Originally Posted by mjones12
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.
Raising and lowering the tongue on my camper trying to unhook/hookup the Equalizer is where I first noticed it and figured out that there was quite a bit of torsional stress being transmitted forward because of the X-Chocks. Try using a wheel chock behind/infront of your wheels instead of X-Chocks and hook/unhook and you will notice the difference, it is very noticeable.
As for over-stressing, I am not sure that was ever said, not sure how we could even quantify an over stress? What I am suggesting tho, is if you pay attention, you will see it and you will realize that it is probably not good to do it too much so, I got some rubber chocks to hold camper in place until level or for hitching ops. I too bought the heavy rubber ones from Harbor Freight. (beware tho, they spent the first few weeks after being purchased doing some serious off-gassing, I guess they were still fresh, I would NOT recommend storing them inside a trailer storage compartment unless you like the smell of freshly minted Chinese rubber)