Best RV Wheel Chocks for 2017
If there's one thing you want to have to secure your RV when parked or camped somewhere, it's a pair of decent RV wheel chocks. What are RV wheel chocks, or trailer chocks?
RV wheel chocks are made to keep your rig from rolling away from where you intended for it to stay! Yeah, they are a pretty important thing to have, and you want to make sure that the ones you have are reliable.
There's not a WHOLE lot to say about RV wheel chocks or trailer chocks aside from the fact that the main thing they need to do is work... i.e. not even let your rig slip an inch. Therefore, we are going to jump right into the good and the bad of what we have reviewed in this category.
RV Wheel Chocks Compared
RV Wheel Chock Reviews
Here are the best RV wheel chocks you can find for your RV. No rolling down the hill for your expensive home on wheels!
When we purchased our first RV, I remember standing in the camp supply store and weighing our chock options. Should we spend just a few dollars for the plastic, yellow type or unload a good chunk of change on the X-chocks? Looking to save a few bucks, we opted for the plastic, yellow chocks and spent the next several years kicking ourselves for it.
Each and every time we unhitched and set up our camper, whether it was on a level pad or a rocky, uneven surface, we would watch the tires slip back just a little because of those little yellow chocks and pray the jack didn’t jump off the blocks in the front because of it.
After more than a few good scares (we’re full-timers who travel pretty broadly, so we unhitch quite a bit), we hopped online and ordered the X-chocks, and from the very first time we put them between the tires and unhitched the camper, we have been pleasantly surprised at how tightly they hold.
We’ve been using them for 6 months now and have not even had one slip or slide in those 6 months, even with unhitching and setting up in all sorts of places – sandy beaches, rocky mountainsides, dusty creek beds, hilly slopes, etc.
We still pinch ourselves when they hold so well and wonder what took us so long to buy them.
The truth is X-chocks cost quite a bit more than the other chock options, but in our opinion, the extra cost is 100% worth it, especially when it could prevent a major camper fall or even injury for the person setting up.
We will never go back (especially since our plastic yellow guys are now in the landfill), and like so many others, we’re wondering how we survived so long without them.
Matthew and Celeste- WanderingNation.com
A Word Of Caution When Using X-Chocks
Well now, the nice thing about Camp Addict Kelly and Marshall being full-time RVers is that we experience a lot of stuff while traveling. We have good times and we make mistakes at times. We learn from all of them. We recently learned a pretty big one. This one is very valuable to our readers so we had to share.
Marshall has a chock that is very similar to the X-chocks in design. They are pretty much identical in how they keep the trailer from moving.
We had just moved to a 'secret spot' in Idaho. Marshall was setting up and had to deal with a rather unlevel spot. Therefore, he had to raise the nose of his rig up quite a ways to get it level. He had chocked his rig, put a good number of lynx levelers under the tongue jack, and was raising the front end when I heard him yell out.
I ran over to find that the rig had rolled forward and the jack fell off the levelers! Yikes for sure.
We found that the X-chock chock had loosened on the right side. And the rig rolled forward. A good foot and a half.
Therefore, it is important to RE-TIGHTEN your x-chocks if you are raising or lowering your nose any significant height. Marshall will from now on, that's for sure!
This also proves that you need a pair of X-chocks, one for each side of the trailer. Don't try to just get by with one, ding-dong! 😁 (Yes, Marshall has two.)
If you have an RV, you are going to need wheel chocks to keep it in place while you are camping or you are parked at home. It's a small investment to keep your large investment safe. It's better to buy a good quality one first that will last and won't blow away or get crushed. Pick your set of RV wheel chocks or trailer chocks and get out there into nature.
Camp on, Addicts!