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Old 05-26-2015, 05:19 AM   #1
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Looking for some words of wisdom. I recently went from a Flagstaff "A" frame to a 21FBRS Micro Lite. With the A, I just used kinda flimsy plastic chocks. Now with the double wheel base, I don't feel that comfortable depending on them. I've been considering the "X" chocks for between the tires but a friend of mine with a huge 5th wheel says he doesn't use them.

Can someone help me decide which method is best? The tires on the Micro are pretty close but one set of 'X" I found do contract to a width that I think would work.

Thanks in advance for any input you might have.
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Old 05-26-2015, 05:25 AM   #2
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Have a 21FBRS & use 1 X-chock on 1 side & regular chocks on other side. Works great for me.
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Old 05-26-2015, 05:32 AM   #3
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Thanks

That sounds like a good option. Any particular suggestion on the outer chocks? Are yours solid plastic? The ones I have now are hollow/stackable....Like I said, kinda flimsy.

Thanks again for your suggestion.
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They are semi-solid plastic & very sturdy; never a problem. I install them between the two tires.
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Old 05-26-2015, 05:53 AM   #5
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Awesome. Thanks again. Really appreciate your reply.
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You are more than welcome Loneeagle, glad to help. Also, I have learned a lot by just walking around the campgrounds we stay at & look at what others are doing; lots of very good ideas to look at & folks will usually be more than happy to talk to you about their ideas.
RVers/campers for the most part are great!!!!
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Got that Right

You're right. Campers are great people Always willing to share. Really enjoying these forums.
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Old 05-26-2015, 04:07 PM   #8
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Chock & Level at the same Time! Youroo!!
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Old 05-26-2015, 04:20 PM   #9
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I've seen you post this pic before & it looks really great. But, would you please explain how you get them under both wheels. I know I'm missing something, so please help cause I really like the idea. I know I'm probably going to look a little foolish, but that's OK, it won't be the first time.
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I've seen you post this pic before & it looks really great. But, would you please explain how you get them under both wheels. I know I'm missing something, so please help cause I really like the idea. I know I'm probably going to look a little foolish, but that's OK, it won't be the first time.
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No problem your a (Honest Person) ,most people PM me for Info! In our case we know how much Lift is needed to be (Level) after we run the slide out (Plus how much more Lift we need for (Uneven Site)! Wife places 1 ramp in Front of the Front tire and I drive Forward the amount needed (PLUS) the over travel needed! Then she places the Rear Ramp behind the Rear Tire and I slowly let the Truck & Trailer roll Back and it Settles into the (Chocked & Lifted) position! We have used this method long enough that SHE knows how far up the 1st ramp for proper Level! Youroo!!
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I thought that was how you did it, but you know, I just had to ask. Hope you had at least a little chuckle. I'll bet that there is at least one other person out there who wanted to know & I really don't mind getting a little egg on my face.
Thanks for sharing.
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Old 05-26-2015, 07:20 PM   #12
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We went to an RV show this spring. All the trailers were on a concrete floor. We noticed that the trailers with X chock didn't jiggle nearly as much as the trailers with standard chocks.
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Old 05-26-2015, 07:35 PM   #13
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I just ordered x chock from Amazon. Will have on Thursday. I'm sure it will make a difference.
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Old 05-26-2015, 07:38 PM   #14
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I use the little yellow plastic chocks. Keep them. They work fine. (Use them in addition to X-chocks.)

What I recommend is a rubber mallet for pounding them in tight and knocking them loose again. Rubber mallets of sufficient quality for this job are about $3 - $5.

On edit: I have one "t'ween the wheels chocking device"... just one. (Weird, I know) and I use it on the slide out side.
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Old 05-26-2015, 08:12 PM   #15
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Great. That's what I planned. Like the suggestion about X on slide out side.
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When I park in my drive the slope causes me to have to put the front end up about 10 inches to level it. I'm using layers of 2X12 pine, but I'd welcome any suggestions.

We use x chocks and nothing moves at all.
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Old 05-27-2015, 01:46 PM   #17
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we have the 21FBRS and we level it and chock the other side. X chock goes on side that is on levelers.

We sometimes use the other xchock but it depends if its under the slide and I feel like crawling under. For week long trips we always do i, because it makes things more stable.
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we use the Lynx levelers and the X chocks
she's not moving anywhere
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Old 05-27-2015, 02:13 PM   #19
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The Anderson levelers eliminate the need for addition chocks.
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Old 05-27-2015, 02:16 PM   #20
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I use pressure treated 4"x4" cut at an angle. I have read stories on another board of the plastic yellow chocks being pancaked by the trailer.
I also did the homemade version of the chocks between the wheels with a long threaded bolt and 4"x4".
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