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    Chocking Tandem Axles

    When chocking a tandem axle fifth wheel with the standard wedge chocks, is it better to chock a single tire on each side or chock in front of the front tire and behind the rear tire? Or does it make a difference at all? I'm thinking it might not make a difference as long as the chocks are firmly set. But maybe there's a technical reason to do it one way or the other.

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    It doesn’t matter
    I personally put one behind front and other in front of rear


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    I have a triple axle Toy Hauler and I chock front and rear of the center tire/axle on both sides.
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    Quote Originally Posted by finz04 View Post
    When chocking a tandem axle fifth wheel with the standard wedge chocks, is it better to chock a single tire on each side or chock in front of the front tire and behind the rear tire? Or does it make a difference at all? I'm thinking it might not make a difference as long as the chocks are firmly set. But maybe there's a technical reason to do it one way or the other.

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    Any way you feel comfortable that stops the wheels (thus the coach) from moving. Personally, I chock the inside of both tires (the rear of the front tire and the front of the rear tire).

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoonShadow_1911 View Post
    Any way you feel comfortable that stops the wheels (thus the coach) from moving. Personally, I chock the inside of both tires (the rear of the front tire and the front of the rear tire).

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    I hear you on the "comfortable" part. I chock religiously, but I may not be as diligent at "setting" the chocks firmly as I should be. Lately when we travel I have been using "X" chocks as well as the conventional chocks in hopes it would soften some of the wiggle in the coach... it doesn't. Using the "X"ers may have made me a little bit lazy with the wedges. So I think I'm going to ditch the "X" chocks and take a rubber mallet to the wedges. The only difference I could see with the chock placement would be that it might be easier to retrieve the chocks if they are place ahead of the front wheel rather than one or both between the wheels. Just wanted to be sure I wasn't missing something from a safety perspective.

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    As others have said, it doesn't matter front or rear. I chock whichever wheel seems to have a better surface under it (more solid/less sand or gravel if not on concrete or pavement). I tap all the chocks into place with a trucker's rubber mallet.

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    I modified mine a bit to keep them in place
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