Homemade wheel stops

Discussion in 'Stabilizing Your Camper' started by canoehenge, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. canoehenge

    canoehenge 1997 Jayco1206KB & 2006 Terry 28' 2012 Tundra

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    4x4s cut at 60 degrees with narrow portion at 6 inches, 1/2 inch all-thread, some nuts and washers. Spent less than $15 for items costing at least $50. Works great to stop that end to end motion when moving around the trailer.
     
  2. canoehenge

    canoehenge 1997 Jayco1206KB & 2006 Terry 28' 2012 Tundra

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    Picture of wheel stops.
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  3. esgordon123

    esgordon123 New Member

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    I will have 2 of these by the end of the week.


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  4. Wizfisher

    Wizfisher New Member

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    I made mine the same way and they make such a big difference.
     
  5. Snow

    Snow Well-Known Member

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    Made a set of those the day after the TT followed us home... I have read that it is suggested using regular chocks first, then complete your leveling front to back, then install these chocks.. if you installed them first you will put excessive pressure/force on the suspension.. not sure how true this is, but whenever possible I do it.. Also after a few hours of the next day give them an additional turn or two as they will loosen up as the tires cool down after traveling...
     
  6. mschepac

    mschepac South Jersey

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    I used pipe clamps. This way I didn't have to deal with remembering a wrench. I got the pipe clamps from HF.
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  7. SUPERKSR

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    NICE! Clever. I love repurposing a common item for another task.
    Questions: What are the "wedge" pieces made of?
    If hollow/pipe, are they reinforced to prevent crushing?
    Do they slide along the length of the bar clamp with a through hole, or are the only notched to slide around the pipe?
     
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    mschepac South Jersey

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    I actually used landscape timber that I had laying around. I painted them black so they didn't look so 'home made'. I bored a hole through the middle. The 'chocks' slide freely up and down the length. The pipe clamp end moves to make installation easy.
     
  9. CNC0129

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    Good idea. Might make these for my parents TT.
     
  10. SUPERKSR

    SUPERKSR Member

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    Well, very good!
    Can't use them on the pup, but someday (only a short 20-25 years out)I will have a fifth wheel...
     
  11. tenttrailer

    tenttrailer Art & Joyce - Columbus, O

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    I seen them made like your's but with a turn buckle.
     
  12. blackbear

    blackbear We want to do this for a living !!!

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    Great idea, thanks [RTM]
     
  13. esgordon123

    esgordon123 New Member

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    I made them for the travel trailer. Made a huge difference. Thanks for the idea. It also cost less than 10.00


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