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Old 03-01-2014, 09:54 PM   #31
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Yeah, DW turned on to dust pulling the TT forward without removing one.
I'd be embarrassed to post a picture of my yellow plastic ones...
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Old 03-01-2014, 09:55 PM   #32
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We have discussed the main function of the X-chocks many times in other forums. They are designed for stabilization.

Here is a link and excerpt from their manufacturers website:

BAL's chocks...

BAL - Innovative Products for the RV Industry
Mind you, the Rotochoks make no such distinction. They advertise them as first on/last off.
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Old 03-01-2014, 10:23 PM   #33
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Once the TT is leveled side to side I place rubber wheel chocks (like the ones in Ford Idaho's picture) down before unhooking. Once TT is leveled front to back I put the x-chocks on both sides.
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Old 03-01-2014, 10:24 PM   #34
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Ahem, now I know which of my friends has been taking business away from me.

I use four rubber wheel chocks like Weezer pointed out for chocking the wheels (behind both rear tires, and forward of both front tires), and X-chocks for stabilization to keep the trailer from rocking as much.
pffffttttt One set of those All Terrain TA's I've told you I'll buy from you next time will offset that. And, I don't want it to be ME that gets that flat!

Yep, wmtire is the one who told us about the rubber "toothed" chocks at Harbor Freight. He's so kind hearted he gave away two of his to a guy he said had no chocks, so we picked up a couple for him while we were there.

Yeah, he talks tough, but he's a big ole marshmallow.
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Old 03-01-2014, 11:04 PM   #35
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I chock the rig before unhitching it. Then before the slides go out, the x-chocks go on, the chocks come out.
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I do have one....
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Old 03-02-2014, 08:16 PM   #37
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WE DO! The rubber chocks go in as soon as the unit is in place. Then the X chocks go on before we disconnect the 5th wheel hitch.

When we had the V-Lite bumper pull, putting the X chocks on before we disconnected from the TV the unhitching dang near impossible...the X chocks didn't allow for enough play/movement.
Never had a problem disconnecting or connecting our 08 Flagstaff 831RLSS with the Bal Xchocks installed, in fact, anytime the trailer was parked for any length of time the X chocks were installed and that was and is the last thing removed before getting on the road. Do the same with the 5er.
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Never had a problem disconnecting or connecting our 08 Flagstaff 831RLSS with the Bal Xchocks installed, in fact, anytime the trailer was parked for any length of time the X chocks were installed and that was and is the last thing removed before getting on the road. Do the same with the 5er.
I would like to do that too, but that assumes I have a DW, DS and DD that are patient enough to wait for me to crank down the x-chocks vs quickly kicking in the cheap plastic triangles.

I posted my procedure in another thread over here.
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I would like to do that too, but that assumes I have a DW, DS and DD that are patient enough to wait for me to crank down the x-chocks vs quickly kicking in the cheap plastic triangles.

I posted my procedure in another thread over here.
Takes all of 30 seconds per chock.
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Takes all of 30 seconds per chock.
Good grief man, that's like 60 seconds of less time in front of the television... have you no mercy!




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