remove.
I'd be interested in others experiences before I purchase.
__________________

Andy & Judi, Canine Companions Duke & Kona
2012 F350 Lariat CC SRW Airlift 5000 |2013 RW 36FL Winegard Trav'ler
Travel Blog: www.andyandjudi.com
Oriana is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2013, 01:27 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
mhs4771's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 2,289


OK, in reference to Roto-chocks or X-Chocks they can be used with the Level-up system, BUT there are some special instructions. You can install them to keep the RW from moving while unhooking. But you will notice that they become loose once you level the RW because of the jacks taking some weight off the suspension. Now you can tighten the chocks up again, BUT and a BIG BUT, if you do retighten them make sure you remove them before retracting the jacks or you'll be there with a breaker bar trying to loosen them up. As the jacks put weight back on the suspension it forces the wheels together. Now don't ask me how I know this, but we learned on our Montana after the level-up upgrade.
I now just use a set of the Yellow chocks to keep the RW from moving while unhooking and once level store them back into the basement.
__________________
Michelle & Ann
2018 Chevy 3500HD Crew Cab High Country DRW, D/A, 2016 RW39MB, Dual ACs, Auto Level, Auto Sat Dish, Stack W/D, King Sleep #, 17.5" GY114s w/Disc, MORryde IS & Pin, Comfort Ride Hitch, 5.5 Onan, Res Fridge & Induction Cook Top
mhs4771 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2013, 02:00 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
atom ant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 7,079
I'm liking that answer. I have the yellow chocks.
atom ant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2013, 03:00 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
COLJDM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 567
We use 2 big chocks for hooking and unhooking only.
__________________
John and "Sam"
COLJDM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2013, 05:43 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Retired educators's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 178
To mhs4771, agree 100 percent with your comment, been there and done that with x chock. Only use yellow plastic now.
__________________
2016 38 RL, tan and burgundy, H rated tires on 17.5 rims, disc brakes, washer and dryer, residential refrigerator, MorRyde IS, 2015 GMC 3500 HD Denali,Duramax DRW, 4x4, Firestone air bags
Retired educators is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2013, 07:12 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
BradPAjax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 455
All,
Not sure if this work for all of you but I hook my trailer brakes up just before hooking up and leave them hooked up while unhooking.

I hold the trailer brakes until the unit is hooked or unhooked... cable connector is long enough to do this...


__________________
2016 F-350 Crew Cab 4x4 Dually Diesel, 2013 38BR Office config with all options and upgrades but Ceiling Fan and Ice Maker.
BradPAjax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2013, 07:56 PM   #8
Site Team
 
Dave&Ginny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 5,379

Quote:
Originally Posted by BradPAjax
All,
Not sure if this work for all of you but I hook my trailer brakes up just before hooking up and leave them hooked up while unhooking.

I hold the trailer brakes until the unit is hooked or unhooked... cable connector is long enough to do this...


I do the same thing
__________________
SOB "The RV Wiseguy"
Dave&Ginny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2013, 08:08 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
RollsRoyce's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 693
Send a message via Yahoo to RollsRoyce


I AGREE AS THE LAST TIME I USED MY X CHOCK THE TIRES MASHED THEM SO TIGHT I ALMOST BROKE MY HAND AND FOOT RELEASING IT ..I DID MANAGE TO TEAR THE KNOB PLUMB OFF THE CHOCK AND HAD TO RETURN IT TO CAMPING WORLD FOR REPLACEMENT
__________________
Royce & Rachel Stanley
2008 F250 6.4 Diesel
6speed Auto SRW
RW36FB
RollsRoyce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2013, 11:50 PM   #10
Dan
Senior Member
 
Dan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 619

Quote:
Originally Posted by mhs4771

OK, in reference to Roto-chocks or X-Chocks they can be used with the Level-up system, BUT there are some special instructions. You can install them to keep the RW from moving while unhooking. But you will notice that they become loose once you level the RW because of the jacks taking some weight off the suspension. Now you can tighten the chocks up again, BUT and a BIG BUT, if you do retighten them make sure you remove them before retracting the jacks or you'll be there with a breaker bar trying to loosen them up. As the jacks put weight back on the suspension it forces the wheels together. Now don't ask me how I know this, but we learned on our Montana after the level-up upgrade.
I now just use a set of the Yellow chocks to keep the RW from moving while unhooking and once level store them back into the basement.

Seen this before and I too only use the yellowchocks

Dan

__________________

07 Dodge 3500, Exhaust Brake, Edge Programer, Killer "B" Turbo
13 RL ALL options except Gen and W/D
Dan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Redwood RV or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 12:50 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.