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Old 05-31-2014, 06:16 PM   #11
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Have used a pair of the Bal X Chocks for 8 years and tighten them to the point they depress the tires and have not had any tire damage and the trailer will not need any additional chocks. Use them to do a hitch check also. They are the very 1st thing installed when unhooking and the very last thing removed before leaving a camp site.
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Old 05-31-2014, 06:35 PM   #12
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They make a big difference in reducing, notice I said reducing, not eliminating, the movement in the trailer ........ that they are not meant to act as a wheel chock if you are on a slight incline or uneven lot and that proper wheel chocks should still be used
Exactly. I use real wheel chocks. I also use a light rubber mallet to whack the chocks in good, and the same to knock the chocks loose. I get the sense if the chocks are tight there is less wobbly.
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Old 05-31-2014, 08:07 PM   #13
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I use two sets of X chocks. Huge improvement in stopping the movement.

Won't hurt your tires.

Well worth it for me.
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Old 06-01-2014, 09:32 PM   #14
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Kindly describe what you refer to as a "Hitch Check" and its relevance to wheel chocking, if I may use that term. Thanks!
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Old 06-01-2014, 09:51 PM   #15
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Hitch check=test pull for 5th wheels, to make sure the king pin is locked in by the jaws.

We learned from OC to use the X chocks for the test pull.

I've seen it posted here many times; X chocks are sold as *stabilizers*, not wheel chocks, per se.

We use both; X Chocks and the hard rubber chocks with teeth on the bottom...got them at Harbor Freight. I feel much safer using the hard rubber chocks. Those yellow or orange plastic chocks just don't look efficient, IMO.
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Kindly describe what you refer to as a "Hitch Check" and its relevance to wheel chocking, if I may use that term. Thanks!
Weezer explained it exactly, when hitching a fifth wheel it is highly recommended to hitch and then do a pull test to assure yourself that the hitch pin is locked in the hitch. I use the BAL X Chocks to hold the trailer while trying to pull it. I also have a Butch's Bed Saver type lock to keep the pin and 5th wheel from coming out of the hitch and dropping on the bed of the truck.
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Old 06-02-2014, 05:53 PM   #17
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X-Chocks, that's what we use, seem to do the job
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