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Old 09-04-2016, 12:19 PM   #21
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BAL X Chocks are the very first thing installed and tightened when parked and the VERY LAST thing removed before pulling out of campground. I leave them installed even when hooking up and doing a pin pull test. Take them out and then do a trailer brake test and leave.
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Old 09-04-2016, 03:58 PM   #22
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we use our x-chocks before unhooking. when we had the tow trailer, and even now when we unhook our fifth wheel. the trailer won't move. we almost lost a trailer when we unhooked once and it was chocked with the plastic chocks that you place behind. and front of the wheels. the trailer rolled right over them and down a hill. My husband grabbed the tongue and pulled the tongue to direct the trailer to the hill side instead of over the hill. and yes it was being parked in a hill with just a little bit of an incline we took all the precautions, but the equipment (the plastic wheel chocks that I see lots of others using, didn't hold up

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Old 09-04-2016, 04:02 PM   #23
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IMO the x-chock is the most secure system for a dual axle trailer and does not need the help of any other chocks,.... the motion of the two wheels is the exact opposite of each other, with any movement one wheel is wanting to go "up" and the other wheel is wanting to go "down",... with two x-chocks snugged in correctly between the tires on each side, the trailer can not move,.... sure, no harm done when adding other chocks, but never have and don't see the need,....

ok, I guess if our site was on a VERY SEVERE slope, maybe I would, but probably not, if it was that SEVERE I'd more likely move to another site or another cg,.....
While camped, do you check them? They do relax after a time...
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Old 09-04-2016, 05:04 PM   #24
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While camped, do you check them? They do relax after a time...
Three years ago when I first started using the x-chocks, I would occasionally test the nuts for snugness over an extended stay at a cg., but never found any evidence of relaxing or looseness....... Now, once the tt is leveled side to side, they go on and I don't touch them again until after the tt is hooked up to the truck for leaving and I am removing them........ I don't believe they require a real tight fit, snug absolutely yes, but not a forced, wrenching, tightness...... IMO that opposite motion, of up from one tire and down from the other tire, that the two tires would put on the x-chock when trying to move in any direction, would in itself cause a wedging affect against the x-chock and prevent movement, unless of course it was so loose that it could fall out from between the two tires.
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While camped, do you check them? They do relax after a time...
Have never had to re-tighten mine in over 10 yrs of using them. I evidently tightened them tighter than you do.
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Old 09-04-2016, 05:30 PM   #26
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I just had the opportunity to try the chock the wheels, put my TV in neutral (I felt it "relax"), set the parking break, put the TV in park, got out and unhitched the TT with absolutely NO troubles whatsoever. Thanks to everyone for your suggestions!
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Old 09-04-2016, 05:40 PM   #27
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Just so's you all know bal X chocks , and the plastic X chocks are not supposed to be used to chock the tt . they are made for stability not for securing the rig . AT least that's what the manufacture of X-chocks says .
I use them but also use regular chocks
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Old 09-04-2016, 06:32 PM   #28
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Not to high jack this thread but...I have read to not use the x chocks until the TT is level front to back because it will bind the tires/axels/chocks as you raise or lower the tongue. Any thoughts on that? I'm not sure what I think.
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Not to high jack this thread but...I have read to not use the x chocks until the TT is level front to back because it will bind the tires/axels/chocks as you raise or lower the tongue. Any thoughts on that? I'm not sure what I think.
That's correct . bal X-chocks clearly states not to use the x chocks in lieu of wheel chocks do not use them to secure the tt from rolling or mving and do not install until set and level .
I do what the manufacture states not what users state or do .
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Have never had to re-tighten mine in over 10 yrs of using them. I evidently tightened them tighter than you do.
I always got into trouble for breaking things as a kid. Just so gun shy about anything now.
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