An RV is a great way to explore the world. You can go on some awesome adventures in all kinds of places, but they’re not exactly 4x4s. There are some terrains and gradients that prove to be a problem.
They’re incredibly large and heavy vehicles and sometimes they need a bit of help to keep them static.
So, we’re going to be reviewing five of the best wheel chocks available at the minute, and give your RV the stability it needs. We’ll look at some specialist designs for those of you with niche requirements.
We’ll take a look at some all-rounders for those of you who’d appreciate a bit of versatility. We’ll find a little bit of something for everyone.
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After our reviews, we’ll be running through an in-depth buyer’s guide so you can see some of the things we considered while compiling our best-of list, and we’ll finish with a brief FAQ section.
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Top 5 Best RV Wheel Chocks
OUR TOP PICK
Bringing our number one spot to a total standstill is the ingenious design that works with the natural forces exerted on the tires rather than against them.
This is a specialized chock for use on larger RVs to steady tandem wheels only.
The mechanical X design is placed between the tandem tires and the included wrench adjusts the arms until they’re pressed firmly against both tires.
This prevents shifting from both uneven surfaces and turbulence from the inside of the RV.
Don’t worry about the moving parts stiffening after a while. The X Chock frame is made from high-quality steel making it incredibly durable, and each one is treated with a rust-resistant coating.
They’re completely weatherproof.
It doesn’t matter how far apart your tandem wheels are, the X Chock will steady them up. They have a range of 1 ⅜ to 10 inches.
If you have a low hanging chassis, you can simply flip the X Chock and fit it just as safe and secure as normal.
This chock is the product of some really intelligent and inventive thinking.
Yes, it’s only useful to those of you with tandem wheels, but it can’t be beaten in this area by traditional chocks and it has overwhelmingly great reviews.
- Intelligent design
- More secure than traditional chocks
- Stays off the ground so you don’t have to worry about soft surfaces
- Steel construction makes it long-lasting
- Rust-proof coating makes it weatherproof
- Comes with wrench for tightening and loosening
- Can be used upside down
- Will fit almost any distance between tandem wheels
- Only for use on tandem wheels
Wedging themselves in at number two is a pair of amazingly functional wheel chocks with some really nifty features.
They’re made entirely of heavy-duty rubber which is way more durable than plastic or resin designs. They’ll be able to handle all kinds of extreme weather.
MaxxHaul understand that you need a lot of grip for your stationary RV which is why they’ve kitted these chocks out with really awesome traction pads on both sides.
The pronounced ridges on the topside will keep your tires firmly in place on steep gradients and the oil-resistant surface will prevent slippage in the event of a leak.
Simply flip them over to get some serious grip on a gravelly road. The grip on the underside has a wide surface area designed to gain as much traction as possible on all types of soft, loose, or hardpack terrain.
Another thing we absolutely loved about these chocks is that they have a comfortable handle fitted to the back so you can wedge them behind your tire with ease.
MaxxHaul have made sure the handle is wide enough so you can make decent contact with your shoe and really push it in firmly behind the wheel.
These chocks are perfect for use with larger and heavier vehicles and should be able to steady things up in bad weather and some pretty steep inclines.
If you want something that’s going to last a while and performs exceptionally well, these or the ones for you.
- Strong solid rubber construction
- Specialized traction pads make them suitable on most surfaces in any weather
- Comes as a pack of two
- Oil resistant surfaces prevents slippage due to oil leaks or puddles
- Sturdy and comfortable handle on back makes for easy placement
- Available in a number of sizes
- Some customers claimed they arrived covered in factory residue
Stopping our number three spot from rolling free is a simple and effective design that should be all you really need to sure up your compact RV.
They’re made from a lightweight and durable plastic. Plastic isn’t as weatherproof as rubber, but they’re treated with UV inhibitors which should help them last at least a few seasons.
Unlike our second pick, these chocks have identical sides, so they won’t be quite as versatile, but the grip pattern is quite aggressive.
They should provide plenty of traction on most surfaces and hold up well in bad weather.
Looking at their gradient, you can see they’re nowhere near as steep as our number two pick. This can be a good or a bad thing.
The slightly ramped design makes them easy to wedge beneath your tire, but it does increase the chances of your RV rolling further up the grip and flipping the chock.
Still, we think this is only a possibility in some pretty specific and unlikely situations.
These are very basic chocks but they’re incredibly effective and super affordable.
If you have a particularly lightweight RV and you mostly stop on pretty level surfaces, they should be more than enough chock for your trip.
- Super affordable
- Decent grip pattern
- Hard-wearing plastic construction
- Treated with UV prohibitors
- Very lightweight
- Come as pack of two
- Not suitable for larger RVs
- Not suitable for use on severe gradients
Our number four option for all you RV veterans is another super hard-wearing solid rubber design.
Rubber is a great material for a chock design because it doesn’t crush or crimple, yet it can be made to be quite rigid.
Fasmov have created a Chock that’s essentially the same design as our number two pick.
It has dedicated sides with unique traction pads so you can choose what’s better for different surfaces. It also has the brilliantly helpful handle on the back.
We have to say the rubber looks a little rougher on the Fasmov chocks than it does on the MaxxHauls; however, that shouldn’t have any effect on their functionality.
The only major thing letting these chocks down is the lack of sizing options. The only option is 7” x 4” x 6”, but that will probably be fine for most RVs.
We’re not sure if they have the same oil-resistant qualities as our other solid rubber pick.
They’re roughly the same price so we’d hazard a guess that they’re the exact same kind of rubber.
If you’re looking for a heavy-duty chock to hold a large RV on inclines, these are definitely going to get the job done.
They’re not quite as popular as our number two pick, but that’s really the only difference between them.
- Incredibly rigid and hard-wearing
- Dedicated sides with unique grip patterns
- Handle at the back helps with placement
- Probably oil-resistant
- Suitable for large and heavy RVs
- Comes as pack of 2
- Only one size available
- Not as tried and tested as other rubber pick
For our last momentum muffler, we thought we’d show you something a little bit different as our other picks have the game pretty much tied up when it comes to traditional chocks.
These chocks are designed to be mounted by your RV, more for providing a bit of comfort in your living quarters than safety.
They’re set behind your tires and reversed onto to create a level surface to park. This means you won’t have to live on the wonk until you move on.
They have three gradual increments that you can feel while driving, so you can tell when you’ve hit the sweet spot.
They can hold up to 11000 lbs per axel and can raise your vehicle a total of 3.8 inches. That’s some pretty decent elevation.
They can be used in place of traditionally wheel chocks, but we recommend you only use them for very light gradients.
The grip pattern on the top side is quite sparse but it should be fine for rolling your RV into place. The base has a lot of hollow sections which cause them to sink slightly into softpack terrain.
Some customers used various types of fillers to pack out the spaces which we think is a great idea. Just be aware that it will probably void your one year warranty.
- Versatile design means they can be used as levelers and chocks
- Pretty durable. They can hold a lot of weight
- Communicative gradient design lets you know where you are while mounting
- Can raise your vehicle almost 4 inches
- Come with one year warranty
- Comes as pack of 2
- Not suitable for heavy-duty chock use
- Not as durable as rubber designs
- Largely hollow centers will likely sink or fill with debris
- A little pricey for plastic chocks
Things to Look for in a Good RV Wheel Chock
Let’s go over some of the features we were interested in when it came to compiling this list of immovable objects.
Wheel chocks should be made out of really durable weatherproof materials. Even small RVs are incredibly heavy, so structural integrity is a must.
Rubber is perfect as it does well in extreme weather, grips well, and won’t flatten under pressure. That said, if rubber is frozen repeatedly, it can become quite brittle; although, you’d only have to worry about this if you’re parked in snow and ice for long periods of time.
Rubber is best used in more intensive situations. They provide the extra support required on questionable surfaces, in bad weather, or for larger vehicles.
Plastic is the most common and affordable chock material. We don’t think they’re a particularly bad idea, they’re just not appropriate for heavy-duty use. If you want something nice and cheap for use on mild gradients and smaller RVs, plastic will be absolutely fine.
The price difference between plastic and heavy-duty rubber chocks is so small, we don’t think there’s any reason why you shouldn’t go straight in with the rubber. It’ll probably save you money in the long run.
A well thought out grip pattern is another essential part of a good wheel chock. If it doesn’t grip, it’s just a useless piece of triangular trash. A good chock should have at least one side with a pretty aggressive and pronounced grip pattern.
Some of the best chocks have dedicated grip patterns on each side. They’re different and excel on different surfaces. They provide you with the most versatility, so they’re worth looking for.
One side will have the deep boot-style tread, while the other has a minimal tread with a large surface area. Traction is all about connection and connection is all about surface area.
Some chocks come equipped with handles on the back end. We think this is a great feature. It makes placement and removal really easy.
Companies know giving a traditional chock a good kick is a great way to wedge them in place, so handles are normally quite wide and thick. You can kick all you want.
You need to consider how steep chocks are. A steep chock may be a little bit harder to wedge behind the tire, but it will stop it from rolling up the face. Chocks will place well, but on a steep hill, the wheel may ride up and flip them.
As a general rule of thumb, a wheel chock should be at least ¼ of the height of the tire it’s holding. On exceedingly steep inclines, you may need something even taller. Take some quick measurements of your wheel so you know exactly what size you’re looking for.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many wheel chocks do you need for an RV?
We recommend having four for maximum hold or as backups, and a minimum of two. Most chocks come in pairs and are reasonably priced so it shouldn’t break the bank to get stocked up.
When should wheel chocks be used?
You should use your wheel chocks when your RV is on a gradient, if you’re unloading or loading heavy items, in poor weather or slippery surfaces, or if there is going to be any turbulent movement within.
How do I prevent my RV from rocking?
The most effective way to stop your RV from rocking would be four stabilizer jacks, one placed at each corner of your RV.
What are the premium RV wheel chocks?
We think the top RV wheel chocks are heavy-duty solid rubber designs. They’ll be able to keep your heavy RV steady in some pretty challenging circumstances.
What’s the difference between wheel chocks and leveling ramps?
Wheel chocks are for placing behind or in front of a vehicle’s wheels to stop it from rolling. They’re commonly used for parking on steep gradients or slippery, softpack surfaces.
Leveling ramps are for mounting one side of your vehicle on so it’s level with the ground beneath the other side. Some leveling ramps can be used as wheel chocks, but they’re not particularly well suited for the job.
Rock ‘n’ Roll is Dead
There you have it, RV renegades! Now you have all the information you need to buy the perfect chocks for you. Everyone should own at least one decent pair.
They’ll save you from all kinds of binds on the road, and once you have them, you can take your adventures to the next level. Gradients you couldn’t risk before are now within your grasp.
Mud no longer poses such a problem. You can sleep soundly knowing you’re not going to wake up teetering on the knife-edge of a cliff like a cartoon. Who killed rock ‘n’ roll? You did!