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I am buying a small 8ft trailer open from Lowes to haul my vespa 300 when I need to. my clostest dealer where I bought it is 100 miles from me and I would need to ride a lot of the interstate if i rode the scooter to them for service. I have bought the Canyon Dancer and would like to put just a small wheel chock on the trailer . what size chock should I buy, that will not hit the front fender. Amazon has a lot but I dont know how to find one for the small wheel of the vespa. Any thoughts would be welcome. or websites with what I need. I intend to bolt it down on the trailer and leave it there.
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I've used these with my Zuma 125. The chock doesn't hit the brake rotor, but it's close. You'd want to be careful with your scooter.
https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200692636_200692636

You could make something like this, and no worries about clearance:
Wheel Chuk for Vespa need help

PS You could probably put a piece of 3/4" board under the front wheel, inside the chock, to get more clearance for the brake rotor or fender.
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I use this one from Harbor Freight...

https://www.harborfreight.com/1800-lb-capacity-motorcycle-standwheel-chock-61670.html

I removed the front bar and through bolted it in the trailer. Works great.
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Condor makes one for scooters, but they are pricey.

http://condor-lift.com/scooter-chock
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You can rent these from U Haul real cheap. I know probably should have taken it
off the center stand.
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Years ago, before Amazon, I went nuts looking for the correct size wheel chock. I gave up and rigged my own since I, like you, wasn't going to ever remove it, and I had the lumber and hardware already in my garage.
But you could remove it if you wanted to.

Make a "U" channel with 4X4 landscaping lumber bolted thru the trailer.
Then make an identical "U" and screw it down on top of the first one.

I know, it's a bit Rube Goldberg-ish, but it's cheap, and it gets the job done. Mine was still good and on my trailer for over 10 years when I gave the trailer away to a friend after I upgraded to a Kendon trailer.

Just measure first to make sure the height of the stacked wood doesn't hit any brake parts or the bottom of the shock. I did use mine with a couple of scooters as well as motorcycles.
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Captain Jim wrote:
I use this one from Harbor Freight...

https://www.harborfreight.com/1800-lb-capacity-motorcycle-standwheel-chock-61670.html

I removed the front bar and through bolted it in the trailer. Works great.
Yep, that's the one That I use too. Best to mod it with a couple of new holes to fit the small wheel a bit better - and if using with an LX cut 4" off the front upright as the wheel's even smaller. Very well worth the money. Holds the scoots very securely.
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TroutBum wrote:
Condor makes one for scooters, but they are pricey.

http://condor-lift.com/scooter-chock
This is an excellent chock. I have a scooter trailer with two of these fitted.
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