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Old 04-19-2016, 09:58 PM   #41
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I'm sold on the x-chocks, ....... IMO one of the old cheap spark-plug wrench works a lot better than that ratchet that comes with the x-chocks(link below), found one for $1 at a flea market,..... my axles are very close together, so trying to ratchet back and forth between the tires was confining

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Old 04-19-2016, 10:06 PM   #42
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I'm sold on the x-chocks, ....... IMO one of the old cheap spark-plug wrench works a lot better than that ratchet that comes with the x-chocks(link below), found one for $1 at a flea market,..... to me trying, to ratchet back and forth between the tires was confining.
I've used the same ones on 3 different trailers for the last 10 yrs and never had a problem with the furnished ratchets. I leave the ratchets on them when they are being used. Apply a little oil once a year and they work great for me. A ratchet for each chock. I like that.
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Old 04-19-2016, 10:44 PM   #43
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I've used the same ones on 3 different trailers for the last 10 yrs and never had a problem with the furnished ratchets. I leave the ratchets on them when they are being used. Apply a little oil once a year and they work great for me. A ratchet for each chock. I like that.
maybe your axles/tires are farther apart than mine are,... TO ME, on MY tires, it is confining to have to swing the ratchet back and forth between the tires, ......TO ME, with the spark plug wrench sitting on top of the x-chock screw it is as easy as opening or closing an outside water valve, ..... I actually do have two of the spark plug wrenches, but only use one and leave it sitting on the last x-chock that I install, I know where IT is when I need it and there's no need to keep up with an extra wrench,..... I'll keep the spare for when/if I ever lose the other one,........
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Old 04-19-2016, 11:02 PM   #44
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The Xchocks worked great for me until I got my Cedar Creek, the tires are to close together to use the XChocks, I gave them to a friend who can use them
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Old 04-20-2016, 12:27 AM   #45
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maybe your axles/tires are farther apart than mine are,... TO ME, on MY tires, it is confining to have to swing the ratchet back and forth between the tires, ......TO ME, with the spark plug wrench sitting on top of the x-chock screw it is as easy as opening or closing an outside water valve, ..... I actually do have two of the spark plug wrenches, but only use one and leave it sitting on the last x-chock that I install, I know where IT is when I need it and there's no need to keep up with an extra wrench,..... I'll keep the spare for when/if I ever lose the other one,........
I have the Mini Lite version of your trailer. While the swing isn't great, that's why you have a ratchet. It hasn't bother me any. But everybody's different. That's why some people feel the X-chocks are acceptable for firming up the trailer, while others don't think so.
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Old 04-20-2016, 01:00 AM   #46
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I have the Mini Lite version of your trailer. While the swing isn't great, that's why you have a ratchet. It hasn't bother me any. But everybody's different. That's why some people feel the X-chocks are acceptable for firming up the trailer, while others don't think so.
I used the ratchet at first but never did like the swing of the ratchet being restricted and banging between the tires because of how close they are, maybe yall don't mind that but I did,.... when I discovered how convenient it is for the wrench to sit above the tires and opening or closing is just a twist of the wrist, I was sold on the spark plug wrench, .... yall use the ratchet, I'll use the spw and we'll all be happy..................
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What's the difference between these? I am thinking of the top ones but just curious?

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I have only used the X Chocks for 10 yrs now and never had a trailer move with the 4 tires locked with them. See no need for extra wheel chocks. I install them before I unhitch and that's the last thing I remove before towing.
I agree--- (where does "backup just in case STOP????")
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X3 (where does "backup just in case STOP????")


Somewhere in the documentation that comes with the X chocks is a disclaimer from the Norco/BAL legal department telling you to not rely on them as the primary method of keeping your trailer from moving. They are for stabilization only.

The reasoning I believe is the possibility does exist for a tire to lose air and then the X chock loses grip.

Probably some dummy tried to park on a mountainside, used 1 X chock on the 1 side, his tire blew out in the middle of the night and he awoke in the next county piled up against a tree. Then he sued Norco.
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I used either/or; no issues.
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