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Old 02-26-2012, 10:45 PM   #1
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Question on stabilizing TT

Hello,

Just bought a pair of BAL Extended Fit X Chocks. Is it also wise to buy two pair of the yellow plastic block Chocks as well for quick stops on the road if necessary? I also found some high end aluminum Chocks with teeth on the front and back to grab into the road if necessary. But those were $30 ea. so ugh! Not certain if that is a good investment. Please let me know, I have a twin axle TT and want to know for a hasty stop, would the Yellow plastic Chocks do?

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Old 02-26-2012, 10:54 PM   #2
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I have used the yellow plastic chocks, but if you have the X chocks, why not use them? Keep a cordless drill or impact handy with a socket... Just a thought..
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Old 02-26-2012, 10:55 PM   #3
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Yes, the cheapo plastic chocks are needed. Both for the quick stops and for security while leveling. You need to chock whole leveling but still allow the tires to adjust add you level. Hard to explain, but the basic chocks are definitely needed.
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Old 02-26-2012, 10:57 PM   #4
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Joe, I wouldn't think for a quick hasty type stop you would use anything cause you prob won't be disconnecting from your tow vehicle. At least I don't. I do use the x chock when I disconnect tho I have the yellow ones but don't ever use them. That's just me tho.
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:18 PM   #5
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You need the yellow ones when hooking/unhooking the tt and when leveling. When raising and lowering the tongue jack the tires need to be able to rotate. The movement is slight, but needed. The X-chocks will not allow this movement.
The X-chocks are to be installed after the tt is level..
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:12 AM   #6
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Agreede with gr...I too have the xchocks...don't want to lock those in until you are all levels...the plastic ones are great for hooking up and unhooking
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Thanks everyone! I realize my question was not complete regarding hasty stops. But it's clear that they are needed and that is what I had to confirm.
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Old 02-27-2012, 07:42 AM   #8
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What will happen if you use the x-chocks from the beginning. Do the wheels move that much when you raise and lower you trailer. I've tried both ways and I don't notice a difference.
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You need the yellow ones when hooking/unhooking the tt and when leveling. When raising and lowering the tongue jack the tires need to be able to rotate. The movement is slight, but needed. The X-chocks will not allow this movement.
The X-chocks are to be installed after the tt is level..
X2 I purchased the X Chocks in hopes of preventing some of the movement in the trailer, especially, at night. However, I have found little or no improvement when using them so I don't really use them that much. I find the cheapo chocks easier to use.
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X2 I purchased the X Chocks in hopes of preventing some of the movement in the trailer, especially, at night. However, I have found little or no improvement when using them so I don't really use them that much. I find the cheapo chocks easier to use.
Really?
I sure wish I would have read this before I ordered my X chocks, two days ago...
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