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Old 02-04-2014, 11:06 AM   #21
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Have used BAL X-Chocks for 6 years on an 08 Flagstaff 831RLSS and now on a 12 Flagstaff 8528RKWS 5er. They lock the tires so good I use them to do the pull test on the hitch. Trailer will not move if you tighten them enough. Have never had one come loose and I install them as the very first thing when camping and the very last thing removed when leaving. Even with the tires hot from towing, I've never had one loosen.
OC: Do you agree with some of the others that raising and lowering the trailer with the x-chocks on could over-stress the undercarriage? I am not saying they are wrong; just wondered how you do it. I don't use additional chocks with the x-chocks, so obviously I already have them on and tight when I unhook, which sometimes involves quite a bit of raising the nose to get the equalizer on or off. Thanks.
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Old 02-04-2014, 11:22 AM   #22
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If you are lowering a trailer the wheels should want to roll backwards a bit. That could put a bind on your X Chocks or standard wheel chocks which could put your suspension , frame in bind .

How much ? It would depend on how much lowering.

Try it out, raise up your trailer all the way, place chock blocks behind both rear wheels. Don't put them tight leave some wiggle room.
Lower the trailer and see if your chock blocks got tight. I believe they will snug up.
Somebody will probably have a better idea, this is what I would try.
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Old 02-04-2014, 12:58 PM   #23
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Wow...22 posts and not a single vote for Rotochoks. (or did I miss it?) Always worth a look, even at their higher price. Those that have them seem to swear by them.
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Old 02-04-2014, 01:12 PM   #24
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Wow...22 posts and not a single vote for Rotochoks. (or did I miss it?) Always worth a look, even at their higher price. Those that have them seem to swear by them.
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Nice Rotochoks, but I needed 17" between my tires.
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Old 02-04-2014, 01:29 PM   #25
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I believe they will make them to order.
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Old 02-04-2014, 03:25 PM   #26
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Had someone tell me once to be careful not to overtighten the Xchocks as putting too much pressure on the tires could cause damage to the tire. My thought is you would have to put an awful lot of pressure on the Xchock in order to cause damage...not sure that would be possible...any thoughts?
Also...do any of you bother putting a lock on the Xchock so they dont walk away? Personally I never have.

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Old 02-04-2014, 03:49 PM   #27
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Had someone tell me once to be careful not to overtighten the Xchocks as putting too much pressure on the tires could cause damage to the tire. My thought is you would have to put an awful lot of pressure on the Xchock in order to cause damage...not sure that would be possible...any thoughts?
Also...do any of you bother putting a lock on the Xchock so they dont walk away? Personally I never have.

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Rick, I've never locked them in place but then again I tend to trust my fellow camper.

I'm not sure if you could put too much pressure. The bottom of the tire has the pressure of the weight of the RV and I've never seen the sidewall bulge when I put on my Xchock like it does from the weight of the RV load. So, if I can't make the sidewall bulge, I must not be putting on excessive pressure.
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Old 02-04-2014, 03:50 PM   #28
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My chocks from Harbor freight.

As others have posted very good for the price.
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If I got to worry about someone stealing my X-chocks, I'm camping at the wrong campground
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If I got to worry about someone stealing my X-chocks, I'm camping at the wrong campground
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