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Old 04-09-2014, 10:43 AM   #11
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FYI, there is a BIG difference between home made between the tire chocks and a BAL X-Chock:
The way I read the post, the OP is using an X-chock type setup. Post says "between the tire type." Doesn't matter if you bought them or made them from blocks and threaded rod, they work the same way. And they work good, but they don't eliminate 100% of the movement.

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Put em on before you unhook
And per the manufacturer's instructions, you should not put them on before you unhook. Instructions say not to raise/lower the tongue/landing gear with the X-chocks in use because of stress on the tires & axles. Lots of people do, but it is contrary to the manufacturer's instructions.
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Old 04-09-2014, 10:58 AM   #12
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Use the Bal X Chocks and have front to back homemade Strong Arm type stabilizers on the back and across the front landing jacks. If I tighten the jack stabilizers, the front to back motion is eliminated, but the bounce sure isn't. I eliminate that with reinforced electric jacks(thanks again Herk & youroo) in front of the axle and a step support. No movement, up, down, sideways, front to back.
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Old 04-09-2014, 11:11 AM   #13
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Most of my movment comes from the bed at the other end. If the kids move we feel it. Not sure we will ever get rid of it completly, nature of the beast...

I have home made chocks from wood and thread-all. I was hoping to put the stabilizers at right angles on opposite corners but it looks like I may need to go the homemade route to do it.
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Old 04-09-2014, 11:15 AM   #14
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Most of my movment comes from the bed at the other end. If the kids move we feel it. Not sure we will ever get rid of it completly, nature of the beast...

I have home made chocks from wood and thread-all. I was hoping to put the stabilizers at right angles on opposite corners but it looks like I may need to go the homemade route to do it.
Or modify the Strong Arms.
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Old 04-09-2014, 11:22 AM   #15
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I do not have strong arms, I have ball stabilizers which are relatively short. My problem is finding open space on the frame to attach the brackets. The front is blocked by the tongue and the stairs. The rear is blocked by the dump valves on one side and there is no cross member across the rear of the tt.
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Old 05-24-2014, 09:14 PM   #16
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So I finally got around to installing my stabilizers. Originally I planed to install one in each direction on the front and the same in the back, but because of the short frame there wasnt enough room in the front to do that. I had to add spaceres to the frame in front to allow the stabilizers to clear the A frame.
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In the rear I installed the door side front to rear and am planning to add a cross member to the rear of the frame to add the other side to side.
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Old 05-27-2014, 07:29 PM   #18
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Finaly got the last one installed. I had to run another support along the black tank bracket between the frame rails. Trailer is pretty solid now even without the between the tire chocks. Hopefully this helps someone else.
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Old 05-28-2014, 08:46 AM   #19
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Thanks for the pictures. And by adding those what movement did you take out or settle down?
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Old 05-28-2014, 08:52 AM   #20
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The front to back and side to side rocking motion of the suspension. My real goal was to keep the trailer from transmitting motion from the rear bed to the front. Havnt used it yet since the install but just pushing on the side/front of the trailer I can see a huge difference when they are locked and when they arnt.
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