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Old 03-05-2016, 04:29 PM   #11
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We have used X-chocks on the last 2 trailers, and been pleased. I get them tight to hold trailer in place before un-hitching. However, I stopped using them on current trailer because, even when I get them very tight, after the LCI Ground Control 3 (6 point) leveling system completes leveling the trailer... the X-chocks are VERY loose. I fear that if I tighten up after leveling they will be so tight when levelers go up, to leave, that I can't get them loose. I also fear that with much slope that the trailer may roll as the trailer is being leveled. Does anyone else have this issue?
If they are really Bal X Chocks, you should be able to loosen them regardless with the ratchet wrench furnished with them. When the trailer is leveled, it is releasing pressure on the suspension and the axles move apart slightly especially if it has torsion axles. Not so much on spring suspended axles.
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Old 03-07-2016, 12:43 AM   #12
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Are the tires off the ground or have very little contact with the ground?
They are all on the ground. If it lifts them any, it is not much. It appears to flex the suspension and make the tires just a little further apart... does not take but a small amount to make the X-chock loose
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If they are really Bal X Chocks, you should be able to loosen them regardless with the ratchet wrench furnished with them. When the trailer is leveled, it is releasing pressure on the suspension and the axles move apart slightly especially if it has torsion axles. Not so much on spring suspended axles.
We have springs... It appears to flex the suspension and make the tires just a little further apart... does not take but a small amount to make the X-chock loose
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