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Old 09-19-2011, 08:00 AM   #1
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X-chocks vs Torsion Axles...

I need to do something to cut down on camper motions sickness, so I been thinking about buying a pair of BAL X-Chocks. Do X-chocks (or equivalent) work with torsion style axles?

It would seem to me that the front<-->back pressure inner wheel chocks put on the axles would place stress in the wrong places if you have dual torsion style axles.


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Old 09-19-2011, 08:10 AM   #2
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I use one because I'm too cheap to buy another!
Also don't have kids running around so movement is not so pronounced.

I don't have mine adjusted real tight but it seems to make a positive difference.
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Old 09-19-2011, 08:34 AM   #3
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I use these; a pair of them.

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They help. But make sure your stabilizers are nice and tight too. Mine seem to loosen up after a few hours; probably the ground giving some. So now I go out and give them a tightening again later; it really helps.
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Old 09-19-2011, 08:45 AM   #4
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We use dual X-Chocks with the torson suspension. They help but are not a total cure ans we have no issues with the suspension.

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Old 09-19-2011, 08:54 AM   #5
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I use dual X-chocks and still have movement in the camper, I also have strong arms on the 5th wheel landing gear. Not sure what to do next?
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Old 09-19-2011, 10:24 AM   #6
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I use dual X-Chocks on our rubber torsion suspension. I have rear stabilizers and the front landing gear. That's it. As mentioned in a previous post, I go out after an hour or so and give the rear stabilizers a little more as they do seem to loosen or settle after a bit.

Unless you carry stacking jacks, and place them along the frame to take all the weight off the wheels and good support under the frame, I don't think you will ever get ALL the movement out. I just walk around in the trailer after disconnecting, then put the rear stabilizers down. So much better, and accept it for what it is. A mobile cabin on wheels, not a basement.
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Old 09-19-2011, 10:55 AM   #7
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BIA - I have your camper and use X-Chocks. They are a noticeable help but I will still feel the young ones moving on the rear bunks.

Other things that help to minimize the rocking is to use enough blocks under your tongue jack and each stabilizer so they do not extend too much.

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