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Old 10-02-2016, 12:15 PM   #1
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X chock alternative

Ok so to help with floor vibration after set up , I purchased one c-chuck. Yes I'll say it helped, so I was going to purchase a second one for the other side. Well went camping before I did that. So on a what the heck thought I used a ratchet strap that I had in truck for the other side. That was successful in performing improvement to the point that I don't think I'll buy a second one. Plus it's less cumbersome to hall and install. Maybe the fact that x chuck pushes, and strap pulls together each countering the others movement.
I think I may have just stumbled onto something. I'll post after various set up conditions. Try it let me know what you think. Click image for larger version

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Old 10-02-2016, 12:18 PM   #2
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Your axles are wide apart so I can see how the strap works and is less effort to install, my rig the axles are very close so the x-chocks on both do the job.
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Your axles are wide apart so I can see how the strap works and is less effort to install, my rig the axles are very close so the x-chocks on both do the job.
X2,..... our X-Chocks are very easy to install and work great...........
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Old 10-10-2016, 10:28 AM   #4
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Seems like it should work out fine.
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Old 10-11-2016, 12:57 PM   #5
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I have the spread axles so I'm trying the straps this weekend (Oct. 12-17)
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Old 10-12-2016, 02:00 AM   #6
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Good idea. I hate installing large x chocks on my wide axles. Pulling on rims that way may even be better than pushing on tires with chocks


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Old 10-12-2016, 07:22 AM   #7
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Hey, if it works go for it!!!
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I also have a Hemisphere. I have some extended x-chocks I used on my previous TT. I find them difficult to use on this one because the fender skirt is so low it tends to get in the way when you try to position them and crank them tight, and so stopped using them. I guess it might be worth a try using the straps.
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I also have a Hemisphere. I have some extended x-chocks I used on my previous TT. I find them difficult to use on this one because the fender skirt is so low it tends to get in the way when you try to position them and crank them tight, and so stopped using them. I guess it might be worth a try using the straps.
If the fenders get in the way, the X-Chock instructions say to put them on upside down so the wrench goes on the bottom.
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Set up at a c'grd two hours ago. Using ratchet straps between rims. TT is more stable than without straps.
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