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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:19 pm 
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Since day one I've used the yellow plastic tire chocks that you get two for eight bucks (give or take). They disintegrate too easily so I wanted to upgrade, as I only have two left (totaled four others over the years). I was in Harbor Freight and they had nice solid rubber ones so I bought four. Man do they stink. Anyone know how to kill the smell? They permeate everything. They were in my garage for a maximum 24 hours until I put them in the driveway and the garage still stinks. No way can I put these things in the basement storage. I really like them, but aside from returning them, anyone have deodorizing ideas for them?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:34 pm 
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There either on the ground at the tires or in the bed of the truck when traveling. Never store inside.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:48 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:12 pm 
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The smell goes away...leave them outside for now. My set is now 6 years old. No failures as yet.


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I've used a set for two years now and do like the durability.
And in time the stink factor drops a lot. They ride in the truck bed.


I have a pair for each side and I place them between the tires on each side.
When hooking up, the forward set blocks the trailer from moving backward during hitch engagement.
Then I do a pull test and the rear set blocks the trailer for that test.

Here is a what not to do with them.
I tried removing the rear set before the pull test (to save time) and just use the front set to hold the trailer back.
Well that meant the wheels were hitting the handle molded into the back of the chock.
This breaks the handle. Don't do that. :oops:

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Mark, to get by the smell just think of the great price you paid when you purchased through Harbor Freight. I had left mine outside for a month and there fine now.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:29 pm 
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But that's what Harbor Freight smells like. Plastic, rubber & oil.

A guy at works thinks we need to bottle the Harbor Freight smell and sell it.

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Mark, HF had a couple of different ones when I got mine there. Bought the one with an I-bolt through one side. There was no smell to them. Wonder if they changed suppliers? Might consider googling "aircraft chocks", several suppliers offer heavy rubber chocks (Sporty's, Aircraft Spruce). Little more expensive though - $35+

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:07 am 
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Got some Harbor Freight chocks. Don't like them. Not fit curves on tires well enough to bind.

Nor do those yellow plastic thingies. I cut first couple inches off of nose to ensure they fit, bind the tires.

Got chocks from Northern Tools. Better, fit tires oerfect, and can kick em to bind the tires.

As for smell, hang them on clothes line....but I don't notice smell from those of Northern Tool variety.

Speaking of smell, ever been in a tire shop, their racks of tires? Smelly there. I read gases emitted from new tires not pleasant nor healthy.

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Yes they do stink, left mine outside during the winter months when not in use smell gone. Smell will go away but takes awhile


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We use the HF chocks on the leaf pickers. Have to get new ones every year because they get lost!
Outside and in use the smell goes away in less than a week.

Here is what I use (found them along the road) and keep them in bed of truck when traveling.

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I still use the cheap yellow ones from Walmart, I have a small set and a large set. I like them both. They are light weight and I have been using them for almost 2 years now.
The littles wants are to light to leave in the truck bed, they will bounce around and try and blow out of the bed. The bigger ones ride in the bed fine.
I saw the ones at Harbor Freight since I practically live there, I thought they were to heavy and smelly.

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