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Even bargain priced this is a waste of money
December 12, 2018
To be clear, I am discussing the MaxxHaul 70075 Motorcycle Wheel Chock. Want to make that clear because the reviews on Amazon can appear garbled sometimes and you don't always get reviews specific to the product viewed but for a range of similar products. This was purchased to install to an enclosed trailer.
First the packaging and shipping - shipping was very quick but packaging could have been better. This was purchased as a 'used' item, it had obviously been returned previously as it was shrink wrapped with a hand tool and the hardware was in a ziplock baggy that had split open spilling the contents throughout the box. This box had been placed inside the amazon outer shipping box so it was well protected from dints & bangs. The shrink wrapping provided protection but someone should have secured that bag of hardware better before shrink wrapping. Just the bolts & nuts rolling around on its way here was enough to scratch here & there lightly.
This wheel chock is poorly made with weak materials and could not hold up a 2011 Road Glide Ultra with all luggage removed. Tire is 5.08 inches wide, standard Dunlop front tire on HD touring models. Stock setup otherwise, no extra weight in fact its lighter than stock weight because the tour pak and 2up seat is removed.
Pivot cradle was in bottom position, moved from the middle where it was when it arrived. The pivot cradle actually warped inwards on both sides with the wheel in it, which then made it impossible to get the darn thing out without a lot of grief because it was pinching/squeezing the tire so badly on both sides! Also, the corner of the Pivot cradle would catch the bottom corner of the front fender on the RG - someone else in reviews mentioned theirs with same issue and others say slipped by the fender no issues but it definitely hits the 2011 Road Glides too. I thought I read somewhere this was rated to hold up either 1100 lbs or 1800 lbs but I'd say it cannot hold anything over 500 up. This RG weighs in around 1000 lbs naked without the luggage so....
We already had a Quick Detach Bike Pro model virtually identical in looks in a smaller trailer, but wanted a similar wheel chock in the larger trailer. Side by side comparison after the attempted install most definitely reveals the cheap build and materials used on this MaxxHaul product. My advice is so steer clear of this MaxxHaul chock for a larger bike, although I think it would hold the dirt bikes and small street rides ok.