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Old 04-13-2013, 05:06 PM   #21
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Here's a pic of my slide lock bars underneath my slide. The slide on the 21ss is huge and shoring it up makes a world of difference. It is a concern if the trailer should shift one way or another, but if you are on steady ground, I see no problem.
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Old 04-13-2013, 05:21 PM   #22
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Now I see how you did it, Jim. I can well imagine that is helpful to reduce trailer movement in that big slide.

What you are doing used to be common when slides first came out in trailers, but not recommended nowadays because of the concern OldCoot brought up. And, its not just shifting or sinking ground, but what happens if a tire loses air?

I'm just bringing this to your attention as I see it as a risk.
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Here's a pic of my slide lock bars underneath my slide. The slide on the 21ss is huge and shoring it up makes a world of difference. It is a concern if the trailer should shift one way or another, but if you are on steady ground, I see no problem.
Doing this will void the the trailer's or slide mechanism's warranty if you have any problems.
My owner's manual had paperwork to that effect.
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:08 AM   #24
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Roto-chock, X-chocks, etc: If they lock the tires together, preventing either from rotating, then the performance (as far as preventing trailer wiggle) will be identical.
We use 2 X-chocks, and it did make a significant different. But trailer wiggle can never be eliminated by fixing the centerpoint of the trailer (the tires), especially on a longer trailer like our 27' bunkhouse. The tires are flexible. Getting out of our front hybrid bunk will be felt back in the rear bunkhouse, and vice-versa when one of the girls jumps down from a bunk (no matter how many times I tell not to...don't get me started).
Tighten the X-chocks (Rotos, etc) as instructed, and snug up the front/rear stabilizers as much as you dare, and enjoy camping.
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Welcome to the club! I too bought a set of mechanical Chocks, without realizing the tight clearance between tires. I took 'em back, bought X-Chocks. The camper is much more stable with them.
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Question about Roto choks or BAL: do you use them on one side or both sidess of the TT?
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I have two sets. One for each side
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Both. RotoChocks recommends it that way (of course they do- they're selling them! :-)). But, I still use on both sides.

Same with regular ole chocks.
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