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Old 02-07-2017, 02:10 AM   #1
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Tri-Lynx Wheel Chocks? Or other chocks...

I'm fairly new to driving an RV, and I don't currently have or use any wheel chocks. I use Tri-Lynx levelers. I was thinking about adding a set of their wheel chocks - but it looks like it will force me to use more leveling pads, and I wonder if there is a better solution.

First, I guess the question is do I need any at all? The main reason it seemed useful is to help position the RV as I drive onto the leveling pads - sometimes I go too far, and have to backup... Any comments on why one needs or uses wheel chocks?

Second - assuming I do get some - the Tri-Lynx version seems to NEED at least one pad, supporting the front of it - and maybe some more underneath, holding those 2 pieces together. That means I am lifting one or two sets of wheels more than I may need to - and I'll probably have to buy one more set of leveling pads. Am I missing something? Are there other solutions that don't require a matching leveling pad (assuming there is a reason to use a chock in this case), but can be used if you ARE using some leveling pads on that wheel, without adding still more in front? (I hope that sentence makes sense.)

Any other thoughts on chocks would be appreciated - unless this is WAY to much thinking about a simple or obvious subject!

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Dan
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Old 02-07-2017, 02:15 AM   #2
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I don't have any chocks for my Axis and thus don't use them.

Typically when camping I'll engage the parking brake.

I did have a chock for my trailers but they didn't have any parking brakes. I also used the chock (the wedge that went between the two wheels) to minimize some of the shake.
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Old 02-07-2017, 10:49 AM   #3
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I think you are over thinking the process. As for using a chock to stop over driving the leveling pad, good idea!
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Old 02-08-2017, 12:33 AM   #4
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I think you are over thinking the process.
Yeah - As I wrote my message, I thought "Stop!"

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