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Old 04-12-2013, 02:01 PM   #1
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When we went to Florida I had bought the BAL X Chock and the BAL standard tire chock. My thinking was the standard tire lock would go between the tires to chock the camper and the X chock would take out some of the wiggle. I didn't realize how close the tires were to each other and was surprised when I got down there and couldn't get the standard tire lock to slide in.

What is everybody using? Just the X chock (or the homemade version) to chock the camper? I saw the OneStep chocks but I think they wouldn't fit either. OR do you have the single tire chock from BAL?
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Old 04-12-2013, 02:03 PM   #2
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RotoChocks. They have different sizes depending on how close your tires are.

Expensive, but worth it!
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RotoChocks. They have different sizes depending on how close your tires are.

Expensive, but worth it!
X2...I had the same problem when we bought another camper...RotoChocks are the ticket & a great product!
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Old 04-12-2013, 02:25 PM   #4
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When we went to Florida I had bought the BAL X Chock and the BAL standard tire chock. My thinking was the standard tire lock would go between the tires to chock the camper and the X chock would take out some of the wiggle. I didn't realize how close the tires were to each other and was surprised when I got down there and couldn't get the standard tire lock to slide in.

What is everybody using? Just the X chock (or the homemade version) to chock the camper? I saw the OneStep chocks but I think they wouldn't fit either. OR do you have the single tire chock from BAL?
Roto Choks are the way to go, or a homemade version of depending hiow much red neck you want to be.

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Old 04-12-2013, 04:31 PM   #5
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I have the BAL X-chocks, and they fit my 233s. I still have a lot of wiggle and I was just going to post to see if anyone has a solution.
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You will find no better chock at holding a unit firm than the aforementioned Roto-Chock! They are a bit pricey, but you will be very happy with the results!
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You will find no better chock at holding a unit firm than the aforementioned Roto-Chock! They are a bit pricey, but you will be very happy with the results!
I also read the X-chocks would do the trick...
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I have the BAL X-chocks, and they fit my 233s. I still have a lot of wiggle and I was just going to post to see if anyone has a solution.
Probably worth it's own thread- but the only solution to wiggle is extra stabilizers. Start with a product like JT's StrongArms (or UltraFab Eliminators or the SteadyFast system or your own home grown DIY solution). Then, if that's not enough- look at extra stabilizers near the axles. I'm trying the Valterra Stabilizer Stands. I have very low expectations that they'll work, but I'm hoping their ease of setup makes them worth it. I should find out next weekend.
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The X-Chocks require more room between the tires than do the Roto-Chocks. If there is sufficient room, the X-Chocks may fit, but I still don't think that they hold as well, plus they require a wrench (a ratchet works better) to install and remove.
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The X-Chocks require more room between the tires than do the Roto-Chocks. If there is sufficient room, the X-Chocks may fit, but I still don't think that they hold as well, plus they require a wrench (a ratchet works better) to install and remove.
Any type chock that keeps the tires from moving will work. X-Chocks, Roto-Chocks, Bal Chocks or homemade. You have to look at all of them and make your own choice. Bottom line, they all work, no one better than the other if they hold the tires from moving. Just personal preference. Axle stab jacks do eliminate the bounce from the tires and suspension and the JT type stabilizers, etc also reduce/eliminate the front to back & side to side motion.
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