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Old 04-15-2016, 04:42 PM   #21
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X 3 use wheel chocks to keep the trailer from rolling and then put the x chocks in for extra stability.
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Old 04-15-2016, 05:36 PM   #22
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FWIW I was taught here to use both. That's what I do.


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Old 04-15-2016, 05:44 PM   #23
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I do both only out of habit. Since my wheel chock is from trailers long ago, I use them to setup and level,then I add the X chocks. I can't recall a cg that I've been to that the site would have really required both chocking methods.
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Old 04-16-2016, 01:30 PM   #24
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Howdy,

Probably a dumb question, but if I use X-chocks on my 23IKSS, do I still need to use the traditional wheel chocks (the wedges that go on the outside of the tires at the ground) ?

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Use both. Put the xchocks on last after setup and remove them first before hooking up. The X-chocks are for stabilization and the chocks are to prevent rolling.
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Old 04-16-2016, 01:51 PM   #25
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Use both. Put the xchocks on last after setup and remove them first before hooking up. The X-chocks are for stabilization and the chocks are to prevent rolling.
Disagree... If the x chocks are tightned that trailer is going nowhere.......uses opposite forces on tires....
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Old 04-16-2016, 07:31 PM   #26
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No wheels turning means the camper goes nowhere. X chocks only here.
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Old 04-17-2016, 05:15 PM   #27
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When you raise or lower your tongue it causes the tires to rotate slightly. This puts a strain on the X-Chocks which are holding the tires immobile, or nearly so. This, I think, is the reason for not installing them until after leveling. That said, I used them for years and installed them before leveling, without a problem. I now have a Fastway One Step which I am evaluating. I did not think the X-Chocks were that effective at stabilizing the trailer, and the One Step is easier to install.
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When you raise or lower your tongue it causes the tires to rotate slightly. This puts a strain on the X-Chocks which are holding the tires immobile, or nearly so. This, I think, is the reason for not installing them until after leveling. That said, I used them for years and installed them before leveling, without a problem. I now have a Fastway One Step which I am evaluating. I did not think the X-Chocks were that effective at stabilizing the trailer, and the One Step is easier to install.
Please let me know what you find regarding the Fastway One Step. I am interested in either the X-Chocks or the One Step and would appreciate some real world feedback from someone who has used both, thanks!
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Old 04-17-2016, 06:41 PM   #29
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Just from looking at the Fastaway and having the Bal X chocks, I will stay with the Bal. I know they work and positively lock the tires, whereas the Fastaway do not actually lock the tires, but just chock the tires.
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When I was picking up my new 5er the tech saw a set of XChocks and told me that the new Lippert suspension the Xchocks will cause the tire alignment problems. He said majority alignment problems he has seen people were using XChocks.
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